Holidays at Hagley

  • November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • Recurring daily
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
Contact: 302-658-2400
Admission: Included in museum admission. Admission: Adults: $14; Children 6-14: $5; Children 5 and under and Hagley Members: FREE

“Holidays at Hagley” features Eleutherian Mills, the original du Pont family home, specially decorated for the holiday season. This year’s decorative theme, “A Child’s Delight,” will evoke memories of past holidays and remind visitors of the delight in children’s eyes when they notice their gifts for the first time. Decorations will feature toys, games, and dolls, including a case filled with small ceramic animals well-loved by some of the du Pont family children. Child-related items will also be part of the display, including an early twentieth-century stroller called an Oriole. The Christmas décor at Hagley is carefully designed to give visitors a taste of what it might have been like to experience the holiday season with the du Pont family at Eleutherian Mills. The house will be decorated beautifully with dried flowers, fruit, greenery, and other natural materials, along with soft lights and Christmas music. Visitors can also experience early du Pont family French holiday traditions with a display of gifts that were given to E. I. du Pont’s children on New Year’s Day as well as displays commemorating the celebration of Twelfth Night, or “le Jour des Rois,” a holiday based around the Epiphany. 

Holidays at Hagley
  • 200 Hagley Creek Road
  • Wilmington, DE 19807
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  • Recurring daily

“Holidays at Hagley” features Eleutherian Mills, the original du Pont family home, specially decorated for the holiday season. This year’s decorative theme, “A Child’s Delight,” will evoke memories of