YULETIDE AT WINTERTHUR

  • November 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
Contact: (800) 448-3883
Admission: Members free. Included with admission.

Revel in the beauty and warmth of the holidays as we explore treasures of Christmases past with displays of holiday traditions from the 1800s to the early 20th century, including displays of: the earliest types of colorful lights decorating house exteriors; a full-room scene of Clement Moore’s Christmas classic A Visit from St. Nicolas; the du Pont family holiday celebrations; and the evolution of Christmas trees over the decades from the 1880s to 1960s.

In celebration of the exhibit Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, which showcases the magnificent coronation gown worn on the popular Netflix series The Crown, the Yuletide Tour will re-create trees enjoyed by Queen Victoria’s family at Windsor Castle, inspired by a painting depicting the queen’s celebration in 1851.

Don’t miss what has become a visitor favorite—the 18-room dollhouse mansion created by designer and philanthropist Nancy McDaniel over a period of 30 years. It features amazing intricate details in each room and is even decorated for the holidays! A tree decorated with 458 needlework ornaments, all crafted by Nancy McDaniel will also be on display. In addition, two of Winterthur’s own iconic rooms designed by H. F. du Pont will be on display in miniature form—the Cecil Bedroom and the Queen Anne Dining Room. These rooms were created by the renowned miniature artists Eugene J. Kupjack. 

Limited afternoon hours for Dec. 24, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. 

Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Members free. Included with admission. Reservations are strongly suggested.  Visit website for information on all events!

YULETIDE AT WINTERTHUR
  • 5105 Kennett Pike
  • Wilmington, DE 19807
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  • Recurring daily

Revel in the beauty and warmth of the holidays as we explore treasures of Christmases past with displays of holiday traditions from the 1800s to the early 20th century, including displays of: the