2014 Holiday Look Book – Holiday Events

No better place for holiday glitz and glam than The Queen—especially on New Year’s Eve. And when we’ve got a national treasure like David Bromberg in our backyard, it’d be foolish not to ring in 2015 with him and his quintet. (994-1400, www.queen.worldcafelive.com)

Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra Maestro Simeone Tartaglione conducts the wunderkinds of the DYSO as they play through a winter wonderland on Dec. 20. (762-1132, www.musicschoolofdelaware.org)

“My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, And I’m Home for the Holidays” Comedian Steve Solomon brings his riotous stories of Christmases and Hanukkahs past to the stage at the Delaware Theatre Company Dec. 3-21. (594-1100, www.delawaretheatre.org)

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The Holiday Pops concert at the University of Delaware imports big talent from our neighbors up north: Canadian Brass puts its signature sound on holiday faves for the whole family to enjoy on Dec. 6. (831-2850, www.masterplayers.udel.edu)


“Cirque Dreams Holidaze” — We will make this incredibly simple for you: Take acrobatics and add Christmas. Voila! It happens at the DuPont Theatre Dec. 9-14. (656-4401, www.duponttheatre.com)

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Vocalists from the University of Miami Frost School of Music visit Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church on Dec. 5 and Cape Henlopen High School on Dec. 6 for two evenings of seasonal favorites with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony. (888-846-8600, www.midatlanticsymphony.org)

Messiah Sing Along with the Southern Delaware Chorale — Don’t worry, this isn’t a holiday version of The Voice—you don’t have to sing along if you don’t want to, but it’s much more fun (and joyous) if you do at the Dec. 21 event. (www.southerndelawarechorale.org)

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“The Nutcracker” — A Delaware Dance Company tradition 30 years in the making, “The Nutcracker” is a holiday must-do. Featuring a cast of more than 100 local dancers and pros, it’s curtains up at Mitchell Hall at the University of Delaware on Dec. 13-14. (www.delawaredancecompany.org)

“A Christmas Carol” — Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of, well, you guessed right, depicts all 26 characters in the heart-warming, one-man show at Winterthur on Dec. 4. (www.winterthur.org)

Hagley Museum and Library “Christmas at Hagley” kicks off Dec. 6, with holiday evening tours on Dec. 9 and 16 at Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America. Don’t miss your chance to see a softly glowing country estate gussied up for the season. (658-2400, www.hagley.org)

photo by Dee Langevin

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Enjoy Christmas in Odessa Celebrate 50 years of holiday huzzah in Odessa. This one-day tradition (Dec. 6 this year) features a self-guided tour of historic private homes and buildings that have been decorated for the season. (378-4900, www.christmasinodessa.com)

Christmas Weekend in Lewes will be the first weekend of December is stacked with fun in Lewes. Festivities include a celebration of lights, a parade, a holiday tour and an evening holiday concert. (645-8073, www.leweschamber.com)

Rehoboth Art League Holiday Open House is a day of entertainment and demonstrations on Dec. 6 combines fine art and crafts, music, Santa, activities for adults and children, and refreshments. (227-8408, www.rehobothartleague.org)

Winter Arts Fest  — Get a jump on your holiday shopping with a splendid sampling of wares at the Delaware Art Museum on Dec. 12. (www.delart.org)


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