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12 Holiday Events Happening Across Delaware This Season

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Photo courtesy of the Lewes Historical Society

Relish the season this year with cheerful holiday festivities throughout the First State and across the border into Pennsylvania.

Christmas Tour of Lewes

December 4, Lewes, Delaware

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The Christmas Tours of Lewes offers a hybrid format with virtual visits and an in-person holiday village and market./Photo courtesy of the Lewes Historical Society

Celebrate historic Lewes during the 48th Christmas Tour, which brings a few changes this year. Homeowners will “virtually” welcome attendees and host outdoor events at the Holiday Village & Market.

Make and Take Holiday Gift Workshop

December 4, December 18, Wilmington, Delaware

Work your creativity at the Brandywine Zoo while making environmentally friendly gifts such as string art and cookie jars.

Philadelphia Orchestra’s Holiday Organ Celebration

December 5, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Listen to a selection of holiday tunes at Verizon Hall from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, starting at 2 p.m.

Kennett Square Holiday Village Market

December 4–5, December 11–12, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Haven’t checked all the nice people off your list? The Creamery of Kennett Square hosts two weekends of good beer and food, child-friendly fun and handcrafted gifts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter Arts Festival

December 11, Wilmington, Delaware

Engage in holiday season shopping and celebration at the Delaware Museum Winter Arts Festival. Listen to strolling carolers and other live music, plus indulge in local fine food and beverages. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Santa Cause 5K

December 11, Newark, Delaware

Throw on your ugliest holiday sweater and run for a good cause at the Santa Cause 5K, held at Olan Thomas Park. Each participant receives a Christmas ornament and snow hat. A post-race celebration kicks off at Klondike Kate’s Restaurant & Saloon.

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Longwood Gardens’ Christmas exhibition includes illuminated trees and waterways to match the fire and ice theme./Photo courtesy of Longwood Gardens

A Longwood Christmas

Throughout December, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Stroll through the illuminated trees and artificial mountaintops at Longwood Gardens’ Christmas exhibition. This year, the garden showcases a contrast of fire and ice. The exhibition includes fountains, waterways, fire pits and the brightest of lights.

Santa’s Sing-a-Long Direct from New York

November 26–December 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive sing-a-long in Philadelphia’s Center City. Bring the whole family for a fun time at the Adrienne Theater.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Linvilla Orchards

Through December 23, Media, Pennsylvania

Find the perfect tree at Linvilla Orchards’ garden center, which features festive décor like handmade wreaths and a beautiful garden of poinsettias.

Hedgerow Theatre’s A Christmas Carol

Throughout December, Rose Valley, Pennsylvania

Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol is brought to life by the players at the Hedgerow Theatre.

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Homeowners taking part in the Christmas Tour of Lewes will welcome guests virtually this year./Photo courtesy of the Lewes Historical Society

Yuletide at Winterthur

Throughout December, Winterthur, Delaware

Take a step into the Enchanted Woods at Winterthur this season. Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion as it is decked out for the holidays, create a gift for a loved one in one of the Master Craft classes and even enjoy brunch with Santa.

New Year’s Eve at The Grand featuring Delaware Symphony Orchestra, OperaDelaware and Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell

December 31, Wilmington, Delaware

Bid adieu to 2021 at The Grand’s New Year’s Eve concert. Enjoy music all night long from a variety of different groups, plus a Champagne toast at 7:30 p.m.

Related: Here’s What to Do Around Delaware This Weekend

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