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Here’s Everything to Do Around Delaware This Month

Photo courtesy of Rehoboth Art League

Mark your calendar for these art events, theater performances, holiday themed events and more throughout the First State during December.

Check the events’ websites to stay up to date on cancellations, reschedules and COVID-19-related guidelines.

December 1–19: The Clear Space Theatre Company performs Scrooge! The classic musical follows the characteristic redemption story of old Ebenezer, who is taken on a tour of his past, present and future selves–a fate that can be changed dependent upon whether he decides to embrace the spirit of the holidays or not. Rehoboth Beach, clearspacetheatre.org

December 1–19: The Resident Ensemble Players present the world premiere of Votetrickery: A Spoken Word Symphony. Often a hot-button topic, the group is tackling America’s history of voting and voting rights issues through performance. Newark, rep.udel.edu

December 1–29: Join the education team at Biggs Museum of American Art as they do hour-long Walk-On Tours of their favorite pieces of art in the museum each Wednesday in December. Dover, biggsmuseum.org


Celebrate the winter season with the classic musical Scrooge! performed by the Clear Space Theatre Company./Photo by Carolyn Watson Photography

December 1–29: On Wednesdays, Blue Earl will be hosting Let’s Do Trivia! Starting at 6:30 p.m., join in the fun to compete for unique prizes or just cheer on your favorite. Smyrna, blueearlbrewing.com


The Biggs Museum of American Art presents Unmasking Culture: An Examination of the Ritual Masks of Mexico. Antique, indigenous Mexican masks are displayed to tell the story of traditional ceremonies and celebration./Photo courtesy of the Biggs Museum of American Art

December 1–31: The Biggs Museum of American Art presents Unmasking Culture: An Examination of the Ritual Masks of Mexico . This unique exhibition displays antique, indigenous Mexican masks that were utilized for ceremonies, dancing and celebration.Dover, biggsmuseum.org

December 1–31: Winterthur Museum and Garden is featuring an exhibition aptly titled Winterthur’s Lady of the House: Ruth Wales du Pont . The display will take a deep dive into Ruth’s life, which was one of devotion to her family. Wilmington, winterthur.org

December 1–31: The Lewes Historical Society presents a moving exhibition titled Seventeen Men: Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers . The display honors and celebrates drawings and illustrations done by medical genealogist Shayne Davidson, who documented the lives of 17 black soldiers.Lewes, historicallewes.org

December 7–28: Turntable Tuesdays happens throughout December at Wilmington Brew Works. Bring your favorite vinyl and relive your favorite records.Wilmington, wilmingtonbrewworks.com .

December 10–31: The Wilmington and Western Railroad is hosting tranquil Evening Rides during the month of December. Each ride is an hour long and travels through the Red Clay Valley, which is adorned with thousands of holiday lights. Wilmington, wwrr.com

December 14–29: Hagley Museum hosts Twilight Tours every weekend. Visitors can enjoy a rare opportunity to see the mills at night adorned with softly glowing lights. Wilmington, hagley.org

December 17: White Clay Creek State Park caps off its Full Moon Fridays with a final event this month. Enjoy a peaceful hike with other naturalists bathed in moonlight! Newark, destateparks.com

December 1–31: The Delaware Art Museum teams up with Aesthetic Dynamics Inc. to host an exhibition called Afro-American Images 1971: The Vision of Percy Rick . This display features over 130 works of art drawings, prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures by 66 African American artists and is back for its 50th anniversary. Wilmington, delart.org

Calendar compiled by Caroline Sparks 

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