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December Family Events Calendar for Delaware: Arts and Entertainment


Cider Fest
Saturdays thru Dec. 15 Hot apple cider, s’mores by the fire and holiday hayrides await visitors at Fifer Orchards. 1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden-Wyoming, 697-2141, fiferorchards.com

Wreath Making
Dec. 5 Families create ornaments using fresh evergreens, pinecones and winter berries during this activity for children ages 5 to 12. The Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N Dupont St., Wilmington, 658-6262, thedch.org

editor’s pick Winter Wonderland
Dec. 14-Jan. 3 Skate indoors on wax-paper skates and investigate the heat-conserving properties of blubber at the Delaware Children’s Museum. Delaware Children’s Museum, 550 Justison St., Wilmington, 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

editor’s pick Santa Claus Express
Weekends thru Dec. 23 Meet and greet the man himself (and maybe Mrs. Claus) during a ride on the Wilmington & Western Railroad. It’s a great photo op, and there’s a chocolate treat for each little one. Wilmington & Western Railroad, Newport-Gap Pike and Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, 998-1930, wwrr.com

editor’s pick Chanukah Choopla
Dec. 2 This event at the Siegel Jewish Community Center offers a craft and gift bazaar, games for youth and a kosher deli lunch. Bernard and Ruth Siegel JCC, 101 Garden of Eden Road, Wilmington, 478-5660, siegeljcc.org

Cocoa, Cookies and Story Time
Dec. 13  Enjoy sweets, create a holiday ornament, and hear the classic story “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore. Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover, 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

editor’s pick Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 8, 15 Savor a buffet breakfast with Santa, create holiday decorations, and enjoy performances by children’s entertainer Silly Joe. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Del. 52, Winterthur, 888-4600, winterthur.org

editor’s pick Dino Days
Dec. 27-28 The annual dinosaur extravaganza at the Delaware Museum of Natural History provides post-holiday fun. 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, 658-9111, delmnh.org

Noon Year’s Eve
Dec. 31 Celebrate with the real party animals at the Brandywine Zoo. Family activities include a sparkling apple cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (noon, that is). 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, 571-7747, brandywinezoo.org