Delaware November 29, 2016
The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Delaware That’s Nothing Short Of Magical
It’s time for another Only In Delaware Road Trip – and this time, we’re going to see the BEST Christmas Light displays in Delaware! Starting up north in Wilmington, heading down through Bear, Townsend, Odessa and finishing up with an amazing display at the beach, it really doesn’t get any better than this. The final display in Rehoboth Beach is dedicated to helping all local Children celebrate the holidays, so no matter what, don’t skip that last stop! Read more about this magical Delaware Christmas Lights Road trip below, and use our interactive map to plan your trip.
Here's the trip - plan a night or two and check out each stop!
Smith's Lights On The Hill, Wilmington
Start off at Santa's House, right in Wilmington! Children can even visit Santa Claus every night from 6-8 until December 23rd.
Silverside Road & Prior Road, Wilmington.
Next, head over to Hockessin, Delaware.
If you're not a road-trip person, you can even take the Holiday Lights Express to downtown Hockessin, passing some of the most incredible Christmas dispalys on the way. Otherwise, park downtown and wander through the beautiful shops that are all decked out for the Holiday season.
The highlight of your trip will be early on, when you finally see The Faucher House on "Santa Claus Lane" in Bear.
Arguably the most famous stop on the Delaware Christmas Lights Road Trip, the Faucher Family spends nearly $100,000 in December to light up their home for all to enjoy. It's truly a spectacular sight!
1054 Red Lion Rd
New Castle, Delaware 19720
After you've seen the Bear houses, head down to Townsend to experience "Jack Frost Way."
Drive up and down Fieldsboro Road in Townsend to see neighbors who have been putting up spectacular decorations for years. It's always fun when the whole street celebrates!
Historic Odessa just HAS to be a stop on any Delaware Christmas Lights Road Trip.
The candlelit walking tours will take you back in time to see how Delawareans decorated in Colonial times.
Next stop: Downtown Milford.
Milford is home to a grand Delaware tradition - The Holiday Stroll - but you can see gorgeous Christmas Lights throughout December when you visit Downtown Milford. The merchants and shopkeepers really go all-out to keep up with the town's festive reputation.
Now, hit the road and head southeast, until you see snow at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.
New this year - Cape Henlopen State Park turns into a Winter Wonderland! Drive through Winter WonderFEST to see Santa's sled, Christmas Lights, and even go ice skating.
Just a short trip over to Rehoboth Beach is next!
Rehoboth Beach is charming year-round, but there's something special about seeing downtown all lit up for the Holidays. Drive through stunning displays on your way in, then park and hit the town on foot for a little while to really appreciate the bright lights and beautiful decor. Of course, visit the Bandstand and see the gigantic town Christmas Tree!
Finally, finish your trip at the The Apple Electric Light Show
Apple Electric Illumination Christmas Light Show is a Christmas Display in Delaware that's really something special. Apple Electric hosts the show nightly through January, and asks that visitors prior to December 20th help them bring Christmas to local children by donating an unwrapped toy. The toys are then hand-delivered by Apple Electric to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
The display runs nightly until Jan. 7, from dusk until 11 p.m. 18854 John J Williams Highway in Rehoboth Beach
Wow – now I’m REALLY in the Holiday Spirit! While you’re in Rehoboth Beach, don’t forget to check out the incredible Delaware Christmas Store downtown: