Delaware December 01, 2018
11 Winter Attractions For The Family In Delaware That Don’t Involve Long Lines At The Mall
Get out your calendars, because it’s the best time of the year to be in Delaware! With something to do nearly every weekend, planning out your visit to the best winter events in Delaware can be a little tricky. Here are a few of the best winter events and happenings you’ve got to enjoy this year:
1. Experience Yuletide at Winterthur
Yuletide at Winterthur is one of the best Christmas traditions in Delaware. The entire DuPont estate is decked out in holiday decor, including over a dozen Christmas trees. Get your tickets and visit before they pack up this year!
2. Stop by Santa's House in Rehoboth Beach
Rehoboth Beach is the Nation's Summer Capital, so it makes sense that even Santa has a home down here. It appears on the Boardwalk every December, and kids can leave letters or meet the man himself. Rehoboth is also home to one of the biggest lighted trees in the state, near the Bandstand.
3. Spend some time at Winter Wonderfest in Lewes
4. Celebrate Christmas in Historic Odessa
The official Holiday in Odessa Celebration is Saturday, December 1st, but even if you miss it, it's worth visiting Odessa in December. The historic homes are decorated for the holidays, and the Historic Society frequently hosts events.
5. Visit the Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley is home to the first DuPont home in America, and every year the museum and library goes all out for Christmas. Visit to enjoy the activities they've got planned for 2018!
6. Go Ice Skating in Wilmington
Wilmington's River Rink is home to the best outdoor ice skating in Delaware. Enjoy skyline views, tasty food, local brews and warm cocoa while you test your skills on the ice.
7. Join the Diamond State Curling Club
Speaking of testing skills, if you want to try something REALLY new, join the Diamond State Curling Club! They'll help you try the Olympic sport out, and you'll be surprised at how addicting it really can be.
8. Embark on a Christmas Lights Road Trip
Photo Courtesy of David Wright
Grab some road trip snacks and hit the streets to track down the best Christmas displays in the state. Some of the best ones can be found in Wilmington, Newark, and Lewes.
Check out this map for some inspiration
9. Stroll through Historic New Castle
Visiting Historic New Castle is always lovely in the wintertime, when many of the homes open for historic tours, Victorian Tea is served, and you can easily stumble upon outdoor pop-up theater.
10. Take a bright and cheerful train ride on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
The Holiday Lights Express from Wilmington and Western Railroad is a Christmas train ride like no other! Thousands of lights are on board with you as you cruise through the Red Clay Valley countryside.
See the Holiday Lights Express right here
11. Catch "Scrooge" at the Delaware Children's Theater
The Delaware Children's Theater always puts on an amazing rendition of Scrooge, so join them for a showing! Enjoy the tale of Ebenezer and get yourself into the holiday spirit.
What’s your favorite winter event in Delaware? I love skating at the river rink – it’s always a blast! Share your favorite holiday happenings in the comments below.