weekend-guide-north-delawhere-happening-delaware-001Your Fabulous weekend guide for Friday, Nov. 29th– Sunday, Dec. 1st from NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com. NDH’s hottest picks of what’s happening and WHERE all over North Delaware + slightly beyond, from Surviving Black Friday and Swapping Unused Gifts to a Chocolate/Holiday Festival and the 50th Annual Jaycees Parade  plus a bunch of stuff in between, the weekend guide offers fun for everyone, rain or shine! Don’t forget to get the most from your visit – This is just a tease, check out the rest of this weekend’s happening events and the fun in the weeks ahead on NorthDelaWHEREHappening’s sortable calendar of events.

Without further ado –

Here’s our hottest picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE this weekend

in North Delaware…


black fridayBlack Friday Shopping| Your Favorite Local Retail Stores

As grocery stores are re-stocking their shelves from the Thanksgiving rush, retailers across North Delaware are preparing for Black Friday – a day for huge savings if you plan correctly.   Lucky enough Black Friday has morphed into ”National Deal Week”,  the seven day period around Thanksgiving, according to the staffers at dealnews.com.  Which means discounts usually run through the weekend.   For information on how to Survive Black Friday Shopping visit; The Black Friday Survival Guide 2013

hagley museumThanksgiving Weekend Family Activities at Hagley

On Thanksgiving weekend, visitors can celebrate the food and traditions of the nineteenth century. They can enjoy a taste of a traditional nineteenth-century Thanksgiving meal and discover the quirks and challenges of cooking with a wood stove. Children can dress up in nineteenth-century clothing—bring a camera!  For more information visit; Thanksgiving Weekend Family Activities at Hagley

TheGreatExchangeDelaware Hour Exchange’s Bazaar Exchange (SWAP EVENT)

The Delaware Hour Exchange invites members and folks curious to learn more about Time Banking to come and share their wealth at the Bazaar Exchange – Their aim is to make ‘Black Friday’ a whole lot Greener! Bring CLEAN, GENTLY-USED, ‘gift-worthy’ items for which you no longer have a need, and exchange them for different items! Re-gifting is Green, and Fun! No money will change hands – everything will be FREE for the taking.  For more information visit;  Delaware Hour Exchange’s Bazaar Exchange (SWAP EVENT)

Odessa-Historic-MadelineMadeline’s Christmas | Historic Odessa

For the past 30 years the Historic Odessa Foundation has celebrated children’s literature by recreating vignettes from the classics in one of our 18th-century houses. Our visiting public have been treated to the wonderful literary works of Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Francis Hodgson Burnett, and Lewis Carroll…and that is just to name a few. For more information visit: Madeline’s Christmas | Historic Odessa


Chocolate FestivalChocolate & Holiday Festival | Dover Downs Rollins Center

Bring the family to celebrate the season with yummy chocolate confections – some for tasting and lots for purchasing.  Chocolate, gifts, candy, holiday decorations and so much more will be in plentiful supply.  Enjoy wonderful holiday music and song while browsing for great holiday gifts and nice treats for you.  The kids will stay entertained with a gingerbread and candy village, electric train display, ice-carving competition, and photos with Santa. For more information visit; Chocolate & Holiday Festival | Dover Downs Rollins Center

shop small, shop local delawareShop Small Shop Local

Take part in Shop Small, a movement to celebrate small business. Between Black Friday, Nov 29th and Cyber Monday Dec 2nd, is Small Business Saturday Nov 30th – dedicated to supporting LOCAL and small businesses nationwide.  For more information visit; Shop BIG on Small Business Saturday

Jaycees -50th-Christmas-Parade-Wilmington-Delaware-Nov 201350th Annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade

The Wilmington Jaycees’ 50th Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 30th in downtown Wilmington at 11 am. For the 3rd consecutive year, the Jaycees are holding the Parade on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in conjunction with Small Business Saturday.  For more information visit; 50th Annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade

newark art alliance art marketHoliday Art Market | Newark Art Alliance

The Newark Art Alliance Annual Holiday Art Market featuring 11 LOCAL artists displaying fine art, crafts, and jewelry for sale in the exhibition gallery. Art by LOCAL artists is guaranteed to be unique and to make loved ones feel special.  For more information visit; Holiday Art Market | Newark Art Alliance

Santa-Express-Train Wilmington-DelawareSanta Claus Express | Wilmington & Western Railroad

Why stand in line at the mall and wait to see Santa, when you can ride the Wilmington & Western Railroad train and have Santa come to you? The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat. And he may bring Mrs. Claus with him! Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland Nature Center.  For more information visit; Santa Claus Express | Wilmington & Western Railroad

Wilmo Rock CircusWilmo Rock Circus | World Café Live at the Queen

The biggest show in the small wonder. Step right up! Gable Music Ventures, in association with Planet Ten and World Cafe Live, presents the third annual Wilmo Rock Circus on Saturday, November 30th. Once again, there will three stages, and over 20 of the region’s best local and original musicians, artists and freaks throughout the building!  For more information visit; Wilmo Rock Circus


Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?Sunday Brunch with Santa | Deerfield Golf & Grille Newark

Deerfield’s elves have arranged for Santa Claus to make four appearances at Deerfield this holiday season. These events combine Delaware’s Best Sunday Brunch with the joyous sights and sounds of the holiday season. Bring your camera and get ready to enjoy…Brunch With Santa – Four Times In December!  For more information visit; Sunday Brunch with Santa | Deerfield Golf & Grille Newark

Candlelight-Dinner-TheaterChristmas by Candlelight 2013| Arden

Christmas by Candlelight- A holiday variety show full of holiday cheer for the entire family. Celebrate the season with this heartwarming production featuring your favorite “Candlelighters” singing and dancing to your favorite holiday classics. For more information visit; Christmas By Candlelight 2013

WizardofOZ-DelawareWIZARD of OZ | Delaware Children’s Theatre

This holiday take a special trip over the rainbow with Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as DCT brings you this timeline classical musical. The Delaware Children’s Theatre has been entertaining audiences of all ages for over forty seasons. In that time, it has grown to meet the needs of the community it serves. For more information visit; WIZARD of OZ | Delaware Childrens Theatre

wizard-Of-OzWizard of Oz Traveling Exhibit | Delaware Children’s Museum

We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz, as the Delaware Children’s Museum hosts the first-ever, licensed traveling educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. this interactive fantasy-adventure takes children and families over the rainbow to continue the celebration of the film’s 75th anniversary milestone. For more information visit; Wizard of Oz Traveling Exhibit | Delaware Childrens Museum

Winterthur-Museum-Yuletide-Music-SeriesYuletide Music Series | Winterthur Museum

Enjoy seasonal tunes by the Cathedral Choir School of Dance amongst the festive, decorated trees in the Winterthur Museum Galleries Reception Area after a morning Yuletide tour. There is no better way to relax and celebrate the season.  For more information visit; Yuletide Music Series | Winterthur Museum


Happening Holidays: 2013 Holiday Guide

Happening Holidays Holiday GuideHappening Holidays | A Collection of Everything Holiday in North Delaware. LOCAL Parades, Tree Lighting Festivities, Lights & Sights, Gift Guides, Holiday Shows, DIY Entertaining & Decorating, Shopping, Santa, and much more!   Easily navigate through the 2013 Holiday Guide by clicking on each of the images below. Book mark this page as we’ll be adding and updating events and categories throughout the Holiday Season. Everything Holiday brought to you by the Delaware Lottery, Instant Games, Wanna Play?