thanksgiving weekend events 2015Gobble, gobble…it’s Turkey time! Thanksgiving weekend is known for reuniting old friends and families, reminiscing and giving thanks. If you are entertaining out of town guests or you want to take the kids out for a festive adventure, our weekend guide for Thursday, November 25th- Sunday, November 28th has got you covered. From Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, you can enjoy the festivities designed to kick-start the fun and get you in the Holiday spirit ~ Football, Shopping, Parades, Light Shows, Music and more.  Remember, this is just a tease, so be sure to check out the rest of this weekend’s happening events and the fun in the weeks ahead on NorthDelaWHEREHappening’s sort-able calendar of events.

Here’s our hottest picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE this weekend
in North Delaware and beyond…


thanksgiving day walk run for MS wilmington delaware 201537th PNC Bank Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for MS

Support a great cause and join the thousands of people who start their holiday feast by working off that pumpkin pie in advance. Help create a world free of multiple sclerosis! For more info, visit 37th PNC Bank Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for MS

Green Bay Packers TE Justin Perillo is from Delaware. He attended The Tatnall School. He lives in Wilmington.Watch Football~Local NFL Player: Justin Perillo

It doesn’t matter if you love the Eagles or the Cowboys as long as you #lovelocal!  We can all be united in our effort to cheer for Local NFL Player: Justin Perillo, who will be wearing the #80 Green Bay Packers Jersey on Thursday Night when the Lions host the Packers in the 70th Thanksgiving Classic. Let’s show him some #LocalLove this Thanksgiving. For more about Perillo, visit Local NFL Player: Justin Perillo

Thanksgiving Breakfast Newark Delaware28th Annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast | Newark

Enjoy Thanksgiving Day Breakfast – start the morning in the company of Newark neighbors and friends. The Parks and Recreation Department, area merchants and volunteers celebrate the 28th year of gathering together to offer this special breakfast. For more info, visit 28th Annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast | NewarkFRIday-Events-North-Delaware-NewCastleCounty

Kennett-LightsKennett Square Holiday Light Parade

Lights, lights and more lights throughout the parade down State Street to ring in the holiday season! There will be a tree lighting and the celebrated arrival of Mr. & Mrs. Claus! For more info, visit Kennett Square Holiday Light Parade

Zoo LightsZoo Lights & Christmas Nights

Featured displays and festive woodland~ see the Nocturnal animals awake and active in their habitats! Roast marshmallows, sip hot chocolate, hark the holiday sounds, visit with Mrs. Claus, and whisper your special Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear! For more info, visit Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights

Entrance to the Delaware Childrens MuseumDCM Dance Party

Dancing is a fun way to get exercise and express ourselves. Come bust a groove and show us your moves as we listen to music from around the world and learn how different cultures dance! For more info, visit DCM Dance Party


George WinstonGeorge Winston

Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston plays over 100 solo concerts a year. His concerts feature a variety of styles, including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano. For more info, visit George Winston



shop small 2015Shop BIG on Small Business Saturday

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday Nov 28th – dedicated to supporting LOCAL and small businesses nationwide. Last year, 88 million people came together to Shop Small® in their communities on Small Business Saturday ® For more info, visit Shop BIG on Small Business Saturday

wilmo rocks circus - live music wilmingtonWilmo Rock Circus 2015 | 15 Bands

Dubbed “the biggest show in the small wonder” the event will host 15 bands between the hours of 6pm and midnight and utilizes both stages in the beautiful venue. Circus themed extras like “circus master” emcees, handmade circus art, circus themed food and drink options. For more info, visit Wilmo Rock Circus 2015 | 15 Bands

Jaycees -51st-Christmas-Parade-Wilmington-Delaware-Nov 2013Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade

There will be floats, balloons, marching and string bands, community groups, antique cars, fire and police units, dignitaries, pageant winners, and of course, the star of the show, Santa Claus. Children should bring their letters to Santa. For more info, visit Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade


Steamin Steamin’ Thanksgiving at Auburn Heights

Skip the “Black Friday” madness and bring the family to Steamin’ Thanksgiving featuring all of the regular Steamin’ Day fun plus, at this special holiday event, you can enjoy hot chocolate and Thanksgiving-themed activities. For more info, visit Steamin’ Thanksgiving at Auburn Heights


Hagley TourWalking Tour: Rocks and Roll Mills

Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry at Hagley Museum. Take home a piece of Delaware Blue Rock as a souvenir. For more info, visit Walking Tour: Rocks and Roll Mills

Nutcracker.Delaware Dance CompanySugar Plum Tea

Start your holiday season with a visit to the “Land of Sweets”. Be a guest of the Sugar Plum Fairy for a mid-day or afternoon Tea, then meet the lead dancers from the “The Land of the Sweets” in The Nutcracker. For more info, visit Sugar Plum Tea

Mary PoppinsMary Poppins The Musical | DE Childrens Theatre

Start your holidays off right with this Disney classic. A dancing chimney sweep and magical nanny bring new life to the Banks household. Young and old will delight in a visit with the irresistible Mary Poppins. For more info, visit Mary Poppins The Musical | DE Childrens Theatre

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thanksgiving and craft beerCraft Beer | Delaware Hop Scene: November 25 – December 1

Turkeys hate this week, but beer drinkers love it! The time we spend with family, friends, food, and frothy pints make it a special holiday season. and Delaware Hop Scene have found some Thanksgiving week events to keep you entertained. So be prepared to give thanks to the Beer Gods! Here are our top picks for Wednesday, Nov. 25th through Tuesday, Dec. 1st.