Not many holidays can stir the memories of lights extravaganza and sparkly sights quite like Christmas. A unique time to appreciate the extension cords, tangled lights, inflatables, animated figurines and some of the most creative artistic minds. From LOCAL home decorating to professional masterpieces, we’ve collected the list of “Must See” Holiday Lights and Sights in North Delaware and beyond.
LOCAL HOME DECORATING
Faucher Family Christmas House | New Castle
1054 Red Lion Road| One Million Lights!
The Faucher Family’s house has been lighting up the New Castle/Bear neighborhood for 30+ years. The lights are spectacular – so much so the traffic slows for miles as folks stop by to get a glimpse of this holiday marvel. Nearly every inch of The Faucher house is decorated – just imagine what 1,000,000 lights would look like. Many Thanks Faucher Family!
The story of the Faucher house made it to Unplggd, Gizmodo, Philly’s Fox TV affiliate, and even across the pond to Britain’s Daily Mail. Shout out to North Delaware!
Just off Silverside & Prior Roads
A festive holiday light-palooza with every possible inflatable, animated figurine and lawn decoration you could imagine – Includes a walking trail and Jolly ol’ Saint Nick is on site for photos and wish list taking. One of the most interactive displays around. Thank you Smith Family!
Twinkling House | North Wilmington
Leaping arches, spectacular lights, snow families, music ensemble via 97.1 FM and all highlighted on their website www.twinklinghouse.com which you can preview videos in advance or share perhaps with those who can’t make the drive. Way to go “Twinkling” Family – what a special gift!
- Monday – Friday the Lights turn on at 5:45 PM.
- Saturday and Sunday the Lights turn on at 5:00 PM.
- The last show starts at 9:30.
- Starting Christmas Week, we run an appreviated show to alleviate traffic. If you want to see the whole show, please visit early!
- To hear the music, set your radio to 97.1 FM.
- They have 9 songs which repeat throughout the night. Make sure to enjoy them all!
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware | Share A Night
Join Ronald McDonald House Delaware on Thursday, December 11th as they light the House for the holiday season. For each $15 donation received during our Share A Night fundraiser a light will be placed on the House as a symbol of generosity. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments, music and a visit from Ronald himself! Guests will join us outside and Ronald and a family switch the magic switch and light the House for the holiday season. For more info, visit Ronald McDonald House
Longwood Gardens | A Longwood Christmas
On View Now Through January 11
A Longwood Christmas soars this season with a bird-inspired display.
From trees adorned with nests and feathered friends, to topiary swans in their Exhibition Hall, to birdhouses, owls, and bald eagles decorating the tree houses, this holiday season flies high. The Music Room depicts a festive Peacock Masquerade Ball, featuring elegant table settings and an 18-foot rotating tree. Stroll outside where colorful fountains dance, glimmering snowflakes hang overhead, and a half- million lights illuminate more of our outdoor gardens than ever before.
The Holiday Guide is presented by:
Premier Wine & Spirits, celebrating their 5th Holiday Season, offers holiday shoppers the best in service, value, products and experience.
Choose from over 600 options in our ever growing craft beer portfolio and thousands of options in our wine and spirits inventory. The Premier Wine & Experience doesn’t end with our expansive products lines but also carries over to our weekly tastings, rotating taps at the Premier growler station and our gourmet selection of light snacks that pair perfectly with every bottle in the store!
With the holiday season in full swing, we have hundreds of options for customized gift baskets – hand crafted with any bottle in store, holiday treats, including: gourmet chocolates, nuts, cheeses and more! Ideal for the boss, the wife, the best buddy or the favorite client.