Weekend Guide 12-19Your Weekend guide for Friday, December 19th- Sunday, December 21st. NorthDelaWHEREhappening.com has the most happening events for adults, families and kids to fill up your weekend. Grab your friends and family and enjoy the start of the holiday season and the wide array of events, from Pajama Parties to We Kids Rock and from the Nutcracker to Music in the Mansion, have we got a line-up for you. Just remember, this is the tip of the ice berg, there are SO many  incredible events this weekend we couldn’t possibly include them all! 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. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to see our Holiday Guide with the most happening holiday theatrics, sounds of the season and much much more!

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

in North Delaware and beyond…


Delaware Art Museum WilmingtonHoliday Concert

The Delaware Art Museum is having a Holiday Concert featuring the Choir School.  Come for the Holiday House Tour along and he Winter Arts Festival. The museum will be FREE that day! Please enjoy the exhibits at the Museum and hear the Choir School sing! For more information, visit Holiday Concert

polar-express-holidayPolar Express Pajama Party

Wear your PJs and join us for a celebration of this classic story with special activities. Recommended for ages 3 and up. FREE, registration require. For more information, visit Polar Express Pajama Party

my mothers italian, my fathers italian Home for the HolidaysMy Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, And I’m Home For The Holidays 

Peace on Earth? Joy to the World? Not this December! In the sequel to his Off-Broadway hit comedy My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!, comedian Steve Solomon returns to Wilmington with all new stories of Christmases and Hanukkahs past, complete with bickering parents, motherly guilt trips, and teenage daughter drama. For more information, visit My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, And I’m Home For The Holidays

City Theater Company to Present James Joyce's THE DEAD, 12/5-20City Theater Company Presents James Joyce’s The DEAD

The scene is set at Misses Morkans’ annual holiday party for an evening of rousing songs, poignant ballads, saucy jokes, ceili dancing, and plenty of pints. Producing Artistic Director Michael Gray transports the players out of  Victorian times and into a modern-day Dublin. Set designers Vicki Neal and Richard Kendrick are creating a typical Irish pub out of the Black Box at OperaDelaware. The bar is open for the show’s duration and patrons may enjoy booth and table seating as if they are at the party. For more information, visit  City Theater Company Presents James Joyce’s The DEAD


We Kids RockWe Kids Rock Band’s Holiday Show

We Kids Rock has a mission: to create fun, upbeat musical experiences for families. The Band features catchy originals as well as traditional favorites in fun musical styles including rock n roll, rhythm & blues, punk, ska and country.  For more information, visit We Kids Rock Band’s Holiday Show


nutcracker-balletThe Nutcracker at The Grand

Wilmington’s Holiday Tradition—the Nutcracker at the Grand—with the First State Ballet, Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Wilmington Children’s Chorus. For more information, visit The Nutcracker at The Grand

Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra 2-1Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert, Conducted by Simeone Tartaglione. Celebrate 70+ young musicians’ talent in their annual winter concert!Free!  For more information, visit Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

Market Street MusicWilmington Handbell Ensemble with Newark Chorale

In performance with Newark Chorale. Wilmington Handbell Ensemble educates and introduces audiences to the beautiful and varied repertoire for handbells as well as promotes excellence in musicianship among its members. For more information, visit Wilmington Handbell Ensemble with Newark Chorale

First State BalletThe Nutcracker at DuPont Theater

This holiday season, you and your loved ones will be treated to something special, a performance that lifts your holiday spirit, and a wondrous experience that evokes joy and happiness for kids of all ages. For more information, visit The Nutcracker at DuPont Theater


hagley-museum-christmas-holidayHolidays at Hagley

The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night. Dried flowers, greenery, fruits, and other natural materials create a beautiful holiday ambiance accentuated by soft lights and Christmas music. For more information, visit Holidays at Hagley

Yuletide Winterthur Museum DelawareYuletide at Winterthur

Now you can experience a country estate Christmas in person during Yuletide at Winterthur—the home where Henry Francis du Pont and his family and friends gathered every year to celebrate the holiday. For more information, visit Yuletide at Winterthur

Music in the MansionMusic in the Mansion~ Bellevue

Enjoy holiday music under the direction of Joe Loudon, including choral and instrumental favorites in the warmth of Bellevue Hall. Join us for entertaining music during the most wonderful time of the year. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit Music in the Mansion~ Bellevue

Reading-Dog7th Annual Delaware Week for the Animals

See the Calendar of Events page for details on the wide array of exciting, wonderful events taking place in towns and communities across Delaware during this amazing annual Delaware Week for the Animals! For more information, visit 7th Annual Delaware Week for the Animals

Cartoon ChristmasCartoon Christmas Trio

Cartoon Christmas Trio comes to The Queen! With special guests The Wilmington Children’s Chorus. This will be the debut of the trio at The Queen and to kick it off right they will be joined by select members of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus under the direction of Kimberly Doucette. For more information, visit Cartoon Christmas Trio



Happening Holiday Guide 2014Holiday Guide

The Happening Holiday Guide is 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 2014 Holiday Guide by clicking on each of the images or links below. Book mark this page as we’ll be adding and updating events and categories throughout the Holiday Season. Everything Holiday presented by Premiere Wine and Spirits, our go-to for “spirited” gifts for everyone on our list this Holiday Season. For a guide to all that is happening and where this holiday, visit Happening Holiday Guide 2014