For some the Holiday has already begun and for others its just a few short weeks away. We know it’s hard to believe, it’s December and the temp is going to be in the 60’s this weekend! We say, take advantage of it, this may NEVER happen again. There are so many things to do outside this weekend; tree lightings, parades, lights and sights~ you know, it IS the most wonderful time of the year! From top to bottom North Delaware is bustling with festive activities. Our top picks are sure to kick-start the fun and get you in the Holiday spirit ~ from the Nutcracker to Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Spirit of Christmas to Winter Wonderland and a slew of stuff Holiday and not in-between. Here is your guide to what’s happening and where Friday, Dec. 11th- Sunday, Dec. 13th. Remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg, 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.
Check out our Holiday Guide for the Low-Down on EVERYTHING Holiday!
Happening Holiday Guide | A 2015 collection of everything happening this holiday in North Delaware, New Castle County. Untangle your tinsel, grab your ugliest holiday sweater and jingle your bells, we’ve captured the who, what and WHERE to turn your naughty to nice and turn your spirits bright. LOCAL Parades, Tree Lighting Festivities, Lights & Sights, Theatre & Musicals, Holiday Marketplace, Gift Guides, DIY Entertaining & Decorating, Santa, and much more!
Here’s our hottest picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE
in North Delaware and beyond…
Opening Night of The Nutcracker performed by the Delaware Dance Company in Newark on the University of Delaware campus. For more info, visit The Nutcracker, Delaware Dance Company
Come celebrate the holidays with a festive Tree Lighting Celebration. There will be caroling, music, refreshments, hayrides, and Santa’s Workshop with activities and more. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take a picture with Santa! FREE For more info, visit Tree Lighting at Glasgow Park
Renew your own beliefs while experiencing this heart warming tale about an old man named Kris Kringle. For more info, visit Miracle on 34th Street
Get roped in to the ultimate battle of the sexes with Love’s Labour’s Lost, a wickedly funny gem based on Shakespeare’s comedy. This new musical delighted audiences during NYC’s Shakespeare In The Park with its irreverent wit, clever tone, and sexy-silly approach to love. For more info, visit Love’s Labour’s Lost
Most audiences just say wow, bowled over by the five musicians’ virtuosity (on mandolin, bass, banjo, guitar, and violin respectively) and also by their ability to move seamlessly from one musical idiom to the next. For more info, visit Punch Brothers
Spirit of Christmas, a town-wide celebration, sponsored by the New Castle Presbyterian Church, presents private homes and churches decorated for the season, and musical events throughout the day. For more info, visit Spirit of Christmas | New Castle
Fill a box with home-made cookies for eating or gifting. Pecans, crafts and more will be available. For more info, visit Cookie Walk & More
Join the festivities, come see the lights and decorations! For more info, visit Delaware City Christmas Parade 2015
Experience the magic of one of Wilmington’s oldest holiday traditions, the Nutcracker at the Playhouse on Rodney Square in the historic Hotel du Pont. Since 1967, Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance has presented this professional-quality production of the Nutcracker to generations of Delaware residents and visitors from the surrounding area. For more info, visit The Nutcracker | Wilmington Ballet
Santa is coming to Carousel Park and he is bringing along his favorite pony! Bring your camera to take a photo with Santa, visit Santa’s workshop, make a craft, and then stay to explore the Kids Corral and take a hayride around the park. For more info, visit Meet Santa and His Pony
Matisyahu and his band will present an evening of stripped-back arrangements highlighting the music that launched his career while taking fans of all ages on a journey through the evolution of Live at Stubb’s to his most recent release Akeda. For more info, visit Matisyahu
Join Old Swedes Church for a traditional celebration of the Feast Day of Sankta Lucia, a holiday that is still marked by light and music in Sweden today. For more info, visit Sankta Lucia Celebration
The Elsmere Annual holiday parade will begin at 2pm, and will feature marching bands, dance troupes, fire trucks, color guards, politicians, sports leagues, floats and more. For more info, visit Elsmere Holiday Parade 2015
“Carols in Color” is a holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ’s birth according to the gospel of St. Matthew, through contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. For more info, visit Carols in Color