Weekend-Guide-North-DelawareYour Fabulous weekend guide for Friday, Dec. 20th – Sunday, Dec. 22nd from NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com. NDH’s hottest picks of what’s happening and WHERE all over North Delaware + slightly beyond, tons of Holiday Happenings from a Longwood Christmas to a not your Grandmother’s performance of Gypsy to The Nutcracker and The Santa Express and everything 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…


Longwood-ChristmasA Longwood Christmas | Longwood Gardens

No holiday season is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens. See extravagant, fruit-adorned trees towering as high as 18 feet stand in our Conservatory and red and green apples float in an artistic pattern in our Exhibition Hall. This year, our Music Room display pays homage to the Green Room at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, DE, featuring sugared, fruit-laden trees and a lavish holiday tea set for 18 special guests. For more information, visit A Longwood Christmas | Longwood Gardens

Blood-Drive-DelawareBoots and Badges Hero Drive

Friendly competition pits police and fire departments against each other in a race to save lives.  The Blood Bank of Delmarva will host a Boots and Badges Hero Drive thru Dec 31st!



Gypsy-City-TheatreGYPSY | City Theatre Company

CTC’s revamp of the beloved tale is anything but traditional. The show is based on the memoirs of legendary stripper Gypsy Rose Lee. The classically structured play focuses on the ultimate stage mom, Mama Rose, and her obsessive drive to make her two daughters into stars at any cost. For more information, visit GYPSY | City Theatre Company

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


Shop Local DELAWARE HolidayHoliday 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


Breakfast_with_Santa_DelawareYuletide Brunch with Santa | Winterthur Museum

Enjoy a delicious brunch at the Visitor Center, during which you can visit with Santa and take your own pictures. Afterwards, head over to the Winterthur museum to make a snack for Santa’s reindeer and enjoy special performances by musical entertainer Silly Joe (Saturdays) or the popular children’s comedian The Great Holtzie (Sundays).  For more information, visit Yuletide Brunch with Santa | Winterthur Museum

nutcracker-balletThe Nutcracker | The Grand Opera House Wilmington

First State Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington.  For more information, visit The Nutcracker | The Grand Opera House Wilmington


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. For more information, visit Santa Claus Express | Wilmington & Western Railroad

rockwood-museum-holidayCandlelight Tours at Rockwood

Christmas at Rockwood is a magical time. The mansion is lavishly decorated to reflect a family’s day during the holiday celebrations. Take a tour to enjoy this eclectic blend of traditions spanning the Victorian Age to the mid-20th century. For more information, visit Candlelight Tours at Rockwood



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

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

Enjoy seasonal tunes 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

hagley-museum-centreville-mHolidays at Hagley

Participate in the long-standing du Pont family tradition of presenting small, handcrafted gifts to those you visit on New Year’s Day. Children and adults can learn about the tradition and make their own calling gifts. For more information, visit Holidays at Hagley


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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?