Weekend GuideIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, you may even say it’s magical with sleigh bells ringing, people singing and wishing good cheer! From top to bottom North Delaware is bustling with festive activities to kick-start the fun and get you in the Holiday spirit ~ from Tree Lighting Ceremonies to Caroling by Candlelight and Open Houses to having a Taste of the Holiday and slew of stuff Holiday and not in-between. Here is your guide to what’s happening and where Friday, Dec. 4th- Sunday, Dec. 6th.  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…


Paradocx Vineyard hosts holiday tree lighting featuring holiday carolers, s'mores, mulled wine, fires, drink specials, and hot cocoa.Paradocx Tree Lighting

Ring in the 2015 holiday season at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Paradocx! Enjoy our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with s’mores, mulled wine, and hot cocoa on hand. We will also have holiday carolers and a warm bonfire. For more info, visit Paradocx Tree Lighting

Baby's First Holiday at GymboreeBaby’s First Holiday

This event is FREE for any babies born in 2015. The activities include a footprint craft (either a Toe Dreidel or MistleTOE) and an invitation to stay for our open gym. For more info, visit Baby’s First Holiday


Poppycock Tattoo PartyPoppycock Tattoo 6th Anniversary Party

Help them celebrate their 6th anniversary with the Twitching Witches at the Poppycock Tattoo studio party.A special Art Show, beverages and munchies. For more info, visit Poppycock Tattoo 6th Anniversary Party


tasteoftheholidaysTaste of the Holidays

Sample a diverse selection of beer, wine, and champagne at the annual Taste of the Holidays at The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. For more info, visit Taste of the Holidays


Winterfest NewarkWinterfest — Newark

Winterfest in Downtown Newark promises to be a wonderful addition to the holiday season. Holiday entertainment, roasting chestnuts, caroling, tree lighting, ice carving demonstrations, and much more will fill this wonderful evening of fun for the whole family. For more info, visit Winterfest — Newark


Rockwood Museum Holiday Open House at Rockwood

Bring your family out for holiday entertainment featuring Nadjah Nicole and the Wilmington Ballet, children’s activities, costumed characters, refreshments, and FREE photos with Santa! The event also includes our Youth Entrepreneur’s Secret Santa Shoppe selling gifts for the whole family, tours of the holiday display in the museum, and a festive light display in the gardens surrounding the Mansion and Carriage House. For more info, visit Holiday Open House at Rockwood

Candlelight Christmas in Chadds Ford 2015Candlelight Christmas Tour in Chadds Ford

The holiday tour features distinct properties in and around the historic Chadds Ford and Pennsbury Townships. Homes will be candlelit and filled with exquisite holiday decor. Guides will be on hand the day of the tour to highlight each home’s unique history, architecture, and decor. For more info, visit Candlelight Christmas Tour in Chadds Ford

Meet author Anthea T. Piscarik of the recently released Unearthing Christmas at a book signing event in downtown NewarkUnearthing Christmas Book Signing

Meet Anthea T. Piscarik, the local author of the recently released Unearthing Christmas at this book signing event in downtown Newark. Treat yourself to coffee or tea and buy a book or two for gifts!  The author will be on hand for a book signing. For more info, visit Unearthing Christmas Book Signing


CCSD Jingle All The Way Chirstmas concert 2015Jingle All the Way | Cathedral Choir School of Delaware

Cathedral Choir School of Delaware performs Christmas and Holiday music from a variety of cultures. Music will include familiar Christmas Carols, a spiritual from the West Indies and new twists on old chestnuts. For more info, visit Jingle All the Way | Cathedral Choir School of Delaware


RightCoastPro-Wrestling-TagChampsRightCoastPro’s “Turn Table” – Family-Friendly Sports Entertainment

Professional wrestling returns to Newark, Delaware as RightCoastPro finishes up the fall season with their “Turn Table” event!  This top-rated and voted “Best Family Friendly In Delaware” event features a community based, high-energy professional wrestling show at an affordable price that will entertain fans of all ages!  The show will also benefit our friend, Josh Jones, who is suffering from a tragic spinal cord injury and we’ll be accepting donations for the “Feed The Need Ministry” food bank. – See more, visit RightCoastPro’s “Turn Table” – Family-Friendly Sports Entertainment



Local Artisan Gift ShopLocal Artisan Gift Market

Find one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists. Shop at our food co-op! Enjoy the day in a positive environment! There will be hot cocoa and special cider served after the contest — as well as cookies, of course. Live music will be on hand throughout the day. For more info, visit Local Artisan Gift Market


Saint Francis Reindeer Ball Children's Gala 2015Reindeer Ball Children’s Gala

Activities include visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, dinner and DJ, Officer Offbeat Magic, stilts and tightrope, gingerbread cookie decorating, performances by the First State Ballet and the Imagination Players, face painting, and balloon twisting plus surprise characters. For more info, visit Reindeer Ball Children’s Gala

Carols by Candlelight is a Yuletide at Winterthur event that will performed by the University of Delaware Chorale.Carols by Candlelight

Enjoy a wide variety of musical selections for the holiday season performed by this award-winning ensemble. The UD Chorale is among the most highly regarded college choirs in the eastern United States. For more info, visit Carols by Candlelight


Aldersgate United Methodist Church Christmas Concert 2015Aldersgate Brass at Old Swedes Church

Old Swedes Church will resound with the “joyful noise” of the Aldersgate Brass ensemble in a concert featuring classics and seasonal works. The talented Mr. Kurt Collins, organist at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, will accompany the Brass on several pieces. For more info, visit Aldersgate Brass at Old Swedes Church


Diner Delaware Theatre CompanyDINER | Christmas, Baltimore: 1959

A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood. For more info, visit DINER | Christmas, Baltimore: 1959



happening holiday guide delaware 2015Happening Holiday Guide 2015

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! Read more, here Happening Holiday Guide 2015