Museums and the HolidayIt’s All About Tradition

Museums are all about tradition. Enjoy an array of festive programs all while experiencing the beauty of LOCAL art and history. See how these exhibits capture the holiday spirit while preserving the essence of time and pursuits in North Delaware.

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. This year’s Hagley exhibit is inspired by the winter pastimes and pursuits of the property’s former residents. For more information, visit Holidays at Hagley

Holiday Open HouseHoliday Open House at Rockwood

Bring your family out for refreshments, children’s activities, entertainment, FREE photos with Santa, costumed characters, Youth Entrepreneur’s Holiday Secret Santa Shop, museum tours. December 5th- 7th. For more information, visit Holiday Open House at Rockwood

tyler-arboretumWoodland Winter Wonderland

Celebrate nature and the winter season with some simple old-fashioned fun that will get your family in the true spirit of the holiday season. Take a family photo in the beautiful antique sleigh (perfect for your holiday card!). Enjoy creating unique crafts, including natural ornaments using materials gathered at Tyler. The kids will love the Reindeer Scavenger Hunt and visiting the discovery stations to learn what the animals, birds and plants are doing to survive the cold. For more information, visit Woodland Winter Wonderland

brandywine river museum christmasBrandywine Christmas

Experience a Brandywine Christmas at the Brandywine River Museum of Art!  See the O-gauge model train display and marvel at thousands of Critter ornaments displayed throughout the museum. Through January 4th. For more information, visit Brandywine Christmas

Spirit of CHristmas

Spirit of Christmas & A Dickens Experience

The 14th annual celebration of the Spirit of Christmas, includes tours of historic homes and gardens decorated for the season, events at the New Castle Court House and musical performances throughout the town. An all-day sale of handmade crafts, jewelry, notecards, used books, breads and soups will take place at the church, making it easy to gather last-minute Christmas gifts. “Each year, hundreds of visitors fill the town to enjoy the festivities and help support a worthy mission – 100% of the proceeds generated from Spirit of Christmas are donated to the Friendship House, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware, ministry to the homeless.”  For more information, visit Spirit of Christmas & A Dickens Experience

Auburn HeightsOld-Fashioned Holiday

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Holiday  at the Marshall Steam Museum Sunday, December 7th & 14th from 12-3 pm. The museum will be decorated and full of holiday cheer, and there will be something for everybody regardless of age! For more information, visit Old-Fashioned Holiday

rockwood-museum-holidayCandlelight Tours at Rockwood

The Candlelight Tour at Rockwood is a unique opportunity to see the entire museum holiday display by the warm light of the evening. Featuring museum tours, FREE visits with Santa and a holiday light display in the gardens.  For more information, visit Candlelight Tours at Rockwood

YuletideYuletide at Winterthur

Take a magical Yuletide tour and experience life on a country estate during the holidays at Yuletide at Winterthur. Glimpse into activities such as the afternoon gift opening in the Marlboro Room, an early evening caviar and cocktails, dinner in the glittering du Pont dining room, midnight card games and dancing— all set against the backdrop of spectacular decorations and magnificent floral displays, which H. F. du Pont called “The Christmas Show.” Daily until January 4th. For more information, visit Yuletide at Winterthur


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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.