WeekendWe hope you’ve blocked off some time from wrapping presents and baking cookies to partake in the Holiday Hoopla that is happening this weekend. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! From top to bottom North Delaware is bustling with festive activities. Our top picks for Friday, Dec. 18- Sunday, Dec. 20 are sure to kick-start the fun and get you in the Holiday spirit ~from millions of lights to diner nights and church choirs to the Polar Express and a slew of stuff Holiday and not in-between. 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 delaware 2015Happening 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!

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Here’s our hottest picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE
this weekend
in North Delaware and beyond…



Faucher Family Christmas House 2015Millions of Must See Holiday Lights

Not many holidays stir the memories of lights extravaganza and sparkly sights quite like Christmas. A unique time to appreciate the extension cords, tangled lights, inflatables, animated figurines and some of the most creative artistic minds. We’ve collected some of the local “Must See” Holiday Lights and Sights in North Delaware and beyond. For more info, visit Millions of Must See Holiday Lights

Classic HolidayRainbow Chorale’s Classic Holiday Concert

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware presents a delightful collection of seasonal favorites that will be sure to lift your spirits. For more info, visit Rainbow Chorale’s Classic Holiday Concert


rockwood-museum-holidayCandlelight Tours @ Rockwood Museum

The Candlelight Tours at Rockwood give you a unique opportunity to see the entire museum holiday display by the warm light of the evening. For more info, visit Candlelight Tours @ Rockwood Museum


polar-express-holidayPolar Express Pajama Party

Wear your PJ’s and join in the celebration of this classic story with special activities. For more info, visit Polar Express Pajama Party



Love's Labours LostLove’s Labour’s Lost

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



We Kids RockWe Kids Rock Band’s Holiday Show

The Band features catchy originals as well as traditional favorites in fun musical styles including rock n roll, rhythm & blues, punk, ska and country. Sing, dance, and clap along as We Kids Rock the holidays! For more info, visit We Kids Rock Band’s Holiday Show


Diner Delaware Theatre CompanyDINER | Christmas, Baltimore: 1959

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: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. For more info, visit DINER | Christmas, Baltimore: 1959

Yuletide Brunch With Santa at WinterthurYuletide Brunch With Santa

As part of Yuletide at Winterthur, we are inviting all “kids from 1 to 92” for Brunch with Santa! Santa Claus will appear from 9-11 a.m. For more info, visit Yuletide Brunch With Santa

Snowflake FestivalSnowflake Festival

Throughout the night explore our interactive exhibitions, take part in hands-on winter activities and crafts, enjoy a special performance by “Steve the Magic Conductor”, then later, take a spin around the Horizon Riverfront Rink with your family and friends! For more info, visit Snowflake Festival

Christmas on Frenchtown Road 2015 Seeds of Greatness ChurchChristmas on Frenchtown Road

‘Tis the season to be jolly! This special night of beauty, music, singing, and dance will sweep you right into the true Spirit of Christmas. Here’s an opportunity to bring friends, co-workers, and the whole family together for a fun evening out…full of Joy to the World! For more info, visit Christmas on Frenchtown Road


Jazz LiturgyCentral Baptist Church’s 5th Annual Christmas Jazz Liturgy

Central Baptist Church’s 5th Annual Christmas Jazz Liturgy: featuring Jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters. Also appearing: Alfie Moss & Dexter Koonce. For more info, visit Central Baptist Church’s 5th Annual Christmas Jazz Liturgy


kate voegeleKate Voegele and Tyler Hilton

‘One Tree Hill’ native Kate Voegele is fresh from releasing her recent EP “WILD CARD” which follows the success of her first three albums that have sold over 500,000 units worldwide. She’s on the road with Tyler Hilton who also starred on the show. For more info, visit Kate Voegele and Tyler Hilton



mannheim-steamroller-christmasMannheim Steamroller Christmas | The Playhouse Theatre

Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. For more info, visit Mannheim Steamroller Christmas | The Playhouse Theatre

Arden Winter Solstice RitualArden Winter Solstice Ritual

The brief outdoor ritual will be filled with poetry and music. Please join us at the Moonlight Theater and afterwards in the Lower Gild Hall for food and fellowship.  Bring a breakfast type snack to share. For more info, visit Arden Winter Solstice Ritual

Mary PoppinsMary Poppins The Musical | DE Childrens Theatre

Start your holidays off right with this Disney classic. A dancing chimney sweep and magical nanny bring new life to the Banks household. Young and old will delight in a visit with the irresistible Mary Poppins. For more info, visit Mary Poppins The Musical | DE Childrens Theatre

The concert will feature the Grace Church Choir singing a delightful selection of Christmas carols accompanied by strings, harp, and percussion. The performance will include music by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Paul Lohman, Anotnio Vivaldi, John Rutter, and Neil Harmon. For more info, visit A Feast of Carols Christmas Concert