weekend eventsYour Weekend guide for Friday, December 5th- Sunday, December 7th. NorthDelaWHEREhappening.com has the most happening events for adults, families and kids to fill up your weekend. Grab your friends and family and enjoy the start of the holiday season and the wide array of events, from Parades and Open Houses to pictures with Santa and his Pony and a trip a Winter Wonderland to name a few…trust me, it’s OK to peek. Just remember, this is the tip of the ice berg, there are SO many  incredible events this weekend we couldn’t possibly include them all! 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. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to see our Holiday Guide with the most happening holiday theatrics, sounds of the season and much much more!

Here’s our hottest picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE this weekend

in North Delaware and beyond…


Story Time with SantaSanta Story Time

Great opportunity to meet Santa.  Join the fun at story time with Santa!  They will be taking pictures and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit Santa Story Time


Holiday Open HouseHoliday Open House at Rockwood

A weekend long celebration 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. For more information, visit Holiday Open House at Rockwood

popup shop delaware cityHoliday Pop Up Shop Gala – Delaware City

Don’t miss the Pop-Up Shop Gala on December 5th! Grab some great holiday gifts or find some gifts for yourself! Enjoy some great shopping while supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit Holiday Pop Up Shop Gala – Delaware City

taste of the holidays delawareTaste of the Holidays

It’s the tastiest holiday event of the season! Craft beers meet arts and crafts at the Taste of the Holidays, where you can do a little shopping, do a little sampling and find holiday cheer everywhere. For more information, visit Taste of the Holidays

City Theater Company to Present James Joyce's THE DEAD, 12/5-20City Theater Company Presents James Joyce’s The DEAD 

The scene is set at Misses Morkans’ annual holiday party for an evening of rousing songs, poignant ballads, saucy jokes, ceili dancing, and plenty of pints. Producing Artistic Director Michael Gray transports the players out of  Victorian times and into a modern-day Dublin. Set designers Vicki Neal and Richard Kendrick are creating a typical Irish pub out of the Black Box at OperaDelaware. The bar is open for the show’s duration and patrons may enjoy booth and table seating as if they are at the party. For more information, visit  City Theater Company Presents James Joyce’s The DEAD


claymont_parade DelawareClaymont Christmas Parade

The annual Claymont Christmas Parade is held the first Saturday in December in Claymont, Delaware (Dec 6th, 2014). The parade route runs along the Philadelphia Pike from Maple Lane Elementary to Darley Road.  For more information, visit Claymont Christmas Parade

tyler-arboretumWoodland Winter Wonderland

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. Enjoy creating unique crafts.  The kids will love the Reindeer Scavenger Hunt and visiting our discovery stations to learn what the animals, birds and plants are doing to survive the cold. Take a festive hayride through the Arboretum meadows and warm up afterwards with hot beverages and holiday cookies. A cheerful mini bonfire will keep you warm throughout the event. For more information, visit Woodland Winter Wonderland

Suzi SheltonSuzi Shelton

Calling all kids that love to rock! Parents respond to Suzi Shelton’s combination of catchy tunes and hip musical sensibilities, while kids respond to her beauty, warmth and youthful appeal. Dance along to Suzi’s latest collection of playful pop-rock tunes about real-life kid issues, such as blended families and dreams about growing up. For more information visit Suzi Shelton

Santa and his PonyMeet Santa and His Pony at Carousel Park

Meet Santa and his pony. Santa is coming to Carousel Park and he is bringing along his favorite pony! Bring your camera to take a photo with Santa.  Due to the impending weather all other activities for this day have been rescheduled for the 13th.  What’s better than one opportunity to meet Santa and his Pony?  TWO!For more information, visit Meet Santa and His Pony at Carousel Park

Winterfest NewarkWinterFest Newark

Holiday entertainment, roasting chestnuts, caroling, tree lighting, ice carving demonstrations, and much more will fill this wonderful evening of fun for the whole family.  Winterfest is a joint effort by the Newark Parks and Recreation Department, the University of Delaware, and the Downtown Newark Partnerships. For more information, visit WinterFest Newark

Rainbow ChoraleRainbow Chorale of Delaware~Dashing Through The Snow 

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware concludes its 15th year with a delightful program featuring songs that celebrate the joys and nuances of the Winter and Christmas seasons. Some holiday favorites will be performed, like, the Glee arrangement of Let It Snow!, the Irving Berlin classic, White Christmas, and a jazzy rendition of Jingle Bells, and so much more. For more information, visit Rainbow Chorale of Delaware~Dashing Through The Snow 

rp_GG14_FF_website.jpgThe 38th Grand Gala

This year’s 38th Annual Grand Gala will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ U.S. arrival with an electrifying performance by The Fab Faux, considered by Rolling Stone Magazine as ” the greatest Beatles cover band – without the wigs.”  This is just one of the wonderful treats  in store for you at the Grand Gala. For more information, visit The 38th Grand Gala



Holiday SingHoliday Sing!

Early childhood Holiday Sing~ sing and play along with faculty for our 24th annual festive celebration of the season! A musical treat for the whole family featuring “The Gingerbread Boy” story. For ages 1½ and up with families. For more information, visit Holiday Sing!


Marshall Steam Museum - Steamin DaysOld-Fashioned Holiday

A special holiday-themed program at the Marshall Steam Museum. 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

WIT Holiday Fair 5Local, Sustainable Holiday Fair

The Local, Sustainable Holiday Fair is about supporting our local economy and artisans, and encouraging cottage industry that utilizes sustainable production/ material sourcing.  Plenty of up-cycled, fair trade, and local gift items! For more information, visit Local, Sustainable Holiday Fair

christmas-parade_delawareSmyrna Christmas Parade & Memorial Tree Program

The Annual Christmas Parade will be celebrated down Main Street in Clayton.  Parade begins at 5 PM. The Annual Memorial Tree Program is at 6:00 p.m. Celebrate the Annual Memorial Christmas Tree Program held at the Clayton Fire Company. For more information, visit Smyrna Christmas Parade & Memorial Tree Program


Start your holidays off right with this delightful musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. With toe-tapping music and unforgettable characters, follow Mister Ebenezer Scrooge on this magical night of his life where he finally sees the error of his ways and embraces the Christmas spirit. A treat for the whole family! For more information, visit Scrooge

Christmas CarolsBrandywine Christmas

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


Holiday GuideHappening Holiday Guide 2014

The Happening Holiday Guide is 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 2014 Holiday Guide by clicking on each of the images or links below. Book mark this page as we’ll be adding and updating events and categories throughout the Holiday Season. Everything Holiday presented by Premiere Wine and Spirits, our go-to for “spirited” gifts for everyone on our list this Holiday Season. For a guide to all that is happening and where this holiday, visit Happening Holiday Guide 2014