Peek Into Pilot School's New Cutting-Edge Campus

It was designed to create the best possible environment for young minds to develop, no matter what paths they might take.


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Pilot opened a new state-of-the-art campus in mid-November. Every part of the school has been designed for a specific purpose.//Carlos Alejandro

 

A boy of 5 stands at a table in the classroom. He pays close attention to his teacher as she works through a lesson. But he won’t sit, like his classmates do. Not him. 

In many schools, that would be a breach of protocol, like it was in the boy’s two preschools. Unable to follow their rules, he was asked to leave both. 

But at the Pilot School, it doesn’t matter whether he or any of the other children sit or stand during class. They may even need to leave the room sometimes, perhaps to sit in the “hugging chair” or just to take a little time out. They’ll go back to class when they’re ready. And when they do, there will be no judgment or punishment, just a welcoming environment that acknowledges they learn differently than other children do. So they might stand instead of sitting. They might speak out a little too often. Or not at all.

“We think there is something wrong with the educational system,” says Kathy Craven, who has spent 40 years at Pilot, the last 20 as head of school. “It’s still operating in the 19th century. Our program is cerebral, but it starts with the senses and body and is about being ready to learn.

“When a child feels more available to learn, he or she will do better. We want an environment that helps kids learn to be available.”

Since 1957, Pilot has worked with children who are uncomfortable in conventional learning environments, which often aren’t suited to their styles of learning. The school’s goal is to identify each child’s specific triggers, develop a plan to maximize his or her learning potential, then return them to the mainstream.

Pilot isn’t looking for students who will stick around from prekindergarten through eighth grade. The school wants to perform the necessary educational adjustments, build its students’ skills and confidence, then send them into the world, ready for its challenges.

If that takes only two years, so be it. If it takes eight, that’s OK, too. Pilot’s students have the cognitive skills necessary to do work through college, but they lack the foundations necessary to produce at the rate their peers do. At a time when independent schools are trying everything possible to boost enrollment, the average Pilot stay is three to five years, as counterintuitive an approach as there can be to sustaining a school’s fiscal health.

“We uncover how a child learns, utilize his or her strengths and our therapeutic programs to build on their weak areas,” Craven says. “We can design and implement programs that will build their skills and challenge their areas of strength.”

“We uncover how a child learns, utilize his or her strengths and our therapeutic programs to build on
their weak areas,” says Kathy Craven, head of school. “We can design and implement programs
that will build their skills and challenge their areas of strength.”//Carlos Alejandro

Toward that end, Pilot opened a new state-of-the-art campus in mid-November, with a building designed to create the best possible environment for young minds to develop, no matter what paths they might take. Every part of the school has been designed for a specific purpose. Hallways where the early grades are housed are narrower than the middle-schoolers’ halls, and they have lower ceilings so children won’t feel lost. The older kids will be prepared for bustling middle and high school corridors.

There is a tree top science lab and a recording studio. The pool has therapeutic and competitive applications. A classroom-in-the-round can be used for everything from dramatic presentations to counseling sessions. Tranquility rooms help calm students who have been overstimulated. They feature sensory-based materials that help prepare young people for their return to the classrooms. The library has a two-story sliding board. 

The whole building, bathed in natural light, incorporates nature from the surrounding 50-acre campus into learning like few other places can. 

Pilot is fun. It’s cool. And it is perhaps the ideal place for a child who is searching for a way to succeed but can’t quite find the way. 

“The new school is a 50-acre platform that represents the converging of national research in education with 60 years of Pilot’s experience in learning how kids learn,” says Jamie Murray, a board member and parent of a Pilot alum. “In this wonderful new place, we allow Kathy and her staff to be role models for helping children succeed.”

John and Marika Schoolar were trying to find the right place for their son, Ben, and those available to them in Austin didn’t offer “a clear trajectory” for him. Though John is a native of Houston and Marika had spent most of her life in Texas, they knew it was imperative to find the right spots for both Ben and their other child, Libby, now a ninth-grader who is thriving at Blair Academy in New Jersey.

The Schoolars sent information to a variety of schools detailing Ben’s academic needs and his test scores, which neither John nor Marika felt indicated his potential or represented his personal story. Their search covered schools from Portland, Maine, to Asheville, N.C. They met with Craven for 90 minutes in July 2012 and knew immediately that they had found a home. And that was the old Pilot, whose campus looked no different than any other school’s. The physical plant matters, but for the Schoolars, the people inside it were far more important.

“We called on the spur of the moment on a Thursday or Friday, and when we met with Kathy on Monday, she knew our son,” Marika says. “I cried a lot during that meeting, because she just got [Ben]. She gave us hope.”

When Ben started at Pilot, he was struggling with language and visual processing issues. Other schools gave him mazes to navigate, which Marika considered “almost cruel.” Pilot has addressed those areas, along with Ben’s difficulty focusing and his fine motor skill development. “He has atrocious handwriting,” Marika says.

One of Pilot’s strongest areas is its comprehensive approach to its students. Few schools can offer educational and therapeutic solutions under the same roof. But students who need occupational and physical therapies can receive them every day at Pilot. Pilot also participates in a robust athletic program that includes competition with other schools. 

Ben will stay at Pilot “until they kick him out,” Marika says with a laugh—likely two more years. By then, he should be ready for a conventional high school, which is Pilot’s goal for every student. According to Craven, over the past 10 years, 98 percent of students have remained in the schools where Pilot has placed them. Libby Schoolar is extremely happy at Blair, and her parents hope Ben has the same secondary school experience. “The school is filling in the missing links in his education,” Marika says. “They are making sure his base is strong.”

Pilot was founded in 1957 by Mary Carpenter, whose child was having difficulties in school, along with the head of Tatnall School, who recognized that some of that school’s students were grappling with their work. The first home for its first student body—five—was in the basement of Christ Church in Wilmington. When enrollment swelled to 15, Pilot purchased a duplex on Bancroft Parkway. In 1965, it moved into the facility on Garden of Eden Road that served until November, when it moved to the new campus on Woodlawn Road. The 85,000-square-foot facility cost $34 million. It holds 150 students (with a capacity of 180) in 25 conventional classrooms and other learning areas designed to suit students like sixth-grader Gabriela Shulman.

Last November, the school moved to the new campus on Woodlawn Road. The 85,000-square-foot facility
cost $34 million. It holds 150 students (with a capacity of 180) in 25 conventional classrooms and other learning areas.//Carlos Alejandro

Despite conscientious attempts by teachers at the South Harrison (N.J.) School District to provide a foundation for Gabriela, her dyslexia proved too strong an opponent. She began at Pilot in January 2015 as a fifth-grader, with South Harrison paying the school’s $27,800 tuition. “The teachers [at South Harrison] did a great job of getting [Gabriela] ready to be at Pilot,” says Gabriela’s mother, Darcy Shulman. “Pilot is by far the best place for her to be.” The school doesn’t have a 1:1 student-teacher ratio, but its 5:1 relationship does allow teachers to provide individual attention and craft educational solutions that meet each student’s specific needs. 

Gabriela’s dyslexia was so profound, Shulman was afraid her daughter would never be able to drive, because she wouldn’t be able to read the street signs. “She reads them on the way to school now,” Shulman says. She also feared things like whether or not Gabriela would be able to read a menu when she went out with friends as a high schooler. That doesn’t seem to be much of an issue now. “I’m dumbfounded by her progress,” Shulman says. 

Her feelings are fairly standard for many Pilot parents, who often go through what school representatives refer to as a “grieving period” when they realize their children need more help than conventional educational settings can provide. Pilot’s alternative approach provides a haven, an opportunity and perhaps a last resort.

“Many parents think that if their child doesn’t thrive at Pilot, that child is going to be disabled for life,” Craven says. “Then they will have to take another turn in their expectations.”

The Pilot process is informed by a variety of factors, beginning with a heavy dose of study and a quest to be at the forefront of current educational techniques and philosophies. “We are research- and evidence-based,” Craven says. The school’s publication “Let’s Challenge the Myth of Normal” begins with the declaration that the school is “here to redefine teaching and learning.” Pilot isn’t merely trying to educate its students; it would like the overall approach to instructing all children to change. Instead of a linear model, the school uses “a spiral,” as Craven calls it. That means programs are crafted to foster success, not high test scores, and to create an environment in which students feel they can learn. Pilot students do have unique and sometimes substantial challenges, so traditional methods do not often work. But the school’s staff and board believe that every student would do well to attend a school that is more attentive to building confidence and skills instead of attending a school that follows an ages-old path. 

According to Jerome Heisler, a board member and past parent, many children go to Pilot frustrated and down because they haven’t thrived in previous environments. By blending therapy, unique instruction and the development of social skills, Pilot helps “kids leave here happy,” Heisler says. 

A big part of that equation is a heavy dose of nature. Getting dirty is considered part of the curriculum, so students spend a lot of time outdoors. Pilot has embraced the work of Richard Louv, a journalist whose books “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder” and “Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life” are vital components of the Pilot equation. Louv visited Pilot when the new campus opened, and the school has big plans for its expansive grounds. The kids benefit by seeing various ecosystems at work, by learning how to get around in the woods—by simply playing on the rocks outside the school at recess. Louv’s latest research suggests a “biological link between humans and nature,” according to Craven, and that provides a calming and comforting effect that can benefit Pilot students greatly.

“Our students are often highly stressed and have failed in class before coming here,” Craven says. “Nature provides a baseline for them and connects with the biochemistry in their brains. When you are stressed, you are not available. When you feel good, you are more confident and available to learn.”

Craven speaks of creating summer programs in the barn on campus and allowing children from the area to experience the outdoors through Pilot’s facilities. Nothing will be dismissed immediately. Someone asked about raising llamas. Why not?

“We love technology, but for every piece of technology, we add a bite of nature,” Craven says. “Having nature available for kids when they go through hard times can be helpful.”

The list of Pilot successes is long and impressive. The school boasts a 100 percent high school graduation rate, an indicator of its ability to place its students in other schools—mainstream, independent and charter—as well as the kids’ preparedness for learning. Though there are no Supreme Court justices or Nobel Prize winners among Pilot’s alumni, Craven says its former students are physicians and attorneys. They are graduates of Berklee College of Music and hold doctoral degrees in aeronautics. 

But big numbers don’t have the same impact as individual stories. 

When board member Jamie Murray’s daughter, Bree, struggled in preschool and kindergarten, he and his wife moved her to Pilot. She had been “having more trouble than other students,” one of Bree’s old teachers told them, and another believed “she needed a tutor.” Bree entered Pilot in third grade and left ready to thrive at Sanford School, from which she graduated with an early acceptance offer from Syracuse University. After college, she worked for the Sydney Olympic Committee and spent two years in Amsterdam. She is now a designer with a store in Centreville and two kids. 

“Bree learned the confidence and self-esteem that allowed her to stake out on her own,” Murray says. 

That’s the outcome Tara Mercante is hoping her son, Ethan, will experience. Ethan started at Pilot in kindergarten. He is now in second grade. Like many families, the Mercantes weren’t sure what to do when Ethan struggled early in his educational journey. They have been delighted with Pilot’s small class sizes, specialized academic attention and the occupational therapy he receives. Ethan’s confidence is growing, and the Mercantes have become vocal advocates for Pilot and its methods.

“Pilot is a place Ethan will be able to live up to his full potential,” says his mother, Tara Mercante. “I wish every school would provide opportunities like Pilot does.”

And understand that sometimes children have to stand up when it’s time to learn.

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65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-384-3694
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It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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November 23-January 5, 2020   Discover one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases!  Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Come visit Santa Claus in his home away from the North Pole until December 24th. Make memories this holiday season and get your pictures with Santa at the Concord Mall.

Cost: Free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 215-627-1060
Contact Name: Concord Mall

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FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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Don’s Tree Farm is excited for the 2019 Christmas Season.  Christmas Trees and so much more!  Hours for 2019 are Thursdays 2pm – 6pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am...

Cost: Free

Where:
Don's Tree Farm
6396 Hickman Road
Greenwood, DE  19950
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BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Somerville Manning Gallery is pleased to present a father and son exhibition of new works by Greg Mort and Jon Mort from November 22 – December 21, 2019. A reception with both artists will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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LOOK TO THE LAND A Mary Putman Retrospective November 16, 2019 - April 6, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Long-time Delawarean artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and is ensuring no children are forgotten at Christmas via toy donation drive for Toys for Tots. Additionally, in honor...

Cost: New, unwrapped toys

Where:
Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant
1709 Lovering Ave.
Wilmington, DE
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Milton Holiday House Tour – Saturday, December 14, 2019; 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (rain, shine, or snow).  The Women’s Club of Milton presents a tour of several of Milton’s...

Cost: $25 in advance/$30 day of

Where:
Milton, DE
, DE


Sponsor: Women’s Club of Milton
Contact Name: Barbara German

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Available Tuesday nights only - Certified Angus cut of prime rib, asparagus, cauliflower mashed potatoes for $30!

Cost: $30

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Christiana Hilton
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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Join First State Ringers as they present Christmas Favorites of 2019!  Enjoy an hour of holiday music.  FSR is part of Newark United Methodist Church, and directed by Ruthie Toole.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Brandywine Hundred Library
1300 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Newark United Methodist Church
Telephone: 302-388-9135
Contact Name: Ruthie Toole
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65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-384-3694
Website »

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It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Website »

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FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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Somerville Manning Gallery is pleased to present a father and son exhibition of new works by Greg Mort and Jon Mort from November 22 – December 21, 2019. A reception with both artists will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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“Eclectic Artist of the South” offers vibrant paintings and reflections of Jewish Heritage'' Nationally known artist and writer, Susan (Shoshannah) Adler George brings her...

Cost: free

Where:
The Siegel JCC,
101 Garden of Eden Road,
Wilmington , DE  19803
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Come visit Santa Claus in his home away from the North Pole until December 24th. Make memories this holiday season and get your pictures with Santa at the Concord Mall.

Cost: Free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 215-627-1060
Contact Name: Concord Mall

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Don’s Tree Farm is excited for the 2019 Christmas Season.  Christmas Trees and so much more!  Hours for 2019 are Thursdays 2pm – 6pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am...

Cost: Free

Where:
Don's Tree Farm
6396 Hickman Road
Greenwood, DE  19950
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November 23-January 5, 2020   Discover one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases!  Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

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Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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LOOK TO THE LAND A Mary Putman Retrospective November 16, 2019 - April 6, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Long-time Delawarean artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

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BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

More information

Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and is ensuring no children are forgotten at Christmas via toy donation drive for Toys for Tots. Additionally, in honor...

Cost: New, unwrapped toys

Where:
Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant
1709 Lovering Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »

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Milton Holiday House Tour – Saturday, December 14, 2019; 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (rain, shine, or snow).  The Women’s Club of Milton presents a tour of several of Milton’s...

Cost: $25 in advance/$30 day of

Where:
Milton, DE
, DE


Sponsor: Women’s Club of Milton
Contact Name: Barbara German

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Every Wednesday from 4PM - 11PM, indulge in 1/2 price bottles of wine! Valid for bottles under $80.

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Christiana Hilton
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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It's time for Harry's holiday ornaments! Join us for our Happy Hours from 4-6PM and pick up this year's ornament, benefiting the Ministry of Caring. After Happy Hour, this...

Cost: free

Where:
Harry's Savoy Grill
2020 Naamans Road
2020 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: Harry's Savoy Grill & Ballroom
Telephone: 302-475-3000
Contact Name: Meg Morgan
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Enjoy a glass of wine, bask in the warmth and beauty of the holiday season, and listen to the melodic sounds of live jazz December 4, 11, and 18 in the Visitor Center The Pavilion Restaurant...

Cost: Members free. Jazz & Wine is included with Yuletide Tour general admission

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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If you are a Blues musician, or a fun loving person and you want to have a great time enjoying great food (Best Of... 2019) adult beverages and if you want to meet awesome people, come and join The...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Reef Seafood & Steak Restaurant
2618 Carpenter Station Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
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Sponsor: 4w5 Blues Jam
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-384-3694
Website »

More information

Somerville Manning Gallery is pleased to present a father and son exhibition of new works by Greg Mort and Jon Mort from November 22 – December 21, 2019. A reception with both artists will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-652-0271

More information

It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

November 23-January 5, 2020   Discover one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases!  Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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Create a holiday container for your porch or steps that will wow your neighbors! We'll show you what materials you can use this time of year to create a colorful winter design you can enjoy for...

Cost: $45

Where:
Inland Bays Garden Center
38320 Muddy Neck Road
Frankford, DE  19945
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Sponsor: Inland Bays Garden Center
Telephone: 302-539-1839
Contact Name: Denise Hoeksema
Website »

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Come visit Santa Claus in his home away from the North Pole until December 24th. Make memories this holiday season and get your pictures with Santa at the Concord Mall.

Cost: Free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Telephone: 215-627-1060
Contact Name: Concord Mall

More information

Don’s Tree Farm is excited for the 2019 Christmas Season.  Christmas Trees and so much more!  Hours for 2019 are Thursdays 2pm – 6pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am...

Cost: Free

Where:
Don's Tree Farm
6396 Hickman Road
Greenwood, DE  19950
View map »

More information

NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 130-265-66466
Website »

More information

LOOK TO THE LAND A Mary Putman Retrospective November 16, 2019 - April 6, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Long-time Delawarean artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

More information

Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

More information

Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

More information

Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and is ensuring no children are forgotten at Christmas via toy donation drive for Toys for Tots. Additionally, in honor...

Cost: New, unwrapped toys

Where:
Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant
1709 Lovering Ave.
Wilmington, DE
View map »

More information

Milton Holiday House Tour – Saturday, December 14, 2019; 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (rain, shine, or snow).  The Women’s Club of Milton presents a tour of several of Milton’s...

Cost: $25 in advance/$30 day of

Where:
Milton, DE
, DE


Sponsor: Women’s Club of Milton
Contact Name: Barbara German

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For $20 on Thursdays from 4PM - 11PM, indulge in our crab cake sandwich & a local beer on tap. Signature crab cake topped w/ lettuce, tomato, power veggie slaw, served on a toasted brioche...

Cost: $20

Where:
Market Kitchen & Bar at the Christiana Hilton
100 Continental Dr.
Newark, DE  19713
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It's time for Harry's holiday ornaments! Join us for Happy Hour from 5-7PM and pick up this year's ornament, benefiting the Ministry of Caring. After Happy Hour, this ornament will be available...

Cost: free

Where:
Kid Shelleen's Charcoal House & Saloon
1801 West 14th Street
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Kid Shelleen's Charcoal House & Saloon
Telephone: 302-658-4600
Contact Name: Jamie Paski
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Tis the season for our two favorite things, shopping and self-care!! Join us on Thursday, December 5th for our annual holiday event. Meet and mingle with our spa-tacular experts and staff. ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Premier Spa & Laser Center
537 Stanton-Christiana Rd.
Suite 207/210
Newark , DE  19713
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Come and learn more about the Museum’s Connected Series. Series, curating events for the community, by the community! Free.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Website »

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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
View map »


Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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Curiosity and Flux, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Shawn Faust, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 6, 2019 – January 10, 2020. The artist will host a free opening...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 302-577-8278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
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“Art Works for the Holidays” features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, and more. Oil paintings – Ed...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-384-3694
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LOOK TO THE LAND A Mary Putman Retrospective November 16, 2019 - April 6, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Long-time Delawarean artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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December 6, 2019 Join us for a study day focused on Robert S. Duncanson, the foremost African American landscape painter of the 19th century. Inspired by Winterthur’s recent...

Cost: Members $15. Nonmembers $25. Students (with student ID) Free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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DESSERT AND COFFEE Rick Hidalgo and Richard Remenick December 6 - 29, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop “When I was a kid, I always...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Don’s Tree Farm is excited for the 2019 Christmas Season.  Christmas Trees and so much more!  Hours for 2019 are Thursdays 2pm – 6pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am...

Cost: Free

Where:
Don's Tree Farm
6396 Hickman Road
Greenwood, DE  19950
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Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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Come visit Santa Claus in his home away from the North Pole until December 24th. Make memories this holiday season and get your pictures with Santa at the Concord Mall.

Cost: Free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 215-627-1060
Contact Name: Concord Mall

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RECONSTITUTE Draper Experiment by Jacintha Clark December 6, 2019 – February 23, 2020  Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Jacintha...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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ART IN BLOOM Philadelphia Chapter of Ikebana International December 6 – 8, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Join us for a special...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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November 23-January 5, 2020   Discover one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases!  Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Somerville Manning Gallery is pleased to present a father and son exhibition of new works by Greg Mort and Jon Mort from November 22 – December 21, 2019. A reception with both artists will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and is ensuring no children are forgotten at Christmas via toy donation drive for Toys for Tots. Additionally, in honor...

Cost: New, unwrapped toys

Where:
Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant
1709 Lovering Ave.
Wilmington, DE
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This noon-time lunch series on the first Friday of every month pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch...

Cost: $12 Members, $14 Non-Members​

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Milton Holiday House Tour – Saturday, December 14, 2019; 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (rain, shine, or snow).  The Women’s Club of Milton presents a tour of several of Milton’s...

Cost: $25 in advance/$30 day of

Where:
Milton, DE
, DE


Sponsor: Women’s Club of Milton
Contact Name: Barbara German

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Find the Magic of the Holidays at the Annual Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park & Museum Bring your family out for Holiday Open House with exceptional entertainment, fun festive crafts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rockwood Park & Museum
4651 Washington Street
OFFICE_COMMERCIAL
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: New Castle County Department of Community Services
Telephone: 302-395-5600
Contact Name: Suzanne Casey
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“The Mixed media of Art,” an exhibition of drawings of public transportation and RCOKY I and II Boxing series by Wilmington artist Geraldo Gonzalez, will be on view in the Sold...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Sold Firm Art Gallery
800 B N Tatnall St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Sold Firm
Telephone: 302-543-3082
Contact Name: Geraldo Gonzalez
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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The Ballet Theatre of Dover will present its annual production of The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Dover High School Theatre, 1 Dover High...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Dover High School Theatre
1 Dover High Drive
Dover, DE  19904
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Sponsor: Ballet Theatre of Dover
Telephone: 302-734-9717
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Join First State Ringers as they present Christmas Favorites of 2019!  Enjoy an hour of holiday music.  FSR is part of Newark United Methodist Church, and directed by Ruthie...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kingswood United Methodist Church
300 Marrows Road
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Newark United Methodist Church
Telephone: 302-388-9135
Contact Name: Ruthie Toole
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“Art Works for the Holidays” features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, and more. Oil paintings – Ed...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
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On Saturday, December 7 between 9am and 4pm come over to Saint Thomas More Academy in Magnolia, DE for our 1st annual Happy Holly-Days Market Fair.  Vendors of all kinds will over...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Saint Thomas More Academy
133 Thomas More Drive
Magnolia, DE  19962
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Sponsor: The Visual & Performing Arts Department
Telephone: 302-697-8100
Contact Name: Kevin Thomas
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Instructor: Eo Omwake 30-minute lunch break

Cost: $75 Members, $95 Non-Members

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and be the dinosaur. Drawing on today’s modern technology and tested and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-384-3694
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Directly inspired by the Delaware Art Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite and American illustration collections, this commission from Angela Fraleigh presents a contemporary look at gender and identity...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Website »

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Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., “Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Website »

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Somerville Manning Gallery is pleased to present a father and son exhibition of new works by Greg Mort and Jon Mort from November 22 – December 21, 2019. A reception with both artists will be...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271

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July 11, 2019–January 5, 2020, Center Gallery   The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom...

Cost: Members free. $6-$20 per nonmember.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Let us guide you through the steps of making a standard size holiday wreath to adorn your front door or give to a friend. We'll provide the tools and materials you'll need including greens,...

Cost: $35

Where:
Inland Bays Garden Center
38320 Muddy Neck Road
Frankford, DE  19945
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Sponsor: Inland Bays Garden Center
Telephone: 302-539-1839
Contact Name: Denise Hoeksema
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DESSERT AND COFFEE Rick Hidalgo and Richard Remenick December 6 - 29, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop “When I was a kid, I always...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »

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LOOK TO THE LAND A Mary Putman Retrospective November 16, 2019 - April 6, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Long-time Delawarean artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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Come visit Santa Claus in his home away from the North Pole until December 24th. Make memories this holiday season and get your pictures with Santa at the Concord Mall.

Cost: Free

Where:
Concord Mall
4737 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
View map »


Telephone: 215-627-1060
Contact Name: Concord Mall

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Don’s Tree Farm is excited for the 2019 Christmas Season.  Christmas Trees and so much more!  Hours for 2019 are Thursdays 2pm – 6pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am...

Cost: Free

Where:
Don's Tree Farm
6396 Hickman Road
Greenwood, DE  19950
View map »

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November 23-January 5, 2020   Discover one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases!  Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with...

Cost: Included with admission. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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Margo Allman, a distinguished regional artist for over 60 years in painting, drawing, and sculpture, doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In her first solo exhibition at The Delaware...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
Website »

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September 10, 2019–January 5, 2020  A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses,...

Cost: $6-$20 per nonmember. Members free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

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FLANDERS FIELDS: 25 YEARS OF DEPICTING BRITISH TRENCH POETRY Constance Cone October 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 5 - 9 PM during first Friday Art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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Mitch Lyons is a well-known and important part of the local art community, who over the past five decades developed a truly innovative form of print-making. Lyons received his undergraduate degree...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Website »

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BEIJING BOOSTER PAINTINGS Peter Wayne Lewis October 4, 2019 to February 26, 2020 VIP Preview Reception:  October 3, 2019 | 5 - 7 PM Public Reception:  October 4,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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ART IN BLOOM Philadelphia Chapter of Ikebana International December 6 – 8, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 2019 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Join us for a special...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: The Delaware Contemporary
Telephone: 302-656-6466
Contact Name: Tatiana Michels
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RECONSTITUTE Draper Experiment by Jacintha Clark December 6, 2019 – February 23, 2020  Opening Reception: Friday, December 6 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop Jacintha...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort...

Cost: $6-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

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NEW HEIGHTS Erica Loustau  January 11 - December 11, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019  7 - 9 PM Seeking to engage the unused space of our atrium lobby, artist...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Delaware Contemporary
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 130-265-66466
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Come join us for the upcoming Legal Studies Open House at Widener University Delaware Law School 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 am - 12:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Widener University Delaware Law School
4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Graduate, International, Compliance, and Legal Studies
Telephone: (302) 477-2780
Contact Name: Shaun Mahan
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It’s back! Our annual sale kicks off December 1 with 20% off your entire purchase. For the remainder of the week, receive 10% off most items. (Members receive a 20% discount all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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'Tis the season for gathering! Grab your nearest and dearest and head out to Chaddsford for an afternoon of holiday merriment. Look forward to warm mulled wine, fresh-baked cookies,...

Cost: Admission is free. All wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go.

Where:
Chaddsford Winery
632 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Join First State Ringers as they present Christmas Favorites of 2019!  Enjoy an hour of holiday music.  FSR is part of Newark United Methodist Church, and directed by Ruthie...

Cost: Free

Where:
Old St. Paul's Church
506 High Street
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Newark United Methodist Church
Telephone: 302-388-9135
Contact Name: Ruthie Toole
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.Enjoy a Guide-led tour of the special exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture.  Image: Susan Taylor, as Model,c. 1970s. Ken Ramsay (1935–2008). Gelatin...

Cost: Free for Members, Free with admission for Non-Members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Capital Ringers is a versatile community handbell ensemble known regionally for a vast repertoire including rock n’ roll, jazz, patriotic, sacred and current top 40 tunes,​ in addition to...

Cost: $15.00 for adults, Children 18 and under free

Where:
Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church
26633 Zion Church Rd.
Milton, DE  19968
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Sponsor: Capital Ringers
Telephone: 302-632-1043
Contact Name: Heather Beauchamp
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ALL ABOARD the Museum for a night of winter wonder! Wear your favorite pair of holiday PJ’s and enjoy a variety of fun and interactive winter-themed activities including a hot chocolate lab,...

Cost: $3 for DMNH Members (ages 3 & up), Free for DMNH Members under age 3 $12 for no

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Find the Magic of the Holidays at the Annual Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park & Museum Bring your family out for Holiday Open House with exceptional entertainment, fun festive crafts, costumed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rockwood Park & Museum
4651 Washington Street
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: New Castle County Department of Community Services
Telephone: 302-395-5600
Contact Name: Suzanne Casey
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The Nutcracker Express Presented by DanceCompany-X Traditional Nutcracker blended with scenes inspired by the Polar Express movie. An unique and an original holiday tradition that you don't...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
Milford Senior High School
1019 N Walnut St
Milford, DE  19963
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Sponsor: DanceCo-X
Telephone: 302-422-2633
Contact Name: Michele Xiques
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The Newark Arts Alliance invites everyone to an evening of celebrating and supporting the arts with The Gingerbread Bash. You’ll enjoy dinner from soup to nuts, wine and beer, music by Ellen...

Cost: $50

Where:
Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Rd.
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Arts Alliance
Telephone: 302-266-7266
Contact Name: Terry Foreman
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The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society Presents it's FREE Holiday Spectacular!  at the Dickinson Theatre at John Dickinson High School.     Starring  John Baratta and Carl Black on both consoles...

Cost: FREE

Where:
John Dickinson High School
1801 Milltown Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society
Telephone: 302-998-2803
Contact Name: Bob Dilworth
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The Lighthouse Inc. Church presenta el servicio de la iglesia en espanol.  El servicio de la iglesia en espanol comenzia 14 de merzo de 2019.  Hables espanol?  Entonces este es el...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc., Church
6 S Railroad Ave
Wyoming, DE  19934-1026
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc.Church
Telephone: 302-697-1472
Contact Name: Christopher Gore

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The Lighthouse Inc., Church would like to place the following public service announcement. The Lighthouse Inc., Church will be featuring a new youtube presentation by Sis. Ijeoma Mbonu, titled,...

Cost: free

Where:
The Lighthouse Inc, Church
6 South Railroad Avenue
Wyoming, DE  19934
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Sponsor: The Lighthouse Inc., Church
Telephone: (302) 632-4679
Contact Name: Christopher Gore
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There’s nothing like the scent of fresh-cut evergreens around the holidays. Come bask in this wonderful fragrance as you construct your own unique holiday wreath at the University of Delaware...

Cost: Each workshop costs $45 for UDBG Friends and $55 for nonmembers

Where:
Fischer Greenhouse
531 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE  19716
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Sponsor: UD Botanic Gardens
Telephone: (302) 831-4188
Contact Name: Valann Budischak
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