Best of Delaware 2018: Food & Drink Downstate



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GENERAL MANAGER DAVID LYNCH AND MANAGER WIN ROSENBERG TOAST SALT AIR'S WINS FOR BEST WINE LIST DOWNSTATE AND BEST RESTAURANT IN DELAWARE.//PHOTO BY LESLIE BARBARO

 

American Restaurant

Readers, downstateSummer House Saloon

228 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3895

 

Bakery

Readers, downstateOld World Breads

32919 Nassau Road, Lewes, 313-5191

 

Bar

Readers, downstateParadise Grill

27344 Bay Road, Long Neck, 945-4500

 

Barbecue Place

Readers, downstateBethany Blues BBQ

6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 537-1500; 18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2500

 

Bayfront Dining

Editors, downstateThe Rusty Rudder offers a view clear across the Rehoboth Bay and a deck to watch it from. That means spectacular sunset dining. Need we say more?

113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach, 227-3888

 

Beach Bar

Editors, downstate: The surfboards on the walls, on the fences and in the rafters say it all at Big Chill Surf Cantina, which feels like the kind of place you’d find on safari in Baja. There’s no better place for a cold brew by Dogfish Head or Mispillion River Brewing after an epic surf session at the inlet.

19406 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 727-5568

 

Beach Classic

Editors, downstate: It’s been fun to watch Nantuckets Restaurant grow over the years. From the cozy place on the highway to the still-cozy yet expanded restaurant with soaring ceilings, Nantuckets has been winning friends for about 30 years with delicious food, friendly service and a relaxing lounge. If you live in Fenwick, you’re lucky. If not, a visit is worth the summer traffic.

601 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-2607

 

Beer Selection

Readers, downstateDogfish Head Brewings & Eats

320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2739

 

Bike Stop

Editors, downstate: Always plan your spin on the Junction and Breakwater Trail to end at Revelation Craft Company, where you can fill your 32-ounce browler with any of its standards or great seasonal brews. The snazzy blue vessel fits in your bike’s bottle cage—and there’s no better way to recharge after your ride.

19841 Central St., Rehoboth Beach, 212-5674

 

Bistro

Editors, downstateJam Bistro is a quaint and cozy eatery that will appeal to all with fun food such as truffle macaroni and cheese, heavenly baked brie and big meals such as a classic strip steak. It’s the perfect spot for a drink and a bite before a show at Clear Space Theatre, an intimate dinner for two or a meal with friends any time. The daily happy hour is popular among locals, so get there early.

21 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-5226

 

Breakfast Place

Readers, downstateThe Starboard

2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-4600

 

Breakfast Sandwiches

Editors, downstate: A customer’s testimonial tells you everything you need to know about the breakfast sandwiches at Kaisy’s Delights: “They are filled with ooey and gooey goodness.” The goodness starts with Kaiser rolls that are made with organic wheat. The rolls receive a generous dose of butter on the griddle before they are packed with over-easy eggs, cheese and ham, bacon, sausage or scrapple. Sausage seems to be a customer favorite. The sandwiches are always made fresh and are never frozen. It’s a snap to get breakfast at the Lewes location, thanks to a drive-thru that opens every day at 6 a.m. Delightful. 

1548 Savannah Road, Lewes, 313-4241; 70 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 212-5360

 

Brewpub

Readers, downstateDogfish Head Brewings & Eats

320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2739

 

Brunch

Readers, downstateThe Starboard

2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-4600

 

Burgers

Readers, downstateThe Pickled Pig Pub

18756 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-5444

 

Candy-Chocolate Shop

Readers, downstateCandy Kitchen

Del. and 1 Westway Drive, Bethany Beach, 537-7655; 123 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-8525; 100 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 537-1733; 37075 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 539-6805; 18627 Del. 1, Rehoboth Beach, 645-4769; 1 S. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9200; 102 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7195

 

Casual Classic

Editors, downstateMcGlynns Pub in Dover has all the characteristics of its more mature upstate cousins. It’s a sports bar. It offers a diverse, fairly priced menu and plenty of drink choices to keep customers happy. There are also fun appetizers, delicious burgers, daily dinner specials and a free happy hour buffet. It’s definitely a neighborhood destination and a comfortable place to hang out. A classic, if you will. Here’s what sets it apart: The 10-year-old pub sits on the banks of Silver Lake. That’s hard to beat.

800 N. State St., Dover, 674-0144

 

Catering

Readers, downstateBethany Blues BBQ and Beyond Catering

18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2500

 

Charm Factor

Editors, downstate: If the Rehoboth of yore had a grand hotel, it would have looked like Boardwalk Plaza, which houses the ever-popular Victoria’s Restaurant. We love the rich fabrics, the deep colors, the Victorian touches, the amazing food and, of course, the view of the boardwalk and ocean.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615

 

Cheesesteaks

Readers, downstateCapriotti’s Sandwich Shop

130 Gateway South Blvd., Dover, 698-3090; 321 Independence Blvd., Dover, 678-2808; 1604 Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-8998; 684 N. Dupont Hwy., Milford, 424-3309; 456 W. Glenwood Ave., Smyrna, 659-1388

 

Chef

Readers, downstateSean Corea, Fork + Flask at Nage

19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2037

 

Chinese Restaurant

Readers, downstateConfucius

57 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3848

 

Tom Garvey of Hooked Seafood & Martini Bar in Rehoboth Beach pours his eponymous cocktail called "The Garvey."//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

 

Cocktail Selection

Readers, downstateHooked Seafood & Martini Bar

18585 Coastal Hwy., No. 23, Rehoboth Beach, 827-4944

 

Coffee Shop

Readers, downstateThe Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe

37140 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 260-9734

 

Contemporary Italian

Editors, downstate: For nearly 30 years, DiFebo’s Restaurant has been the place to go for Italian at the beach. During that time, the DiFebo and Osias families have been perfecting the Abruzzi-style Italian cuisine that was originated by ancestors in Rosetta, Italy. Big Bob’s famous homemade red sauce remains the backbone of classic dishes such as lasagna and homemade ravioli. Other favorites include Chianti-braised short ribs with rosemary and roasted garlic served over sweet pea and asiago risotto, and DiFebo’s cioppino stew of clams, mussels, shrimp, fish and crab in a coastal pescara calamari bouillabaisse.

789 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-4550; 12 N. First St., Rehoboth Beach, 226-4550

 

Cooking Class

Readers, downstategrandpa (MAC)

18756 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 313-4751; 33 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 727-5509

 

Crab Cakes

Readers, downstateWoody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill

1904 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach, 260-9945

 

Desiree DiAntonio, owner of Restaurant 55 in Dover, winner of Best Craft Burger downstate.//Photo by Leslie Barbaro

 

Craft Burgers

Editors, downstate: Burgers at Restaurant 55 start with local beef and turkey that was ground that day. Cheeses range from Gruyere to Gorgonzola. Top your big beef patty with bacon, or order a burger with the bacon ground into it—or try sage pork sausage. Restaurant 55 expands the idea of what a burger can be by including versions made with salmon, sashimi-quality tuna, veggies and more. And the 12 taps show a lot of love to local brewers.

2461 S. State St., Dover, 535-8102

 

Date Night Restaurant

Readers, downstateAgave Mexican Restaurant

137 Second St., Lewes, 645-1232

 

Desserts

Readers, downstateTouch of Italy

19724 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3900; 101 Second St., Lewes, 827-2730

 

Distillery-Craft Spirits

Readers, downstateDogfish Head Craft Brewery

6 Village Center Blvd., Milton, 684-1000

 

Family Restaurant Ever

Editors, downstateGrotto Pizza

793 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-3398; 8 York Beach Mall, Highway One, Bethany Beach, 537-3289; 1603 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach, 227-3407; 1159 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 678-3278; 17467 Shady Road, Lewes, 645-9500; 102 Silicato Way, Milford, 725-5111; 26090 Shoppes at Long Neck, Millsboro, 945-6000; 36 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3278; 15 Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, 227-4588; 17 Surf Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3601; 22925 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, 628-2800

 

Family-Friendly Restaurant

Readers, downstateParadise Grill

27344 Bay Road, Long Neck, 945-4500

 

Fine Dining

Readers, downstate1776 Steakhouse

18585 Coastal Hwy., No. 6, Rehoboth Beach, 645-9355

 

Fish Tacos

Editors, downstate: They start with crispy fried fish at El Dorado. Make them your own with any of the salsas or pickled vegetables on the salsa bar. Everything is homemade and fresh. But don’t stop with fish tacos. The shrimp version is outstanding—and so is the ceviche.

18766 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-1596

 

Food to Go

Readers, downstateTaco Reho

19406 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 226-8226

 

Food Truck

Readers, downstateTaco Reho

19406 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 226-8226

 

Greek-Mediterranean Restaurant

Readers, downstateCafé Azafran

18 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8100

 

Gyros

Editors, downstate: Try them with thinly sliced chicken at Semra’s Mediterranean Grill, or opt for kabobs of wonderfully seasoned beef or lamb. The pita is soft as a pillow. But don’t think for a second that Semra’s is a gyro stand. It serves the full range of Mediterranean foods—all delicious.

19 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-4976

 

Handmade Preserves

Editors, downstateBackyard Jams & Jellies was an artisanal producer before artisanal was a thing. You’ll find straightforward flavors such as peach, unusual flavors such as crabapple and tantalizing combos such as strawberry-Key lime. Find them at events, gourmet shops and while you’re browsing the farmers markets.

407 Chestnut St., Milton, 684-0435

 

Happy Hour

Readers, downstateFins Fish House & Raw Bar

243 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-3467

 

Happy Hour Menu

Editors, downstate: That dollar-off wine and three-buck beer special at Stingray Sushi Bar + Asian Latino Grill pairs nicely with discounted sushi rolls, Loren barbecue wings, pork belly sliders and other apps. You could make it a meal.

59 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6476

 

Ice Cream

Readers, downstateHopkins Farm Creamery

18186 Dairy Farm Road, Lewes, 645-7163

 

Indian Restaurant

Readers, downstateIndigo Indian Cuisine

44 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 212-5220

 

Italian Restaurant

Readers, downstateTouch of Italy

19724 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3900; 101 Second St., Lewes, 827-2730

 

Jamaican-Caribbean Restaurant

Readers, downstateZogg’s Raw Bar & Grill

1 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7660

 

Japanese Restaurant

Readers, downstateThe Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar

301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493

 

Kosher Foods

Editors, downstate: The only thing better than a good corned beef or pastrami sandwich is a sandwich with corned beef and pastrami. Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen makes them great. You’ll also find matzo ball soup, bagels, lox and kippers, apple cake, noodle kugel and just about any other Kosher delight you can think of.

18949 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-1700

 

Kosher Grocer

Editors, downstate: Wares and fare at little Jerusalem International Grocery include not only Kosher products, but favorites from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Russia—hummuses, olive oils, dates, dried peas and lentils, pickles and pickled turnips, cold cuts, halvah and other sweets. There’s no other place like it in the state.

34396 Tenley Court, Lewes, 644-1700

 

Late Night Menu

Readers, downstateFins Fish House & Raw Bar

243 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-3467

 

Lobster Rolls

Editors, downstate: Lobster rolls have clawed their way onto many a menu during the past few years, and there are many fine versions out there. But the rolls at Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls are as the name states, famous—and for good reason. The folks at Mason’s give them the Maine treatment. That means keeping it traditional and simple. Choose from the classic, served chilled with mayo and lemon butter; the Connecticut, served with warm butter; the lobster salad version or the lobster BLT. It’s all good. At Mason’s, that’s how they roll.

67 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 727-0411

 

Lunch Downtown

Editors, downstate33 West Ale House & Grill remains a lunchtime staple for movers and shakers in our state capital. Grab a healthy salad, panini or wrap, or a tasty burger. Daily lunch specials often feature seasonal dishes. If you hit happy hour later, choose from 14 rotating drafts and more than 20 bottled craft brews.

33 Loockerman St., Dover, 735-9822

 

Lunch Spot

Readers, downstateArena’s Milford

200 NE Front St., Milford, 442-3354; Arena’s at the Airport, 21553 Rudder Lane, Georgetown, 856-3297; Arena’s Café, 17314 N. Village Main Blvd., Lewes, 644-0370; Arena’s Café, 20312 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 226-2233; Arena’s Deli and Bar, 149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-1272; Arena’s Long Neck, 25938 Plaza Drive, No. 5, Millsboro, 947-4700

 

Margarita

Editors, downstateBig Chill Surf Cantina isn’t just a typical beer bar at the beach. Order a specialty margarita such as the Platinum, made with Don Julio Reposado, Cointreau and fresh-squeezed orange juice—or try one made with a house-infused tequila, such as blueberry, coconut or jalapeno. There are more than 40 brands of tequila and mezcal on the shelf.

19406 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 727-5568

 

Mexican Restaurant

Readers, downstateAgave Mexican Restaurant

137 Second St., Lewes, 645-1232

 

Mussels

Editors, downstate: Belgian brew-focused The Pig and Publican is known for its many preparations of mussels. A regular appetizer includes mussels served with Parmesan, baby arugula, Chardonnay cream, bratwurst, shaved fennel, roasted tomato, Belgian ale lamb sausage, roasted peppers, spinach, saffron broth, ginger-jalapeno, charred carrot, cilantro and yellow curry. A recent special called Bivalves & Bovine paired mussels (or four oysters) with either beef short rib or steak and fries.

516 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 313-4487

 

Nachos

Readers, downstateBethany Blues BBQ

6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 537-1500; 18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2500

 

Neighborhood Bar

Editors, downstate: No place is as essential to the Irish as the pub, and none is as essential here as Sheridan’s Irish Pub. Sheridan’s bar measures 22 feet, if that tells you anything. Check the craft beer board for available brews or enjoy daily specials on brands such as Smithwick’s and Guinness, as wells as wings, burgers and nachos. The 52-seat outdoor deck is a popular spot in season, and there is live entertainment every Friday—a neighborhood bar must. The menu ranges from American dishes like cheesesteaks and New York strip to traditional Irish faves like shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, Guinness stew and corned beef and cabbage. The Irish decor is authentic, as the owners emigrated from Ireland in 1985. Cheers.

44 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, 659-5566

 

New Brewpub

Editors, downstate: The folks who brought us Fins Fish House & Raw Bar have spawned another popular pub. Big Oyster Brewery opened last year in a bright red, barn-like structure along one of the gateways to historic Lewes. The brewpub’s nautical decor features unique touches such as outboard boat motors that hang on the wall and real oyster shells atop the 16 beer tap handles. The beer is brewed on-site in a glass-enclosed room behind the bar. House-made brews include Big Oyster Stout, with notes of dark chocolate, black coffee and caramel—which is, appropriately, brewed with local oyster shells. The lunch menu includes oyster stew and a fried oyster po’boy, while lunch and dinner menus offer a build-your-own steam pot with oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp and snow crab legs. Lobster and crab mac and cheese, surf and turf and ribs are just some of the dinner entrées. If you didn’t get your fill of beer, Big Oyster has four-packs to go, as well as crowlers and growlers.

1007 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 644-2621

 

New Restaurant

Readers, downstateBluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar

Rehoboth, 30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach, 278-7395

 

Nightcap

Editors, downstate: Step off busy Rehoboth Avenue into 208 Social for an intimate end to your evening. The charming 3-year-old restaurant feels warm and welcoming from the moment you enter. The drink menu is concise but carefully considered, with a handful of beers and wines and a number of specialty cocktails, such as Goose & The Stag—made with Gin Lane 1751, Caperitif, bitters and lime—and the aptly named Last Stop of Dalwhinnie 15-year-old Scotch, Banane du Brésil and bitters.

208 Second St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6700

 

One Stop Shop at the Beach

Editors, downstateFifer’s Farm Market Café is a convenient stop for beachgoers, vacationers and locals alike. The market features fruits and vegetables grown at family-owned Fifer Orchards in Camden-Wyoming. It also offers a full-service deli that serves signature sandwiches during breakfast and lunch. Grocery items, coffee, specialty foods, salads, ice cream and bakery items are also found here. What more does one really need?

200 Cullen St., Dewey Beach, 227-8680

 

Outdoor Dining

Readers, downstateParadise Grill

27344 Bay Road, Long Neck, 945-4500

 

Pasta Dishes

Editors, downstate: For 45 years, Roma Italian Ristorante has been the go-to for your choice of noodle with your choice of sauce and meat or seafood, plus delicious baked dishes such as lasagna and stuffed shells. More than ever, it still feels like home. Here’s to another 45.

3 President Drive, Dover, 678-1041

 

Pizza

Readers, downstateNicola Pizza

8 N. First St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6211

 

Place Almost Off the Beaten Path

Editors, downstate: Only a few hundred feet from Del. 1, turn into Paynter’s Mill to find the new-ish A Different Kitchen, a contemporary, comfortable place that is winning friends through delicious Asian foods such as hard-to-find bao buns with your choice of fillings. The menu includes a thoughtful selection of pho and ramen, plus big meals with an Asian spin, such as a teriyaki-style strip steak. Enjoy with a sake-based cocktail.

16388 Samuel Paynter Blvd., Milton, 313-4014

 

Place for All Tastes

Editors, downstate: The menu at Shorebreak Lodge changes regularly—often to embrace seasonal flavors—but fresh ingredients consistently reign supreme. From hearty entrées such as pork osso bucco to shareable sides like wild mushroom bruschetta, there’s something to suit every appetite. Plus, eclectic wines and handcrafted cocktails abound.

10 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-1007

 

Place that Always Stands Out

Editors, downstate: The 45-year run of the The Back Porch Café is unparalleled at the beach, and for good reason: Food and friends always come first. The kitchen draws on the classics while stepping into the novel. The wine list offers smart selections from around the world.

59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3674

 

Place to Bring Your Own Crowd

Editors, downstateNorthbeach Restaurant & Bayside Bar (and previous incarnations of the site) has been a Dewey Beach mainstay for many summers. The place is practically floating in Rehoboth Bay, so it offers beautiful sunsets to go with its frozen drinks and American fare. At night, the place fills with party animals and transforms into an instant nightclub. With jamming music and plenty of drinks flowing, Northbeach ranks with the Bottle & Cork and Rusty Rudder as a classic beach party place.

125 McKinley St., Dewey Beach, 227-3888

 

Place to Celebrate

Editors, downstateMichele’s Restaurant has always been a popular destination for locals to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and many other special occasions. The fine dining spot is known for its upscale menu—specifically the surf and turf—and its brunch buffet is a Sunday ritual. It also offers specials, such as half-priced entrées during Ladies Night on Thursdays. No celebration is complete without wine, and Michele’s impressive list includes many choices from world-renowned vineyards. Now, let’s pop the cork.

1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 674-4600

 

Place to Drink without Worrying About the Kids

Editors, downstate: From a picnic table on the deck at Crooked Hammock Brewery, you can keep an eye on the kids as they climb the jungle gym, harass the ping-pong players and throw various flying objects around on the lawn. Your Backyard Brown ale, Beach Haze IPA or other choice of cold one is brewed on the spot. The menu is loaded with beach food and kid faves. Hanging at the Hammock is not unlike chilling at the cottage, except that you never need to leave your seat.

36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes, 644-7837

 

Place to Impress Your Snooty New York Foodie Friends

Editors, downstate: In the stylish dining rooms of Blue Moon, choose from the steak and chop section of the menu or from the selection of seafood fresh off the boat. Everything changes as things come and go with the seasons—or the week—so the kitchen is always trying something new and exciting. After your meal, adjourn to the outdoor lounge for dancing and a drag show.

35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6515

 

Place to Impress Your Snooty San Francisco Foodie Friends

Editors, downstate: Napa may claim it was the birthplace of farm-to-table dining, but Our Harvest seems as earnest in its sourcing of foods as the famous French Laundry. The result: savory shareables such as woodsy West Coast morels served with house-made parsley pappardelle, preserved lemon, pecorino and garlic confit in brown butter, as well as Giannone chicken from Quebec. Charred in a wood-fired stove after slow roasting, the flesh is supremely moist. In an area where frequent restaurant openings and closings have bred a sort of fickleness for all but the most established places, the comfortable rusticity and excellent food at year-old Our Harvest has quickly made it a local favorite.

1106 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 581-0377

 

Ramen

Editors, downstate: Celebrating a year in business, the popular Miyagi Ramen Bar has beat the odds thanks to toothsome homemade noodles served steaming hot in broths that are made from scratch and presented beautifully. The green Thai curry is divine. Don’t miss the fish cakes. The cozy restaurant feels beachy, industrial and Japanese all at the same time. If it hadn’t already been discovered by so many, we’d call it a real find.

19266 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 567-2385

 

Restaurant for a Party

Readers, downstateBethany Blues BBQ

6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 537-1500; 18385 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2500

 

Restaurant Reboot

Editors, downstate: Last year, the landmark boat that was Gilligan’s Waterfront Restaurant for its first 15 years went the way of the SS Minnow, but don’t fret, Skipper. The new space is modern and spacious and the view of the head boats and other nautical scenery along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal is better than ever. The view can be enjoyed equally from the bar, dining room and patio at the new Gilligan’s. Owners Garry and Cheryl Tilton added more than 20 seats, including a new outdoor bar area, thanks to the rebuild. And you can now enjoy the place year-round. Those crab cakes and shrimp salad sandwiches didn’t go anywhere.

134 W. Market St., Lewes, 644-7230

 

Romantic Atmosphere

Readers, downstateThe Buttery

102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755

 

Rooftop Bar

Editors, downstate: Where can you slurp oysters and Orange Crushes while enjoying a 360-degree view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River inlet, bay and bridge? If you haven’t experienced Big Chill Beach Club, you are in for a treat. This beachfront hangout boasts a family-friendly rooftop bar and restaurant with a colossal 4,600-square-foot umbrella deck. Enjoy beach fare from fish tacos and smoked bluefish dip to nachos, burgers and crab cakes. Go in the evening and let the bridge’s blue lights brighten your experience. Did we mention the cool ocean breezes?

19406 Coastal Hwy., Bethany Beach, 402-5300

 

Salads

Readers, downstateCrust & Craft

18701 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 313-5029

 

Sandwiches

Readers, downstateCapriotti’s Sandwich Shop

130 Gateway South Blvd., Dover, 698-3090; 321 Independence Blvd., Dover, 678-2808; 1604 Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-8998; 684 N. Dupont Hwy., Milford, 424-3309; 456 W. Glenwood Ave., Smyrna, 659-1388

 

Seafood

Readers, downstateBig Fish Grill

20298 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3474

 

Seafood Market

Readers, downstateLewes Fishhouse

17696 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-0708

 

Small Plates

Editors, downstate: The entrées at The Blue Hen are delicious, but free-range diners can keep themselves busy by exploring the gastro-twists on items such as Devils on Horseback (dates stuffed with chorizo, wrapped in bacon, with lemon whipped chevre) and crispy cauliflower (with pomegranate molasses, Greek yogurt and mint). The hungriest among us might opt for the aptly named smorgasbord of beet-cured salmon, rillette of smoked fish, smoked mussels and much more.

33 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 278-7842

 

Smoked Salmon Bagel not from New York

Editors, downstate: For all its perks, Delaware’s fast-casual dining scene lacks a wide range of good New York-style bagels (chewy with a slightly crackly crust). Surf Bagel is an exception. It serves sandwiches and spreads that fully satisfy for breakfast, lunch or even a quick bite in between. But we love none more than a traditional smoked salmon.

17382 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-1822; 18675 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 644-4822

 

Soul Food

Readers, downstateThe Southern Grille of Ellendale

13239 S. Old State Road, Ellendale, 422-9090

 

Sports Bar

Readers, downstateArena’s Deli & Bar

149 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-1272

 

Steakhouse

Readers, downstate1776 Steakhouse

18585 Coastal Hwy., No. 6, Rehoboth Beach, 645-9355

 

Steak and Seafood Together

Editors, downstate: Upscale Bonz Restaurant & Lounge has always been known for its great steaks, such as the bone-in rib-eye, tender filets and the famous American Wagyu flat-iron steak. But we hold Bonz’s seafood in equally high regard. The Parmesan-encrusted sea bass and herb-roasted salmon entrées are two reasons. They are boosted by pan-roasted scallops and lobster tail appetizers. It’s safe to say that ordering either surf or turf at Bonz is no roll of the dice.

Harrington Raceway & Casino, 18500 S. Dupont Hwy., Harrington, 398-5348

 

Subs-Hoagies

Readers, downstateCapriotti’s Sandwich Shop

130 Gateway South Blvd., Dover, 698-3090; 321 Independence Blvd., Dover, 678-2808; 1604 Savannah Road, Lewes, 644-8998; 684 N. Dupont Hwy., Milford, 424-3309; 456 W. Glenwood Ave., Smyrna, 659-1388

 

Summer Cooler

Editors, downstate: We can’t get enough of all-natural Summer J. Artisan Ice Pops, a more grownup version of the popsicle in flavors such as blueberry lemonade, cucumber mint and curry cantaloupe. Look for them at farmers markets and special events.

219 Beach Hwy., No. 83, Milton, 803-5775

 

Sushi

Readers, downstateThe Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar

301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493

 

Taste of the Isles

Editors, downstate: It doesn’t get any more authentic than mashy peas. They come with your bangers and mash at Go Fish! and Go Brit! But you can also order a side with your fish and chips (thick, crispy filets of cod). The fisherman’s pie and shepherd’s pie are peerless. And there is no sweet treat on Earth like the homemade sticky toffee pudding.

Go Fish!, 24 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-1044; Go Brit!, 18388 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2250

 

Taste of the Sea

Editors, downstate: You cannot go wrong when you start with a sampler of oysters and clams from across the country at Henlopen City Oyster House. The steam pots yield even more clams and oysters, plus mussels and sweet gooseneck barnacles. Classic apps include oysters Rockefeller and clams casino. The bouillabaisse is timeless.

50 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 260-9193

 

Thai Restaurant

Readers, downstateLily Thai Cuisine

10 N. First St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3348

 

Tiramisu

Editors, downstate: It can be hard to save room for dessert at Lupo Italian Kitchen, but if chef Chris Park’s tiramisu is on the menu, order it immediately—even if you think you can’t possibly eat one more bite, even if you think you don’t like tiramisu. Creamy, delicate, boozy, rich and dense, it is transcendent.

247 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2240

 

Traditional Pizza

Readers, downstateNicola Pizza

8 N. First St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6211; 71 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-2654

 

Vegan-Vegetarian Friendly

Readers, downstateNectar Café Juice Bar

111 Neils Alley, Lewes, 645-5842

 

Water View Dining

Readers, downstateParadise Grill

27344 Bay Road, Long Neck, 945-4500

 

Way to Finish a Meal

Editors, downstate: Save the best for last at Eden, where after-dinner treats include Key lime pie, crème brûlée and a dark chocolate torte. The restaurant’s exhaustive wine list boasts a dessert-specific selection so ending each meal on a high note is a piece of cake.

23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3330

 

Wine List

Readers, downstateSalt Air

50 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3744

 

Wine Store

Readers, downstateAtlantic Liquors

19108 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 645-5229

 

BEST RESTAURANTS IN TOWN:

 

Bethany Beach-Ocean View

ReadersBethany Blues BBQ

6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 537-1500

 

Delaware

ReadersSalt Air

50 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3744

 

Dewey Beach

ReadersWoody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill

1904 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach, 260-9945

 

Dover

ReadersCool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant

2463 S. State St., Dover, 698-1955

 

Fenwick Island-West Fenwick

ReadersCatch 54

38931 Madison Ave., Fenwick Island, 436-8600

 

Georgetown

ReadersThe Brick Hotel

18 The Circle, Georgetown, 856-1836

 

Lewes

ReadersAgave Mexican Restaurant

137 Second St., Lewes, 645-1232

 

Milford

ReadersAbbott’s Grill

249 NE Front St., Milford, 491-6736

 

Millsboro

ReadersParadise Grill

27344 Bay Road, Long Neck, 945-4500

 

Milton

ReadersPo’ Boys Creole & Fresh Catch

900 Palmer St., Milton, 684-0890

 

Rehoboth Beach

Readers: Fins Fish House & Raw Bar and Fins Ale House and Raw Bar

243 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-3467; 19269 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3467

 

Seaford-Laurel

ReadersAbbott’s on Broad Creek

300 Delaware Ave., Laurel, 280-6172

 

Smyrna

ReadersHelen’s Sausage House

4866 N. DuPont Hwy., Smyrna, 653-4200

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December 2018

Ship of Theseus, an exhibition of self-portraits by painter Lauren E. Peters, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 7-28, 2018. Peters received a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship...

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: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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"Art Works for the Holiday" features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, art glass, jewelry, and more. We also...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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St. Anthony of Padua Christmas Bazaar 30+ crafters, Santa visits from 10:30-12:30, games and crafts for the kids, 50/50 raffle, poinsettia sales, gift card sales, food, white elephant table!

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Anthony of Padua Cafeteria
10th and Scott St.
Wilmington , DE  19805
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Sponsor: St. Anthony Home and School Board
Telephone: 302-379-2207
Contact Name: Roseann Detlefsen

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Cost: FREE

Where:
Auburn Valley Trail Parking Lot
Farm Lane off of Benge Road
Yorklyn , DE  19736
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Sponsor: Auburn Heights Preserve
Telephone: 302-239-5687
Contact Name: Aaron Ferguson
Website »

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Ring in the holiday season with breakfast at the Museum followed by a visit with Jolly Ole Saint Nick himself!  Breakfast takes place in the Coral Reef Canteen and includes pancakes, sausage,...

Cost: $7/DMNH Member $14/Non-Member ages 12 months and up for Non Members. Vegan optio

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Make your plans now to enjoy the best the season has to offer at Yuletide at Winterthur. Henry Francis du Pont’s home will soon be decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the...

Cost: included with admission

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


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

More information

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
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Website »

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

Why stand in line at the mall and wait to see Santa, when you can ride our train and have Santa come to you? The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all...

Cost: Adults: $19; Seniors (60+): $18; Children (2-12): $17; Children Under 2: Free

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
Website »

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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios – no reservations...

Cost: Free

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

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Each month, adults and children can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques, and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing Studios—no reservations required! This...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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December 9, 3:00 pm For more than four decades, lifestyle icon Carolyne Roehm has enjoyed a storied career spanning the world of fashion, decorative arts, gardening, entertaining, and...

Cost: Members free. $15 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
Website »

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St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish and Music Ministry present it annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3pm at the Church at 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE.  The concert...

Cost: Free Will Offering

Where:
St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church
10 Old Church Road
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish and Music Ministry
Telephone: 302-654-1887
Contact Name: Mary B. Hannagan

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As part of Newark Symphony Orchestra's Guest Artist series, WHE presents selections from our holiday concert series, "Christmas Memories" featuring old favorites like the Beach Boys' "Little...

Cost: free will offering

Where:
Independence School
1300 Papermill Rd
Newark, DE
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Sponsor: Newark Symphony Orchestra
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The Newark Symphony Holiday Pops Concert includes selections from the Nutcracker Ballet, Home Alone, Polar Express, and much more! For information, call (302) 369-3466 or visit...

Cost: 0 - $25

Where:
The Independence School
1300 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 302-369-3466
Contact Name: Business Manager
Website »

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The Newark Symphony Holiday Pops Concert opens with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Suite from the Nutcracker Ballet, Op.71, followed by Hanukah Medley, a world premiere commissioned by the NSO to...

Cost: 0 - $25

Where:
The Independence School
1300 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 302-369-3466
Contact Name: Business Manager
Website »

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Experience the musical magic of the season come alive with Christmas favorites on the largest set of handbells on the Delmarva Peninsula.  This multimedia holiday concert is for the entire family!...

Cost: $15

Where:
Prebysterian Church of Dover
54 E. State St.
Dover, DE
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Contact Name: Christine Fox-Roberts

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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our...

Cost: Adults: $13; Seniors (60+): $12; Children (2-12): $11

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
Website »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Join Diamond State Roller Derby (DSRD) for Jingle Balls: a MEN'S roller derby game featuring skaters from the Delmarva region including Diamond State Roller Derby, Southern Delaware Roller...

Cost: $12 at the door; kids get in for FREE!

Where:
Christiana Skating Center
801 Christiana Road
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: Diamond State Roller Derby
Contact Name: Erin Pudlo "Tinker Hell"
Website »

More information

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

More information

Featuring the Covenant Schola Cantorum, Covenant Bells, and Guest musicians. Join us for an evening of beautiful music and readings in our candlelight Sanctuary as we pause during the busy holiday...

Cost: Free Will Offering

Where:
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
503 Duncan Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: The Arts at Covenant
Telephone: 302.764.9007
Contact Name: Ryan Pryslak
Website »

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Come kick off the holiday season with Delaware's own rollicking garage rockers Cadillac Riot as take the stage at Argillas Brewing Co alongside fellow bands Less than...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Argillas Brewing Co.
2667 Kirkwood Hwy.
Newark, DE  19711
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Show More...
Show Less...

Ship of Theseus, an exhibition of self-portraits by painter Lauren E. Peters, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 7-28, 2018. Peters received a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

"Art Works for the Holiday" features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, art glass, jewelry, and more. We also...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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

OUR GIFT TO YOU! Beat the crowds and enjoy $5 off adult admission to Yuletide at Winterthur, Monday through Wednesday, December 3–19. Use code $5OFF. Purchase...

Cost: $6 - $22

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

More information

IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Make your plans now to enjoy the best the season has to offer at Yuletide at Winterthur. Henry Francis du Pont’s home will soon be decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the...

Cost: included with admission

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


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

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our...

Cost: Adults: $13; Seniors (60+): $12; Children (2-12): $11

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
Website »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Kid Shelleen's is the place to be every Monday night! Children 10 and under dine for free with a paying adult, plus we have Jungle John and his balloon animals every week from...

Cost: free

Where:
Kid Shelleen's Charcoal House & Saloon
1801 W 14th St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: Kid Shelleen's Charcoal House & Saloon
Telephone: 302-658-4600
Contact Name: Carla Pope
Website »

More information

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

More information

presenting selections from our holiday concert series, "Christmas Memories" featuring old favorites like the Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick" and "Believe" as well as  popular classics like...

Cost: admission to Gardens

Where:
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA


Sponsor: Longwood Gardens
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Ship of Theseus, an exhibition of self-portraits by painter Lauren E. Peters, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 7-28, 2018. Peters received a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

"Art Works for the Holiday" features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, art glass, jewelry, and more. We also...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

More information

IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Make your plans now to enjoy the best the season has to offer at Yuletide at Winterthur. Henry Francis du Pont’s home will soon be decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the...

Cost: included with admission

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


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

More information

OUR GIFT TO YOU! Beat the crowds and enjoy $5 off adult admission to Yuletide at Winterthur, Monday through Wednesday, December 3–19. Use code $5OFF. Purchase...

Cost: $6 - $22

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


Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our...

Cost: Adults: $13; Seniors (60+): $12; Children (2-12): $11

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
Website »

More information

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with softly glowing lights. Lace, fresh greenery, poinsettias, and dried...

Cost: $10 for non-members; free for members

Where:
Hagley Museum
200 Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Website »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

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Ship of Theseus, an exhibition of self-portraits by painter Lauren E. Peters, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 7-28, 2018. Peters received a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

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Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
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Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

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"Art Works for the Holiday" features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, art glass, jewelry, and more. We also...

Cost: free

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

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Make your plans now to enjoy the best the season has to offer at Yuletide at Winterthur. Henry Francis du Pont’s home will soon be decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the...

Cost: included with admission

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


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

More information

IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

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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OUR GIFT TO YOU! Beat the crowds and enjoy $5 off adult admission to Yuletide at Winterthur, Monday through Wednesday, December 3–19. Use code $5OFF. Purchase...

Cost: $6 - $22

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

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Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
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Website »

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FREE COMMUNITY EVENT: MID-WEEK WORD REFRESHER Come join us at the Mid-Week Word Refresher every Wednesday at Faith Victory Christian Center from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Refreshments will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Victory Christian Center
301 Commonwealth Avenue
Claymont, DE  19703
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Sponsor: Faith Victory Christian Center
Telephone: 302.354.6726
Contact Name: Alvin Walker
Website »

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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our...

Cost: Adults: $13; Seniors (60+): $12; Children (2-12): $11

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
Website »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with softly glowing lights. Lace, fresh greenery, poinsettias, and dried...

Cost: $10 for non-members; free for members

Where:
Hagley Museum
200 Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Website »

More information

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

More information

Enjoy a glass of wine, bask in the warmth and beauty of the holiday season, and listen to the melodic sounds of live jazz in the Galleries Reception Atrium every Wednesday during Yuletide. Cash...

Cost: Members free. Nonmembers included with Yuletide Tour general admission or $15

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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Clearing the mind and learning to think not thinking is Zen awareness. Taking the appropriate action in this moment is Zen. Once you know this in your body, walking, standing, sitting down,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
420 Willa Road
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: UUFN
Telephone: 302.368.2984
Contact Name: Richard Field
Website »

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Ship of Theseus, an exhibition of self-portraits by painter Lauren E. Peters, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 7-28, 2018. Peters received a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

"Art Works for the Holiday" features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, art glass, jewelry, and more. We also...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature....

Cost: $10

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

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

More information

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

More information

Make your plans now to enjoy the best the season has to offer at Yuletide at Winterthur. Henry Francis du Pont’s home will soon be decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the...

Cost: included with admission

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


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

More information

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our...

Cost: Adults: $13; Seniors (60+): $12; Children (2-12): $11

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
Website »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Ship of Theseus, an exhibition of self-portraits by painter Lauren E. Peters, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 7-28, 2018. Peters received a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

Forgeries—false works claiming to be genuine—aren’t expected to have much worth. As such, it may be surprising to learn that items once deemed worthless frauds and illegal acts can serve as...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Delaware's Morris Library
181 S. College Ave.
Special Collections Gallery
Newark, DE  19717
View map »


Sponsor: University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press
Website »

More information

"Art Works for the Holiday" features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, art glass, jewelry, and more. We also...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 130-265-66466

More information

Make your plans now to enjoy the best the season has to offer at Yuletide at Winterthur. Henry Francis du Pont’s home will soon be decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the...

Cost: included with admission

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


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

More information

Working Conditions Featuring: cinematic savage | CYJO | Rebecca Goldschmidt | Shizu Homma | Cynthia X. Hua | Sarah Khan | Tiffany Lin | Lewanda Lim | Lisa Pradhan | Shellie Zhang September 4...

Cost: $0

Where:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-557-0455
Contact Name: Melissa
Website »

More information

Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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

The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
View map »


Website »

More information

Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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

In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

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

More information

For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

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

More information

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members

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

More information

Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences.Ages 2 and up. Visit delart.org for list of books. ...

Cost: Free to Members, $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members.

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


Website »

More information

Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »


Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
Website »

More information

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our...

Cost: Adults: $13; Seniors (60+): $12; Children (2-12): $11

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
View map »


Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
Website »

More information

Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

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


Telephone: 302-658-9111

More information

Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-652-0271
Website »

More information

An accelerating screwball farce full of laughter, Lend Me a Tenor has the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy plus all the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers’ classic like Room...

Cost: $25-$60

Where:
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N High Street
West Chester, PA  19380
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Ship of Theseus, an exhibition of self-portraits by painter Lauren E. Peters, will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from December 7-28, 2018. Peters received a 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mezzanine Gallery
2nd Floor, Carvel Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Division of the Arts
Telephone: 130-257-78278
Contact Name: Roxanne Stanulis
Website »

More information

"Art Works for the Holiday" features a large variety of art appropriate for gift giving including paintings, drawings, mixed media, ceramics, art glass, jewelry, and more. We also...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 302-654-8638
Website »

More information

December 15th, 16th & 22nd, 23rd    Enjoy a tasty brunch and a visit with Santa. Secure your reservation by calling (302) 888-4826 or by e-mailing ccater@winterthur.org....

Cost: $35.95 per adult. Children under 12 are 50% off. Children under 2 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

Make your plans now to enjoy the best the season has to offer at Yuletide at Winterthur. Henry Francis du Pont’s home will soon be decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the...

Cost: included with admission

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


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

More information

IN BETWEEN THEREShelley Thorstensen November 24, 2018 - March 17, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, December 7 | 5 - 9 PM during Art Loop For her first solo exhibition in Delaware,...

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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For more than 90 years, the Delaware Art Museum has showcased contemporary craft by artists working locally and throughout the region. The Museum’s first juried Contemporary Crafts Show was...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Opening October 5, 2018 * Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibit explores the use of...

Cost: Free with admission and free for members

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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A needle's eye in a pond, a Greek temple in the garden, an Ottoman tent sitting on a hill—these are just a few of the inspirations for our upcoming, first-ever outdoor exhibition Follies:...

Cost: Included with general admission ($5-20)

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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In 2017, the Delaware Art Museum received 13 works of art previously on display in the Hotel du Pont in downtown Wilmington. The gift included watercolors by Andrew Wyeth and oil paintings by N.C....

Cost: Free for members; Included in Museum Admission charge for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilminton, DE  19806
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Pre-Raphaelite painter and women’s rights campaigner Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827–1891) was an early female participant in the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Landscape was Bodichon’s...

Cost: Free for members. Included in Museum admission fee for non-members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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The intimate vision of each artist—a mingling of reality and invention—blends the natural world with abstract shapes. Whether in luminous or subdued colors, these forms conjure up a cityscape...

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19350
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Schedule a private group tour followed by lunch or dinner with a historic, revolutionary war era presentation.* Ideal for conferences, corporate meetings, special interest groups. $25 per...

Cost: $25–$45

Where:
The University and Whist Club
805 N Broom St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The University and Whist Club
Telephone: 302-658-5125
Contact Name: Stacey Inglis
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Why stand in line at the mall and wait to see Santa, when you can ride our train and have Santa come to you? The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all...

Cost: Adults: $19; Seniors (60+): $18; Children (2-12): $17; Children Under 2: Free

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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Santa Claus is coming to Kid Shelleen's! Bring the kids for a fun-filled morning and a visit with Santa, who arrives by firetruck.  Mom and Dad enjoy Kid's award-winning brunch...

Cost: free for kids - just join us for brunch!

Where:
Kid Shelleen's Charcoal House & Saloon
1801 W 14th St
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: Harry's Hospitality Group
Telephone: 302-658-4600
Contact Name: Carla Pope
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Experience the musical magic of the season come alive with Christmas favorites on the largest set of handbells on the Delmarva Peninsula.  This multimedia holiday concert is for the entire family!...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Milton Theatre
110 Union St.
Milton, DE
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Contact Name: Christine Fox-Roberts

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New Ark Chorale "Feast of Carols", a Christmas season concert Michael Larkin, Music Director has programed James Whitbourn's "Missae Carolae" and a feast of other carols...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
701 S. College Ave
Newark, DE  19713
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Sponsor: New Ark Chorale
Telephone: 302-368-4946
Contact Name: Jim Green
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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 100-year-old coaches, each of which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many of our...

Cost: Adults: $13; Seniors (60+): $12; Children (2-12): $11

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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Sponsor: Wilmington & Western Railroad
Telephone: (302) 998-1930
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111

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Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories...

Cost: free

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-652-0271
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Don't miss this Annual Holiday Concert—held at  Concord Presbyterian Church, 1800 Fairfax Blvd. in North Wilmington—on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, at 7...

Cost: Free

Where:
Concord Presbyterian Church
1800 Fairfax Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Sponsor: Concord Presbyterian Church
Telephone: 610-485-3137
Contact Name: Sally Coulson

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show This interactive movie experience combines film and live performers. The cult-classic is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late...

Cost: 9

Where:
Theatre N
235 W. 10th St
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Frankie's Midnight Runners
Telephone: 302-571-4075
Contact Name: Richard
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