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5 Winter Events Happening Throughout the Brandywine Valley

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The cold isn’t stopping any of the fun in the Brandywine Valley! Check out these upcoming events happening in our area this winter.

The temperatures may be dropping, but there’s plenty of winter fun to take part in throughout the Brandywine Valley. Celebrate the holidays at a local market, test the icy waters of Lewes Beach or catch a live performance from talented musicians in Wilmington. 

Holidays at Hagley’s “All Creatures Great & Small”

Through January 1

Celebrate the holidays through the stories of pets, wildlife and critters who’ve made the historic Hagley Museum & Library their home. Stop by the lavishly decorated house and garden, then linger for a twilight tour. 

Lewes Beach Polar Bear Plunge

February 5

Winter Event - Lewes Beach Polar Bear Plunge

Photo by Adobe Stock / Piotr Marcinski

Last year, 3,244 brave souls took a dip in the freezing water off Lewes Beach to raise $1 million for Special Olympics Delaware before warming up at the Après Plunge Party in Rehoboth. Not that brave? You can watch virtually from home. 

Kennett Square Holiday Village Market at the Creamery

December 3–4 and 10–11

Kennett Square Holiday Village Market at the Creamery

Photo by Dylan Francis / Courtesy of Kennett Collaborative

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select weekends, you can browse dozens of curated vendors while enjoying live music, delectable eats and festive cocktails.

Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Brandywine Railroad

Through January 8

Brandywine River Museum of Art's Brandywine Railroad

Photo by Philip Gabriel

Celebrating 50 years, the museum’s holiday train display features 2,000 feet of track and 1,000 pieces. The scale model makes its way through a detailed village, farm and carnival.

On a Winter’s Night Reunion Tour at the Baby Grand

February 9

"On a Winter's Night" Reunion Tour at the Baby Grand

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan / Courtesy of the Queen

Seasoned singer/songwriters Lucy Kaplansky (pictured), Cliff Eberhardt, John Gorka and Patty Larkin perform seasonal songs from the 1994 album of the same name. It’s a decades-long folk and Americana touring tradition like no other.

Related: Christmas Traditions Continue at Lewisville’s Old Stone Farm