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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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