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Highlights
''Traditions'' Handbell Concert
Saturday, November 29
Hockessin United Methodist Church
''Traditions'' Handbell Concert
Saturday, November 29
Hockessin United Methodist Church
Handbells at the Chocolate and Holiday Festival
Saturday, November 29
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Jim Brickman On A Winter's Night
Saturday, November 29
The Grand Opera House
Steamin' Thanksgiving at Auburn Heights Preserve
Saturday, November 29
Auburn Heights Preserve
The Kettle Jammers to perform at the Reindeer Stampede
Saturday, November 29
Milford Senior High School
Dover Symphony Orchestra Holiday Family Concert “Ringing in the Holiday Season at Dover Downs”
Sunday, November 30
Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Thanksgiving Weekend Family Activities
Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30
Hagley Museum and Library
Young People's Handbell Concert
Sunday, November 30
Presbyterian Church of Dover
Holiday Sing Along with Miss Jackie
Wednesday, December 3
Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library
Music for a While: Carols for the University
Wednesday, December 3
Bayard Sharp Hall - University of Delaware
Capital Holiday Celebration
Thursday, December 4
Downtown Dover
Mark O'Connor & Friends An Appalachian Christmas
Thursday, December 4
The Grand Opera House
Natural Holiday Wreaths Birds Will Love
Thursday, December 4
Mt. Cuba Center Inc.
First Friday: Cocoa, Cookies & Snowmen
Friday, December 5
Biggs Museum of American Art
Grand Opening
Friday, December 5
Live Cheap and Make Art Studios
Nutcracker Story Time
Friday, December 5
The Old State House
Winterfest
Friday, December 5
Academy Building Lawn
Christmas Carols for the Santa House
Saturday, December 6
Milford Santa House
Master Players Holiday Pops - Canadian Brass
Saturday, December 6
Mitchell Hall (University of Delaware)
Meet Nutcracker Dancers form Wilmington Ballet
Saturday, December 6
Brandywine River Museum
O Divine Mystery
Saturday, December 6
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
RCD's Dashing Through The Snow
Saturday, December 6
First & Central Presbyterian Church
''Traditions'' Handbell Concert
Sunday, December 7
Reformation Lutheran Church
Annual Critter Sale at Brandywine River Museum of Art
Saturday, December 6 through Sunday, December 7
Brandywine River Museum
Christmas Bazaar
Sunday, December 7
Smyrna Opera House
Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 7
Milford Senior Center
Christmas Open House and Bazaar
Sunday, December 7
Smyrna Opera House
Early Childhood Holiday Sing
Sunday, December 7
Wilmington Branch, The Music School of Delaware
It's a Wonderful Life
Friday, November 28 through Sunday, December 7
Riverfront Theater
Nutcracker
Saturday, December 6 through Sunday, December 7
Schwartz Center for the Arts
Holiday Movie: Miracle on 34th Street
Monday, December 8
Kent County Public Library
O Divine Mystery
Monday, December 8
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Children's Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 10
Brandywine River Museum
Greater Millsboro Art League Open House
Wednesday, December 10
Millsboro Art League
Holiday Piano Recital
Wednesday, December 10
Kirkwood Library
Greater Millsboro Art League Holiday Reception
Thursday, December 11
Millsboro Art League
Market Street Music Thursday Noontime Concerts: Cartoon Christmas Trio
Thursday, December 11
First & Central Presbyterian Church
First State Symphonic Band Holiday Concert
Friday, December 12
Faith Baptist Church
''Traditions'' Handbell Concert
Saturday, December 13
Community Church at Ocean Pines
''Traditions'' Handbell Concert
Saturday, December 13
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
A Charlie Brown Christmas Eric Mintel Quartet
Saturday, December 13
live at the baby grand
A Dickens Experience in Old New Castle
Friday, December 12 through Saturday, December 13
Historic New Castle
Candlelight Holiday Concerts
Friday, December 12 through Saturday, December 13
First & Central Presbyterian Church
Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 13
Grace Episcopal Church
Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 13
Delaware Art Museum
Holiday House Tour in Historic Milton
Saturday, December 13
Milton (downtown)
Holiday Pop-Up Show and Sale
Saturday, December 13
It’s a Wonderful Life – a Live Radio play
Friday, December 5 through Saturday, December 13
Chapel Street Playhouse
RCD's Dashing Through The Snow
Saturday, December 13
Epworth United Methodist Church
The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 13
Delaware Tech Theatre - Arts and Science Center, Georgetown
''Traditions'' Handbell concert
Sunday, December 14
Smyrna Opera House
A Christmas Rose
Sunday, December 14
Schwartz Center for the Arts
Carol Sing-Along
Sunday, December 14
Kent County Public Library
Diamond Dance Studio presents a Nutcracker Read-aloud
Sunday, December 14
Kent County Public Library
Hollywood Holiday
Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 14
Possum Hall
International Ballet Classique of Media Announces Nutcracker Ballet At Neumann University
Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14
Meagher Theatre, Neumann University
Old-Fashioned Holiday
Sunday, December 7 through Sunday, December 14
Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights
Scrooge
Through Sunday, December 14
Delaware Children's Theatre
She Loves Me
Saturday, November 29 through Sunday, December 14
Clear Space Theatre
Stocking Stuffers
Friday, December 12 through Sunday, December 14
Delaware City Community Center
The Newark Symphony Celebrates “american Classics”
Sunday, December 14
The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 13 through Sunday, December 14
Mitchell Hall (University of Delaware)
The Snow Queen
Sunday, December 14
Epworth United Methodist Church
Winter Choral Concert
Sunday, December 14
St. Helena's Catholic Church
Holiday Film: It's a Wonderful Life
Monday, December 15
Kent County Public Library
Delaware Accordion Club Plays Holiday Music
Wednesday, December 17
Kirkwood Library
Storytime with Santa
Wednesday, December 17
Wilmington Public Library
Evening Brandywine Museum Hours in December
Thursday, December 4 through Thursday, December 18
Brandywine River Museum
Market Street Music Thursday Noontime Concerts: Center City Chorale’s “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Thursday, December 18
First & Central Presbyterian Church
First State Symphonic Band Holiday Concert
Friday, December 19
Down's Cultural Center (Ingleside Homes, Inc.)
Holiday Concert
Friday, December 19
The Music School of Delaware
Sounds of the Seasons Concerts
Thursday, December 4 through Friday, December 19
Brandywine River Museum
Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 20
First Baptist Church of Dover
Christmas with the New Ark Chorale ''Christmas Bells are Ringing''
Saturday, December 20
Newark United Methodist Church
CITY THEATER COMPANY presents James Joyce's The Dead
Friday, December 5 through Saturday, December 20
OperaDelaware Studios
Janina Williams Performs Holiday Music
Saturday, December 20
Kirkwood Library
K. Lynn King Performs Old-time and Holiday Music
Saturday, December 20
Kirkwood Library
We Kids Rock Band's Holiday Show
Saturday, December 20
World Cafe Live at the Queen
47th Annual Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 20 through Sunday, December 21
DuPont Theatre
Music in the Mansion
Sunday, December 21
Bellevue State Park
My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, And I'm Home For The Holidays
Wednesday, December 3 through Sunday, December 21
Delaware Theatre Company
The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 20 through Sunday, December 21
The Grand Opera House
Delaware ChoralArts Christmas Concert
Monday, December 22
Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew
Holiday Film: White Christmas
Monday, December 22
Kent County Public Library
Greater Millsboro Art League Holiday Show and Sale
Sunday, November 30 through Sunday, December 28
Millsboro Art League
Holiday Shops
Saturday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 30
Brandywine River Museum
Twilight Tours of Eleutherian Mills Residence at Hagley
Tuesday, December 9 through Tuesday, December 30
Hagley Museum and Library
2014 Winter Festival: Around the World (In 180 Minutes!)
Wednesday, December 31
Kent County Public Library
Christmas Carols Concert
Sunday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 31
Brandywine River Museum
Holiday Art Market
Tuesday, November 25 through Saturday, January 3, 2015
Newark Arts Alliance
A Brandywine Christmas
Friday, November 28 through Sunday, January 4, 2015
Brandywine River Museum
Yuletide at Winterthur
Through Sunday, January 4, 2015
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Holiday-Themed Family Adventure Backpacks
Friday, November 28 through Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Hagley Museum and Library
“Holidays at Hagley” Exhibit
Through Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Hagley Museum and Library
“Holidays at Hagley” Exhibit
Through Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Hagley Museum and Library
''The Perfect Gift'': Mispillion Art League's Annual Holiday Show
Friday, November 28 through Saturday, January 24, 2015
Mispillion Art League of Greater Milford
A Christmas Carol
Through Monday, November 16, 2015
The Candlelight Theatre
The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
Friday, December 4, 2015 through Sunday, December 13, 2015
Possum Hall