WJBR Is Delaware’s Christmas Station

WJBR Is Delaware’s Christmas Station

WJBR Is Delaware’s Christmas Station

Looking for holiday events near Wilmington?

It’s that time of year again, where we are all looking for fun holiday things to do, to get out and spend time with family and friends.  There’s nothing quite like the holiday season here in Delaware.  Sure, summer is fun and we look forward to the beautiful weather at our beaches, but there’s just something about the Christmas music, lights and decorations that warm the heart.

And we can’t forget how much excitement the Philadelphia Eagles bring to the season.  Especially this year!  Go Birds!

So, we decided to put together a list 8 Must Do Holiday Events Near Wilmington, so you can put them on your list.  These are some wonderful activities you might want to visit throughout the season.  We’re sure there are many more exciting events around our great state, this is just a sampling of some of the events that are closest to us right here in Wilmington. We’re are very fortunate to have places like Longwood Gardens and Wintherthur so close to home.

We certainly couldn’t call ourselves Delaware’s Christmas Station without providing you with all things Christmas.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Longwood Gardens Christmas

    Now thru January 7, 2024

    This holiday season, wrap yourself up in the warmth—and the chill—of A Longwood Christmas as we showcase the dramatically beautiful contrast of fire and ice.

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    A Longwood Christmas

    Revel in hundreds of thousands of lights, how-did-they-do-that displays, and spectacular beauty at every turn.


  • Holiday Lights Express at Wilmington & Western Railroad

    Select nights December 6, 2023 – December 30, 2023

    Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 1-hour evening ride aboard our vintage train, which is covered in thousands of holiday lights.  Reservations suggested.  This excursion does not feature Santa Claus.

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  • Santa Claus Express at Wilmington & Western Railroad

    SOLD OUT FOR 2023

    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 rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat. Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland.  Reservations suggested.

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  • Holiday Season at Nemours Estate

    Ever since 1910, when Mr. and Mrs. duPont began living in their newly built mansion, the holiday season has been a festive time at Nemours. The Christmas decorations at the Nemours Mansion are often inspired by the architecture of the home, the customs of the duPonts or the French influence.

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    Nemours Estate

    The Nemours Estate includes a 77-room Mansion, Chauffeur's Garage with rare vintage cars, and 200 acres of French formal gardens and woodlands built in 1910 by the duPont family.

  • Holidays at Hagley

    Now – January 1, 2024

    Holidays at Hagley returns with the theme, “Treasures and Traditions,” and will feature Holiday Home and Garden Tours, the sixth-annual Gingerbread House Contest, Santa Day, Holiday Nights Tours, and more.

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    Holidays at Hagley - November 29 through January 1

    Visit Hagley this winter and tour the du Pont family home decorated for the holidays and marvel at the gingerbread houses.

  • Yuletide House Tours at Winterthur

    Now – January 7, 2024

    Experience a celebration of American elegance in holiday style, inspired by Ann Lowe: American Couturier. This year’s Yuletide Tour features custom fashion by local designers Shawn Pinckney and Asata Maisé Beeks, whose creations reflect the history of Winterthur and the design sensibilities of Henry Francis du Pont and Ann Lowe. Explore the house decorated in all its finery with our signature traditions, including the show-stopping Dried-Flower Tree, and artistic Christmas trees inspired by Ann Lowe gowns.

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  • The First State Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at Copeland Hall at The Grand

    December 16th – 23rd

    Join Delaware’s professional ballet company on the magical journey through the Land of Sweets in this sparkling production on the main stage.

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  • Luminature at The Philadelphia Zoo

    Now – January 6, 2024

    LumiNature is back for another season of sights, sounds, and surprises! See more than a million twinkling lights across 16 illuminated zones at our biggest and brightest holiday light show yet.

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