Mix 99.5 WJBR Is Delaware’s Christmas Station

It’s that time of year again, where we are all looking for fun holiday ideas to spend time with family and friends.  We’ve put together a list of 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.  Happy Holidays!

  • 1. Longwood Gardens Christmas

    November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022

    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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  • 2. Holiday Lights Express at Wilmington & Western Railroad

    December 10, 2021 – December 30, 2021

    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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  • 3. Santa Claus Express at Wilmington & Western Railroad

    November 26, 2021 – December 19, 2021

    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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  • 4. Christmas in Odessa

    Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10am – 5pm

    Christmas in Odessa is a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated for the holidays.

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  • 5. Holiday Season at Nemours Estate

    Starting November 17, 2021

    Ever since 1910, when Mr. and Mrs. duPont began living in their newlybuilt 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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  • 6. Holidays at Hagley

    November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2021

    This year, “home” may have taken on a different, more poignant, meaning, especially around the holidays, when family gathers. It is in this spirit that Hagley celebrates the holiday season with the theme, “Home for the Holidays: A Celebration of Family.”

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  • 7. Wilmington Christmas Parade

    Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11am

    This year’s Parade will again feature:

    • Local celebrities and dignitaries
    • Marching and String Bands
    • Community organizations
    • Floats and attractions
    • Your Favorite Cartoon Characters
    • Santa Clause
    • Letters to Santa – Elves will be accepting Christmas wish lists from children for Santa. Children who provide their name and address will receive a response from Santa in December.

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  • 8. Yuletide House Tours at Winterthur

    November 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022

    Featuring two distinctly designed and equally breathtaking trees showcasing exquisitely dried flowers, this year’s Yuletide Tour explores the traditions and festivities of the season enjoyed by the family during Henry Francis du Pont’s lifetime. See decorations that emphasize his lifelong love of nature and the Winterthur Garden and an homage to the upcoming exhibition Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House.

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  • 9. Wonderful Wednesdays at Winterthur

    Wednesdays in December

    Spend an evening enjoying the holidays at Winterthur. Tour the decorated mansion, toast marshmallows by the fire, savor a seasonal cocktail, listen to live jazz, choose a unique gift at our newly opened museum store, and sign along with carolers. 

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

    December 10, 2021 – December 12, 2021

    Join Delaware’s only professional ballet company for Wilmington’s favorite holiday tradition! Experience the magical journey through the land of sweets in FSBT’s lavish production of The Nutcracker on the main stage December 10th, 11th and 12th at The Grand Opera House.

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  • 11. Frozen Jr. at Delaware Children's Theatre

    Saturdays and Sundays, November 20, 2021 – December 19, 2021

    Join us in November and December as we journey back to Arendelle with Anna and Elsa for a “redux’ of our 2019 record-selling production of Disney’s Frozen Jr.

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  • 12. Santa at The Brandywine Zoo

    Saturday, December 11, 2021 and Sunday, December 12, 2021

    Get your photos with Santa at this Winter Wonderland event! Enjoy a holiday treat, free hot chocolate and fun holiday activities!.

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  • 13. A Christmas Carol at Candlelight Theatre

    November 20, 2021 – December 22, 2021

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  • 14. New Castle County Festival of Trees

    Friday, November 19, 2021- Sunday, November 21, 2021


  • 15. Luminature at The Philadelphia Zoo

    November 18, 2021 – January 9, 2022

    See the Zoo transform into a dazzling winter wonderland beginning Thursday, November 18. Taking guests on a journey of lights, sounds, and surprises, LumiNature offers sparkling new displays, enhanced installations, performance artists, and seasonal treats in our biggest holiday light show yet!

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