Holiday Happenings

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Special Exhibition Tours
Delaware Art Museum
Through February 18, 2023
Fearless Improv Monthly Shows!
The Delaware Contemporary
Through April 29, 2023
Luminaries for Home
Mispillion Art League
Through November 30
Mary Poppins, JR
Delaware Children's Theatre
Through December 18
Holiday Art Market
Newark Arts Alliance
Through December 31
SSP Presents: The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
Riverfront Theater
Through December 4
Winter Watercolor & Wine: Card Making
Biggs Museum of American Art
Through December 1
PLAID TIDINGS: A SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION OF FOREVER PLAID
Delaware Theatre Company
November 30 - December 18
Thursday Noontime Concert: Cartoon Christmas Trio
First & Central Presbyterian Church of Wilmington
December 1
The Wizard of Oz Mainstage Production!
Milton Theatre
December 1
Hairspray
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
December 1 - December 4
Arden Artisans Holiday Market
Arden Buzz Ware Village Center
December 2
City of Newark Winterfest
Academy Building Lawn
December 2
First State Symphonic Band Christmas Concert
Smyrna Opera House
December 2
Mixed Chamber Recital
University of Delaware, Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts
December 2
The Wizard of Oz Mainstage Production!
Milton Theatre
December 2
Holiday Open House at Rockwood
Rockwood Mansion Park
December 2 - December 3
Wilmington Children's Chorus Annual Holiday Concerts
Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew
December 2 - December 3
Winter Wonderland Weekend at The Delaware Center for Horticulture
Delaware Center for Horticulture
December 2 - December 3
Wilmington Children's Chorus Annual Holiday Concerts
Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew
December 2 - December 3
Irving Berlin's - White Christmas The Musical
Possum Point Players Theatre
December 2 - December 11
Art Works for the Holidays!
The Station Gallery
December 2 - December 24
Biggs Weekend: First Saturday - FREE Art Workshop (All Ages)
Biggs Museum of American Art
December 3
Capital Ringers presents "Christmas Reflections"
Community Church at Ocean Pines
December 3
Curiosity Carnival
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
December 3
First Saturday in Downtown Dover
Main Street (Dover)
December 3
Gingerbread Bash
Newark Arts Alliance
December 3
Holiday Stroll
The Music School of Delaware, Milford Branch
December 3
Messiah by G. F. Handel
Dover High School, Theatre
December 3
Shop & Savor: Double Spiral Chocolate
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
December 3
Capital Ringers presents "Christmas Reflections"
Community Church at Ocean Pines
December 3
Carols by Candlelight
First Presbyterian Church of Newark
December 3
Duke Ellington's The Nutcracker Suite
Milton Theatre
December 3
A Jazz Christmas
Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall School
December 4
Capital Ringers presents "Christmas Reflections"
Conley's United Methodist Church
December 4
Early Childhood: Holiday Sing
The Music School of Delaware
December 4
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
December 4
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
December 4
Capital Ringers presents "Christmas Reflections"
Conley's United Methodist Church
December 4
The Wizard of Oz Mainstage Production!
Milton Theatre
December 4
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
December 4
Choral Celebration
University of Delaware, Mitchell Hall
December 4
Pottery Sale
New Castle County Art Studio
December 5 - December 7
Handsewn Felt Ornaments
New Castle County Art Studio
December 6
Victorian Christmas Traditions
Kent County Public Library
December 7
Why Black and White by Cole Thompson
Coastal Camera Club
December 7
A Christmas Carol, Live!
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
December 7 - December 8
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
First & Central Presbyterian Church of Wilmington
December 8
The Wizard of Oz Mainstage Production!
Milton Theatre
December 8
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
First & Central Presbyterian Church of Wilmington
December 8
Homeschooling Art Days Holiday Special - Ages 11-15
New Castle County Art Studio
December 8 - December 15
Old State House concert
The Old State House
December 9
Woodburn Illuminated
Biggs Museum of American Art
December 9
Annual Tree Lighting at Brewings & Eats
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
December 9
A Ceremony of Carols
Presbyterian Church of Dover
December 9
Holiday Cabaret
The Everett Theatre
December 9 - December 10
Holiday Celebration at Glasgow Park
Glasgow Park
December 9 - December 10
Delaware Dance Company's "The Nutcracker"
University of Delaware, Mitchell Hall
December 9 - December 11
Holiday Market
Milton Arts Guild
December 9 - December 11
Art
The Delaware Contemporary
December 9 - December 17
The Wizard of Oz
Wilmington Drama League
December 9 - December 28
Lights Out presents "It's a Valli Christmas"
Smyrna Opera House
December 10
The Swingles: Together for the Holidays
University of Delaware, Thompson Theatre at Roselle Center for the Arts
December 10
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble
December 10
Holiday Open House
Rehoboth Art League
December 10
Holiday Poetry
Mad Poets Society
December 10
Irish Christmas in America
The Grand Opera House
December 10
First State Symphonic Band Annual Christmas Concert
St. David's Episcopal Church
December 10
Cork Reindeer
Gilbert W. Perry Center for the Arts (The Gibby)
December 10
Candlelight Concert
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
December 10
Capital Ringers presents "Christmas Reflections"
Lutheran Church of Our Savior
December 10
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble
December 10
Snow Queen 2022
Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall School
December 10 - December 11
Holiday Dreams Cirque
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
December 10 - December 11
10th Anniversary Celebration at Gallery 37
Gallery 37- A Destination for Artful Living
December 10 - January 30, 2023
Creative Art Saturdays
New Castle County Art Studio
December 10 - February 11, 2023
Capital Ringers presents "Christmas Reflections"
Seaford Historical Society
December 11
Carols in Color
The Grand Opera House
December 11
Symphony Concert
The Independence School - Auditorium
December 11
Sounds of the Season
Grace United Methodist Church
December 11
Christmas Concert
Milford High School
December 11 - December 17
CHAMBER II—HOLIDAYS AT THE HOTEL
Hotel duPont Gold Ballroom
December 13
Thursday Noontime Concert: Center City Chorale: Christmastime
First & Central Presbyterian Church of Wilmington
December 15
The Runnin' Late Holiday Show
The Queen
December 16
Mixers & Elixirs: Cheers to the Holidays
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
December 16
Mixers and Elixirs
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
December 16
The Nutcracker
The Grand Opera House
December 16 - December 18
The Wilmington Ballet presents The Nutcracker
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
December 16 - December 18
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
Westminster Presbyterian Church
December 17
Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"
Lewes Public Library
December 17
Wilmington Handbell Ensemble presents "A Child's Christmas"
Westminster Presbyterian Church
December 17
Holiday Peace
Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth
December 18
I'm Dreaming of a Christ Christmas
Delaware State University, Education & Humanities Theater
December 18
Nefesh Mountain
the baby grand
December 20
ICCL Presents: Kwanzaa with Sankofa
Sankofa Cultural Arts Center
December 28

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