FREE Holiday Programs

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  1. Tue Dec. 11

    Holiday Party and Pictures with Santa at Brandywine Hundred Library Families do crafts, play games and meet Santa. Bring your camera. All ages
  2. Tue Dec. 11

    Make It: Soldered Glass Ornament at the Bear Library Lean basic soldering skills and make a glass pendant, charm or tree ornament. All materials provided. Registration required by calling (302) 838-3300. Ages 12-Adults.
  3. Tue Dec. 11

    Create a Green Screen Holiday Photo Drop by the library lobby and have a holiday picture taken in front of the green screen. Pick from a variety of fun, festive backgrounds (just don’t wear green!). All ages.
  4. Wed Dec. 12

    Linoleum Block Print Holiday Cards at the Delaware City Library Create holiday cards using a printing technique using linoleum block or “linocut.” Cards to be donated to the residents of the Governor Bacon Health Center. Registration required by calling (302) 834-4148.
  5. Wed Dec. 12

    Crazy College Christmas Party at Appoquinimink Library Geo. Stewart, host of Crazy College heard on WVUD 91.3, takes a look back at television highlights from Christmas variety shows from the 1950s through the 1970s, holiday cartoons from the 1930s and silly Christmas music. Registration required by calling (302) 378-558. Adults.
  6. Thu Dec. 13

    Great Gingerbread Construction Party at the New Castle Public Library Food, fun, crafts. Presented by William Penn High School. All ages.
  7. Fri Dec. 14

    Holiday Fun Festival at the Elsmere Library Music, magic show, games, craft and snacks to celebrate the holidays. All ages.
  8. Fri Dec. 14

    Holiday Magic Show at the Elsmere Library Glenn Kohr presents his holiday-themed magic show. His tricks include Santa, Rudolph and other holiday favorites. Ages 3+.
  9. Fri Dec. 14

    Candlelight Tours Enjoy a rare evening tour of the mansion. Traditional decorations and low lighting creates the experience of the lavish comfort afforded this wealthy family of a bygone era. This is a free event, but donations of non-perishable foods are collected for local food closets.
  10. Sat Dec. 15

    Cookie Swap In the Eatery at the Route 9 Library Teams of two create a holiday treat to share. Take home a goodie tray for the whole family. All ages. Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. $10/ person. Register Online
  11. Sat Dec. 15

    Candlelight Tours Enjoy a rare evening tour of the mansion. Traditional decorations and low lighting creates the experience of the lavish comfort afforded this wealthy family of a bygone era. This is a free event, but donations of non-perishable foods are collected for local food closets.
  12. Mon Dec. 17

    Spirited Gift Wrapping at the Delaware City Library Come together for an adults only gift wrapping session. Enjoy holiday music, treats and seasonal wine and beer while wrapping gifts. Gift wrap and refreshments provided. Adults 21+.
  13. Mon Dec. 17

    Santa Green Screen at the Route 9 Innovation Library Visit the library for Christmas fun. Have your picture taken and be transported to the North Pole through Green Screen technology.
  14. Tue Dec. 18

    Santa is Coming to the North Wilmington Library! Santa Dan visits the library for this holiday program to read books, sing songs and take pictures with everyone. All ages.
  15. Tue Dec. 18

    Santa Story Time at the Woodlawn Library Story time is extra special with a visit from Santa Claus! Daycares limited to 10 children. Ages 1-5.
  16. Tue Dec. 18

    First State Ringers at the Brandywine Hundred Library The First State Ringers, an affiliate of the Newark United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir, performs beautiful holiday songs from around the world. All ages
  17. Wed Dec. 19

    Harry Potter Patronus Ornament at the Delaware City Library What is your patronus? Make felt ornaments reflecting your own or those of the characters from Harry Potter. Ages 7-14.
  18. Thu Dec. 20

    Holiday Stories with Santa at the Wilmington Library Santa Claus is coming to the library! Hear stories and sing songs with Santa. Registration required by calling (302) 571-7400. All ages.
  19. Fri Dec. 21

    Light Up the Night Winter Solstice Celebration at Brandywine Hundred Library On the longest night of the year, chase away the dark with stories, games and crafts. Bring a flashlight and wear your pj’s for a shining celebration of night. Families.
  20. Mon Dec. 31

    Noon Year’s Eve Party at Appoquinimink Library Count down to NOON at the library! Celebrate 2018 and prepare for 2019 with crafts, refreshments, a photobooth and a balloon drop. All ages.
  21. Mon Dec. 31

    Noon Year's Eve Party at Brandywine Hundred Library Welcome in the New Year with crafts, music and a balloon drop at this family-friendly party. Ages 2+.
  22. Tue Jan. 1

    2019 New Year's Day Hike at Rockwood Park Bring the whole family to enjoy a 1 ½ mile easy to moderate hike along paved paths and wooded trails surrounding the beautiful Victorian mansion. Dress in layers and wear appropriate footwear. Meet at the entrance to the Rockwood Museum.
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