All Holiday Events and Programs

  1. Sat Nov. 23

    HAND-BUILT CERAMIC CHRISTMAS TREE LANTERN One 1½-hour class. Learn fundamental hand-building techniques and build your own holiday decoration! No experience needed. Pieces will be glazed by instructor and ready for pick up before 12/21. Ages 6-12
  2. Mon Nov. 25

    Gifts from the Kitchen: Cranberry Butter at The Route 9 Eatery Cafe Join us at the Route 9 Eatery! Learn to make Homemade Cranberry Butter, the perfect Holiday gift for friends, family or teachers. A thoughtful gift that requires no cooking. We provide the tools and knowledge needed to complete one gift and make it easy enough to repeat it in your own kitchen. All ages. Kids 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  3. Mon Dec. 2

    Create a Winter-Themed Necklace Take a break from the stress of the season and create a beautiful piece of handmade art.
  4. Mon Dec. 2

    Hour of Code: Binary Code Necklaces Use the ASCII alphabet in Binary to create a bead necklace of your name to help demystify computer science.
  5. Mon Dec. 2

    DECORATIVE PAPER One 2-hour class. Explore different methods of making handmade decorative papers. Finished papers can be used for scrapbooks, handmade cards, gift wrap, collages and mixed media projects. Teens/Adults
  6. Mon Dec. 2

    Gifts from the Kitchen: Mason Jar Oil Candle Lanp at The Route 9 Eatery Cafe Join us at the Route 9 Eatery! Learn to make Mason Jar Oil Candle Lamp, the perfect Holiday gift for friends, family or teachers. A thoughtful gift that requires no cooking. We provide the tools and knowledge needed to complete one gift and make it easy enough to repeat it in your own kitchen. Registration required. All ages. Kids 12 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  7. Mon Dec. 2 - Mon Dec. 16

    COLLAGE AND MIXED MEDIA 101 Three 1-hour, 45-minute classes. Appreciate art in your everyday life. Learn out-of-the-box collage techniques, helping you express emotion or simply make a gift for someone special. Collage is an accessible medium for all abilities. Push the boundaries of initial ideas of collage and learn new techniques. Teens/Adults
  8. Tue Dec. 3

    Santa Story Time Come meet the “jolly old elf, himself” at our special story/craft time. All ages.
  9. Tue Dec. 3

    HENNA-DESIGNED ORNAMENTS One 2-hour class. Design whimsical ornaments with hand-drawn designs made with paint filled henna cones. Learn to roll henna cones and henna painting techniques. No experience needed. Teens/Adults
  10. Tue Dec. 3

    Holiday Concert The First State Ringers, an affiliate of the Newark Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir, performers beautiful holiday songs from around the world.
  11. Wed Dec. 4

    The Little Match Girl The Hans Christian Anderson classic is performed for young audience by pages Alive Theater young actors.
  12. Wed Dec. 4

    A Christmas Carol Celebrate the holiday season with a performance of this timeless classic by Pages Alive Theater young actors.
  13. Wed Dec. 4

    HAND-STITCHED POCKET JOURNALS One 2-hour class. Create handy pocket journals using a medieval limpbinding process. Sharp tools will be used. No experience needed. Finished projects make perfect gifts! Teens/Adults
  14. Wed Dec. 4

    Christmas Trivia How much do you know about Christmas? Joe Hummel, host of Pop Culture Madness heard on WDEL radio, shares fun facts and fictions surrounding the holiday.
  15. Thu Dec. 5

    HAMMERED METAL HAIR ACCESSORIES One 2-hour class. Make simple yet elegant hair pins and bun holders using brass and copper. Hammers and bench anvils will be used. No experience needed. Finished projects make perfect gifts! Teens/Adults
  16. Thu Dec. 5

    Pop-Up Holiday Card Making Create your own pop-up holiday cards. Tickets given out 30 minutes prior to start of program on a first-come, first-served basis.
  17. Fri Dec. 6

    Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park & Museum Bring your family out for Holiday Open House with exceptional entertainment, fun festive crafts, costumed characters, refreshments, food trucks and FREE photos with Santa! The event also includes our Holiday Shoppe selling gifts for the whole family, wonderful performances by dance, music, and choral groups, tours of the holiday display in the museum, and a joyous light display in the gardens surrounding the Mansion and Carriage House. All ages. FREE Free parking and shuttle from Rockwood Office Park, 500 Carr Road in North Wilmington. This event is free but we are collecting non-perishable food and warm hats, gloves, and scarves for the less fortunate this holiday season.
  18. Sat Dec. 7

    Treats with Santa at Absalom Jones Senior Center Please Join Representative Kim Williams, Senator Walsh, Senator Delcollo, Councilman Woods and County Executive Matt Meyer present Treats with Santa! This event includes: Meet and Greet with Rick DeDonato, author of the children's book, "Pipsie, Nature Detective". Reading Corner sponsored by Ellesmere Library Craft station and treats Letters to veterans and Santa FREE photo opportunity with Santa (bring your camera) Any questions can be directed to: Jennifer.Jankowski@state.de.us Ryan.Dunphy@state.de.us Treats with Santa Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Absalom Jones Senior Center 310 Kiamensi Road, Wilmington (302) 995-7636
  19. Sat Dec. 7

    Build Your Own Gingerbread House Enjoy decorating your own gingerbread house and other fun food crafts with the Newark High School Culinary Arts Students. Registration Required.
  20. Sat Dec. 7

    Build Your Own Gingerbread House Enjoy decorating your own gingerbread house and other fun food crafts with the Newark High School Culinary Arts Students. Registration Required.
  21. Sat Dec. 7

    Post-Parade Holiday Celebration Enjoy the festive holiday sounds of Sinerje Clarinet Quartet and a visit from Santa Claus! Refreshments.
  22. Sat Dec. 7

    ALCOHOL INK ORNAMENTS One 2-hour class. Learn how to use alcohol inks and compressed air to create three one-of-a-kind glass ornaments. Materials also include ribbons, a gift box for one large ornament and gift tags that can be decorated. Teens/Adults
  23. Sat Dec. 7

    HAND-BUILT CERAMIC SNOW MAN One 1½-hour class. Learn fundamental hand-building techniques and build your own holiday decoration! No experience needed. Pieces will be glazed by instructor and ready for pick up before 12/21. Ages 6-12
  24. Sat Dec. 7

    Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park & Museum Bring your family out for Holiday Open House with exceptional entertainment, fun festive crafts, costumed characters, refreshments, food trucks and FREE photos with Santa! The event also includes our Holiday Shoppe selling gifts for the whole family, wonderful performances by dance, music, and choral groups, tours of the holiday display in the museum, and a joyous light display in the gardens surrounding the Mansion and Carriage House. All ages. FREE Free parking and shuttle from Rockwood Office Park, 500 Carr Road in North Wilmington. This event is free but we are collecting non-perishable food and warm hats, gloves, and scarves for the less fortunate this holiday season.
  25. Sun Dec. 8

    Holiday Concert Experience the joy of the holidays through bell ringing performances of traditional and modern favorites by Newark United Methodist Church's First State Ringers. Refreshments and sponsorship thanks to Friends of the Bear Library.
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