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Get Your Feet Wet with These Top Delaware Holiday Destinations!

Share the holiday season by getting your feet wet with these Top Delaware Holiday Destinations posted by our friends at www.visitdelaware.com.

Thats why Delawares Top Christmas Celebrations always shine they are perfect opportunities to head out with loved ones for a day or two celebrating the spirit. Theyre also the kind of events that are perfect for combining with other holiday excursions like doing some tax-free shopping, before and/or after the holidays!" says the VisitDelaware.com Blog. Here are a few of the best holiday events and attractions in Delaware.

"A Dickens Experience" in Historic New Castle December 12, 2015 Location: Town-wide, on the streets surrounding the Old New Castle Court House Museum Times: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Admission: Free This Colonial-era village is the perfect setting for an elaborate re-creation of 19th Century London and Charles Dickens' holiday favorite, "A Christmas Carol." Dont miss the street theatre performances of the beloved tale, along with an authentic Victorian Tea held at The Arsenal at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Yuletide Tour at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library November 21, 2015 Jan. 3, 2016 Location: 5105 Kennett Pike (Del. 52), Winterthur 19735 Admission: $20. Reservations recommended. Times: 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays This grand mansion is an awe-inspiring holiday sight, with its already lavish rooms decorated in the same ways that the DuPont family did when this was their home. This year, be sure to check out the majestic dried-flower tree (with more than 60 varieties), now in its 30th year. Other highlights include a woodland path in the winter garden (part of a 1,000-acre rolling meadow preserve), and vistas of elaborately decorated trees. Winterthur also offers many events, workshops and performances during the holiday season, including Yuletide Brunches and appearances by Santa.

Holidays at Hagley Museum and Library November 27, 2015 Jan. 3, 2016 (closed Christmas Day) Location: Hagley Museum, 201 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington Admission: Adults $14, Children 6-14 $5, Children 5 and under and Hagley Members free. Times: 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. daily See how the holiday traditions of France were brought to America by the DuPont family when they started their empire here on the banks of the Brandywine River. The original American mansion of the DuPonts is a testament to old-world grace.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours November 7, 2015 January 3, 2016 Location: 850 Alapocas Drive, Wilmington Admission: Advance tickets $20 each; $25 on the day of the tour. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult Times: 9:30 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Noon and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Always among the most elegant and regal of the DuPont mansions, Nemours prides itself each holiday on its dazzling Christmas trees adorned with hand-painted ornaments from the early 1900s to the present. Guests will be whisked back in time to hear stories about how Alfred and Jessie du Pont shared the holiday with family, friends and staff. The mansion will also offer two special evening tours from 5:30 to 7:30 on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and Wednesday, Dec. 16, featuring live music and light refreshments.

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