Winter Wonderland: Greater Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley



The holiday season is coming to Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. The du Pont mansions will soon be dressed in seasonal décor, and the lights throughout the city will match that of Rudolph’s shiny nose! Check out these events and attractions for your winter getaway to Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley.


The du Pont mansions and estates are a sight to see year-round, but they are magnificent throughout the winter months. Fully decorated with indoor and outdoor experiences, they are truly not to miss! Holidays at Hagley, A Longwood Christmas, Yuletide at Winterthur, and Holidays at Nemours Estate are just the beginning of the fun to be had throughout the winter season in Greater Wilmington.


Want a real holiday treat? Hop aboard the Wilmington and Western Railroad’s festively decorated historic, diesel locomotive! Each coach is covered in thousands of holiday lights, with trackside neighbors taking part, decorating the backs of their homes and yards for passengers to enjoy during the trip through the Red Clay Valley. Hop on board! We hear there may even be certain rides where the Jolly Elf himself shows up for photo-ops. If you can’t hop on board the Wilmington and Western, then be sure to check out the Brandywine Railroad at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, a train display for the young and old, with more than 1,000 pieces and 2,000 feet of track!


Aside from those festivities, there are a number of holiday performances coming to town as well. From the Nutcracker performed by First State Ballet Theatre at the historic Grand Opera House and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Candlelight Theatre to the Plaid Tidings Special Event at The Delaware Contemporary, there are several must-see opportunities for all to enjoy this winter season.


We can’t wait to see you enjoy what Greater Wilmington has to offer! Happy Holidays!


Photo Credits: Daniel Traub and Greater Wilmington CVB