The Holiday Season Is in Full Swing in Downtown Wilmington

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By Barb Bullock, Director of Development and Communications

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation

December brings the holidays, and that means plenty of festive events and great shopping. Downtown Wilmington will be sparkling with bright lights and good cheer—and lots to do! It’s easy to get into the holiday spirit with an abundance of family events and activities, from wreath making to traditional holiday music, theater and dance. Be sure to check out one or more of these holiday activities:

MUSIC

Jim Brickman

DUPONT THEATRE

Saturday, December 1


Market Street Music Thursday Noontime Concert – Cartoon Christmas Trio

FIRST & CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Thursday, December 6, 12:30pm


Voices of Christmas

THE GRAND

December 9

Market Street Music Thursday Noontime Concert: Center City Chorale – Christmas Comes Again

FIRST & CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Thursday, December 13, 12:30 pm

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Wilmington Children’s Chorus – Annual Candlelight Holiday Concert

FIRST & CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Saturday, December 15, 7:00 pm


Sweet Honey and the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays

THE GRAND

December 19

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Chesapeake Brass Band and A Capella Pops Holiday Celebration

WORLD CAFE LIVE AT THE QUEEN

Friday, December 21, 8:00 pm


New Year’s Eve with Rusted Root

WORLD CAFE LIVE AT THE QUEEN

Monday, December 31, 9:00 pm


THEATRE

A Christmas Carol by Patrick Barlow inspired by the story by Charles Dickens

DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY

Wednesday, December 5 – 30

DANCE


The Nutcracker – First State Ballet Theatre

DE TECH, Rt. 18 Georgetown

Saturday, December 15 @ 7:00 pm

GRAND OPERA HOUSE, 818 N. Market Street Wilmington

Friday, December 21 – 23


The Nutcracker  – Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance

DUPONT THEATRE

December 15-16, 2012

VISUAL ARTS

Alternatives Holiday Craft Show

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DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Friday, December 07, 3:30 pm

28th Annual Holiday House Tour

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM

Saturday, December 8, 10:00 am


HANDS-ON ACTIVITES

Festive Holiday Greens

DELAWARE CENTER FOR HORTICULTURE

Tuesday, December 4, 5:30 pm


Family Wreath Making

DELAWARE CENTER FOR HORTICULTURE

Wednesday, December 5, 5:30 pm


Natural Holiday Crafts

DUPONT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER IN WILMINGTON

Saturday, December 8, 10:00 am


Wilmington has something for everyone!

Check out www.inwilmingtonde.com for more information on these holiday happening in Wilmington.

WRC_dj13_ShoppingHoliday shopping at its finest in Downtown Wilmington

Browse from an array of shops and boutiques for just the right gift. Whether you’re looking for a full day of shopping or a store where you can run in and pick up that perfect little something, check out these great places to do your Wilmington holiday shopping:

Men’s/Women’s clothing and accessories – Collars N’ Cuffs, Wright & Simon, Spaceboy Clothing, Sneaker City, Dimensions & Co., NOSO Boutique, Mlan4Ever Children’s Clothing Boutique and Isabella G. Fine Accessories & Apparel, Nzinga’s Cultural Connection and Designs by Keiko.

Jewelry – A.R. Morris and Goldbug Jeweler.

Sporting Goods – Al’s Sporting Goods and the Bike Boutique.

Car stereo – Hi Sound Electronics.

Books – Ninth Street Book Store and Sunlight Book Source.

Art Lessons and Instruments – David Bromberg’s Violin store, Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) and Christina Cultural Arts Center (CCAC).

Spirits – Veritas Wine & Craft Beer.

Gift Certificates make great Stocking Stuffers – Govatos Candy, Bloomsberry Flower Shop, Haus of Lacquer Nail Lounge, The Green Room, Extreme Pizza, Chelsea Tavern and Brew Ha Ha.

Visit www.downtownwilmington.com for more shopping ideas and make sure you and your family spend some of the most wonderful time of the year in Downtown Wilmington!


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