Looking Ahead: 12/11-12/17

With so much to do during the holidays, between work parties, friends’ gatherings, shopping, baking and decorating, we don’t have much spare time for other events.  If you do, here are a few to check out over the weekend!

Friday, Dec. 11th

Santa Crawl City Loop

8 p.m.
Wilmington (Trolley Square, Riverfront, Market Street)
$5 entry, free with a Santa hat, buses provided between the three districts

5 course dinner at De La Coeur Cafe

7 p.m.
De La Coeur Cafe
1836 Lovering Ave., Wilmington, DEFive course seasonal dinner prepared by chef and owner Gretchen Brizendine. $80/person

Saturday, Dec. 12th

Grilled Cheese & craft Beer Tasting

3 p.m.
World Cafe Live – upstairs
$40/person.  This month’s tasting is feature Stone Brewing Co.  I went to this last month with my dad and I can say it was delicious!  Definitely go with an empty stomach.

The Nutcracker by The Wilmington Ballet

2 p.m., 7 p.m. (Also Sunday, Dec. 13th 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Playhouse in Rodney Square, Wilmington
$15-$45.  No better place to check out the Nutcracker than the Playhouse Theatre in downtown Wilmington!

Charlie Brown Christmas

7 p.m.
Baby Grand, Wilmington
The Eric Mintel Quartet performs a jazz holiday concert featuring music from the Peanuts.

Sunday, Dec. 13th

Yuletide Brunch with Santa

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Winterthur, Wilmington
Winterthur’s Sunday brunch featuring Santa (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. only).  $34.95/adult and 50% off for children under 12.  Children under 2 are free.  Reservations required.


Looking Ahead (7/31-8/6)

I’m SO excited for this coming week.  Honestly I did a little bit of digging and have found so many great things to do here in Delaware (and SE Pennsylvania and NE Maryland!).
Since my brother will be in town this weekend for my mom’s birthday, I’m not going to be able to fit in everything I’d like to do, but I know my schedule is still full!  Friday night we’re going to the Blue Rocks game on the Riverfront, and they’ll be playing at home all weekend.
Saturday I’m going to the festival at Dove Valley Winery (see below) with one of my girlfriends.  I’m really looking forward to it as I haven’t been there before.  I’m also hoping to fit in the Bike & Hike at Hagley and the Art Exhibit downtown, but I’ll have to see how the week shakes out first!
Friday – Sunday (31st-2nd)
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Friday (31st) and Saturday (1st) 8 p.m.
Fiddler on the Roof in the Open Air Theatre
Chaddsford Winery, Chadds Ford, PA
Saturday (1st) 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday (2nd) 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Steam crabs, jumbo lump crab cakes, live music
Dove Valley Winery, Rising Sun, MD
Saturday (1st) 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday (2nd) 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission, wine tastings and tours, local articans, food, adult and children’s activities, silent auction, live musical performances, yoga & other classes available.
World Café Live, Wilmington, DE
Saturday (1st) 7:00 p.m.
Hagley Museum, Wilmington, DE
Wednesday (5th) 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bring a picnic or order one from Hagley.
H.B. DuPont Park, Wilmington, DE
Thursday (6th) 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dravo Plaza, Justison Street (Wilmington, DE)
Thursday (6th) 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Looking Ahead (7/24 – 7/30)

I’ll actually be away from Delaware for the weekend celebrating my grandfather’s 80th birthday, so I’m missing out on all kinds of fun events.  Hope everyone else is able to enjoy!  (And don’t forget to check back to last week as some of those events are ongoing.)

Delaware State Fair
Fairgrounds (Harrington, DE)
Thursday (23rd) through Saturday (August 1st)

Governors Square Shopping Center, Bear, DE
Saturday (25th) 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$35 adv/$40 after July 10th
Featuring 3rd Wave, 16 Mile, Argilla, Dogfish Head, Flying Fish, Fordham/Old Dominion, Iron Hill, Mispillion River, Sly Fox, Stewart’s, Twin Lakes, Yards.  Live music 7 Rings Band.

Main St., Newark, DE
Saturday (25th) 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Cool Spring Park (10th & Van Buren, Wilmington, DE)
Saturday (25th) 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Rockford Tower in Rockford Park (Wilmington, DE)
Monday (27th) 6:30 p.m.