Soak in the evening glow of the house decked in its holiday glory or toast marshmallows by the outdoor fire pits. Tap your toes to the sounds of Wilmington’s best jazz, savor a seasonal cocktail, and see our magical gingerbread and doll houses. Included with admission. Members free. Ticket includes a self-paced house tour, live music, gingerbread and dollhouse viewing, exhibitions, and shopping in the Museum Store (open until 8:00 pm). Yuletide workshops available for an additional fee. Food and drink available for purchase. House tours have limited capacity. 

Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883.

December 6

Jazz: Cartoon Christmas Trio, and performances by harpist Janet Whitman and Sara Michaels Jazz N’ Blues Quartet

Workshop: Riedel Sensory Champagne, Hosted by Riedel

Workshop: Handmade Soap Making with Miche Scott Sold out

Book signing: Piper Huguley, By Her Own Design: A Novel of Ann Lowe, Fashion Designer to the Social Register

Meet the Artists: Asata Maisé Beeks and Shawn Baron Pinkney

The lighted mushroom that is the centerpiece of Kennett Square’s “Midnight in the Square” celebration on New Year’s Eve will be suspended over the Visitor Center, presented by Bob’s Crane Service.


December 13

Jazz: Tony Smith and Friends, and performances by harpist Janet Whitman and The Philadelphia Handbell Ensemble

Workshop: Introduction to Calligraphy with Maiden September

Workshop: Holiday Succulent Workshop with Terrarium Therapy Sold out

Lecture: Fashioned by Nature: The Story of Green Art Shoes with Lenny Wilson

December 20

Jazz: Jackie Brown Jazz Nonet and performances by The Q Factor, Lenape Brass, and the Newark Ukesters

Workshop: Candle Making with KC Essentials

December 27

Jazz: The Sharon Sable Group and performances by The Copeland String Quartet and Lenape Brass

Workshop: Introduction to Calligraphy with Maiden September

Workshop: Beautiful Botanicals with Maria Villegas-Heaney