13 Best Winter Activities to Do in Delaware!

Winter settles into the streets and hills of Delaware like a whisper, its presence softly stirred into the atmosphere. It seems that just as those final vibrant leaves fall across the pavement, the snowflakes follow silently, decorating bare branches with something magically seasonal. No matter what you love about winter, be it the festive flicker of lights or the thrill of a slope covered in freshly fallen snow, you'll find it right here in the First State. Here's a look at Delaware's 13 best winter activities.

Join the Wilmington Ski Club

Experience the exhilaration of sliding down the slopes with WSC this winter! Their expert guides will show you the best ski and snowboarding destinations worldwide. Join now to make use of their affordable rates and beginner-friendly program!

Rehoboth Beach Christmas Tree Lighting, Rehoboth Beach, DE

From the sun-kissed sands of the beach to the twinkling lights of the tree, you're invited to enjoy the spirit of the holidays. Join them at the Annual Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Christmas Tree Lighting for a night of festive cheer - bring your family and create lasting memories this season.

The Wilmington & Western Railroad, Wilmington, DE

Discover the time-honored tradition of rail travel on the Wilmington & Western Railroad. Take in the panoramic views of Delaware while cruising 10 miles from Greenbank to Hockessin. Choose from a selection of steam and diesel-powered engines for a memorable trip every season from spring to December.

Stock up on seasonal favorites at the Christiana Mall

Christiana Mall, located 30 minutes south of Philadelphia, is a mecca for tax-free shopping. With over 140 shops to explore and five anchor stores, including Nordstrom, Macy's, Target, JCPenney, and Cabela's, it's the best location to replenish all your seasonal favorites. Shop til you drop!

Take a colonial carriage ride and tour the historic homes of Odessa

The 18th and 19th centuries create a picturesque scene in historic New Castle and the beauty afforded by the historic homes of Odessa is truly enhanced once the winter sky sets in. Feel free to peruse this destination at any given time this winter. Don't miss out on their annual Colonial Christmas, which features carriage rides through the glistening tour. This is an optimal place to find romance or simply rekindle your love of history.

Rockwood Museum and Garden, Wilmington, DE

Dig deep into the days and times of the Gothic Revival in an ornamental winter setting, which could rival anything you've ever seen in a snow globe. The Rockwood Museum and Garden features era-oriented candlelight tours of their massive establishment free from Wednesday through Sunday for all of December. Seventy-two acres of snow-covered pathways surround the exterior of this distinctive attraction.

Take a hot air balloon ride

Climb aboard a hot air balloon and take a fabulous journey! Float free of the earth and immerse yourself in an adventure of a lifetime. Soar to places only your imagination has gone and revel in the two-hundred-year-old tradition of a champagne toast. The world looks perfect from a balloon basket - join them to experience a marvelous flight.

Slide down Bear Mountain

Visit a place where the elevation doesn't matter! Delaware's Bear Mountain is a massive sledding hill home to a 2.7-mile paved walkway featuring a variety of cool attractions. You'll find your niche whether you're a thrill seeker or a relaxer. Explore the enthusiasm of this outstanding locale.

Millville Boardwalk Festival of Trees

The Millville Boardwalk is getting in the holiday spirit this winter with their electrifying Festival of Trees event. As well as being a summer staple, the Festival of Trees will bring the same joy and wonderment to the community all winter.

Watch the Super Bowl from Cafe Riviera

The Concord Mall's got a best kept secret that only the locals are keen on. It's called Cafe Riviera and it's a tiny slice of Italy in Wilmington, Delaware. This hidden-in-plain-sight eatery serves delectable food daily but come Super Bowl Sunday, they go all out. Their Super Bowl buffet is a piping work of art at an overwhelming affordable price and the interior of the restaurant is much larger than you might expect from a mini mall cafe. The game is displayed on several screens on the first floor as well as the balcony.

Holiday Nights at Hagley, Wilmington, DE

This holiday season, Eleutherian Mills welcomes you to discover the festive traditions of the du Pont family. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the small details like pocket watches and poetry books, as they are sure to bring a unique kind of holiday joy. Take the time to learn and appreciate the much-loved little things that bring you true holiday spirit.

Enjoy dinner and a show at the Candlelight Theater

Whether you're seeking a holiday spectacle, hard-hitting drama or witty comedy, you'll find your take on the stage at the Candlelight Theater. This discreetly located performance art center has been serving up hot food and sizzling musicals since 1900. Its quaint structure affords an intimate and enjoyable atmosphere that takes the chill of the outside and replaces it with a warm welcome.

Cozy up with hot cocoa in a local bookstore

Spend a cozy evening browsing the aisles of your local Barnes & Noble. With their selection of books, magazines, toys & games, music, and other resources, you'll never have to worry about running out of family-fun activities. Enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and get lost in the sprawling store for hours.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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