Merry & Bright Holiday Events
Merry and Bright Holiday Lights
Festive drive-through holiday light displays at Rockwood and Glasgow Parks
Featuring colorful twinkling lights, holiday decorations, Santa sightings and delightful surprises all from the comfort of your car on selected nights! All ages. FREE
Rockwood Park Display
December 4-6, 6-9 p.m.
4651 Washington Street Extension, North Wilmington
Glasgow Park Display
December 11 & 12, 6-9 p.m.
US Rt. 40 and DE 896, Glasgow/Bear
Lights will remain on for drive-throughs following opening weekend for continued enjoyment.
Mon Nov. 30 - Mon Dec. 21VIRTUAL FIBER ARTS We will explore the many ways of creating art with different fibers. Students will make small weaving, sewing and embroidery projects. Open to all levels. Students will receive a list of materials they are asked to purchase on their own prior to the start of class. This course has an additional $30 materials fee that is collected at registration. Ages: 16+. Zoom meeting invitation and material list will be sent out after registration. Weekly Projects: Sharpie bags/flags Weaving Embroidered Motto's Needle felt painting
Thu Dec. 3Pump and Trot Trail & Attitude of Gratitude Trail Looking for an opportunity to work of those extra calories you enjoyed during your Thanksgiving feast? Check out the Pump and Trot Trail at Rockwood. It will provide an opportunity for participants to walk and work out along the paved and lit path beginning in the lower parking lot near the pond. Feel free to bring along your own pair of hand-held weights for the pumping up parts of the trail. If you would prefer a more meditative type of walk check out the Attitude of Gratitude Trail Tale where participants can check out signs that provide opportunities to reflect and count their blessings. The Attitude of Gratitude Trail will begin at the end of the Pump and Trot Trail and continue along the lit, paved path.
Sat Dec. 5Family Holiday Sketch at Rockwood Get in the holiday spirt at Rockwood Museum and Park. Horticulture therapist Kathy Andrzejewski leads a walk that focuses on evergreen trees and holiday decorations around the mansion and artist Karen Berstler guides participants in sketching techniques along the way. Bring your own sketch pad and drawing materials. Although there are some places to sit along the way, you may want to bring a mat or a folding chair or stool for sketching time. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. This is an outdoor activity and is weather permitting. Tour limited to 10 people. Social distancing will be in practice during the tour. Face masks required. COVID screening form and temperature checks will be completed by Rockwood staff. $5 NCC residents, $10 out-of-county residents. All ages Family Holiday Sketch Saturday, December 5, 1-2 p.m. Rockwood Park & Museum, museum entrance courtyard 4651 Washington Street Extension, North Wilmington
Sun Dec. 6Make a Fresh Greens Winter Porch Pot at Rockwood Select a 12" diameter porch pot of your choice - a galvanized bucket, a clay or ceramic flowerpot, or another container of your choice. Also, bring a bag of potting soil to fill the container in addition to a pair of garden shears, wire cutters, and a garden spade to fill container with soil. there will be a materials fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor to cover the cost of fresh materials that will be used to fill the container. A $5.00 in county registration feel, $10.00 out of country registration fee. Participants will work outside and will be required to wear a mask and to social distance. Meet your instructor in the Courtyard of the Visitor's Entrance to the Museum. AGE: ADULTS 16 AND UP FACE MASKS REQUIRED SOCIAL DISTANCING FEE: 5.00 IN COUNTY REGISTRATION FEE; 10.00 OUT OF COUNTY REGISTRATION FEE. $20.00 MATERIALS FEE PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR More Information
Fri Dec. 11Twilight Candlelight Holiday Tours at Rockwood What were the holidays like in the 1890’s? Come and get in the holiday spirt at Rockwood Museum and Park. Join in the glow of candlelight and take a step back in time as period dressed museum guides, Loretta Spigel and/or Alice Loveless team up with Horticulture Therapist, Kathy Andrzejewski, to guide guests on a tour that focuses on the history, horticulture, and happenings at the mansion. Tours are weather permitting, so participants are asked to bring their own flashlight, wear comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather because the tour will take place outside on the grounds near the mansion. This is an outdoor activity and is weather permitting. Tour limited to 10 people. Social distancing will be in practice during the tour. Face masks required. COVID screening form and temperature checks will be completed by Rockwood staff. $5 NCC residents, $10 out-of-county residents. All ages
Sun Dec. 13Create a Holiday Wreath at Rockwood Create a beautiful wreath to decorate your home for the holidays and winter months. Participants are asked to bring garden gloves and wire cutters. Meet your instructor, Dena Kirk, in the courtyard of the Visitor's Entrance to Rockwood. Registration fee of $5.00 for in county residents and $10.00 for out of country residents. A materials fee, payable to instructor, of $15.00 if participants provide their own greens, or $20.00 if not providing greens. Participants will work outside and will be required to wear a mask and to social distance. AGE: ADULTS, 16 AND UP FACE MASKS REQUIRED SOCIAL DISTANCING FEE: 5.00 IN COUNTY REGISTRATION FEE; 10.00 OUT OF COUNTY REGISTRATION FEE. MATERIALS FEE PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR - 15.00 IF BRINGING GREENS; 20.00 IF GREENS ARE PROVIDED