December 11, 2011 by staff
Winterthur Museum, The holiday season has officially arrived now that Santa sightings are a regular occurrence. With such a busy season ahead, it made sense to file upcoming holiday events by date and put them all in calendar for easy planning. Enjoy!
WHAT ‘Holiday Art Market’: The Newark Arts Alliance presents “Holiday Art Market,” a fundraiser featuring fine artwork and crafts perfect for gift-giving. Choose from work by 11 local artists, working in mediums that include jewelry, pottery, weaving, batik clothing, photography, paintings, prints and window charms; 20 percent of all sales will benefit the NAA. WHEN The show runs through Dec. 30; hours for ‘Holiday Art Market’ are 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours on Thursday and Saturday until 6 p.m. WHERE Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark COST Free admission; price of artwork and crafts vary INFO newarkartsalliance.org or call 266-7266
WHAT‘A Very Candlelight Christmas’: This year New Candlelight Theatre is offering a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The production tells the story of Devlin Powers, a once veteran director, whose arrived at the last stop of his showbiz career. Unhappy with where life has taken him, and thoroughly disgusted with his current cast and staff, he’s on the brink of closing his theater days before the annual Christmas show opens. He’s visited by many familiar, and often quirky, Broadway characters who take him through his past, present and future in a fun-filled journey to help him regain the joy and love he lost years ago. The original and traditional score for the production includes: “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,” “Hard Candy Christmas,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “I Hate Musicals,” “We Need A Little Christmas” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” WHEN 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7; 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9; 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11; 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15; 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 p.m.; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21; 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 p.m.; 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23. WHERE New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Road, Ardentown COST $33 children, $56 adult INFO nctstage.org or call 475-2313
WHAT‘First State Symphonic Band Christmas Concert’: First State Symphonic Band invites the community to join them for a fun and entertaining evening for their 15th Annual Holiday Concert at First Baptist Church. The program will be full of traditional and seasonal tunes performed by musicians of all ages and will include holiday tunes such as “Sleigh Ride,” “Ding Dong,” “Merrily on High,” “March of the Toys,” “Celtic Carol” and many more. The venue features ample on-site parking and is wheelchair accessible. WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 WHERE First State Baptist, 4210 Limestone Road,Wilmington COST Free INFO fbcwilmington.com or call 998-4105
WHAT ‘Breakfast with Santa’: Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with Santa at Winterthur Museum Library & Garden’s Visitor Center. Kids will have the opportunity to make ornaments and attend performances of holiday music by Silly Joe, who returns this year by popular demand. WHEN 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17 WHERE Winterthur Museum Library & Garden’s Visitor Center, 5105 Kennett Pike Route 52, Winterthur COST $18 children (ages 1-12); $21 adult members; $28 adult; reservations required INFO winterthur.org or call 800-448-3883
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