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Christmas Wreath

Schedule of Events

Christmas

Spirit of Christmas 2023

Welcome

We can't wait to celebrate the joy of the holiday season with you!  Download the complete program below. 

The event is free and tickets are not required. Donations are gratefully encouraged and benefit Friendship House of Delaware.

Our Information Booth will be open from 9:30am-4:00pm and is located at 222 Delaware Street.

A wonderful lineup of what to see and do!

Friday, December 8, 2023

7 - 10:30 pm

Fezziwig's Ball: Hosted by New Castle Historical Society (Note: separate event; ticket & fee required): Location: New Castle Historical Society - SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 9, 2023

9:30 am

Spirit of Christmas Opening Time

 

Throughout the Day: Enjoy strolling performers: Jim Slagle (Sinatra); Tom Freebery (Harmonica); Delaware Valley Classical School (Caroling)

Visit with Santa Claus for Breakfast Event & Photo Booth: Location: Cabernet Candles

10:00 am

Open Houses & Museums Begin

 

Winter Market: Location: New Castle Public Library

Outdoor Artisan Market: Location: The Green

 

Willow Tree & Friends Concert: Location: New Castle Presbyterian Church

Visit with St. Nicholas, Italy & Netherlands Saint of Christmas: Location: New Castle Town Hall   

 

Visit with Father Christmas of British Isles visiting from Dickens' Time: Location: George Read House & Gardens

Visit with Sinter Klaus, one of Santa’s elves from Holland: Location: The Window on Delaware Street

Visit from the Jule Goat: [How Christmas gifts are delivered to children in Sweden & Finland]: Locations: Cabernet Candles & various locations

Visit with Santa Claus for Breakfast Event & Photo Booth: Location: Cabernet Candles

11:00 am

Open Houses & Museums 

 

Winter Market: Location: New Castle Public Library

Outdoor Artisan Market: Location: The Green

Visit with St. Nicholas, Italy & Netherlands Saint of Christmas: Location: New Castle Town Hall         

Visit with Father Christmas of British Isles visiting from Dickens' Time: Location: George Read House & Gardens

Visit with Sinter Klaus, one of Santa’s elves from Holland: Location: The Window on Delaware Street

Visit from the Jule Goat: Locations: Cabernet Candles & various locations

11:30 am

Reedy Point Players perform, Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol"

Location: Bandshell near New Castle Courthouse

12:00 pm

Open Houses & Museums 

 

Winter Market: Location: New Castle Public Library

Outdoor Artisan Market: Location: The Green

Delaware Valley Classical School: Location: New Castle Courthouse

Visit with Father Christmas of British Isles visiting from Dickens' Time: Location: George Read House & Gardens

Visit with Sinter Klaus, one of Santa’s elves from Holland: Location: New Castle Town Hall

Visit from the Jule Goat: [How Christmas gifts are delivered to children in Sweden & Finland]: Location: The Window on Delaware Street

1:00 pm

Open Houses & Museums 

 

Winter Market: Location: New Castle Public Library

Outdoor Artisan Market: Location: The Green

Celebration Ringers Concert: Location: New Castle Presbyterian Church

Visit from the Jule Goat: Location: The Window on Delaware Street

1:30 pm

Westfield High School Alumni Chorale Concert

Location: New Castle Methodist Church

2:00 pm

Open Houses & Museums 

Reedy Point Players perform, Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol": Location: Bandshell near New Castle Courthouse

Winter Market: Location: New Castle Public Library

Outdoor Artisan Market: Location: The Green

Music School of Delaware Performance: Location: New Castle Visitor's Center

Visit from the Jule Goat: [How Christmas gifts are delivered to children in Sweden & Finland]: Location: New Castle Town Hall

3:00 pm

Open Houses & Museums 

New Ark Chorale: Location: New Castle Presbyterian Church

Winter Market: Location: New Castle Public Library

Outdoor Artisan Market: Location: The Green

Visit with Father Christmas of British Isles visiting from Dickens' Time: Location: New Castle Town Hall

Visit with St. Nicholas of Italy & Netherlands: Location: The Window on Delaware Street

Visit with Sinter Klaus, one of Santa’s elves from Holland: Location: New Castle Visitor's Center

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Caroling  & Tree Lighting Festivities: Location: The Green

6:00 pm - 8:30pm 

LIT for The Holidays Hosted by Read House & Gardens (Note: Separate event; ticket & fee required: Purchase tickets here): Location: Read House & Gardens

Our Restaurant Guide

We have so many wonderful places to dine in our town! Check out an insider's (a.k.a resident's) guide to some of them! 

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