Holiday Season Itinerary in Wilmington, DE

New homes in Wilmington near the scenic Brandywine Valley

With the Thanksgiving festivities over, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit! Twinkling lights adorn storefronts, classic carols waft through the streets and families are setting about their time-honored tradition of selecting the perfect Christmas tree and decorating the home.  For those who are lucky enough to live in the Wilmington area, December is a fabulous month to enjoy some of the Brandywine Valley’s most esteemed attractions – all of which are decked out for the holiday season.

Situated in the Claymont Renaissance District, Darley Green’s beautiful new homes in Wilmington are just minutes away from this picturesque valley – home to magnificent estates and quaint inns, which make for a memorable day trip during this time of year.

One-day itinerary to celebrate the Christmas spirit

For an inspirational day of culture, history and a hint of holiday shopping, this one-day itinerary through the Brandywine Valley can’ t be beat. Available through Christmas Eve, this tour will delight everyone in the family and is chock full of dazzling holiday displays.

Your day starts at the Hagley Museum and Library, where the DuPont family story along with live demonstrations will whisk you back in time. Seasoned guides entertain with tales of holiday times as you explore this lovely 235 acre riverside estate, which is embellished with elegant decorations.

Next comes a couple of hours of tax-free shopping.  Enjoy ZERO sales tax in Delaware as you browse more than 40 boutiques, upscale shops and culinary finds. Home furnishings, gourmet foods, fine gifts and unique apparel are all on offer at Greenville Crossing and Powder Mill Square, just one mile from the Hagley Museum and Library. 

After some holiday retail therapy, drive to Henry Francis du Pont’s premier museum of American decorative arts, Winterthur.  Learn about traditions past on the museum’s extraordinary Yuletide tour.

Sate your growing appetite with an early meal at Buckley’s Tavern, a place where classic dishes are served with an updated twist. Warm up by a cozy fireplace in this charming old pub, which dates back to 1817.

The final stop on your trip is Longwood Gardens – another venerable DuPont estate that really knows how to capture the holiday spirit. More than half a million lights, back-lit fountains, thousands of poinsettias and Christmas trees will be scattered among the 1,077 acre park.

Townhouses in Wilmington close to holiday attractions

We all know that the holiday season is a wonderful time for entertaining, spending time with loved ones and general merriment, but did you know that the year-end is often a great time for buying a house?  According to Trulia, purchasing a house at this time let’s you take advantage of low prices this lull in the marketing cycle creates.

If you’re in the market for Wilmington townhouses, you don’t want to miss the spectacular value and conveniences afforded by Darley Green – a master-planned community that boasts luxurious condos and townhomes starting in the low $200s. Feel free to stop by and tour our model homes, which are available for viewing any day between 11 AM and 6PM. To learn more about our special financing for first-time buyers, please contact our Community Sales Manager, Amy Maluski at 302-655-2600.