Embrace the Holiday Cheer With These Festive Events Near Our Delaware Communities

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December 1, 2023

At Wilkinson Homes, we understand that the holiday season is all about creating cherished memories with your loved ones—whether you’re bundled up in your high-quality new Wilkinson home or out in the local community amidst the array of holiday events. As trusted homebuilders in Delaware with vibrant new home communities in Newark, Dover, Felton and Camden—we’re here to guide you in exploring the festive magic that surrounds our neighborhoods. From the enchanting beauty of Longwood Gardens to heartwarming giving-back opportunities, our communities offer a rich tapestry of holiday experiences nearby that you won’t want to miss.

Longwood Gardens

Nestled just 10 minutes from the Delaware state line, Longwood Gardens stands as a nationally recognized attraction that transforms into a mesmerizing winter wonderland during the holiday season. As you stroll through the impeccably manicured gardens with twinkling lights and festive decorations, you'll be transported into a holiday paradise. Experience the joy of the season with family-friendly events, captivating light displays and the timeless beauty of the iconic Longwood Christmas Trees. Running until January 7, our Delaware communities provide easy access to this enchanting spectacle, allowing you to create lasting holiday traditions just a short drive away from your new home in Delaware. Click here to make a reservation—the available times fill up fast! 

Seasonal celebrations

Our new homes in Newark, DE are a testament to the rich history and vibrant culture of Delaware. Explore the quaint downtown adorned with festive lights and charming storefronts, especially during the Winterfest celebration on Academy Street on December 1—featuring holiday festivities, roasting chestnuts, tree lighting, ice carving, caroling and more. Afterward, grab a cup of hot cocoa or a latte from Little Goat Coffee and shop around the Christiana Mall for gifts for the entire family, immersing yourself in the holiday cheer. 

Additionally, in Dover, the holiday spirit thrives with a variety of events and activities for residents of Wilkinson homeowners to enjoy. Opening on Thanksgiving Day, drive through the Gift of Lights at the Dover Motor Speedway, where the glow of twinkling light displays and the warmth of the community come together. For our homeowners in Felton, the second annual Town of Felton Christmas Parade will be held on December 15 for people of all ages to enjoy—followed by visits with Santa at Odd Fellows Park.

Giving back opportunities

At Wilkinson Homes, we believe in the spirit of giving—especially during the holiday season. Explore local volunteer or donation opportunities in partnership with community organizations, from First State Animal Center and SPCA in Camden to Exceptional Care for Children in Newark. Whether it's contributing to a food drive, participating in a charity run or helping decorate a local community center—there are countless ways to make a positive impact in the areas we call home. 

As your trusted homebuilder in Delaware, Wilkinson Homes is dedicated to enhancing the holiday experience for our homeowners. From the magical landscapes of Longwood Gardens to the heartwarming festivities in Newark, Dover, Camden and Felton—we’re proud to know that our communities are surrounded by the warmth and joy of the season. This holiday, let Wilkinson Homes be your guide to creating cherished memories in the place you proudly call home. If you’re interested in making this holiday season even more memorable with a top-quality new home in Delaware, take a look at the quick move-in homes we have available throughout our new home communities, and give us a call at (610) 274-8283 or fill out our online form today to learn more.

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