Holiday Open House at Rockwood

Bring your family out for the 17th annual Holiday Open House with exceptional entertainment, fun festive children’s crafts, costumed characters, refreshments, food trucks and FREE photos with Santa!

The event also includes our Youth Entrepreneur’s Secret Santa Shoppe, selling gifts for the whole family, tours of the holiday display in the museum and a joyous light display in the gardens surrounding the Mansion and Carriage House.
This year’s performers include:

  • Delaware Arts Conservatory performing excerpts from their production of "The Snow Queen"
  • First State Ballet Theater performing an excerpt from the “Nutcracker”
  • Imagination Players.
  • Kathryn Ciminello Dance Troupe
  • Pieces of a Dream
  • Fierce Dance Academy
  • Mount Pleasant Choir
  • UD Children's Choir
  • Citlali De Mexico
This is a FREE EVENT, however, to help those less fortunate, please bring a nonperishable food item or new mittens, hats, or scarves for the Giving Tree. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
No pets please.

Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park
Friday, December 1, 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 5-9 p.m..
Tree lighting Friday Night at 6:15 p.m.
Rockwood Park
4651 Washington Street Extension, North Wilmington
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2017 Holiday Open House Schedule

Friday, December 1, 5-9pm

5-9 p.m.           Refreshments  

6 p.m.              Caroling with the University of Delaware Children’s Choir

6:15 p.m.          Lighting of the Hemlock Tree, County Executive Matthew Meyer


Museum

5-9 p.m.           Photos with Santa

6-6:30 p.m.      Tree Lighting Ceremony- outside      

6:30 p.m.         Mt. Pleasant- band

7 p.m.              “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with County Executive Matthew Meyer

8 p.m.               El Capik

 

Carriage House

5-9 p.m.           Holiday Gift Shoppe, Hargraves Room; Make a Craft, Wyncote Room

6-6:30 p.m.      Tree Lighting Ceremony- outside

6:30 p.m.         University of Delaware Children’s Choir      

7-7:45 p.m.      Kathryn Ciminello’s Dance Troupe, Shipley Room

7:45-8:30 p.m. Delaware Arts Conservatory, Shipley Room

8:30-9 p.m.      First State Ballet Theater


Outside Tent

5:30-6 p.m.      Mt. Pleasant Choir     

6-6:30 p.m.      Tree Lighting Ceremony-outside       

6:30-7 p.m.      Christina Cultural Arts Junior Percussion Ensemble

7:45-8:15 p.m.  Mt. Pleasant Choir

8:30-9 p.m.       Christina Cultural Arts Junior Percussion Ensemble


Saturday, December 2, 5-9 p.m.

Refreshments  5 -9 p.m.

Museum

5-9 p.m.           Photos with Santa   

7 p.m.              Reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”             

Carriage House

5-9 p.m.           Holiday Gift Shoppe, Hargraves Room;
                        Make a Craft, Wyncote Room

5-6 p.m.          Fierce Dance Academy

6-7 p.m.          Dance Jhahkar- Bollywood    

7-7:30             Pieces of a Dream

7:30-8 p.m.     Citlali De Mexico

8 p.m.             Imagination Players, Shipley Room

Outside Tent

5-9 p.m.              DJ

Special Event Pet Policy


We kindly ask you to please keep your pets at home when coming to one of our special events unless the event is specifically designated as "pet friendly". This policy is for the safety of your pets and for the safety of event patrons. People who bring pets to events not specifically designates as a "pet friendly" will be asked to remove their pet from the event grounds. Service animals are exempt from this policy. For more information please call 302-395-5600.