Holidays at Hagley - November 25 through January 1
"Holidays at Hagley: All Creatures Great and Small"
Holidays at Hagley returns with the theme, “All Creatures Great and Small,” celebrating stories of pets, wildlife, and other animals who made their habitat at Hagley over the last 200 years, both in the historic home and outdoors. “Holidays at Hagley: All Creatures Great and Small” will feature Holiday Home and Garden Tours, the fifth-annual Gingerbread House Competition, Santa Days, evening Twilight Tours, and more.
November 25, 2022, through January 1, 2023
CLOSURES: Hagley closes at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and is closed on Christmas Day
Du Pont Family Home Exhibition, All Creatures Great and Small
Enjoy a tour of Eleutherian Mills and step into the world of entertaining in the 1920s and 1930s. Take in the festive decorations and learn how the staff prepared delicious food as you discover what would be happening both upstairs and downstairs in the Residence as the family gathered for the holidays. Tours held daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last house tour starts at 3:30 p.m.)
Gingerbread House Contest
Stop by and see the festive entries in Hagley's annual Gingerbread House Competition celebrating "All Creatures Great and Small."
Entries created by local individuals and families will be on display throughout the holiday season in the Hagley Barn. Be sure to dress warmly for Holidays at Hagley so you can stroll the grounds and visit the Gingerbread House competition in the barn.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with softly glowing lights. Take a Twilight Tour of Eleutherian Mills and see the du Pont Family Home in a whole new light.••••
Learn about colorful pigments and how and why we separate them using the science of chromatography. Create colorful chromatography art to take home!
This marketplace brings talented artisans from the Mid-Atlantic area to display and sell fine arts, crafts, and gourmet items.
Have a blast during your visit to Hagley with cannon firings!
Santa stops by Hagley for a visit in the warmth of the Hagley Barn.
Discover how thermal energy is transferred and use these concepts to free treasure trapped in ice!