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
Tour Eleutherian Mills and encounter the holiday decorations and traditions of multiple generations of the du Pont family. This year, step back in time to explore the importance of animals at Eleutherian Mills. Whether companions, wild, or raised on the farm, the animals at Eleutherian Mills were central to the lives of the du Pont family. Tours held daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last house tour starts at 3 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.
Santa Days at Hagley
Santa stops by Hagley for a visit! Visitors are invited to include Santa in their festive holiday photo.
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.
Relax and enjoy Hagley's beautiful property in the evening hours.
Don’t miss Delaware’s best fireworks show! In 2023 the fireworks theme is Fireworks at Hagley: The Natural World
Spend a Summer Saturday at Hagley and relax with fun outdoor activities.
Have a blast during your visit to Hagley with cannon firings!
Fun, hands-on, immersive experiences for kids this summer at Hagley Museum!