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5 Ways to Make Winter Break Spectacular with Your Children in Wilmington, DE

The kiddos are off school and already becoming full of cabin fever? Have no fear, there are tons of family-friendly activities in Wilmington, DE to keep them not only occupied but thrilled.

Make this the best holiday break on record with any of the following!

1. Hit up the Riverfront Rink

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A family favorite, listen to some holiday tunes and skate away at Horizon's Riverfront Rink! Afterward, grab some hot cocoa at Starbucks across the street, or head to a movie at Penn Cinema on the Riverfront and relax in their brand-new lounge chairs!

2. Grab some homemade ice-cream

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The kids vote it is never too cold for ice-cream and we agree. Head to UDairy on Market Street for ice-cream that is out of this world! This tasty treat is even more spectacular because it is home-made from the milk of local cows from The University of Delaware's Department of Agriculture! If mom and dad aren't up for just ice-cream, try their coffee poured over their famous flavor, 8th & Market. We tried it, and it is delicious and a good caffeine fix!

3. Have a tea party fit for royalty

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Have a little princess or prince that loves to indulge in the finer things in life? Have them put on their favorite dress-up clothes and head to the HOTEL DUPONT Green Room for high tea. Be sure to bring your cameras it will be an experience you'll want to remember forever!

4. Jump out all your energy (or theirs)

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Altitude Trampoline Park is full of fun that will be sure to wear your kids out! With an obstacle course, kids zone, basketball court and extreme dodgeball there is something for everyone! 


5. Discover something spectacular

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The Delaware Children's Museum will even bring out your inner child. With nine exhibits full of activities, your children will be filled with wonder and awe at all there is to discover. Afterward, enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants located in Riverfront Wilmington

Post by Julia Mason of Enthusiasm Lab

7 Ways to Experience the Holidays in Downtown Wilmington Like Never Before!

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The tastes, the sights, and the sounds. Enjoy Downtown Wilmington during the holiday season like never before! Here are some holiday activities within the city to make your experience magical!

1. Wilmington Jaycees Parade-Saturday November 25th at 11 AM. More details can be found here.

2. Riverfront Wilmington Ice Skating-Opening for its fourth annual season, the Riverfront Wilmington Ice Skating rink is a favorite for families across the tri-state area!  

3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at The Playhouse on Rodney Square-Sunday, November 26th, don't miss this holiday favorite as it comes to life on stage for two exclusive performances. Make the event even more special by attending Tea with Rudolph beforehand! 

4. The Nutcracker at The Grand- December 2nd and 3rd, this Christmas tradition is turning 51 in Wilmington! Tickets can be purchased here. 

5. Holiday Shopping- Small business Saturday is an event downtown and many organizations are celebrating with special events and sales! Following the Jaycees Parade, head to Starbucks on Market to warm up and enjoy some complimentary live music. Then hit the streets and head to all of the incredible shops Wilmington has to offer to find something unique for your loved ones! Have some outgoing friends and family? November 24th & 25th at Poppycock Tattoo receive an additional $25 on every $100 spent on gift certificates! Looking for a special book for someone you love? Stop into The Ninth Street Book Shop! For some unique accessories and clothes, head to Spaceboy and Styles by Sassy!

6. Holiday Parties- There are so many outstanding restaurants in Wilmington with private space! Book your Holiday Party at Cafe Mezzanotte, Ernest & Scott Taproom, Chelsea Tavern, The Green Room, Mikimotos, or Domaine Hudson and leave all the work and clean-up to someone else!

7. Kris Allen – Somethin’ About Christmas Tour 2017 at Live Nation Wednesday December 6th at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.

Post by Julia Mason of Enthusiasm Lab