a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes

2016 Holidays in Odessa, DE

Step back in time at the Historic Odessa's annual Holiday Celebration - a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes from classic literature. This year you're invited to tour the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House transformed into vignettes inspired by E.T.A. Hoffman's tale of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King; 2016 celebrates the book’s bicentennial (200 years) reacquainting us with the beloved characters and remembering fantastic scenes.

View the 2019 HOF Schedule of Holiday Events »

Save the Dates: This season, from November 15 through December 31, 2016. Please visit our Calendar of Events for holiday programming.

2016 Christmas Events

Storybook Trees Exhibit

A festive display of Christmas trees decorated by local families, schools and organizations will reflect books and works of children’s literature.

Holiday Hours

Historic Odessa will be open Tuesday through Sunday through the end of the year (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Holiday School Tours

Please call 302-378-5562 for reservations.


Historic Odessa is open to the public March through December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4:30 PM, Monday by reservation. The Historic Houses of Odessa are closed January and February, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.