2018 Holidays in Odessa DE

charles dickens a christmas carol

Holiday Tour Presenting Sponsor
Holidays in Odessa is presented by Morgan Stanley

Step back in time at the Historic Odessa's annual holiday celebration - a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes from classic literature. This season we celebrate the 175th anniversary of A Christmas Carol first published in 1843 written by Charles Dickens and illustrated by John Leech. The celebration lasts from November 13th through December 30th, 2018.

Historic Odessa is open to the public in the fall and winter, Monday by reservation, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. During the late fall and winter, the Historic Houses of Odessa are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and in January and February.

 

Holiday in Odessa 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

This Christmas don’t miss a Dickens of a Christmas exhibit at the befitting Corbit Sharp House. This National Historic Landmark house will be transformed into scenes based upon the classic novel, A Christmas Carol, In Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, by the English writer Charles Dickens.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Sponsored by: Arthur Hall Insurance

We invite you to join us to view Christmas trees decorated to the theme from your favorite children’s book. This year’s Storybook Trees exhibit is located in Wilson-Warner House and will showcase decorated trees in its beautiful period rooms.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear. Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Sponsored by: Morgan Stanley

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 54 years ago as a fundraiser for the Women's Club of Odessa. The purpose was to fund college scholarships for local high school seniors. With the help and cooperation of Odessa homeowners and the Historic Odessa Foundation, the Women’s Club of Odessa has provided scholarships to over 100 students.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Sponsored by: National HVAC Service

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Sponsored by: National HVAC Service

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Sponsored by: Morgan Stanley

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season.

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Sponsored by: National HVAC Service

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special afternoon children’s tea in conjunction with the Christmas exhibit.  Join us for a delightful tea party complete with tea and festive treats and a take home holiday craft project.  Then, take a tour of the National Historic Register Corbit-Sharp House that has been transformed into the classic story. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Sponsored by: Morgan Stanley

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season. The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals are the sights sounds and taste of this holiday feast.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, at the National Historic Register, Corbit-Sharp House, c. 1774.  Enjoy hearing this classic Christmas poem while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit at the Corbit-Sharp House, c. 1774.  Enjoy hearing this classic Christmas poem while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.

Thursday, December 27, 2018
Sponsored by: Alvaré Associates

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Saturday, December 29, 2018
Sponsored by: Morgan Stanley

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season. The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals are the sights sounds and taste of this holiday feast.

Past Events

Dec 13, 2018 7:00PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 11, 2018 7:00PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 9, 2018 2:00PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special afternoon children’s tea in conjunction with the Christmas exhibit.  Join us for a delightful tea party complete with tea and festive treats and a take home holiday craft project.  Then, take a tour of the National Historic Register Corbit-Sharp House that has been transformed into the classic story. 

Dec 8, 2018 10:00AM
Sponsor: Morgan Stanley

The crackle of logs on the fire, the sweet smells of apples and cinnamon, a mouthwatering chicken roasting over the coals….top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as the Historic Odessa hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season.

Dec 6, 2018 7:00PM

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2018 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.