2019 Holidays in Odessa DE

English novelist and playwright Frances Hodgson Burnett
bedroom with holiday decorations
kitchen with festive foods display
living room with Christmas tree

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

The National Historic Landmark Corbit-Sharp House will be marvelously adapted into scenes based upon the classic children’s novel, The Secret Garden, written by the English novelist and playwright Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) and published as a book in 1911. The celebration lasts from November 19th through December 29th, 2019.

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 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019

To reserve a tree for the 2019 Holiday Tour season or for more information on creating a tree with your family, club, or school visit, please download and submit the registration form via fax or email. The deadline for registration forms is November 8th.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019
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 19, 2019 to Sunday, December 29, 2019

This holiday season don’t miss the Historic Odessa Foundation’s renowned annual Christmas tradition of transforming one of their historic houses into an exhibition of classic literature.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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 2019 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 55 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.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Join us for a sumptuous Children’s Holiday Tea filled with Christmas sweets, storytelling, scavenger hunts and holiday crafts as the Historic Odessa Foundation invites you into the mysterious walled garden of Misselthwaite Manor from the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic children’s novel, The Secret Garden

Monday, December 9, 2019
Sponsored by: Morgan Stanley

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation invite you to attend the 15th Annual Member Holiday Party Monday, December 9th 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Visitors Center in historic Odessa, Delaware. Reservations are limited! R.S.V.P. Jennifer Cabell Kostik (302) 378-4119

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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 2019 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from The Secret Garden. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Join the Historic Odessa Foundation as we read excerpts from The Secret Garden. Then, see the story come to life as we tour our holiday exhibit after decorating delicious holiday cookies.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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 19, 2019

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 2019 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

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.

Reservations are required by calling 302-378-4119.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

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 2019 holiday exhibit and enjoy wine and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

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

Nov 19, 2019 10:00AM to Dec 29, 2019 4:30PM

This holiday season don’t miss the Historic Odessa Foundation’s renowned annual Christmas tradition of transforming one of their historic houses into an exhibition of classic literature.

Nov 14, 2019 10:00AM to Dec 29, 2019 4:30PM

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.

Sep 16, 2019 10:00AM to Nov 8, 2019 5:00PM

To reserve a tree for the 2019 Holiday Tour season or for more information on creating a tree with your family, club, or school visit, please download and submit the registration form via fax or email. The deadline for registration forms is November 8th.