2020 Holidays in Odessa DE

bedroom with holiday decorations
kitchen with festive foods display
living room with Christmas tree

Holiday Tour Presenting Sponsor

Holiday Tour Presenting Sponsor: Morgan Stanley

In 2020, the National Historic Landmark Corbit-Sharp House will, once again, be marvelously adapted into scenes based upon a classic children’s novel. Check back for the announcement of the classic novel chosen for 2020. The holiday celebration lasts from Tuesday November 17th through Tuesday December 29th, 2020.

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 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

Historic Odessa Foundation celebrates children’s literature and a love of reading by showcasing holiday trees decorated by community and school groups in the National Historic Register Corbit-Sharp House.  The exhibit will run from November 17th  through  December 30th and will be open as part of “Christmas In Odessa” on December 5.  Storybook trees registration forms go out to former participants and local schools/daycares and youth groups.  Forms will also be available to the general public at the HOF Visitors Center and on the HOF website.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

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.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as our costumed hearth cooks prepare a mouthwatering feast over a roaring fire.  Enjoy the scents and aromas of dishes typically served during the festive holiday season.

Admission included with general tour.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Families are invited to join in festive holiday preparations as we craft holiday cards and decorations. 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as our costumed hearth cooks prepare a mouthwatering feast over a roaring fire.  Enjoy the scents and aromas of dishes typically served during the festive holiday season.

Admission included with general tour.