Holidays in Odessa, DE

Holidays in Odessa 2017
Holidays in Odessa 2017
Holidays in Odessa 2017
Holidays in Odessa 2017
Holidays in Odessa 2017

Step back in time at the Historic Odessa's annual holiday celebration - a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes from classic literature. This season our celebration lasts from November 14 through December 31, 2017.

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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

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 Corbit-Sharp House and will showcase decorated trees in its beautiful period rooms.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

Come visit the Historic Odessa Foundation this Christmas to celebrate our unique tradition started in 1987. This year for our 30th anniversary we will feature exhibits based on classic children’s literature. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The first "Christmas in Odessa" took place 53 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 5, 2017

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 2017 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Fun, food, and camaraderie for friends or an evening out the entire family can enjoy! Tours leave from the Visitor’s Center. $15 per person* – Reservations are required by calling 302-378-4119. *Member discounts do not apply.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2017 holiday exhibit. You're invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation. Explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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 Wilson-Warner House that has been transformed into the classic story. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Historic Odessa Foundation invite you to attend the 13th Annual Member Holiday Party Monday, December 11th 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Cantwell’s Tavern in historic Odessa, Delaware. Reservations are limited! R.S.V.P. Jennifer Cabell Kostik (302) 378-4119

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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 2017 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation. Explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear. To the delight of all participants,  the Historic Odessa Foundation presents a special candlelight tour of our 2017 holiday exhibit.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

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 19, 2017

Historic Odessa Foundation welcomes you to step back in time through our doors to explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear. Enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2017 holiday exhibit. You are invited.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, A Visit from St. Nicholas, at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769.  Enjoy hearing this classic Christmas poem while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, A Visit from St. Nicholas, at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769.  Enjoy hearing this classic Christmas poem while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Experience a special candlelight tour then settle down and enjoy festive treats and champagne in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. Step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation. You are invited to explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear through our 2017 holiday exhibit.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear. You are invited. Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2017 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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 30, 2017 10:00AM to 3:00PM

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.

Dec 28, 2017 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear. You are invited. Participants experience a special candlelight tour of our 2017 holiday exhibit and enjoy champagne and festive treats in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700.

Dec 26, 2017 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Experience a special candlelight tour then settle down and enjoy festive treats and champagne in front of a roaring fire at the Collins-Sharp House, c.1700. Step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation. You are invited to explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear through our 2017 holiday exhibit.

Dec 21, 2017 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, A Visit from St. Nicholas, at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769.  Enjoy hearing this classic Christmas poem while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.

Dec 21, 2017 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Get into the Christmas spirit by attending a special evening candlelight guided tour offered by the curator of the Christmas exhibit, A Visit from St. Nicholas, at the National Historic Register, Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769.  Enjoy hearing this classic Christmas poem while learning about the inspiration and process behind the furnishings and decorations for each room vignette.