Upcoming Events for Holidays in Odessa

2017 Holidays in Odessa

You are invited to step back in time through the doors of the Historic Odessa Foundation and explore the Christmas traditions of yesteryear! Come visit the Odessa, Delaware this holiday season to celebrate classic Christmas poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas

This delightful story published in 1822, often referred to, "Twas The Night Before Christmas", will be recreated again at the Wilson Warner House (c. 1769). This special holiday exhibit closes Sunday, December 31 at 4:30pm. Learn more »

Festive Food Demonstrations

Top off your holiday tour at the Collins-Sharp House as HOF hearth cooks prepare delicious 18th century recipes typically enjoyed during the holiday season. 

There are only two demonstrations left! Join us on Saturday, December 16 or Saturday, December 30 from 10am to 3pm. Learn more about this event »

Candlelight Tours

To meet the demand, HOF is offering an additional Candlelight Tour hosted by Associate Curator on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5pm to 6:30pm. There is also a Candlelight Tour open the day after Christmas on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm. Read about this tour »

These are the only remaining nighttime tours of the historic houses led by candlelight. Limited space available, reservations are required by calling 302-378-4119. The tours costs $15 per person.

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