Holiday Attractions Await Wilmington Residents

holiday shopping in wilmingtonDarley Green is a peaceful community with traditional architecture, small town comfort, and modern amenities. Inside these luxurious townhouses in Wilmington, you’ll find up to 2,500 square feet of living space, including gourmet kitchens, spacious walk-in closets, Colonial doors, recessed lighting, marble vanities, luxury master bath soaking tubs, a kitchen island, a gas fireplace, and other high-end features.

Many savvy buyers choose Montchanin’s townhouses for sale in Delaware not just for the wonderful features (for an affordable price starting in the $200s!) – but also for the convenient location, 20 minutes from Philadelphia and right in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware’s holiday traditions. Here are a few of our favorites…

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours

Wilmington, Delaware is known for the preservation of large, grand manors and historic estates. The Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a breathtaking 300-acre country estate designed in the late-18th-century French style. During the holiday season, the 70 rooms are decorated with a gingerbread house copy of the mansion, Christmas trees, historic toys, ornaments, holiday wreaths, and more. Tours whisk purveyors back in time to experience the decadence of Christmases past.

Longwood Gardens

The 1050-acre Longwood Gardens provides a dramatic holiday experience inside and out. Thousands of poinsettias, Christmas pines, and fragrant flowers transform the indoor gardens, while half a million enchanting LED lights and illuminated fountain displays set to music dazzle crowds outside. This holiday seasons, a festive Peacock Masquerade Ball decorates the main room.

Wilmington & Western Railroad Holiday Trains

The Wilmington & Western Railroad boasts one of the nation’s oldest steam-powered locomotives. Every holiday season, you can hop aboard two themed holiday trains. The Holiday Lights Express takes you past decorated homes on a 45-minute journey in the heated 1929 doodlebug railcar that has been specially decorated in thousands of lights. The Santa Claus Express is a 90-minute trip to Ashland with Santa Claus who poses for photos and gives all children a chocolate treat.

Caroling in the Square

Every year, the mayor of Wilmington invites the public to caroling. Starting at the new Peter Spencer Plaza, carolers will make their way to The Grand Opera House and conclude with a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Rodney Square. Attendees carol by candlelight and join voices from the Wilmington Children’s Chorus, the Canaan Baptist Choir, and Luz y Verdad. Children are invited to write a letter to St. Nick and give it to Santa’s Helpers. Complimentary hot cocoa and candy canes will be handed out. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm.

Fabulous holiday shopping in Wilmington

Popular places to shop include the boutiques at Greenville Center, Greenville Crossing, and Powder Mill Square. Best of all, Wilmington holiday shoppers are in luck, with cheaper prices due to no Delaware sales tax! Fifteen minutes from Wilmington in Newark, the Christiana Mall is the premier shopping destination. The complex is anchored by Macy’s, Target, Cabela’s, and Nordstrom, and boasts over 100 stores. For the holiday season, they offer photos with Santa. Wilmington’s Concord Mall is anchored by Boscov’s, Macy’s, and Sears, with about 100 retailers. During the holidays, there are child and pet photos with Santa.

Learn more about Darley Green’s townhouses in Wilmington

Montchanin Builders is pleased to offer affordable priced condos and townhomes at Darley Green, close to many holiday happenings and treasured Wilmington tourist attractions. For more information or to book a tour of our available residences, please call 302-655-2600.