Woodburn Illuminated

Date: Friday, December 9 2022


As the days grow short, nothing is quite so comforting as the flicker of candlelight as it keeps the darkness at bay. For 18th and 19th-century Americans, candle-lit illuminations, sometimes known as transparencies, were used to cheer, entertain, and celebrate.

This holiday season, we're reviving the old tradition in partnership with the Biggs Museum of American Art and the Governor's staff at Woodburn to light the night with this unique art form. Stroll the grounds, tour and enjoy the stately home's decorations, repose in the firelight, admire the gathered illuminations, listen to music, sip warming hot cocoa...there is so much waiting to revive your spirits during this one-night-only special event.

Want to participate? Visit the John Bell House Thursday-Saturday beginning December 1st to make an illumination which will be displayed at the event!

This event coincides with the Dashing through Dover holiday parade! That kicks off at 6:30, so be sure to visit us before AND after!


Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Friday, December 9
    • 151 Kings Hwy Dover, Delaware
  • Location: Woodburn
  • 302-739-9194
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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