Events

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, all Old Swedes events are subject to cancellation, postponement, or conversion to a virtual format.


Raise a Glass for Old Swedes!

You’re invited! Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4:30 – 7:30 pm.
Join us on the heated patio to enjoy live music, fine wines, food truck treats,
and support the programs and preservation at Old Swedes Historic Site.
‘Bring Your Own Glass’ winetasting sponsored by Franks Fine Wines, 1206 N. Union St., Wilmington.
Wine basket raffle provided by Franks Wine; ‘Best of the Gift Shop’ basket raffle provided by Old Swedes.
Admission only $5.00
Tickets: frankswine.com/#calendar
1-800-atfranks

Dec. 12 – Open-Air Christmas Market
& Sankta Lucia Celebration


From Noon – 3:30 pm, come to Old Swedes and Buy Local! The Open-Air Christmas Market returns, featuring local arts and crafts vendors, raffle baskets, music and food, plus items from our Gift Shop. Tours of the site are ‘Pay What You Wish’ during market hours.
At 2:00 pm, join us for a traditional celebration of the Feast Day of Sankta Lucia, a holiday that is still marked by light and music in Sweden today. The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society and Old Swedes Historic Site co-sponsor the annual December celebration of Sankta Lucia, bringer of light and herald of the Christmas season. More information here.

Christmas at the Hendrickson House

December 2021, Wednesday through Saturday, Hendrickson House

Come to Old Swedes to see the Hendrickson House decked out for the holidays and find all of your favorite Swedish Christmas goods in our gift shop!