Join the New Castle Presbyterian Church and the City of Historic New Castle, Delaware on Saturday, December 12, for the 15th annual celebration of the Spirit of Christmas.

The all-day event, free to the public, is sponsored by the New Castle Presbyterian Church and the New Castle Visitors' Bureau. Activities include tours of private historic homes decorated for the season, museum tours, events at the New Castle Court House (part of the First State National Monument) and musical performances and entertainment throughout the town.

If you are looking for holiday gifts and food, the New Castle Presbyterian Church will hold an all-day sale of crafts, used books, homemade soups candies, baked goods and breads, including the always-popular "Look What $20 Will Buy" table.

The festivities conclude at 5:00 p.m., with the town's annual tree lighting ceremony and caroling in the Market Square.

Shops and restaurants throughout Old New Castle will be open as well, welcoming visitors with special discounts.

All proceeds generated by the New Castle Presbyterian Church will be donated to support the Friendship House, Inc. of Wilmington, Delaware, ministry to the homeless.

For additional information, please contact the New Castle Presbyterian Church at (302) 328-3279. Or, check back here for regular updates.

Stroll the brick sidewalks, explore historic museums, do some shopping in our boutiques and grab a bite to eat in one of our quaint restaurants or cafes. We look forward to seeing you!

About Historic New Castle: New Castle is an authentic Colonial town, established in 1651 as Delaware's first capital city. Its unique history is one of a kind. Old New Castle is located 3 miles from the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Interstate 95; 8 miles from the Wilmington Train Station; 40 minutes south of Philadelphia and a 1, 2, or 3-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and New York respectively, making it a great day trip for visitors in and around the region.

Spirit of Christmas

  New Castle Presbyterian Church