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Santa Stops #inWilm

Are the kids in bed? Good. Now it’s time to get real: which Santa and which sleigh stop is the best option for your family and your schedule. When it comes to the jolly old elf’s appearances in Wilmington, we’ve got a baker’s dozen to choose from...

Cold and Cozy, Heat Up the Holidays #inWilm, Holiday Drag Brunch at The Queen, The Nutcracker - First State Ballet Theatre, Twilight Tours at Hagley, The Illusionists

​Sure, the hustle and bustle can get a little overwhelming and it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of the holidays. But we think, with just a little bit of INspiration, you can reignite the power and passion of the season and spend a little time under the mistletoe with that special someone after sharing an experience #inWilm... 

The Nutcracker - Wilmington Ballet, The Nutcracker - First State Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker - Wilmington Ballet, The Nutcracker - First State Ballet Theatre

This particular ballet is many wee tots’ first exposure to the fine arts, whether through a live performance or simply the tinkling sound emitted by the classic ballerina jewelry box. It inspires children everywhere to don tiny leotards, and families to drape themselves in matching tartans and bows for a few hours of quality time together. It is said that major American ballet companies pull in almost half their annual revenue from productions of The Nutcracker...

Lace Up Your Skates Year-Round at the Skating Club of Wilmington, Lace Up Your Skates Year-Round at the Skating Club of Wilmington, Lace Up Your Skates Year-Round at the Skating Club of Wilmington, Lace Up Your Skates Year-Round at the Skating Club of Wilmington, Lace Up Your Skates Year-Round at the Skating Club of Wilmington

Humans, and even animals, have been enjoying the sensation of chilly air blowing their hair back and ice whooshing under their feet for over 4,000 years. Once simply a method of transportation for ancient Fins, ice skating became a “modern” diversion upon invention of the steel blade by the 14th century, and eventually, manufactured ice. It’s been practiced by rich and poor, in cold climates far and wide, from the Netherlands to Song Dynasty China... 

Piff the Magic Dragon, Damien Escobar

America’s Got Talent has been a launching pad for many successful careers for both winners and non-winners–Terry Fator, Grace VaanderWaal, Paul Zerdin, Jackie Evancho, to name a few. This coming weekend is your chance to catch two stellar performances from alums of the show as AGT lands #inWilm with back-to-back evenings at The Grand featuring Piff the Magic Dragon and violin virtuoso Damien Escobar on November 22nd and November 23rd, respectively. We caught up with Piff and Damien as they make their way to Wilmington to get their INsight on life, show biz, their influences and everything IN between. 

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