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Read House & Gardens LIT for the Holidays

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Read House & Gardens

42 The Strand

New Castle, DE 19720

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Celebrate the magic of the holidays with new art installations and a fireside drink in our beautiful historic gardens!

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A modern holiday tradition continues with brand-new installations by 10 artists from across the country—all here in one of America's quaintest historic towns. Why not grab friends or family and make it an evening with festive drinks, local food, firepits, and music?

Explore illuminated holiday displays by artists from New Castle, Wilmington, Philadelphia, San Diego, Hollywood, and Sarasota, then grab a hot drink and follow the winding garden paths to your own fireside table on the grounds of a National Historic Landmark. (And don’t miss the candle-lit toasts at 5:15!)

The 14,000-square-foot Read House was built around 1800 along the cobblestone streets of Old New Castle, steps away from where William Penn first landed in America. It remains one of the finest examples of federal-period architecture. In the 1920s it became a social hub again, complete with its own basement speakeasy, and has turned up in magazines from Town & Country to Mademoiselle.

Like the generations before us who saw and decorated the Read House through the lens of their own times, the artists and community who come together at LIT for the Holidays help us find new ways of seeing an old house and landscape.

Just 15 minutes from Wilmington and 45 minutes from Philadelphia!

>>> Get your tickets now...prices are $5 higher at the door!

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Read House & Gardens

42 The Strand

New Castle, DE 19720

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The Read House & Gardens is a National Historic Landmark in Old New Castle, DE, owned and operated by the Delaware Historical Society. It was built between 1797 and 1804 and remains one of the most spectacular Federal-period mansions in America.

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