Diamonds & Denim New Year’s Eve Gala
Plan on an evening to remember with a special performance by The Resident Theatre Company and music by New Street Heat. Enjoy wonderful food, a raffle with diamond-themed items, an auction and toasting the New Year with specialty cocktails and champagne. Reserve your seats early—last year was sold out. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester. 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $175. 610-356-2787; UptownWestChester.org.
Kennett Symphony—Pops Goes The Holiday with Special Guest Philadanco
Festive and fun with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus joining in—sure to delight and surprise audiences of all ages. Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square. 7:30 p.m. $10–$58. 610-444-6363; KennettSymphony.org.
Delaware Children’s Theatre Presents Shrek The Musical
Through December 17
Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage adaptation of the award-winning film. Unlikely hero Shrek and his sidekick Donkey set off to rescue the feisty Fiona, but there’s more to this Princess than meets the eye. Shrek the Musical is part fairy tale, part adventure and all fun. 1014 Delaware Ave., Wilmington. 2 p.m. $14–$15. 302-655-1014; DEChildrensTheatre.org.
Yuletide at Winterthur
Through January 7
“Treasures of Holidays Past” is this year’s theme—an exploration of holiday traditions of the late 1800s and early 20th-century in Henry Francis du Pont’s former home. The majestic Dried Flower Christmas Tree dominates the Conservatory and others will show how lights and ornaments changed through the years. Plus a tree celebrating the exhibit “Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown.” 5105 Kennett Pk., Winterthur, DE. Tues.–Sun., 10 to 5 p.m. $5–$20. 800-448-3883; Winterthur.org.
Supermoon Night Hikes at Tyler Arboretum
December 2, January 1, February 3
Winter offers the best views of the Arboretum and night sky. Take a fast-paced hike on moderate-to-steep trails to view a series of full moon supermoons--, which occur on Dec. 3, Jan. 2 and Jan. 31 (the 31st is a blue moon, the second full moon in one month!), around the time of the hikes. Suitable for teens and adults. Bring a flashlight and wear appropriate footwear. 515 Painter Rd., Media. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $20. 610-566-9134; TylerArboretum.org.