Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend
1. With the Dec. 15 debut of “The Last Jedi” a few days away - young salivating Star Wars fans can curb their hunger with a specialty meal.
“Star Wars Holiday Breakfast” will feature beloved characters, along with tasty eats.
The menu will offer pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, juice, milk, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
There will be craft making, light saber fights and a remote-controlled BB-8.
Come dressed in your favorite Star Wars outfit at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1301 N. Broom St., Wilmington from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday. COST $30 for families (2 adults and 2 children); $12 adult; $5 children ages 4 and older; free for children under age 4. INFO bootless.org.
2. Delawareans can celebrate Christmas with Grammy Award-winning R&B legend Aaron Neville.
The music artist has a reputation for performing songs such as “Stand By Me,” “Please Come Home For Christmas” and “Tell It Like It Is.”
In 2016, Neville released his latest album, “Apache.”
The project reflects Neville’s social and spiritual concerns, marking only the second time in his 50-year-plus recording career that he’s co-written nearly an entire album’s worth of material.
The words are straight out of a poetry journal he began keeping in the 1970s which has since migrated to his iPhone.
Formerly of the Neville Brothers, the R&B legend is now a solo artist.
Neville will sing songs sweet as eggnog at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway, Dover at 9 p.m., Friday. COST $35 to $65. INFO doverdowns.com or 674-4600.
3. The Milton Holly Festival is a sure sign Santa will be coming soon.
A staple event, the festival will feature crafts, art work, jewelry and holiday gifts. Fresh plants and wreaths along with festive food items will be for sale.
Also, Santa will be in attendance.
The festival is spread out across multiple locations -- the Milton Fire Department, Goshen Hall, the Milton Public Library and Milton Theatre.
The Holly Festival launches at Milton Fire Department, 116 Front St., Milton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. COST Admission is free. INFO historicmilton.com or 684-1101.