Odessa, Del. has charm in any season, but next weekend's "Christmas in Odessa" offers something special -- 18th century house tours (properties of the Winterthur Museum as well as restored private homes), exhibits, concerts, carriage rides, demonstrations and a Christmas craft shop. The event, sponsored by the Women's Club of Odessa, is in its 27th year.
Country house tours are scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a larger one from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Especially popular is the candlelight minitour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Food will be available both days at the Odessa Fire Hall, where tour tickets will be on sale at $10 for adults, $8 for students. Odessa is off Route 13 between Wilmington and Dover. Call (302) 378-2685 or (302) 378-9669.