Delaware is set to shimmer with holiday cheer as the annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ event, organized by Main Street Delaware, Inc., unfolds during the month of December. This community-centric celebration promises a blend of traditional festivities and unique local experiences, marking it as a must-visit destination for the season.
A Sparkling Start: First Friday Tree Lighting
The holiday season in Delaware officially kicks off with the First Friday Tree Lighting event on December 1, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This beloved tradition not only illuminates the town’s majestic Christmas tree but also kindles the festive spirit in the hearts of residents and visitors alike.
Snappy’s Skating Rink
Adding a glide of excitement, Snappy’s Skating Rink opens on the JAYwalk, promising fun for all ages. The rink will operate from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on December 1, extend its hours from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM on December 2, and wrap up on December 3 with a cozy 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM session.
Santa’s Special Visits
Santa Claus is coming to town, making special appearances at The Delaware Welcome Center. Children and families can meet Santa and share their holiday wishes on multiple dates, starting December 1 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with varied timings across the first three weekends of December.
Enchanting Carriage Rides
Experience the magic of the season with carriage rides at The Strand Theatre. Available on the evenings of December 1, 8, and 15, these rides offer a charming perspective of Delaware’s festive streets.
Dash for Dasher: A Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Join the ‘Dash for Dasher’ event on December 2, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, starting at Beanbag Books. This engaging scavenger hunt is a playful way to explore the city and revel in the holiday excitement.
The Annual Christmas Parade
A highlight of Delaware’s holiday calendar, the Annual Christmas Parade, is set to bring joy and merriment on December 3 at 3:00 PM. This parade is a spectacle of community spirit and festive cheer.
Main Street Holiday Tours
Discover Delaware’s rich history with the Main Street Holiday Tours: Northwest Trolley Edition on December 9. Departing from Boardman Arts Park, these tours at 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:00 PM offer a unique way to experience the city’s heritage.
Holiday Makers’ Market
For those seeking one-of-a-kind gifts, the Holiday Makers’ Market on December 14 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 19 N. Sandusky Street is the perfect destination. It’s a celebration of local artisans and their crafts.
Tickets and more details about these events are available at Main Street Delaware’s website. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Delaware this December!