We hope everyone is feeling jolly and merry this week, as we’re now fully involved in the most festive time of the year here in Delaware and Maryland’s coastal region.
As you can probably guess, our blog this week is dominated by holiday themed events. And with Santa preparing for his yearly trek around the world and Christmas inching ever so closer on the calendar, you can’t help but get caught up in all of the festivities.
The events over the next few days are many, with an expanded list of featured happenings on our blog for the second week in a row. So keep reading below for much more on the 2019 Caroling on The Circle event in Georgetown, as well as many more events we’re excited to tell you about this week.
But first, here’s Oldfather Group CEO Dustin Oldfather with a quick video greeting and preview of all of this weekend’s big events.
We have so much to tell you about for this weekend, so we’d better jump right into it. We begin in the Sussex County Seat and one of the most enjoyable events of every holiday season.
Caroling on The Circle 2019 (December 9). One of the most festive and anticipated events of December happens this coming Monday in the center of Georgetown, as the 2019 Caroling on The Circle festivities take center stage.
Always a holiday favorite, this year’s event will feature an evening of traditional Christmas carols, a visit from Santa Claus and performances by students from several local schools, as well as El Centro Cultural in Georgetown.
Free cookies and hot chocolate will also be available after the event at the nearby Georgetown Fire Company.
The 2019 Caroling on The Circle kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 9. The event is free to attend, though attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the needy during the holiday season.
Bethany Beach Weekend Wonderland (December 7). The first of three Weekend Wonderland events takes place this Saturday, December 7, in downtown Bethany Beach.
Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., this Saturday as well as December 14 and December 21, this event is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, with carriage rides, photos with Santa Claus, Christmas caroling, tax-free shopping and more on the agenda.
There will also be an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, with chances to win prizes donated by local businesses.
For more information on the Bethany Beach Weekend Wonderland, visit the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.
Milford Holiday Stroll (December 6). Always a festive time in downtown Milford, this year’s holiday stroll is scheduled for Friday, December 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
This is the 14th year for this popular local event, which includes holiday carolers, local entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus, an appearance by the Delmarva Miniature Horse Club and carriage rides.
For more information on this event, call 302-839-1180 or visit www.downtownmilford.org.
Lewes in Bloom Christmas Market (December 7). This year’s Christmas market will again be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Lewes, with lots of great holiday items up for grabs.
The market is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.lewesinbloom.org.
Polar Express Pajama Party (December 7). For some memorable family fun this Christmas season, take a trip to the historic Milton Theatre this Saturday, December 7, for a good old-fashioned pajama party.
Beginning at 2 p.m. at the theatre, the event features a showing of the holiday classic film, with pre-show activities, as well as peppermint hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies for all children in attendance.
Tickets are $5 and $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.miltontheatre.com.
Holiday Artisan Fair (December 6-7). Take the trip to Ocean City this weekend for two days of holiday shopping in Maryland’s most popular coastal resort.
Scheduled hours for the artisan fair are Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location is the Ocean City Center for the Arts on 94th Street.
Items from several local artisans will be for sale, in areas that include jewelry, glass, ceramics and more. There’s also live music, refreshments, kids’ crafts and book signings on the agenda.
Visit www.artleagueofoceancity.org for more information on this special holiday event.
Jingle Bell Wagon Ride at Trap Pond (December 7). For a special and unique way of celebrating the Christmas season with your family, head to Trap Pond State Park this weekend and hop aboard for a special wagon ride through the trails.
This event is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m., this Saturday, December 7, at Delaware’s first state park, located between Millsboro and Laurel.
The cost is $5 per person and reservations can be made by calling 302-875-5163.
Winter Craft Show at Cape Henlopen High School (December 8). If you need to find some unique items for people on your Christmas shopping list, this weekend’s vendor and craft fair may just be the ticket.
Scheduled for Sunday, December 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Cape Henlopen High School, this year’s event will not only feature an abundance of holiday themed items for sale, but also gifts, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and much more.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Sussex Consortium.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa at the Rehoboth Beach Library (December 6-7). Santa Claus will be making two special appearances at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library this weekend, enjoying cookies and hot chocolate with area youngsters.
Santa will be on-site on Friday, December 6, beginning at 11 a.m., for children three years of age and below, and then on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 11 a.m., for children ages four and above.
Registration is required for this event and can be made by calling 302-227-8044.
Dogfish Head Pop-Up Tree Lighting (December 6). Join the good folks at Dogfish Head this Friday night, December 6, for a special tree lighting ceremony at their brewpub on Rehoboth Avenue.
Beginning at 6 p.m., with the tree lighting following 30 minutes later, this event will include complimentary hot chocolate and apple cider, special holiday cocktails, Christmas carols, holiday photos and the lighting of the 13-foot Christmas tree.
Dogfish Head is also holding a coat and pillow drive to benefit the Code Purple organization, so attendees are asked to bring new and slightly used coats and/or pillows to the event, if able.
Visit www.dogfish.com for more information on this event.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days in the coastal region.
And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Have a great weekend everyone!