Delaware Welcomes Winter WonderFEST

By Ali Gilliam, in All Communities

Halloween may still be fresh on our minds– after all, it was only yesterday – and we may still be binging on Halloween candy (and quite possibly still in costume), but nevertheless, the spirit of Christmas is hot on our heels! Christmas magic runs strong at Schell Brothers, so brace yourselves for a whole lot of cheer over the next 55 days. Our model homes are being magically transformed into miniature versions of Santa’s workshop and our Christmas billboards are being hung with care, but what really has us ramped up for the holiday season is the debut of Winter WonderFEST!
The kickoff to the holiday spectacular is just a few weeks away, at which point we’ll lace up our running shoes and hit the snow (well, not really but one can dream) for the Dashing Through the Snow Fun Walk and 5K. This is your chance to get up close with the Light Spectacular, which features over 60 light displays. You’ll also gain entry to the Opening Night Party at Crooked Hammock. The race will take place at Cape Henlopen State Park at 6pm on November 18. To register click here.
As for the full lineup for Winter WonderFEST, which runs from the kickoff event on November 18 until January 1, there are plenty of chances to revel in the holiday magic. Taking place entirely in Lewes, Winter WonderFEST features a Light Spectacular and a Christmas Village. The Christmas Village, which is located on the Cape May-Lewes Terminal Grounds, will include carnival rides and amusements, an ice skating rink, crafts and activities at Santa’s Workshop (along with the man himself of course), and special events and concerts. Over at Cape Henlopen State Park, you’ll find the 2-mile drive-thru holiday light show, complete with 60 dazzling light displays and an in-car scavenger hunt!
Perhaps our favorite part of Winter WonderFEST is the fact that the the event was engineered to generate funding for the various non-profits that serve the residents and visitors of Sussex County. Winter WonderFEST is produced by a newly established non-profit, Festival of Cheer Inc., whose mission this holiday season is to spread a little holiday magic, provide a family-friendly event, and bolster our area non-profits. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about? Good will and holiday cheer?? We sure think so!
For more information on Winter WonderFEST, the Dashing Through the Snow Fun Walk and 5K, or Festival of Cheer, Inc., visit

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