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Local Winter Events

By Nicole Irvin, in All Communities

Coastal Delaware sure is fun in the summer, but our list of local happenings this holiday season makes winter a close tie in our book. Whether you live here year-round or are thinking of packing up the car for a chilly weekend getaway, don’t let this festive season pass you by without checking out a few of the events on our list!

Schellville Christmas Lane @ Winter Wonderfest
When: Saturday, November 17 – December 31 (Check days/times of specific happenings using the link above.)
Where: Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal & Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
First on our list is Schellville Christmas Lane and Winter Wonderfest, opening tomorrow evening! Take a stroll down our magical Christmas Lane, where children can play in fourteen tiny houses that include Santa’s House, the Schell Diner, and a beautiful two-story Victorian, Jingle Bell Estate. Skate around the ice rink while you listen to live entertainment or hop on a carnival ride at the ferry terminal before heading over to the state park to see this year’s Light Spectacular.

Winterfest of Lights 
When: Thursday, November 15 – December 31
Where: Northside Park at 127th Street and the bay, Ocean City, MD
Board the Winterfest Express to see all of the sparkling lights throughout Northside Park, plus a 50 foot Christmas tree! Don’t worry – hot chocolate is served all around in the Winterfest Village pavilion to warm you up on those extra cold evenings. And make sure you get a photo with Santa before leaving!

Santa Cause 5K & Fun Run
When: Sunday, December 2
Where: The Starboard, Dewey Beach, DE
Whether you choose the timed race or 1 mile fun run/walk, this one is fun for the whole family! And the best part? 100% of the proceeds raised are donated to a great cause in our home state, Children & Families First. Get into the spirit by donning a festive holiday costume, and enjoy an epic after party held at the Starboard.

Local Tree Lighting and Parade Schedule:

Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit quite like this hometown tradition! Check the schedule below so you don’t miss out on any of the fun around town.

Downtown Rehoboth Beach Holiday Tree Lighting
When: Friday, November 23 @ 7:00pm (Sing-along @ 6:30pm)
Where: The bandstand

Rehoboth Beach Hometown Christmas Parade
When: Tuesday, December 4 @ 6:30pm
Where: Rehoboth Avenue

Dewey Beach Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, Novemeber 24 @ 6:00pm
Where: Fifer’s Orchards Market

Lewes Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, December 1 @ 5:00pm
Where: Savannah Road
*Followed by tree lighting and caroling in Zwaanendael Park