Enjoy Christmas in Downtown Delaware with Home for the Holidays Weekend from December 3-5, 2021. First Friday and the Tree Lighting Ceremony kick off the season of holiday events on Main Street Delaware, Ohio.
First Friday & Main Street Delaware Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be local musical performances and horse-drawn carriage rides ($2) through the night. The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is on the corner of William and Sandusky Street at 6:30 p.m. Santa is at The Delaware Welcome Center from 7 to 9 p.m. (by reservation only).
Dash for Dasher Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 11 am – 1 pm. This fun scavenger hunt is back and starts at the Delaware County District Library (84 E Winter Street).
Santa has lost Dasher! Explore downtown following Santa’s clues to find him and have fun along the way. The event is free, but voluntary donation: box of cereal towards PIN or monetary towards Main Street Delaware are recommended.
Visits and Photos with Santa
Fridays and Saturdays, December 3-18, 2021. Appointments are available for visits with Santa a the Delaware Welcome Center (20 E. William Street). Photos are $10.00, which includes 1 print and digital copy of photograph, from For His Glory Photography. Book appointments now!
Pictures with Santa Hours
Friday, December 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. By appointment only
Fridays, December 10 and 17 from 5 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins Welcome!
Fridays, December 10 and 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. By appointment only
Saturdays, December 4, 11, and 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. Walk-ins Welcome!
Saturdays, December 4, 11, and 18 from 11 to 2 p.m. By appointment only
Carriage Rides in Downtown Delaware
Friday, December 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. & Fridays, December 10, 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Hop in a horse drawn wagon ride with your loved ones! Takes off from the Strand Theatre for a short ride around downtown. $2 per person ages 6 and older
Holiday Parade in Delaware, Ohio
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. The annual Home for the Holidays Parade will be stepping off at 3 p.m. from Mingo Park. The parade route heads west on E Lincoln Avenue, then turns left to walk south on N Sandusky Street. It continues through the downtown square, where WSYX ABC 6 Journalist Tom Bosco will be our emcee, announcing each parade entry. The parade ends at the corner of S Sandusky Street and Wilmer Street, near the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.
Letters to Santa
Can’t visit with Santa this year? Make sure he gets your letter by dropping it off in the North Pole Post mailbox on the front porch of the Welcome Center, 20 E. William Street.
Get more details about our Home for the Holidays weekend and more activities during the month of December!
Shop Local in Delaware
Main Street Delaware has put together a list of shops and businesses to visit in Downtown Delaware. Some offer online shopping as well. See the full list here.
Find more details about events in Downtown Delaware here.
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