Enjoy Christmas in Downtown Delaware with First Friday and the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 1 at 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Luminaries and warming barrels will line the streets to lend a festive atmosphere. Live music begins with all your favorite Christmas Carols at 7 pm at the corner of William and Sandusky Streets for the lighting of the Main Street Delaware Christmas Tree. You can visit Santa at the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck!
Ice Skate in Downtown Delaware! The rink will be set up December 1-3 at the Willis Education Center, located at 74 W. William St. Skates will be available for rental and everyone is welcome to skate.
Ice Skating Hours:
Friday, December 1 – 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, December 2 – 12-9 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 – 12-6 p.m.
The Holiday Open House and the *new* Dash for Dasher children’s scavenger hunt will take place the next day on Saturday, December 2 from 12 – 4. Downtown businesses will offer treats, treasures, and tasty things to help make this day a great holiday time in the downtown. Main Street Delaware’s Santa House will be open at the Strand Theatre from 1-3 p.m.
Schedule for Santa House: (Friday hours feature free horse drawn carriage rides)
- Saturday, December 2, 1-3pm
- Friday, December 8, 6-8pm
- Saturday, December 9, 1-3pm
- Friday, December 15, 6-8pm
- Saturday, December 16, 1-3pm
- Friday, December 22, 6-8pm
The Christmas Parade will step off on Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m.