Enjoy Christmas in Downtown Delaware with Home for the Holidays Weekend and the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Live music begins with all your favorite Christmas Carols at 6 pm at the corner of William and Sandusky Streets for the lighting of the Main Street Delaware Christmas Tree. You can also visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and live reindeer, and enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride.
The Holiday Open House for Christmas in Downtown Delaware and the Dash for Dasher children’s scavenger hunt will take place the next day on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Santa has lost Dasher! Explore downtown following Santa’s clues to find him and have fun along the way. Main Street Delaware will collect a voluntary monetary donation or a box of cereal for our local food pantries. Downtown businesses will offer holiday specials 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. Photography provided by For His Glory Photography and backdrop from Periwinkle Photography. Purchase a printed 4 by 6 photo for $5.00.
Schedule for Santa House in the Strand Theatre: (Friday hours feature free horse drawn carriage rides). Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus are free. Photography provided by For His Glory Photography and backdrop from Periwinkle Photography. Purchase a printed 4 by 6 photo for $5.00. Children will receive a treat from Santa to enjoy.
- Friday, December 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, December 7, 1 to 3 p.m.
- Friday, December 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
- Friday, December 20, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 21, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. *Sensitive Santa
- Saturday, December 21, 1 to 3 p.m.
The Christmas Parade will step off on Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m. The parade begins at Mingo Park (500 E Lincoln Ave.) Ends at Wilmer Street. The Post Office will collect your letters to Santa at the start of the parade!
Every December Friday evening leading up to Christmas, enjoy a free horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Delaware. Carriage pick-up location will be in front of The Strand Theatre.
Check out these other upcoming Christmas events!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019