Enjoy Christmas in Downtown Delaware with Home for the Holidays Weekend and the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30 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.
Park your car at Mingo Park and catch the DATA Shuttle for a ride downtown on November 30 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
The Holiday Open House and the Dash for Dasher children’s scavenger hunt will take place the next day on Saturday, December 1 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, November 30, 7-9pm
- Saturday, December 1, 1-3pm
- Friday, December 7, 6-8pm
- Saturday, December 8, 1-3pm
- Friday, December 14, 6-8pm
- Saturday, December 15, 1-3pm
- Friday, December 21, 6-8pm
The Christmas Parade will step off on Sunday, December 2 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!