Community Events | December

Christmas in Bridgeville | Saturday, December 2

The Bridgeville Historical Society will be hosting its 42nd Annual CHRISTMAS IN BRIDGEVILLE Craft Show on Saturday, December 2 from 9am-3pm at the Woodbridge Middle School, 307 Laws St., Bridgeville. Admission is free. See the 1/2 page ad in this week’s issue of The Guide.

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Christmas in Whitehaven | Saturday, December 2

24th Annual Christmas Bazaar from 8am – 4pm. Handmade wreaths & greenery, white elephant, baked goods, pulled pork, chicken & scrapple sandwiches, sweet potato biscuits, soups & more. Visit with Santa. Old Schoolhouse in the Village 2740 Church St., Whitehaven, MD 21856. Call 410-873-2012 for more information.

Holiday Bazaar | Saturday, December 2

Don’t miss this awesome holiday bazaar! Held inside the Lewes Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, located on Rt. 9, just west of Five Points. Quality vendors set-up throughout the inside of Re-Store. Saturday, Dec. 2, 8am-3pm. Refreshments served & food trucks outside all day.

Historical Christmas Tour | Sunday, December 10

“Christmas at Barren Creek Springs”. A Historical Christmas Walking Tour of the Town Of Mardela Springs, Sun., Dec. 10. Parade begins at 3:30pm. Tour begins at 4pm. Pick up tour guide at Firehouse. Walk, ride the tram or horse and wagon. Model Train displays, entertainment groups, vendors, historical military  display, petting zoo and games for the kids. Food available at the Fire House and Emanuel Church. A free event, donations greatly appreciated. Sun., Dec.10, Mardela Firehouse For Sale: The “King Boys” oyster fritters, dumplings, chicken salad, chicken tenders, French fries, hot & cold beverage, hamburgers, hotdogs etc. Eat in-Carry out. Parade begins at 3:30pm followed by The Mardela Springs Vol. Fire Co. dedication of their new addition.

Shoppers Fair | Sunday, December 10

Delmar Christmas Shoppers Fair will take place on Sunday, December 10 from 10am-3pm. Located at Delmar Middle & Senior High School on 200 N. 8th Street, Delmar, DE 19940. $1 Admission or free with non-perishable food pantry item donation. Benefits The Wildcat Wellness Pantry & The Wildcat Culinary Club. 30+ crafters & vendors. Something for everyone!! For more information, call 302-841-0102.

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Slam Dunk To The Beach | December 27-29

Cape Henlopen High School – Lewes, DE. Basketball tournament featuring high school teams from all over the U.S. Click here for more info.

Holiday Lights Express | Through December 30

4 PM – 10 PM. 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE. Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45 minute evening ride aboard our heated 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad “Doodlebug” railcar that is covered with thousands of holiday lights! Click here for more info.

Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights | Through December 30

6 PM – 8 PM. 924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton, DE. Enjoy a walk through the festive woodland and see the zoo at night. Great opportunity to see the  nocturnal animals awake and active in their habitats! Roast marshmallows, sip hot chocolate, and visit Santa and Mrs. Clause! All proceeds go to the care and feed of the rescued animals at 3 Palms. Call 302-715-1326 for more info.

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New Year’s Eve in Ocean City | Sunday, December 31

Northside Park – Ocean City, MD 21842. As part of the Winterfest celebration, ring in the New Year with a firework display at Northside Park! Call 800-626-2326 for more info.

Berlin’s New Year’s Eve | Sunday, December 31

9:30 PM – 1 AM. Intersection of Main Street and Broad Street, Berlin, MD. Berlin transforms into a mini Times Square with dancing, music, fabulous food, refreshments, and plenty of entertainment. Horse and carriage rides will be available starting at 8PM and a ball drop at midnight.

Midnight Muskrat Drop | Sunday, December 31

9 PM – 1 AM. Town Center – Princess Anne, MD 21853. Marshal P. Muskrat will bring local and regional music and entertainment out to celebrate the closing of 2017 and welcome in 2018 as he is dropped during the final seconds of the year! Call 410-651-1818 for info.

Dewey Beach Ball Drop | Sunday, December 31

11:30 PM. New Orleans Street, Dewey Beach, DE. Music, party favors, and a beach ball drop at midnight. Click here for more info.

Downtown Salisbury Ball Drop | Sunday, December 31

8 PM – 12 Midnight. 110 North Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21801. Ring in the New Year with a ball drop at Main and North Division Streets in Downtown Salisbury. Watch on the outdoor jumbotron while enjoying Tops Cut Off DJ Team and the Larks. Call 410-677-1916 for more info.

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Beach Ball Drop | Sunday, December 31

10:30 PM – 12:30 AM. 99 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach, DE. Enjoy live music, over 1,000 giveaways, complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, and the famous Beach Ball Drop at midnight!

Party at Fire & Ice Lounge | Sunday, December 31

8 PM – 1 AM. 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover DE. Live music by To The Max – an energetic club and dance band that performs a variety of genres including swing, classical, waltz, jazz, pop, hip hop, and R&B – a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and more! Call 800-711-5882 for more info.

New Year’s Rockin’ Noon | Sunday, December 31

11 AM – 12:30 M. 550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE. Ring in 2018 at the Delaware Children’s Museum with a special New Year’s Eve celebration that won’t conflict with your kid’s bedtime! Countdown to 12 PM with confetti, a noisemaker, and a dance party! Click here for more info.

Anchor Drop at Lightship Overfalls | Sunday, December 31

11:30 PM – 1 AM. 219 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE. Enjoy traditional big band music, bonfires, and hot chocolate as you ring in 2018 on the canal in Lewes. Donations are accepted. Call 302-644-8050 for more info.

Downtown Cambridge Boat Drop | Sunday, December 31

10 PM – 1 AM. 437 Race Street, Cambridge, MD. Celebrate the New Year in Cambridge as they drop a small replical of a deadrise – the traditional waterman’s workboat – at midnight! Click here for more info.

Holidays in Odessa | Through December 31

201 Main Street, Odessa, DE. Step back in time at the Historic Odessa’s annual holiday celebration – a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes from classic literature. Click here for more info.

Winterfest of Lights | Through December 31

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Northside Park – 125th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842. Board the Winterfest Express and ride through the spectacular animated light display. Sip hot chocolate, browse the gift shop, and have your photo taken with Santa! Call 800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125 for more info.

Winter WonderFest | Through December 31

Located at Cape May Lewes Ferry Grounds – Lewes, DE. Ride through a 1.5 mile spectacular light display from the comfort of your own vehicle and visit the Christmas Village where you’ll find an ice rink, carnival rides, games, and more! Click here for more info.

Holidays at Hagley Museum | Through January 1

10 AM – 4 PM. Hagley Museum & Library – 200 Hagley Road, Wilmington, DE 18807. See how the holiday traditions of France were brought to America by the DuPont family! Featuring holiday decorations and interpretations of French traditions of holiday entertaining. Click here for more info.

Salisbury’s Winter Wonderland | Through January 1

Enjoy the Winter Wonderland of lights in the Salisbury City Park each evening from dusk til midnight. Salisbury City Park – Salisbury, MD.

Chesapeake City’s Winterfest | Through January 7

108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD 21915. 6th annual light display with a Victorian candlelight house tour, carriage rides, and ice skating. Don’t miss the town Christmas Tree made entirely of crab pots!

Yuletide Tour at Winterthur | Through January 7

10 AM – 5:30 PM. 5105 Kennett Pike (Del. 52), Wilmington, DE 19735. Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with sparkling holiday displays. This year, you won’t want to miss the unveiling of the Doll House! Click here for more info.

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