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NOV 15-DEC 31  Holidays in Odessa

Tuesday-Sunday through December 31. Step back in time at the Historic Odessa's annual Holiday Celebration - a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes from classic literature. This year you're invited to tour the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House transformed into vignettes inspired by E.T.A. Hoffman's tale of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King; 2016 celebrates the book’s bicentennial (200 years) reacquainting us with the beloved characters and remembering fantastic scenes. A festive display of Christmas trees decorated by local families, schools and organizations will reflect books and works of children’s literature. Visit http://www.historicodessa.org/plan-your-visit/holidays-odessa

NOV 19  29th Annual Beebe Ball-100 Year Centennial

The 29th Annual Beebe Ball will be headlined by the popular party band Blue Label. This traditionally sold-out evening will feature decadent dining, exciting auctions, live music and dancing. We look forward to celebrating one hundred years of Beebe with love and thanksgiving at Nassau Valley Vineyards. Tickets and sponsorships are selling out in record time and are currently very limited! Requests for tickets may be submitted online, pending availability. https://www.beebemedicalfoundation.org/beebe-ball-2/ or  www.beebefoundation.org

NOV 25-26  27th Annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour

10am-4pm. For more than 20 years, an ever-evolving group of professional artists from the southeastern coastal area of Sussex County, Delaware, has been opening their working studios and galleries and sharing their creativity, skills and stories with the public each Thanksgiving weekend. http://www.artstudiotour.com/

NOV 22-DEC 31 Holiday Art Market

Just in time for the holidays, local artists from the Newark Arts Alliance selling their wares for gift-giving. For more information, visit www.NewarkArtsAlliance.org

NOV 25 Rehoboth Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-A-Long

6:30pm at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, it's a Hometown Tradition! Come to the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand for a holiday sing-along at 6:30pm and annual Tree Lighting at 7pm. Visit www.downtownrb.com or call 302-227-2772.

NOV 27 Ringing in the Holiday Season

3pm. The Dover Symphony rings in the holiday season at Dover Downs’ Rollins Room. www.doversymphony.org

DEC 1-DEC 31  Holidays in Odessa

Tuesday-Sunday through December 31. Step back in time at the Historic Odessa's annual Holiday Celebration - a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes from classic literature. This year you're invited to tour the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House transformed into vignettes inspired by E.T.A. Hoffman's tale of The Nutcracker and The Mouse King; 2016 celebrates the book’s bicentennial (200 years) reacquainting us with the beloved characters and remembering fantastic scenes. A festive display of Christmas trees decorated by local families, schools and organizations will reflect books and works of children’s literature. Visit http://www.historicodessa.org/plan-your-visit/holidays-odessa

DEC 3  Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Show & Sale

9am-4pm. Wonderful arts and crafts, live music, great food, and so much more at 219 Rehoboth Avenue. What a perfect way to shop for the holidays and see your friends too! http://www.rehobothbeachfire.com/

DEC 3  Mistletoe & Martinis at the Festival of Trees

7-9pm. A memorable evening to benefit Delaware Hospice. Gourmet hors d'oeuvres by Nage, a martini bar, and the upbeat sounds of Junior Wilson will be featured as well as a silent auction, raffles, wine, beer, and room for dancing. https://www.evensi.us/mistletoe-amp-martinis-reception-hospice-delaware/187379894

DEC 3  Christmas in Odessa

10am–5pm. Christmas in Odessa is a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated for the holidays. In addition to the house tour, we have many special events which are included in the ticket price. Our tour takes place in historic Odessa, Delaware. Odessa is half-way between Wilmington and Dover at the intersection of Delaware Routes 13 and 299. 506 High St., Odessa, DE http://christmasinodessa.com

DEC 3  Lewes Christmas Parade

5pm in downtown Lewes. (Rain/Snow Date is 12/10 at 5pm.) Organizations and individuals who want to enter the parade in a decorated vehicle or in a marching group should contact the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 645-8073 for an entry form. The deadline for entry is November 18. The parade line up takes place from 3:30-4:30pm. The parade begins on Savannah Road at Sussex Drive and will end in front of King’s Ice Cream Shop on Second Street. Visit http://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/lewes-85th-annual-christmas-parade

DEC 3  First State Heritage Park: December First Saturday

9am-4:30pm. Free at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center in Dover. Victorian Storytelling - Stories are offered on the half hour beginning 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the John Bell House on The Green. A Victorian Christmas was a time to celebrate the past and hope for the future. Enjoy the holiday tradition of scary ghost stories by the fire with a holiday treat. -Guided Tours of Legislative Hall -A Victrola for Christmas at the Johnson Victrola Museum - Guided tours will examine the marketing strategy of Victor Records and listen to holiday music on authentic Victor Talking Machines. -Biggs Kids: Ornaments at the Biggs Museum of American Art - Decorate your tree with ornaments inspired by the permanent collection at the Biggs. All ages welcome. Free with adult admission. -Stories of The Green Walking Tour - Tours are offered hourly beginning 10 a.m. Last tour leaves at 3 p.m. Meet at the John Bell House on The Green -Governor’s Holiday Open House at Woodburn from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. -Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old State House 1 p.m. - This presentation will examine different historic holiday traditions of the 18th century. -A Victorian Christmas from 1:30 – 4 p.m. at the Kent County Courthouse, 38 The Green. As a reminder of old values in a rapidly changing world, Christmas helped to restore peace and harmony after the Civil War. Explore holiday traditions of the Victorian Era and make a Christmas craft. -Tours of the Schwartz Center for the Arts from 2 – 4 p.m. at 226 S. State Street. See the historic theater and all that it has to offer. -The Nutcracker, Presented by the Ballet Theater of Dover at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. Enjoy this holiday classic presented in a beautiful, historic theater. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North, Dover, DE http://www.destateparks.com/park/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp

DEC 3-4  The Nutcracker at the Schwartz

2 & 7pm shows Saturday, 2pm Matinee on Sunday at the Schwartz Center at 226 S. State St., Dover. The Nutcracker performed by The Ballet Theatre of Dover! Saturday December 3rd at 2:00 and 7:00 PM Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 PM Come join the magic of the season with The Nutcracker! For tickets, contact: http://www.schwartzcenter.com/events

DEC 4  VIA Wine Tasting at Bin 66

4-6pm. Join the fun and enjoy the food and wine at the Village Improvement Association's Wine Tasting at Bin 66 2079 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach. For reservations email challraa@comcast.net

DEC 4  Santa Fun Run

12-4pm at the Starboard, Dewey Beach. Are you ready for abundant hilarity in the name of charity?! Well get ready because the Santa Fun Run is coming to Dewey Beach. Children & Families First will receive all monies raised. This is an untimed, flat, paved, 1 mile long course that ANYONE can do! Walk it, dance it, jog it, jingle bell rock it, just DON’T MISS IT!! In fact, the only competition is can you build the biggest team, can you have the most fun and can you help us raise the most money to help Delaware’s at-risk youth? https://www.evensi.us/santa-fun-run-the-starboard-restaurant/176360014

DEC 7 Milton’s Hometown Christmas Parade

7:30-9:00pm The parade starts at Union and Atlantic and goes down Union, up Federal and ends at Milton Elementary.  A fun community night and leave in the Christmas spirit. Sponsored and organized by the Milton Fire Company you can get more information at 302.684.8500 or pick up a registration form at the fire hall on 116 Front Street, Milton. Milton's Hometown Christmas Parade is always held on the 1st Wednesday of December. http://www.historicmilton.com/event/miltons-hometown-christmas-parade/

DEC 9  Millsboro Candy Cane Christmas Parade

7pm. Ring in the Christmas season with the 65th Annual Candy Cane Christmas Parade in Millsboro. Sponsored by D&D Stained Glass of Millsboro.  Line-up will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the M&T parking lot on Mitchell Street. Judges reviewing area will be downtown near the Dollar General store. http://sussexcountypost.com/arts-leisure/millsboro-candy-cane-christmas-parade-dec-9/

DEC 9-10  "A Dickens Experience" in Historic New Castle

10am – 4pm at 2 East Fourth Street in New Castle, DE and Free! The New Castle Historical Society will help bring the Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" to life on the streets of New Castle as part of the Spirit of Christmas! Admission will be free for the day at the Amstel House, which will be decorated for a traditional colonial holiday celebration, and the Dutch House, which will feature a celebration of St. Nicholas' Eve. http://www.visitdelaware.com/listings/amstel-house/1432/

DEC 9  Out & About Santa Crawl

8pm-1am. $5. Show Some Spirit! Have an ugly sweater? It could pay off at this year’s Santa Crawl. There’s something about seeing a Santa cap that makes you smile. And there’s something about seeing someone sporting a tacky holiday sweater that makes you chuckle. Fortunately for those attending this year’s Santa Crawl, both fashion statements will gain you free entry into any of the 15 participating nightspots. Once again, Out & About Magazine is adding an entertaining twist to this holiday bar crawl, set for Friday, Dec. 11. In fact, not only will wearing an “ugly” holiday sweater gain you free admission, you could be a winner as our Ugly Sweater patrol will be cruising around the Loop and awarding instant prizes to sweaters that make a statement. Of course, those wearing a Santa cap or dressed in holiday attire will also get in free. The bottom line: Show some spirit, otherwise you pay a $5 cover. This year’s venues include: 8th & Union Kitchen, Anejo, Catherine Rooney’s, Chelsea Tavern, Club Lavish, Dead Presidents, Ernest & Scott, Firestone, Gallucio’s Café, Grotto Pizza, Kelly’s Logan House, Satsuma, Shenanigans, Timothy’s Riverfront and The Wicked Vine. Public shuttles begin at 8pm and will run until 1:15 a.m. Partial proceeds from the Santa Crawl benefit Wilmington Children’s Chorus.  http://outandaboutnow.com/santa-crawl/

DEC 10  27th Historic Milton Holly Festival

9am-3pm. The Holly Festival is an annual craft fair with hundreds of craft vendors from all over selling their wares at various venues including the Fire Hall and in Goshen Hall in Milton. Santa will be in town for little ones. A holly wreath-making demonstration is offered at the Historical Society Museum. This is a highlight as it commemorates an important industry from Milton’s past. The Library and many downtown merchants take part in this annual event with special decor, gifts for sale and holiday treats as well. At 2:30pm the Milton Century Club will present the popular Holiday House Tour of some of the historic homes in town beautifully decorated for the holidays. https://de-vendors.com/events/sussex/milton-de-december-holly-festival/

DEC 10  Historic Milton Holiday House Tour

A tour of several of Milton’s most charming homes, the Milton Historical Society and Museum, Milton Town Hall, the Milton Arts Guild Gallery at the Studios on Walnut, and St. John’s Episcopal Church, all beautifully decorated for the holidays. Visit http://www.miltoncenturyclub.com/3.html

DEC 10  Catwalk for a Cause

2-5pm at the Hampton Inn, 117 Sandhill Drive in Middletown. To honor cancer survivors in our community, the Cancer Support Community Delaware will be hosting our second annual "Catwalk for a Cause" and features our fearless survivors modeling fashion trends from local businesses and boutiques. The fashion show includes sweet treats, Mimosas, Bloody Mary's courtesy of Painted Stave Distillery, local boutique vendors and Chinese auction. www.cancersupportdelaware.org/upcomingevents.php

DEC 17 Bridgeville Christmas Parade

Register to join Santa and his followers to march in the parade. Visit http://www.paradecloud.com/online_registration.php?pid=T1RFPQ

DEC 24  Christmas Eve

DEC 25  Christmas Day

DEC 31  New Year's Eve

JAN 1  New Year's Day

Noon Year's Eve

11am- 12:15pm. Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style by ringing in the New Year at NOON at the Brandywine Zoo! Games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere and of course a sparkling cider toast as the clock strikes 12 (Noon that is!) Program takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather! Fee: $5/person for ages 3+, advanced tickets available online. DZS members free. 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, DE http://www.brandywinezoo.org/family_reg.pdf

 

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