Top 5 December Events in the Delaware Beaches

Top 5 December Events in the Delaware Beaches

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Mark Your Calendar for these December Events in the Delaware Beaches

The month of December is full of fun and exciting events in the Delaware Beaches, from Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach to Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up a Delaware Beaches Visitors Guide to find even more events happening throughout the year.

Top 5 December Events in the Delaware Beaches

Here are our top five events happening in Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach and Lewes during December.

December 7: Holiday Happenings in Bethany beach

Experience a full day of festivities on Saturday, Dec. 7 during Holiday Happenings in Bethany Beach. Free, family-friendly events and activities will take place in front of Town Hall and within downtown Bethany. From 1–3 p.m., bring the kids to take photos with Santa and go on tractor or horse wagon rides at Town Hall. At 5 p.m., watch the Tree Lighting at the Bethany Beach Bandstand.

December 7: Lewes Christmas Parade

Don’t miss the annual Lewes Christmas Parade. Now in its 88th year, this old-fashioned parade will begin at 5 p.m. Following the parade will be the tree lighting and caroling in Zwaanendael Park.

December 7: Delaware Day Hike

Dec. 7 is Delaware Day, the day in 1787 when Delaware became the first state in the “new nation.” Celebrate by taking a hike through Cape Henlopen State Park during the Delaware Day Hike. Spot the Delaware state tree and local wildlife on this relaxing, free hike. This is perfect for ages 7 and up with adult supervision.

December 12: Cocoa Crawl

Support Rehoboth Beach’s local businesses during the Cocoa Crawl on Thursday, Dec. 12. From 4–8 p.m., visit shops and restaurants along Rehoboth Beach’s Main Street. Along the way, enjoy great deals, holiday music and décor, art by local artists and more. Each participating establishment will have free hot chocolate.

Until December 31: Winter WonderFEST

Winter WonderFEST is Delaware’s largest holiday fundraising event. This six-week holiday celebration in Milton will feature an array of holiday attractions and activities. View the displays at the Light Spectacular at Cape Henlopen State Park, take the kids to the Christmas Village, go skating at the ice rink and more.

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