Here are some memorable events to celebrates Christmas in Delaware. These events run only a day or two. There’s a separate list of events that run more often.
Camden-Wyoming Christmas Parade. 6 p.m. Dec. 9, starting at Caesar Rodney High School. Organized by the two towns.
Caroling on the Cirle and the Georgetown Christmas Parade. Caroling at 6 p.m. Dec. 7, followed by the tree lighting and parade at 7. Main stage in front of the Sussex County Courthouse on the Circle in downtown Rehoboth. The singalong started in 1984 and is run by the county; the parade started in 1989 and is run by the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.
Caroling on The Green. 5:15 p.m. Dec. 6 on The Green in downtown Dover.
Christmas in Odessa Self-guided walking tour of homes and public buildings, decorated for the holidays. Plus tea and cookies, musicians, singalong and Santa. Basic admission $30, with discounts for advance purchases and children. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, downtown Odessa.
Claymont Christmas Parade. Decorated vehicles and the decoration of the Christmas Weed. 10 a.m. Dec. 2 along Philadelphia Pike, from Maple Lane Elementary to Darley Road.
Clayton Christmas Parade. 5 p.m. Dec. 3, downtown Clayton, with tree lighting at 6. Organized by the Clayton Historical Society.
Dagsboro Christmas Parade. 6 p.m. Dec. 12, starting at the back entrance to Indian River High School and ending at the Dagsboro Fire Hall. Organized by the town.
Dashing Through Downtown over Parade. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Loockerman Street, downtown Dover.
Felton Christmas Parade. Second annual parade at 7 p.m. Dec. 15, starting on Burnite Mill Road and ending at Lake Forrest North Elementary, with Santa at Odd Fellows Park. Organized by the town.
Harrington Christmas Parade. 7 p.m. Dec. 1, downtown Harrington. Organized by the city.
Holiday House Tour of Lewes. Tour of 10 decorated homes in Lewes. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2. A Lewes Historical Society event for 50 years. $35.
Lewes Christmas Parade. 91st annual event is organized by the city and Lewes Chamber of Commerce and features bands and floats. 5 p.m. Dec. 2, downtown Lewes.
Light Up the Square. Tree lighting at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in Rodney Square, 10th and Market streets, includes singalong, performances by the 287th Army Band, Jea Street Jr., Rachel Schain and Orisha Watson. Plus appearances by Santa Claus and Rudolph , free refreshments, children’s book giveaway and face painting. Pre-party starts at 4:30 at DE.CO Food Hall 111 W. 10th St., with music by Son of Sinatra.
Milton Christmas Parade. Organized by the Milton Volunteer Fire Company. 6 p.m. Dec. 6, downtown Milton.
Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting and Holiday Singalong. Music by Cape Brass ensemble at 6 p.m. Nov. 24, singalong at 6:30. Rehoboth Beach bandstand, end of Rehoboth Avenue.
Rehoboth Beach Christmas Parade. 6 p.m. Dec. 4, organized by the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company in downtown Rehoboth, with a party afterwards at the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Station Museum.
Rockwood Park and Mansion. Holiday open house includes self-guided tours of the decorated mansion, plus Santa, crafts, entertainers, costumed characters and mounted patrol. Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1-2. The grounds of the New Castle County park are also lit up during the season. 4651 Washington St., North Wilmington.
Seaford Christmas Parade. 7 p.m. Dec. 2, with the theme “the magic of Christmas.” Sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association. Downtown Seaford.
Selbyville Christmas Parade. The 62nd annual parade is 6 p.m. Dec. 1 on Church Street, Selbyville.
Spirit of Christmas. Decorated homes and public buildings, plus music and theater, caroling, Santa and tree lighting. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Old New Castle.
Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade. 59th annual event, starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 25 along Market Street, from Second to 11th streets, in downtown Wilmington, featuring bands, floats, Santa and his box for receiving letters.
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