Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  Find Black Friday tax-free shopping hours and locations in Delaware at

Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting and Hometown Sing-a-long
Friday, November 23, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gather at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand for the annual holiday tree lighting and hometown sing-a-long. It’s a Rehoboth Beach tradition! The sing-a-long from 6-7:00pm will feature Singer/Songwriter Doug James and his good friend Mrs. Claus!

“A Christmas Carol” performed by Clearspace Theatre Company
Recurring from November 23 – December 15, 2012
Various times
The world’s most well known holiday story gets a completely new sound – along with a different title – this year at Clear Space! This musical incarnation of the Charles Dickens classic debuted off-Broadway in 1992 and has subsequently played in theatres across the country. Bring the whole family to the theatre this holiday season for a new musical tradition!

Christmas at Hagley
Recurring from November 23, 2012 – January 6, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Glimpse nineteenth and early twentieth-century holiday entertaining in Eleutherian Mills, the du Pont family ancestral home. The first bus leaves for the exhibit at 10 a.m. and the last bus at 3:30 p.m.

Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration
Recurring until December 30, 2012
An annual tradition celebrating the season through interpretive scenes from classic literature.

Trains and Planes at the Air Mobility Command Museum
Recurring until January 2, 2013 (Tuesday – Sunday)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Bring the kids of all ages because these are not your typical small size Christmas trains,  the locomotives here are can be over 36” long and can weigh upwards of 40 pounds. Garden scale trains are meant to be run outside in large backyard layouts but the AMC Museum has room in the big hangar to let you enjoy them in warmth and comfort rain or shine.

2012 Chocolate Festival at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Saturday, November 24, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Indulge in the sugary delights of the Dover Downs Chocolate Festival featuring cooking demonstrations, photos with Santa, and live entertainment.

48th annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Begins at 3:00 p.m. and kicks off at 5th and Market Street
This year's Parade will feature: local celebrities and dignitaries, marching and string bands, community organizations, floats and attractions, your favorite cartoon characters and the Star of the Show - Santa Claus! The parade will proceed up Market Street and stop briefly at the Grandstand which will be located at 10th Street and then end at 11th and Market.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
November 24 and 25, 2012
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your family during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland. Reservations are recommended. Buy tickets online.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail

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