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Celebrate the Holiday Season in Central Delaware

Celebrate the holiday season in the heart of Delaware along quaint shop-lined downtown sidewalks and among festive local celebrations. Enjoy the abundance of holiday events that will keep you busy and fulfill all your holiday season needs. Use this guide to get the most out of your winter visit to Central Delaware.

Capital Holiday Celebration
Nov. 29, 2018 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Join together with members of the community for holiday crafts, performances and of course, the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree.

Home for the Holidays Parade
Dec. 1, 2018
Enjoy magical holiday lights during this unique after-dark parade.

Downtown Milford Holiday Stroll
Downtown Milford
Dec. 7, 2018 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Relax with a carriage ride through the historical downtown district before listening to the sounds of Christmas sung by carolers and a special visit from Santa Claus. Downtown businesses will have their doors open for holiday shopping.

Holiday Marketplace
Saturdays Dec. 8  – Dec. 22, 2018
Let the kids  have lunch with Santa and enjoy games and activities on the Plaza before you get to work finishing up holiday shopping on Loockerman Street.

Ice Skating at the Centre Ice Rink
Dates & Hours Vary
Glide around the indoor ice rink at the Delaware State Fairgrounds or ride in the bumper cars on ice.

Delaware on Tap
Locations & Times Vary
Taste the best of what Delaware’s craft beverage makers have to offer with the help of the Delaware on Tap app. Don’t forget to complete your profile and check in at each location to earn a free prize.

Dover Mall
Downtown Smyrna
Loockerman Street in Dover
Downtown Milford
For more local shopping districts, click here.

Treat Yourself:
Toppers Salon & Spa
Open Daily, Hours Vary
Relax in the Asian-inspired lounge before a massage or facial at the area’s premier salon and spa. Conveniently located inside Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, you’ll get the pampering you deserve.