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Holiday Happenings In Bethany
Holiday Happenings - Saturday, December 5th, 1 - 3 pm
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Join us in Town Hall as we kick off the holiday season with our annual Holiday Happenings event.  This event is free and open to kids of all ages.

Family-friendly activities include:
  • Photos with Santa (Santa arrives at 1:15)
  • Letters to Santa
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Trolley rides
  • Face painting
  • Hot cocoa and cookies
  • Music and more!

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Saturday, December 5th, 6 pm
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Gather with us at the Bandstand Plaza at 6 pm for the first annual lighting of the Town's new holiday "Tree of Warmth," and sing along to a performance by the Lord Baltimore Children's Choir.

Attendees are encouraged to bring hats, gloves, scarves or canned goods as a donation to area charities.

Weekend Wonderland in Bethany - Saturdays, December 5th, 12th, 19th
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Our Holiday Happenings goes even further thanks to a collaboration with the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, the Chamber, and participating downtown businesses.  Every Saturday in December prior to Christmas, shoppers and visitors can take advantage of great shopping, fun activities and be part of the caroling around the "Tree of Warmth" on the Bandstand to end the day.  Stores will be open from 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Check out the full list of activities below.     

Saturday, December 5th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.    Holiday Happenings at Town Hall (see above for details)
2:00 p.m.              Story Time at Bethany Beach Books
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.    Gift Wrapping Station at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.    Frozen Event: Meet Anna & Elsa at Tidepool Toys
6:00 p.m.              Inaugural Lighting of the "Tree of Warmth" featuring the Lord Baltimore Children's Choir. 
Saturday, December 12th

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Brunch with Santa at 99 Sea Level
2:00 p.m.                       Story Time at Bethany Beach Books 
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.             Gift Wrapping Station at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.             Drop & Shop featuring Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory:  Free movies for kids with certified child care onsite! Sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce
6:00 p.m.                       Carols Around the Tree led by the Mariner's Praise Band

Saturday, December 19th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Lunch with Santa at The Jetty
2:00 p.m.              Story Time at Bethany Beach Books 
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.    Gift Wrapping Station at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.    Holiday Magic Show: A Dickens Parlour Theater Performance
6:00 p.m.              Performance around the Tree led by the Southern Delaware School of the Arts show choir, on the Bandstand

For a complete list of what will be going on with the local merchants, visit the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

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