Bethany Beach to host Holiday Happenings, tree lighting

Date Published: 
Nov. 10, 2017

On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall. The event will feature face-painting and photos with Santa, complete with hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters to Santa.

Traditional favorites, including horse-drawn wagon rides, trolley rides through town and beach tractor rides will be extended until 4 p.m. The trolley will also be running to select pick-up locations throughout Bethany Beach.

At 5 p.m., the third annual lighting of the Town’s holiday tree will take place on the Bandstand Plaza. People will gather for a sing-along led by the Christmas Carolers, a group of singers from area music schools who dress in Victorian-style costumes.

Attendees are again being encouraged to bring hats, gloves, scarves and canned goods to be donated to local charities. Those who cannot attend the event can watch it on the west view beach-cam via the Town website.

Holiday Happenings will once again kick off Weekend Wonderland in Bethany, a town-wide collaboration in which participating businesses will offer special incentives between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the Dec. 2, 9 and 1h. Singing around the tree will end each day at 5 p.m. and feature the Indian River High School chorus on Dec. 9 and the Southern Delaware School of the Arts Show Choir on Dec. 16.

Also on Dec. 16, there will be a special showing of “The Lego Batman Movie” from 3 to 5 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach.

Holiday Happenings is free and open to people of all ages. There is no rain date. For updates, visit under Activities & Events.