November is gone. How did that happen?! Thanksgiving is ovvvver and we’ve finally entered the holiday season, which means pretty soon we’ll be celebrating the year 2015! Last month was jam-packed with tons of events to round out the fall season, but now we’re preparing for all things winter. But before the snow hits the beach, we’re reveling in all things Christmas. It’s one last HOORAH before those bleak cold months of snow, rain, and short, dark days leave us longing the first signs of spring start popping up on the East Coast. What does December means to us? Giving back, spending time with the ones we love most, jolly music, the smell of evergreen and lots of joy. Happy December Shorebread friends!
Rehoboth Beach Hometown Christmas Parade, December 2nd:
This year’s Rehoboth Hometown Christmas Parade is being sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company and will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Georgetown Christmas Parade, December 4th:
On Thursday, December 4th the Georgetown Christmas Parade will begin lighting up the streets at 7PM. The event will feature floats, marching bands, clubs, cars, trucks and famous balloons.
19th Annual Holiday of Lights, December 4th:
Beebe Medical Foundation hosts the 19th Annual Holiday of Lights at 5:30PM. The voices of children singing carols as the Christmas tree is lit with colorful lights representing friends and loved ones who are being honored and remembered is truly an event to behold. Following the tree lighting, refreshments will be served and Santa Claus will make a special appearance.
Berlin’s 44th Annual Christmas Parade, December 4th:
This year’s theme is none other than “America’s Coolest Small Town Christmas.” The parade will start at Powellton Pavilion and Main Street and wraps up at South Main Street and Tripoli Street. Tons of local schools participate and come up with some really creative floats. This is sure to be one of those awesome Berlin events you don’t want to miss.
The Pocomoke City Mayor’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Evening, December 5th:
Downtown Pocomoke City is the place to be on Friday, December 5th. There will be a Christmas tree lighting, live entertainment, refreshments, cookie decorating, s’mores, wine tasting, Santa house, horse & carriage rides, Samaritan shelter food drive, ornament making for the kids, a bonfire, a chili cook-off to benefit the Sturgis One Room School House and a wreathe silent auction to benefit the Costen House Museum.
Annual Lewes, DE Christmas Parade, December 6th:
The 83rd Annual Lewes Christmas Parade is being hosted by the City of Lewes and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 5PM. The parade starts on Savannah Road at Sussex Drive and will end in front of King’s Ice Cream Shop on Second Street. This year’s theme is Santa’s Workshop. After the parade, the Christmas tree in Zwaanendael Park will be illuminated followed by candlelight caroling in the park, led by Christy Taylor with sound by Bill Larsen.
Christmas Spirit Campaign, December 6th:
The 2014 United Christmas Spirit Campaign will invite 50 underprivileged children for a Christmas gift shopping event on December 6, 2014. The shopping event will allow the children to purchase gifts for themselves or siblings for Christmas at Walmart, enjoy games and craft activities, and have time with Santa. If participating, the group is meeting at Outback in West Ocean City, MD at 5:15AM.
The 32nd Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade, December 6th:
The 32nd Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade marches along Coastal Highway on Saturday, December 6th at 11AM. The holiday parade, which starts at 100th street and marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway to the Gold Coast Mall at 115th Street, will feature more than 80 units, including high school bands, horses, llamas, antique cars and colorful holiday floats.
24th Annual Performance of the “Nutcracker”, December 6th:
2PM & 7PM
The Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre, Inc. is presenting its 24th annual performance of the Nutcracker at the Wicomico High School Auditorium at two times, 2PM and 7PM.
Christmas Event at Furnace Town, December 6th & 7th:
Furnace Town Living Heritage Village will have artisans who will weave, make brooms, and pound iron at the forge. Warm up in the Gathering Room with mulled cider and cookies, or shop for gifts such as green wreathes, homemade breads, jewelry, wooden crafts and more.
Victorian Christmas Celebration, December 6th:
Enjoy an old fashioned holiday party at the Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, MD, complete with refreshments, music and tons of kids activities.
Salisbury Jaycees Christmas Parade, December 7th:
Celebrating its 68th year this winter, the annual Salisbury Jaycees Christmas Parade, showcases more than 100 entries including local dignitaries, fire trucks, marching bands, the perennially popular Eastern Correctional Institution float and, of course, Santa Clause, joined by Saul the Salisbury Jaycees Bear.
Snow Hill Christmas Parade, December 8th:
Bundle up and stake out a spot on Market Street to view the Annual Snow Hill Lion’s Club Christmas Parade. The parade begins at 7:00 pm on Colbourne Lane and proceeds down Church Street to Market Street where the Judges Stand is set up in front of the Worcester County Court House.
2014 Holiday Wrappings Luncheon & Fashion Show, December 9th:
You and your friends can enjoy one of the area’s premiere events while fighting cancer with fashion. Twelve area boutiques, lunch, live holiday music and shopping are just a few of the activities for you to participate in. The event is at the Ocean City Convention Center and tickets are available for you online.
The Globe: Holiday Movies, Throughout December:
If you are looking for something to do on a few of those chilly nights throughout December, look no further than The Globe in Downtown Berlin, MD. Grab a delicious dinner then hang around for some of our all-time favorite holiday films!
December 9th: Elf
December 14th: Rudolph
December 23rd: Charlie Brown Christmas
The Holiday Jubilee at the WYCC, December 10th:
The Jubilee provides an evening of food, music, dancing, door prizes and even an opportunity to do a little last-minute holiday shopping all in one place. Tickets are $25 per person and include food and non-alcoholic beverages, although guests are allowed to bring their own spirits.