November 11 

Holiday Bazaar, at The Villages of Five Points, near Lewes. Featuring work by local artists. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community clubhouse. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 12

Holiday Market, at Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding south of Milton. More than 40 vendors selling arts, crafts and other items. $5, includes one raffle ticket. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: or 302-644-1920

November 18

Christmas Boutique & Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Officers Club at the park, near Lewes.

Christmas market, sponsored by the town of Millsboro. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Town Center, 322 Wilson Highway. Info: 302-934-8171 or

November 24

Tree lighting and Christmas sing-along, in Rehoboth Beach. The traditional start to the Christmas season. 6:30 p.m. at the bandstand at Rehoboth Avenue and the boardwalk. Info: or 302-227-6181

November 24 through December 10

“Estella Scrooge,” at the Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. 7:30 p.m. on opening night, then Thursdays and Fridays, 7 p.m., Saturdays 2 and 7 p.m, and Sundays, 2 p.m. $20 to $32. Info: 302-227-2270 or

November 30

Lewes Hospitality Night in downtown Lewes. Area merchants are open from 5 to 8 p.m. and offer specials and refreshments. Also, the Zwaanendael Museum in town will be open, featuring music and seasonal refreshments. Free. Info: or 302-645-8073

December 1 and 2

“Candlelight Winter Concert,” a concert presented by the Southern Delaware Chorale. Friday, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 3 p.m., at Epworth United Methodist Church near Rehoboth Beach. $25. Also part of the chorale’s season: “A Choral Tapestry,” Feb. 24, 3 p.m., at Epworth. Info: or 302-260-7022

December 1

Winter Wonder Holiday Celebration, at the Children’s Beach House, Lewes. Dinner, drinks, entertainment, dancing and auctions. 6:30 p.m. $150. Info: or 302-645-1984

December 2 

Lewes Historical Society’s Holiday Tour of Lewes. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 10 houses, all decorated for Christmas. $35. Info: 302-645-7670 or

Bethany Beach’s annual Holiday Happenings. 1 to 4 p.m. at town hall. Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m. Info: or 302-539-8011

“Holiday Joy,” a live concert with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Featuring soprano Rochelle Bard. 7 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. $55. Info: 888-846-8600 or

The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes is open, featuring holiday decor created by members of Sussex Gardeners. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Info: 302-645-1148 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual Holiday Bazaar and Raffle, sponsored by the GFWC Zwaanendael Women’s Club. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lewes Historical Society Campus. Free. Info: or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Outdoor Holiday Village & Marketplace, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. Vendors, Christmas greenery, horse-and-carriage rides, and food demos featuring chocolate and tea. Info: 302-645-7670 or

Lewes’s Christmas parade. 5 p.m. Followed by a tree lighting and caroling in Zwaanendael Park. Info: 302-645-8073 or

December 4

Christmas parade in downtown Rehoboth Beach. 6 p.m. Awards ceremony and a party with Santa follow in the Rehoboth Beach Fire Hall. Info: 302-542-6802 or

December 7

Milton Christmas parade, starting at 6 p.m. Info: 302-684-1101 or

December 9

Holly Festival, Milton. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Christmas craft show in several locations in town. Info: 302-684-1101 or

December 10

Lewes Senior Activity Center’s cookie walk. Members bake and donate the cookies. 8 to 11:30 a.m. (or until sold out). $9 a pound. Info: 302-645-9293 or

December 12

Gingerbread baking, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Info: 302-645-8479 or

December 15

Holiday Brass Quintet, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church near Rehoboth. $35. Info: 888-846-8600 or

December 16

Cookie walk, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church parish hall, Lewes. 8:30 to 11 a.m., or until the cookies run out. $8 for a small container, $12 for a large container. Info: 302-645-8479 or

Reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory,” by stage actors Suzanne Savoy and Jack Herholdt. At the Lewes Public Library, sponsored by the library’s Spoken Word Society and Shakespeare Festival. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free, but registration is required. or 302-645-2733

December 17

Holiday Peace Concert, featuring the Rehoboth Concert Band. 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church near Rehoboth Beach. Info:

December 20

Duke Ellington’s “The Nutcracker Suite.” Featuring the Delmarva Big Band at the Milton Theatre. 7 p.m. $15 to $22. For information about this and other holiday performances at the theater: