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Community Events | December 2022

Christmas Fair
Friday, December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd from 9am - 3pm
St. George’s Chapel Hall, 20332 Beaver Dam Road, (Rt 23) Harbeson, DE 19951
Crafts, food, bake sale, white elephant, and more! Call 302-227-7202 for more information.
Gumboro Church Breakfast & Lunch
Saturday, December 3rd at 7am
Old Gumboro School, 6849 Millsboro Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966
Oyster sandwiches.
Huge Discount Christmas Craft Sale
Saturday, December 3rd from 8am - 1pm
5645 Mt. Herman Church Road, Salisbury, MD 21804
Household items, Christmas decorations, and gifts. Rain or shine.
Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show
Saturday, December 3rd from 9am - 3pm
307 Laws Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933
Over 75+ vendors.
Artists & Craftsperson Show/Sale
Saturday, December 3rd from 10am - 2pm
32755 Dirickson Drive, Frankford Crossroads, Burbage and Roxana
Gifts, hand-dyed wearables, jewelry, and décor.
Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 3rd from 10am - 5pm
Marketplace Antiques, 12440 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, DE 19950
Up to 30% off, storewide.Refreshments and door prizes.
Oyster & Pork Sandwich Sale
Saturday, December 3rd from 11am - 1pm or until sold out
Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge, 319 Poplar Street, Laurel, DE 19956
Oyster & pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, and hot dogs. The Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream & baked goods and refreshments. Carry-out. Delivery is also available to businesses. Call 302-875-1154 for more information.
Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th from 10am - 3pm
Studebaker's Garage, 24554 Coastal Blvd., Tasley, VA 23441
Studebaker's General Store, 24277 Tasley Road, Tasley, VA 23441
Holiday Sale
Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th from 11am - 4pm
Magnolia Street Antiques, 26547 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Milton, DE 19968
20% off everything. 50% off outside items.
Quarter Auction
Saturday, December 3rd; Opens at 11am; Starts at 12 noon
Millsboro Fire Hall,109 E. State Street, Millsboro, DE 19966
1st paddle: $7; Extras: $3 each. Great vendors and prizes! 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Lunch & refreshments. Millsboro Kiwanis. Call 302-381-2116 for more information.
Christmas with Santa at Memory Lane Barn
Saturday, December 3rd, 10th & 17th from 5pm - 8pm
4647 Woodpecker Road, Seaford, DE 19973
Come visit Santa!
Mason Dixon Auction Food Sale
Sunday, December 4th at 2pm
100 S. Railroad Avenue, Delmar, MD 21875
Consisting of beverages, snacks, canned goods, dry goods, dairy items, cleaning supplies, frozen entrees, vegetables, desserts, and lots of MEATS! Bring a cooler for all the great bargains!
Auctions every Friday at 4pm. Check Facebook for photos & details.
Consignments Accepted. Call 410-896-3783 for information
Holiday Barn Sale Event
Open Friday, December 9th from 12pm - 4pm; Saturday, December 10th from 10am - 4pm; and Sunday, December 11th from 10am - 2pm
The Stables at Bucks Branch, 20759 Bucks Branch Road, Seaford, DE 19973
Gifts, holiday decor, vintage, furniture, and more! Plenty of parking. Bring your friends! Cash and credit card accepted.
Dinner and a Movie Night
Friday, December 9th at 6pm
Millsboro Bible Church, 28334 Dupont Boulevard, Millsboro, DE 19966
Pizza & brownies will be dinner and The Nativity Story will be the movie. No tickets needed. Find more information at
Christmas with Mercy’s Well
Friday, December 9th at 7pm
Grace UMC, 300 E. Church Street, Millsboro, DE 19966
Call 302-934-7969 for more information. Free will offering accepted.
Food Truck
Saturday, December 10th from 10am - 3:30pm
Dagsboro Butcher Shop, 27617 Dagsboro Road, Dagsboro, DE 19939
Platters available. Pig feet, turkey wings, and others. Fish & fries, wing dings & fries, pork chops, soups, and crab cakes. Menu and prices vary. Call 302-278-8840 or 302-853-3363 for more information.
Festival of Trains
Saturday, December 10th & Sunday, December 11th from 11am - 4pm
Kent Narrows Outlet Center, 61 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD 21619
Free event! 10,000 sq. ft. of model railroads on display. Queen Anne’s Railroad Society. Call 410-490-3510 for more information.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet
Sunday, December 11th from 8am - 11am
Laurel American Legion Post 19, 12168 Laurel Road, Laurel, DE 19956
Adults: $10; Children under 7: $5. Eggs, sausage, scrapple, bacon, pancakes, french toast, homefries, coffee, and cereal. Open to the public. Held upstairs in the banquet hall. For more information, call 302-875-9948.
“Home for Christmas” - Mardela Springs Community Events
Sunday, December 11th
Mardela Springs, MD
Jingle Bell 5K run, scavenger hunt, classical harp & violin recital, Emmanuel Church-North western Choir, Donna Adler’s piano students & bake table, Main Street Treasure-opened, model train layout, tours, and photo op spots. At the firehouse: food, vendors, and Santa Claus. Parade with Mardela Middle High band, classic cars, and Santa. Ending with tree lighting. Go to Westside Historical Society’s website and on Facebook for specific details.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Christmas Craft Fair
Sunday, December 11th from 11:30am - 2:30pm
190 Raughley Hill Road, Harrington DE 19952
We will also have a bake and soup sale.
“Home for Christmas” at Mardela Springs Fire Dept.
Sunday, December 11th at 12 noon
Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Company, 100 Station Street, Mardela Springs, MD 21837
“King Boys” Oyster Fritter sandwiches, variety of homemade soups, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries & homemade sausage sandwiches, hot or cold beverages, until sold out. Eat-in or carry out. Over 15 vendors - artesian blown glass & hand thrown pottery items, hand painted gourds, fall veggies, crafts, Thirty-one, Avon, Street Nails, jewelry etc. Plus a visit from Santa Claus!

Open House
Sunday, December 11th from 2pm - 4pm
116 W. Main Street, Suite #205, Salisbury, MD 21801

Meditate & Thrive is having an open house celebration with live music, refreshments, prizes, and connection with like-minded folks. Donations are gladly accepted to support our nonprofit meditation center. For more information, call 302-466-5095 or visit

Annual Christmas Auction
Monday, December 12th at 6pm
VCF Ruritan Club, 29 Ruritan Lane, Viola, DE 19979

Christmas décor, farm toys, and fine antiques. Consignments welcome. Contact J.T. Robbins at 302-943-7741.
Santa’s House - Mt. Olivet
Friday, December 16th - Friday, December 23rd from 5pm - 7pm
Parking lot on High Street, Seaford, DE
A Journey to Bethlehem
Friday, December 16th - Sunday, December 18th from 7pm - 8:30pm
Long Neck Methodist Church, 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, DE 19966
Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Church at 302-945-9453.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
Saturday, December 17th from 7am - 10am
Bethel Church, 22365 Bethel Road, Millsboro, DE 19966 (1 mile east of Rt. 54/Gumboro Road intersection)
$7 per person.
A Farmer’s Christmas
Saturday, December 17th from 10am - 6pm
866 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
Tickets available for purchase at the door. Adults: $5; Youth: $3.
Step back in time and recapture the holiday season of yesteryear with a stroll through the Delaware Ag Museum and Village. Tours will be available to enjoy songs of strolling carolers, fresh baked cookies, holiday crafts, and visits with Santa.
Quarter Auction
Saturday, December 17th; Doors open at 5pm
Harrington Moose Lodge, Route 13 N., Harrington, DE 19952
All in paddles are $40 and regular paddles are $10. The money raised is for a young, local lady who is fighting kidney disease. Come win some awesome last minute Christmas gifts and help a young lady out!
Christmas Praise in Music Night
Sunday, December 18th at 6:30pm
Lincoln Cornerstone Church, 10622 N. Union Church Road, Lincoln, DE 19960
Mark your calendars and join us as we welcome Joyful Noise and Janice Winkler for our Christmas Praise in Music night. Please come and join us. Everyone is invited and everyone is welcomed!
Santa Claus at the Caboose!
Tuesday & Thursday evenings through Thursday, December 22nd (except Tuesday, December 20th) from 6:30pm - 8pm
6 Hanley Street, Harrington, DE 19952
Presented by Greater Harrington Historical Society.
Burton Island Nature Preserve Hike
Wednesday, December 21st at 3:30pm
Delaware Seashore State Park, 39445 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Explore the varied habitats & scenery along the 1 mile loop on Burton Island Nature Preserve. Learn the history of the island and how it came to be part of the state park. $5 per person. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the program. After that, call 302-227-6991. Click here for online registration:
Auburn Heights Mansion Tour
Thursday, December 22nd, Thursday, December 29th & Friday, December 30th at 1pm
Auburn Valley State Park, 3000 Creek Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Explore a Queen Anne style Victorian mansion with a 1 hour tour. Former home of the Marshall family whose legacy of industry and innovation filled the home with antiques & furnishings there today. $8 per adult, $4 per child. Tours of the Marshall Steam Museum are available as well with joint tour tickets discounted to $14 per adult and $7 per child. Parking available in the event lot on Creek Road across from the mansion. To register in advance, call 302-729-4280.
Bernie’s Homemade Goodies
Friday & Saturday, December 23rd & 24th from 11am - 5:30pm
810 Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804
Cakes, pies, bread pudding, cookbooks, brownies, and cookies. Call 443-375-8495 for more information.
The Birth of Jesus in Scripture, Picture, and Song
Sunday, December 25th (Christmas Day)
Seaford Church of Christ, 20989 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 19973
This will be a projected powerpoint presentation with LOTS OF SINGING, scripture readings, a time of communion, and a brief sermon. We also hope to have some costumed visitors (wise-men and shepherds) visiting us that morning. This event is free to all and dress is casual. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, leave a message for Ray at 302-629-6206.
Free Holiday Hike
Wednesday, December 28th at 10am
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes
Bring the family and discover how our local wildlife celebrate winter. Dress to go outside. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Space is limited - pre-registration required by calling the Nature Center at 302-645-6852.
Noon Year’s Eve at Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, December 31st at 11am; Gates open at 10am
Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
Celebrate the New Year Zoo-style for kids by ringing in the New Year at noon! We’ll have games, crafts, and a celebratory atmosphere with a group countdown to Noon. Dress for outside weather. Tickets available online only.
DE Zoological Society Members admitted free but must register online & show membership card upon entry. Non-members: $5 per person; Children under 3: Free.
Touch Tank Creature Feature
Saturday, December 31st at 1pm
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes
For ages 5 and up with an adult. No pre-registration required. Learn about the fish and other creatures in our touch tank while they eat their lunch in this short, interactive program.
Seaford Elks Lodge Bingo
Every Wednesday night; Doors open at 5pm; Bingo starts at 7pm
8846 Elks Road, Seaford, DE 19973
Food is now being served.
Delaware First Day Hikes
Monday, January 1, 2023
Sussex County 
  • Trap Pond State Park, Laurel at the Baldcypress Nature Center from 9:45am - 12 noon. 1.1 miles (easy to moderate).
  • Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes at The Point Overlook from 10:30 am - 11:30am. 2 miles (moderate).
  • Delaware Seashore Park, Bethany at the North inlet day area (southeast corner of the parking lot) from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. 1 mile (easy).
Kent County
  • First State Heritage Park, Dover at the John Bell House Interpretive Center (43 The Green) from 12 noon - 1pm. 1/4 mile (easy).
  • Killens Pond State Park, Felton at the Sports Complex parking lot from 12:30 pm - 1:30pm. 1.5 miles (moderate).
For more information, visit
Eastern Shore Maryland First Day Hikes
Monday, January 1, 2023
Caroline County
  • Martinak State Park - Fitness Trail. Self-guided, 1.5 miles (easy) Self-Guided. 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton, MD 21629.
Kent County
  • Cypress Branch State Park - Wandering Artist Trail. Self-guided, 0.5 mile (easy). 10803 Galena Road, Millington, MD 21651
  • Sassafrass NRMA - Tockwogh Trail at 1pm. Ranger-led hike, 2 miles (easy). 13540 Turners Creek Road, Kennedyville, MD 21645
Queen Anne’s County
  • Tuckahoe State Park - Lake Trail at 10am. Ranger-led hike, 1.5 miles (easy). 13187 Crouse Mill Road, Queen Anne, MD 21657
  • Wye Island NRMA - Ferry Point Trail at 10am. Ranger-led hike, 1.5 miles (easy). 1560 Wye Island Road, Queenstown, MD 21658
Somerset County
  • Janes Island State Park - White Tail Trail. Self-guided hike. 1 mile (easy). The trailhead for White Tail Trail is located directly across from the Camper Check-In Parking Lot.
For more information, visit
Public Bingo
Thursday, January 5, 2023; Doors open at 6pm; Game starts at 7pm
Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, DE 19966
Admission, $15. Basic package of 20 games, our famous Cookie Jar, and Jackpot of $250. Light supper fare is available for a small fee. Proceeds benefit Indian River Senior Center. Call 302-934-8839 x1 for more information.
Wicomico Young Farmers 28th Annual Consignment Auction
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Corner of Wallertown Road & Main Street Ext., 24169 Main Street Ext., Mardela Springs, MD 21837
Farm & construction equipment, trucks, tools, ATVs, lawn mowers. NO BUYER’S PREMIUM.
Consign early to take full advantage of the free advertising. To consign, please call: Megan: 443-359-3568 or Liz: 443-859-1645.