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Holiday Fun



Check out the resort area of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach for holiday fun.  Activities abound from tree lightings, RBTree.Bandstand.150Santa's House, Hometown Parade and holiday Farmers' Market.  Don't forget, while checking off your Christmas list...your purchases are TAX-FREE in Delaware.  Don't forget to support local businesses and SHOP LOCAL!  Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2016!

Whether in Downtown Rehoboth, at Dewey Beach or on Coastal Highway, there are hundreds of shops, restaurants and places to stay.  Click on the the categories below for more information and specials/promotions:


Santa's House on the Boardwalk - 2016

Santa has announced his hours and house location.  Santa’s House will be on the Rehoboth Boardwalk at the end of SantaHouseMoon.150Rehoboth Avenue!  Stop by and tell Santa your Christmas wish list!  There is no charge to visit Santa; donations are appreciated. Remember to bring your camera!

  • Friday, November 25th         11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
                                               4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, November 26th     3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 27th        11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


  • Saturday, December 3rd       3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 4th         11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


  • Saturday, December 10th      3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 11th        11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


  • Saturday, December 17th      3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 18th        No longer scheduled; Santa had a change of plans!


Rehoboth Beach Holiday Tree Lighting

The Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting festivities will take place on Friday, November 25, 2016.  It's a hometown tradition! Holiday sing-along will begin at 6:30PM at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstan Pavilion and the annual tree lighting at 7 PM.  For additional information contact Rehoboth Beach Main Street at 302-227-2772 or visit

Dewey Beach Holiday Tree Lighting

The Dewey Beach Tree Lighting festivities will take place on Saturday, November 26, 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM at Fifer's Orchards market.  Parking is free on any street in Dewey.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their family, refreshments, and their Christmas Spirit!

Rehoboth Beach Hometown Christmas Parade

This year's Rehoboth Beach Hometown Christmas Parade is being sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company and will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6:30PM - 8:00PM.  For more information and sponsor/registration forms, please contact them at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NEW IN 2016! Winter WonderFEST!

Winter WonderFEST – made up of the Light Spectacular and Christmas Village – will bring the holiday spirit to the reosrt area like never before from Nov. 18 to Jan. 1. The two-mile Light Spectacular is a drive-thru light show with more than 60 awe-inspiring displays that brighten the night at Cape Henlopen State Park with beautiful colors. The Christmas Village at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal will have an ice skating rink, live music, indoor holiday workshops, a strolling Santa and carnival rides, including a giant Ferris wheel.  Winter WonderFEST starts Friday, Nov. 18 with a 5K run and two-mile walk around Light Spectacular followed by an opening night party at Lewes’ Crooked Hammock Brewery.

Light Spectacular Dates:

  • Nov. 18 – Dec. 21 (Thurs. thru Sun.)
  • Dec. 22 – Jan. 1 (daily)
  • Time: 5:00 – 10:00 PM (Thurs. and Sun. until 9:00 PM)
  • Price: $15 (cars), $30 (vans), $50 (buses), discounts available for multiple vehicles

Christmas Village Dates:

  • Nov. 25 – Dec. 22 (Fri. and Sat.)
  • Dec. 23 – Jan. 1 (daily)
  • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free admission and parking, ride/activity tickets are 60/$40 or 100/$60

For information on Christmas Village events and activities as well as the Light Spectacular see the weekly updates at

Holiday Thanks

LightedDolphin125The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their holiday help to date: City of Rehoboth Beach, Dennis Diehl, Bob McDermott, Matt's Auto Care, Murphy Electric, Mr. Go-Glass, and of course, Mr. Claus.



(updated October 11, 2016)