Home for the Holidays

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Event Details

Friday, December 1

6 to 9 p.m. First Friday Tree Lighting

  • Main stage with performances by local music groups, community vendors, reindeer, festive activities, and more!

6:30 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony Begins (remarks and countdown)

5 to 9 p.m. Snappy’s Skating Rink on the JAYwalk

  • Located on Ohio Wesleyan’s Campus (on the Jay Walk between Beeghly Library and Hamilton-Williams Campus Center) enjoy free ice skating provided by Snappy’s Automotive & their Mason Foundation.

7 to 9 p.m. Visit with Santa at The Delaware Welcome Center, walk-ins welcome!

  • $15 cost includes one print and digital copy

6 to 9 p.m. Carriage Rides at The Strand Theatre, $2 per person ages 6 and older

Saturday, December 2

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dash for Dasher, beginning at Beanbag BooksSanta has lost his reindeer Dasher, and we need your help to find him! Explore downtown following Santa’s clues and have fun along the way!

  • Voluntary donations accepted, box of cereal towards People in Need or monetary towards Main Street Delaware.

11 to 3 p.m. Visit with Santa at the Delaware Welcome Center

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walk-ins welcome, 12 to 3 p.m. By appointment only

3 to 9 p.m. Snappy’s Skating Rink on the JAYwalk

  • 1 to 3 p.m. Learn to Skate with the WarCats Hockey Team, 10 & under only

Sunday, December 3

1 to 3 p.m. Snappy’s Skating Rink on the JAYwalk

3 p.m. Annual Christmas Parade, steps off from Mingo Park & travels down Sandusky Street to Wilmer Street

A BIG THANK YOU to our community partners who make all of this happen:

Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 18, Sheetz, First Citizens National Bank, Performance Delaware, WillowBrook, Wendy's, Artomotive, Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan, Delaware County Transit, First Commonwealth Bank, Snappy's Automotive, The Mason Foundation, Pathways Financial Credit Union, Final Touch Painting, Delaware Pediatric Dentistry, Trimble Insurance, and BJ's Wholesale Club


December 1, 2023 - December 3, 2023 (All Day)(GMT-04:00)