Christmas in Downtown

Main Street Delaware brings you a holiday to remember!

Home for the Holidays weekend will be December 1-3, 2023!

Main Street Delaware’s Christmas events in our downtown brings together families in our community. We love providing Christmas memories to families in our area. Please help us continue this tradition.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Taking off from the Strand Theatre Friday evenings in December leading up to Christmas. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Delaware! Cozy up with your family and enjoy the festive sights of downtown. Only $2 per person over the age of 6!

Friday, December 1, 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday, December 8, 6 to 8 p.m.

Friday, December 15, 6 to 8 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 1: Join other families and feel the sense of love and community as we light our magnificent Christmas Tree at the corner of William and Sandusky Streets. Our tree lighting is a magical experience. Santa and Mrs. Claus greet children and adults all month long to hear their Christmas wishes and give each one a treat. Santa joins us at our tree lighting, helping us each year to flip the switch and light our tree. Remarks begin at 6:30 p.m.

Northwest Neighborhood Historic Holiday Tours

Join us for this unforgettable event, combining history & holidays! In partnership with the Delaware County Historical Society, Boardman Arts Park, Willow Brook, and COhatch—2023 date TBD.

Dash for Dasher!

Saturday, December 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Oh no! Santa has lost his reindeer Dasher! Explore downtown following Santa’s clues to find him and have fun along the way! 

Voluntary donations accepted, box of cereal towards Dream Center or monetary towards Main Street Delaware.

Skating Rink

Enjoy free ice skating provided by Snappy’s Automotive and The Mason Foundation!

2023 location & dates TBD.

Photos with Santa Claus at The Delaware Welcome Center

$10.00 includes 1 print and digital copy of photograph

  • Friday, December 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Walk-ins only!
  • Fridays, December 8 & 15, 5 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins Welcome!
  • Fridays, December 8 & 15, 6 to 8 p.m. By appointment only
  • Saturdays, December 2, 9 & 16, 12 to 1 p.m. Walk-ins Welcome!
  • Saturdays, December 2, 9 & 16,  1 to 3 p.m. By appointment only
  • Visiting Santa is a fun, community favorite tradition! Photos by For His Glory Photography!
  • Photos will take place at the Delaware Welcome Center (20 E William Street).

Christmas Parade!

The Annual Holiday Parade takes place on Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m.

Parade registration will be open in October

Take part in making the magic happen!