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Home for the Holidays Weekend!

December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Main Street Delaware brings you a holiday to remember!

Friday night, December 6th festivities include:

  • Performances by local musical groups 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Annual Tree Lighting! at 6:30 p.m.
  • Visit Santa at The Strand from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides around downtown, $1 per passenger over the age of 5 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Delaware County Transit Bus Shuttle from 145 N. Union Street 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 7th continues the fun with:

  • Dash for Dasher Scavenger Hunt from 12 to 2 p.m. Santa has lost Dasher! Explore downtown following Santa’s clues to find him and have fun along the way. Voluntary donation: box of cereal or monetary.
  • Holiday shopping all day! Shop our downtown stores with holiday specials. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. support local businesses and prepare for the holidays by being a part of the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza! Look for these cards at any of the participating businesses and get stamps when you make a purchase at each location! Turn it in at The Greater Gouda before 8 p.m. for a chance to win Chocolate Walk tickets!
  • Visits with Santa at The Strand from 1 to 3 p.m. – Photography provided by For His Glory Photography! Purchase a printed 4 by 6  photo for $5.00.

Sunday, December 8th wraps up the weekend:

  • The annual Home for the Holidays Parade will be stepping off at 3 p.m. from Mingo Park. The parade route heads west on E Lincoln Avenue, then turns left to walk south on N Sandusky Street. It continues through the downtown square, where WSYX ABC 6 Journalist Tom Bosco will be our emcee, announcing each parade entry. The parade ends at the corner of S Sandusky Street and Wilmer Street, near the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.
  • You can register for the parade here!

Get more details about our Home for the Holidays weekend and more activities during the month of December!

Thank you to our community partners:

Isa Gherman
Christmas in Delaware
Christmas in Delaware
First Friday Delaware OH
First Friday Delaware OH


December 6, 2019
December 8, 2019


Delaware County Fairgrounds
236 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015 United States