Holiday Happenings at Bethany Beach
On Saturday, December 2nd, the Town of Bethany Beach will kick off its annual Holiday Happenings. The day will start at the Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) at 10:30 AM with a special story time of Goodness Gracious Golly Gee I Forgot My Christmas Tree! Meet and greet the local mother-daughter writing team, Carol and Cori Burcham, and hear how their picture book got its name. There will be pony rides on the beach off Garfield Parkway from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. At 1 PM Santa will make his triumphant return to Town Hall to take photos with the children until 3 PM. There will also be face painters, hot cocoa, cookies, and a station to write letters to Santa. The fun continues downtown with tractor rides on the beach, rides on the trolley, and a spin on Santa’s Express (train) from 1 to 4 PM. A second trolley will be available to transport attendees to and from the event at the following pick-up locations: Bethany Beach Books, Grotto Pizza (next to the Nature Center), and South Coastal Library until 6 PM.
At 5 PM the annual lighting of the holiday tree will take place on the Bandstand Plaza. Gather with friends and family for a special concert featuring the Southern Delaware School of the Arts Show Choir.
See who won the Coastal Christmas Showdown and stay for the party after. There will be a collection of new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves, and coats along with canned goods for local charities. Items may be dropped off at the Christian Church from noon to 5 PM. Those who cannot attend the lighting can watch it on the West view beach cam via the Town website.