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December 1st, 2010

Lewes, Delaware, Holiday House Tour, Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, Hospitality Night, Holiday Art Show, Delaware Beaches



Christmas in Historic Lewes.  You have read some of my posts, I hope, on this beautiful town.  The people, its preservation, its restaurants, and shops.   I think that when you first visit Lewes you might think that this town probably rolls its streets by 5 p.m.  It really isn’t so.  Lewes is full of life any time of the day.  All you have to do is visit and see for yourself.


There are so many events going on in Lewes this week-end.  Here is some of the information that has come my way.


Thursday, December 2nd:

Benefit – Tree Lighting – Holiday of Lights, sponsored by the Beebe Medical Foundation at 424 Savannah Rd. from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  For more info. please visit


Lewes Merchants’ 24th Annual Hospitality Night from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the historic commercial district surrounding Second Street.



Friday, December 3rd – The Children’s Beach House hosts their annual Art Exhibit & Sale Benefit Preview party on Friday, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., at 1800 Bay Avenue in Lewes, with the sale continuing on Saturday and Sunday; open to the public.  The Children’s Beach House supports children with special needs and their families.  The website is and the telephone is 302-645-9184.



Saturday, December 4th:

Holiday House Tour – 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., sponsored by The Lewes Historical Society.  This Holiday House Tour takes place in and around Lewes.  For more info., please visit


Zwaanendael Women’s Club  – Stop in for refreshments like hot dogs, hot sausages, hot chocolate, water hot pretzels and cookies while strolling the streets on the Lewes Historical House Tour or during the old-fashioned Christmas Parade.  10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.



The 79th Annual Lewes Christmas Parade will take place on this day at 5:00 p.m.  Honorary Grand Marshal of the Christmas Parade will be the Lewes in Bloom Organization.  This is in honor of their beautification efforts in Lewes since 2002, and to recognize their third, First Place finish in the national contest sponsored by America in Bloom.

Rain or Snow date for the parade will be Sunday, 12/5 at the same time.

The theme for this year’s parade is Mistletoe & Holly.  The parade will begin on Savannah Rd. in front of the Ninth Grade Academy and will end in front of King’s Ice Cream Shop on Second Street.


The Christmas Tree in Zwaanendael Park will be illuminated after the Christmas parade, followed by candlelight caroling in the park.  A reception with hot cider and cookies will follow in the Fisher Martin House.


Please note that the Lewes Chamber’s Visitor’s Center is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and will be open on Saturday, December 4th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  The website is



Really, have a great week-end in Lewes.  If you are visiting the Delaware beaches you will be surprised at how beautiful it will be.  It always is….talk to you later….

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8 Responses to “Lewes, Delaware, Holiday House Tour, Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, Hospitality Night, Holiday Art Show, Delaware Beaches”

  1. Stephanie says:

    I live on 2nd Street, in the heart of “downtown” Lewes…if you would even call it a “downtown”. I just wanted to mention that Lewes most definitely rolls up the sidewalks at 5:00. A few restaurants might remain open for a few hours but everything is closed and the town is unbelievably quiet. It’s great though…I wouldn’t want it any other way. It is a gorgeous town and a great place to live, work or visit 🙂

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  3. Sondra Leef says:

    Please send me the date of the Lewes Holiday Home Tour….Is it December 1st 2012?
    Thank You
    Sondra Leef

  4. admin says:

    Yes, it is. Also the Christmas parade is on that day also.

  5. Le Ann Rynier says:

    Please give me the date of the 2012 Chrismas parade in Lewes. Is it December 1st?

  6. admin says:

    It is December 1st….tree lighting ceremony, as well. Thanks for your comments to the blog.

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