December Home for the Holidays Event

To kick it all off on December 4th, Loockerman Way will play host to the Capital Holiday Celebration, which includes choirs from five local schools, Dover Mayor Carleton Carey, Dover City Council, elected officials from the State of Delaware and Kent County, friends from our neighboring communities and more. This event will feature the simultaneous lighting of the Loockerman Way Christmas tree, the trees lining Loockerman Street and the Christmas trees in front of City Hall on East Loockerman Plaza.

In 2012, our events drew more than 2,000 people to Downtown Dover for fun-filled holiday activities. Let’s make 2013 an even better season.

Wednesday, November 27 – Monday, January 13, 2014
  • WINTER WONDERLAND opens on Loockerman Way
Thursday, November 28 – Saturday, December 21
  • Downtown Merchant’s Coat Drive (Merchant’s Holiday Coupon Program) – During this period, coats can be donated at the shops of participating Dover merchants.
Saturday, November 30
  • Shop Small Business Saturday
Wednesday, December 4
  • 2013 Capital Holiday Celebration on Loockerman Way
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides from Library to Bradford Street
  • Tree Lighting Celebration with Santa Claus, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Salvation Army RED KETTLES
Friday, December 6
  • First Friday, 5-7:00 PM Music, Entertainment, Artisans and more throughout downtown Dover.
  • Strolling Community Caroling on Loockerman led by James Wilson of Wesley College. Meet at Wesley Church Choir Room at 5 PM, Caroling, from 5:30 PM -6:30 PM
  • Holiday Tray Silent Auction Preview and Bidding at CENDEL Building, 5 PM – 7 PM
  • Holiday Tray Auction Reception at CENDEL Building, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday, December 7

Parade Registration Form
  • Noon Home for the Holidays Parade on Loockerman Street
  • Holiday Tray Silent Auction continues at CenDel Building from 1 PM to 3 PM
  • Visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM @ Santa House
  • Decorated Shop Windows.
  • Merchant Open Houses, starting at 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Musical Entertainment & Artisans, starting at 1:30 PM
  • Ginger Bread Scavenger Hunt, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Salvation Army RED KETTLES
Saturday, December 14 & 21
  • Visit Santa Claus at Winter Wonderland (Loockerman Way) 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM



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