Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting Kicks Off the 2021 Christmas Season on Friday, November 26

November 24, 2021

We want to kick off our coming events blog this week by extending heartfelt best wishes to everyone for a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! Enjoy the spread on Turkey Day and please remember to keep the less fortunate in your thoughts and prayers this time of year.

This has been another one of those unusual years, as the nation has emerged from a worldwide pandemic that temporarily shut down many of the things that makes this region such a great place to live and work.

That being said, we're thrilled that the 2021 holiday season looks to be very much a return to normal, as beloved annual events are back, shopping options are alive and well and even Santa himself will be making appearances beginning this weekend.

We invite you to keep reading today's "Weekender Blog," as we feature a baker's dozen of fun holiday events throughout Delaware and even a great event just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at Sandy Point State Park in Maryland.

So enjoy your family, friends and football on Turkey Day and then get out and about this weekend for some fantastic holiday related events and activities.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Rehoboth Tree Lighting and Sing-Along (November 26)

This special Christmas event has been held since the 1980s in Rehoboth Beach and is the official kickoff of the holiday season in the resort.

The event kicks off with a sing-along beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Friday, November 26, with the tree lighting to follow once the singing has wrapped up.

As always, this event is free and open to the public and is returning after a one-year hiatus in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information on this year's tree lighting, call the City of Rehoboth Beach at 302-227-2772 or visit

Rehoboth Beach Holiday Farmers Market (November 27)

This holiday tradition will be held under the tents at Grove Park on Saturday, November 27, from 12 to 3 p.m.

Stop by and grab some winter squash, apples, pumpkins and more while heading downtown to begin your 2021 holiday shopping.

This a great way to get into the holiday spirit, while also supporting local farmers and vendors in the process.

Learn more about the Rehoboth Beach Holiday Farmers Market by visiting the group's Facebook page here.

Dewey Beach Sip and Shop (November 26-28)

Kick off your 2021 holiday shopping at this unique Dewey Beach event, scheduled for all three days of Thanksgiving Weekend.

Planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the event will feature around three dozen vendors under a heated tent on Dagsworthy Street.

Live music, Do It Yourself gift making, craft beer tastings and plenty of holiday shopping choices are all on the schedule.

This is a free event. Learn more at

Click here for the rest of this weekend’s events calendar

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