The Schellville Enchanted Winter Celebration will start its 2023 holiday season this Saturday, Nov. 18. On any given day, the village needs 50 or more volunteers to operate attractions, and ensure the safety and happiness of its anticipated 250,000 visitors this season.
“Being a volunteer at Schellville is easy, fun and you get to witness how happy and excited children are at Schellville,” said Schell Brothers owner Chris Schell. And in big news, this year, those who volunteer five times or more will be entered to win a Moke electric vehicle from Preston Ford and invited to a volunteer party in Dewey Beach this summer. Working extra volunteer shifts after the first five times will earn extra entries for the Moke raffle, so six volunteer spots equal two entries, seven means three entries, etc.
“Schellville will be open 29 days between Nov. 18 and the end of the year; this means we need you, our community members, to help make a unique and special holiday experience for the community and especially the children,” said Alyssa Titus, Schell Brothers director of marketing.
Volunteer shifts vary from being a greeter/monitor, and helping with rides and attractions, to driving the holiday train. To sign up, scan the QR code. 2023 is the third year for the Schellville Enchanted Winter Celebration, situated in Rehoboth Beach behind Tanger Outlets Seaside. Attractions within the park include roller skating, holiday train rides, the snow hill slide, food trucks, multiple bars, live entertainment and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
This year, Schell Brothers created the Schellville Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, to manage operations of the village. This has also allowed for additional sponsorship opportunities beyond the Schell Brothers family of companies.
The 2023 sponsors include: Tanger Outlets, Beebe Medical Foundation, Grotto Pizza, Preston Auto Group, Wyoming Millwork, ABC Supply (Bradco), Clean Delaware, WSFS, Davis, Bowen & Friedel, GE Appliances, Bayhealth, Seascape Property Management, Wells Fargo and many others.
Proceeds from Schellville will help keep the village free during the holiday season.