With less than three weeks now until Christmas, weekend events in the coastal region continue to be dominated by those with a holiday theme. And there's certainly a lot still to do between now and December 25 at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Before we tell you specifically what's on tap for the weekend of December 7-9 in the coastal region, however, we would like to refer you to a blog we wrote a couple of weeks ago that includes a full rundown of things happening during the month of December at and near the beaches.
Many of these things have already occurred, of course, but several others have not. So be sure to click on the link below to learn what's happening between now and Christmas Day locally.
Also this weekend is the second installment of Bethany Beach's Weekend Wonderland, which is being held every Saturday between now and Christmas Day. We covered this month-long event in last week's blog entry, so we're not going to go over it again this week.
But there is another full day planned in downtown Bethany Beach, so be sure to check it out if you're in the area. Visit the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce's website for more information on Week 2 of Weekend Wonderland in Bethany Beach.
Okay, on to more of what's happening over the next few days here in the coastal region. Here's the Oldfather Group's Tina Carannante with a quick video preview of this weekend's biggest events.
Thanks Tina! Now to tell you more about what's happening this weekend at the Delaware and Maryland coast. Here are our top choices for fun and family-friendly things to do for the weekend of December 7-9:
Milton Holly Festival (December 8). This is the 29th year for this unique festival in Milton, which celebrates the town's storied past as one of the top holly producers in the United States.
Always held on the second Saturday of December, dozens of craft vendors are again expected at various venues around the historic town, including the Milton Volunteer Fire Department, the Milton Public Library and Goshen Hall.
The main theme of the event is, of course, centered around holly and holly-centric creations. But Santa Claus will also be making an appearance for the little ones, and other festive events are also planned.
The 2018 event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.historicmilton.com for more information.
Click here to read more about the Milton Holly Festival, as well as the famed "Holly Man" of Milton, via a blog we wrote on the topic in 2016
Milford Holiday Stroll (December 7). This 13th annual event event is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. this Friday, December 7, in downtown Milford.
Costumed holiday carolers will be strolling through the city for the event, which also includes live holiday music, carriage rides, an appearance of the Delmarva Miniature Horse Club and much more. Santa's House will be open for the kids, and several downtown businesses will be decorating their windows for the holiday season.
Scheduled entertainers and carolers include barbershop quarters, bands, members of the Music School of Delaware, and even dance performances by the First State Dance Academy.
To learn more about the 2018 Milford Holiday Stroll, visit www.downtownmilford.org.
Victorian Christmas 2018 (December 7-9). For a look at how Christmas was celebrated in centuries past, take a drive west to the city of Seaford this weekend and visit the former home of Delaware Gov. William Henry Harrison Ross.
The Seaford Historical Society once again hosts the city's Victorian Christmas, with events planned for three days this weekend. Scheduled activities and events include candlelight mansion tours, "Caroling in the Stable," a "Secret Santa Shop" and much more.
Hours for the event are Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m., and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Visit www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com for more information.
Milton Holiday House Tour (December 8). Hosted by the Women's Club of Milton, this annual event is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This is the 24th year for the house tour, with several private homes, as well as public buildings included for 2018. For more information, call 302-354-8470.
Ocean City Comic Con (December 8). The Roland E. Powell Convention Center plays host this Saturday to the 2018 edition of the O.C. Comic Con, with lots of fun activities planned over the course of the event.
Scheduled to run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Saturday, December 8, there will be costume play, video games, anime exhibits and much more.
Admission prices for the 2018 Comic Con are $8 for adults, and children 9 years and younger are admitted for free with a paying adult. You can also score $1 discounts if you're in costume and/or if you come carrying a non-perishable food item, to be donated to charity this holiday season.
Learn more about the 2018 Ocean City Comic Con event by visiting www.oceancitycomiccon.com.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days in the coastal region.
And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Have a great weekend everyone!