Newark Events Coming This Weekend

WINTERFEST | NOVEMBER 30 | RAIN DATE DEC. 1
Winterfest promises to be a wonderful addition to the holiday season from 6 – 8 p.m. on Academy Street. Holiday entertainment, roasting chestnuts, caroling, tree lighting, ice carving demonstrations and much more will fill this wonderful evening of fun for the whole family. Winterfest is a joint effort by the Newark Parks and Recreation Department, the University of Delaware, and the Downtown Newark Partnership. The Delaware Special Olympics will be holding their Annual Reindeer Run in conjunction with Winterfest (www.sode.org).

SANTA’S SECRET SHOPPE | DECEMBER 1
Children are invited to participate in Santa’s Secret Shoppe at the George Wilson Center from 9 – 11:30 a.m. This unique and cost-effective holiday event gives children the opportunity to purchase gifts for family and friends with a pint-sized price tag. All items will be priced $5.00 and under and will be gift wrapped for free. Volunteers will be on hand to assist children with shopping.

SNACK WITH SANTA | DECEMBER 1
The Holidays are coming! Get into the spirit by joining Santa for snacks, crafts, games and a relaxed visit at the George Wilson Center from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. We encourage you to bring your camera to capture some special moments. Come and start the season off right! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Fee is $2 per person. Register early or pay at the door.

WINTER WONDERLAND PAINTING & FRAMING | DECEMBER 15
Join Abrakadoodle┬«, America’s leading art education program, to create a Winter Wonderland Masterpiece from 10 – 11 a.m. at the George Wilson Center for ages 6 – 12! Participants will learn about Renaissance Style Painter Pieter Bruengel, explore genre scene and learn how to show distance on a picture plane. All materials, including painting frame, will be provided. Registration fee is $25. The Newark resident discount fee is $20.

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