Parade, Pop-Up Village, Caroling, Tree Lighting And More

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki reminds City residents and visitors about the latest addition to an already packed collection of holiday events and attractions in the coming days and weeks throughout Wilmington. On Saturday, November 30, the holiday season officially kicks off with the 56th Annual Jaycees Christmas Parade, which is also Small Business Saturday. Added to the festivities of that day will be the opening of the Market Street PopUp Holiday Village & Light Display in Willington Square. The festivities continue next week with Caroling on the Square and the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, followed by an After-Party at DE.CO. The final Art Loop of 2019 will take place on Friday, December 6.

The Mayor is pleased to share the following news announcement from our friends at Downtown Visions and looks forward to seeing everyone Downtown on the 30th.

Market Street PopUp Holiday Village
Saturday, November 30th  from 11 am to 5 pm
Willingtown Square, 505 N Market Street

The fun continues downtown following the Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade! Local vendors will set up outdoors with great handmade gifts for the holidays. The Hotsy Totsy Gals will perform holiday favorites, the Wilmington Fire Department will bring a truck for kids to touch, Santa will be hanging out, there will be a Wilmington Department of Police K9 demonstration, the Wilmington Public Library will be distributing free books to kids under 10 years old (while supplies last) and kids can enjoy a free showing of “The Snowman”! Plus, there will be lights brightening the Square—lots of lights! Plus it’s FREE ADMISSION!

The Holiday Light Display in Willingtown Square will be open to the public 7 days a week from dusk until 9 pm starting November 30th and running through February 2020. The display is sponsored by The Delaware Historical SocietyDowntown VisionsWilmington Alliance, and IN Wilmington.

In addition, there will be amazing Small Business Saturday specials offered all day long, including Buy One Adult Entrée, Get a Kids Entrée Free at Chelsea Tavern (open 10 am-10 pm) and Ernest & Scott Taproom (open noon-9pm). The UDairy Creamery will offer a $5 gift card for every $25 spent on ice cream or food in a single transaction. And remember, Street parking is FREE on weekends in Downtown Wilmington DE.

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