December 2016 Events Across Delmarva

    December 2016 Events Across Delmarva

    Parades, concerts, and celebrations brighten the Christmas season on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

    Christmas Parades Across Delmarva / Berlin, Md., Dec. 1 (Thurs.) at 7 p.m. http://www.berlinmainstreet.com/events/christmas-parade-2. / Ocean City, Dec. 3 (Sat.) at 11 a.m. http://ococean.com/events/oc-christmas-parade. / Seaford, Del., Dec. 3 (Sat.) at 7 p.m. http://www.mychristmasparade.com / Cambridge, Md., Dec. 3 (Sat.) at 5 p.m. http://www.christmasparade.org. / Princess Anne, Md., Dec. 3 (Sat.) 11 a.m. http://www.eventcrazy.com/Princess-Anne-MD/events/details/47486-Princess-Anne-Christmas-Parade /  Salisbury, Dec. 4 (Sun.) at 2 p.m. http://www.salisburyjc.com/chapter-projects/christmas-parade / Snow Hill, Md., Dec. 5 (Mon.) at 7 p.m. http://www.snowhillmd.com/liveHere/eventsCalendar.cfm.
    Weekends in December / Winterfest of Lights (thru Jan. 1) at Ocean City’s Northside Park. Sip hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion, take a photo with Santa, and board the Winterfest Express tram to tour fairy-tale-themed exhibits. The one-mile journey travels past hundreds of animated lighted displays and a 50-foot Christmas tree. Fri. – Sat., 5:30 -10:30 p.m./ Sun., 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tram tickets: $5 for those 12 and older; others, free. http://ococean.com/holidays-ocean-city. / Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides with Santa (thru Dec. 24) on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. $10 per person; children under three, free. Departing from the inlet area. For reservations, phone Randy Davis at 443-783-1409. http://ococean.com/events/horse-and-carriage-rides-with-santa.
    Dec. 1 –  4 (Thurs. – Sun.)  & Dec. 9 – 11 (Fri. – Sun.) / Meet Me in St. Louis (the musical play) at The Clear Space Theater, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World’s Fair. Based on the holiday movie; memorable music includes “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Tickets: $16.60 – $34.28 (including fees). Times vary. Phone 302-227-2270, or visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org/current-shows/item/meet-me-in-st-louis.html.
    Dec. 3 (Sat.)  / Wicomico Humane Society Quarter Auction at the Wicomico County Civic Center. Help the animals by bidding on auction items. Entertainment by Cat Country, 97.5 FM.$5 admission includes one paddle. Additional paddles are $3 ea. Doors open at 5 p.m.; auction begins at 6 p.m. 410-548-4911. biddinghttp://www.wicomicociviccenter.org/events-listings/humane-society-of-wicomico-county-quarter-auction.
    Dec. 3 (Sat.) / Michael Londras Celtic Yuletide at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center (located within the Convention Center), 4001 Coastal Hwy. Tenor Londra sings Irish, Celtic, and Gaelic carols, plus his own stylish versions of familiar songs such as “The First Noel” and “O Come Emmanuel.” Show also features award-winning Irish dancers. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 & $45. 410-289-2800. http://ococean.com/events/celtic-yuletide.
    Dec. 3 & 4 (Sat. & Sun.) / Delmarva Model Railroad Club Open House, Delmar, Del. Watch large- and small-scale model trains operate on an 8,000-sq.-ft. layout. Purchase raffle tickets to win one of several new train sets. Noon – 4 p.m. Free admission. Camelot Hall, 2nd floor, 103 State Street, Delmar, Del., next to St. Steven’s United Methodist Church. http://www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org/events.html.
    Dec. 3 – 15 (Sat. – Sun.) / Various Christmas Musical Events at Holloway Hall, Salisbury University / Dec. 3 (Sat.) Salisbury & University Chorales, Holloway Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12; $9 for seniors age 62+, students and SU alumni. / Dec. 4 (Sun.) Madrigal Choir, in Holloway’s Great Hall, 4 p.m. Free. / Dec. 6 (Tues.) Salisbury Pops Holiday Concert, Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. / Dec. 8 (Thurs.) Jazz Ensemble, Holloway Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free. / Dec. 10 (Sat.) Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, Holloway Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25; $20 for seniors age 60+, $5 for all students. / Dec. 13 (Tues.) Presto Concerts, Holloway Great Hall, 5 & 7 p.m. Free. / Dec. 15 (Thurs.) Youth Symphony Orchestra, Holloway Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free. For more info. about any event, call 410-543-6385 or visit https://webapps.salisbury.edu/calendars/Program/calendar.asp?month=2&year=2017&cate=&ID=2&cTYPE=1&calsids=
    Dec. 4 (Sun.) / Holiday House Tours, Newtown  Neighborhood, Salisbury. Visit eight beautiful and historic homes, each decorated for Christmas. Homes open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets: $15. Purchase on tour day from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Poplar Hill Mansion, 117 Elizabeth Street. http://www.delmarvanow.com/videos/entertainment/culture/2016/11/23/watch:-salisbury-hosts-christmas-house-tour/94337818.
    Dec. 4 (Sun.) / Eastern Shore Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker at the Wicomico High School Auditorium. 2 p.m. Tickets: adults, $15; students & seniors, $10; children under three, free. http://events.delmarvanow.com/salisbury_md/events/26th-annual-nutcracker-ballet-presented-easter-/E0-001-097525314-3.
    Dec. 27 – 30  (Tues. – Fri.) / Governors Challenge High School Basketball Tournament at the Wicomico Civic Center. A total of 101 teams from Md., Del., Va., and five other states will participate. Tickets: $10; weeklong pass, $30. For full information, visit http://www.govchallenge.org/salisburychampionships/governors-challenge.
    Dec. 31 (Sat. & Early Sun.) / New Years Eve Events / Salisbury, Ball Drop and Celebration, centered at Headquarter’s Live, downtown, beginning at 8 p.m. Music by Bonedaddys. Fireworks at midnight. http://nyesby.com. / Ocean City, New Year’s Eve Fireworks at midnight; Northside Park, 125th St. http://ococean.com/events/new-years-eve-fireworks.
    Jan. 1 (Sun.) / New Years Day Events / Ocean City Penguin Swim, Princess Royale Hotel, 91st Street. Registration and check-in at 11:30 a.m.; swim at 1 p.m. www.aghpenguinswim.org. / Ocean City Mayors New Years Concert, Performing Arts Center, featuring the Delmarva Big Band. 1:30 p.m. Free.

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