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Countdown to Christmas includes Santa visits and holiday performances

Alissa Rosenstein - Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Countdown to Christmas includes Santa visits and holiday performances

Santa Claus is coming to town! 

The festive holiday season just wouldn’t be complete without a visit from The Jolly One. The Dewey Beach Lions Club (DBLC) invites everyone to come down and have breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12 at the DBLC building located at 115 McKinley Street in Dewey Beach. Breakfast will be held from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and kids will be able to visit with Santa, make crafts, and write letters from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to support the DBLC’s effort to fight childhood hunger and “keep kids fed in Sussex County.” Adult admission is $8. Children ages 10+ pay $4, and children ages 9 and under get in free with a paying adult. 

The "Big Guy" will be back on Sunday, December 13 at the Crooked Hammock Brewery and Restaurant in Lewes for a Kids’ Brunch benefitting Toys for Tots. The family-friendly brunch buffet will be served from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Santa will be on hand to hear what is on every child’s wish list. The cost for brunch is $14 for adults and $7 for kids. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots community gift box and receive a special thank you gift certificate for a Crooked Hammock dinner in 2016. For more information call 302-644-7837 or visit www.crookedhammock.com

Holiday performances ring in the season 

Classical music enthusiasts will delight as the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra presents its Holiday Joy Concert on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Epworth United Methodist Church located on Holland Glade Road in Rehoboth Beach. The concert, under the direction of Julien Benichou, will include seasonal favorites and feature special performances by guest soloists soprano singer Sharin Apostolou and saxophonist Gary Louie. General admission tickets are $45. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the website.

The First State Ballet Theatre presents its 14th annual production of The Nutcracker at Delaware Tech in Georgetown on Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. This spectacular holiday tradition is the longest running performing arts event of any kind in Sussex County. FSBT collaborates with longtime partner, Rehoboth Beach’s own Sussex Dance Academy, whose students will perform the Angels and Polichinelles variations in Act II. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students, veterans and seniors 60+. Tickets purchased online will be available for pick up at the will call desk outside the theater on the evening of the performance. The theater does not have numbered seating so arrive early. Will call opens at 6:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Rehoboth Art League hosts its 6th Annual Holiday Open House

Alissa Rosenstein - Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Rehoboth Art League hosts its 6th Annual Holiday Open House

Fine art, fine crafts and many holiday gift items from Rehoboth Art League (RAL) members will be on display and for sale at the 6th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Historic Henlopen Acres Campus located at 12 Dodds Lane in Rehoboth Beach. The event will be held in the Corkran, Tubbs and Ventures Galleries and will include art demonstrations, musical performances, refreshments, and a special visit from Santa. 

Musical performances for the day include Sussex Tech “Bella Voce” and Concert Choir under the direction of Sarah Rose, a cappella group Roo Brown and Mixed Blessings, pianist Chris Johnson, and singer and guitarist Steven Rosch. Visitors can watch a pottery demonstration with Carmela Coleman and Wes Stack in the Chambers Studio and make holiday cards with Leslie Snowdon-Jones in the Children’s Studio.  

The RAL campus will be decorated and the gallery will continue to offer a wide selection of fine art, fine crafts and unique holiday gift items throughout the entire holiday season. Find the perfect gift of jewelry, painting, ceramics, glasswork, sculpture, or fiber art for the special people on your holiday shopping list. 

For more information and the performance schedule visit the RAL website.


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