The parade takes place on December 7 at 5 p.m. (Rain/Snow Date: Sunday, December 8 at the same time). The theme for this year’s parade is “Mistletoe & Holly.” The parade begins on Savannah Road at Sussex Drive and will end in front of King’s Ice Cream Shop on Second Street.
The Christmas Parade is the culmination of a number of special events and activities associated with the celebration of Christmas in Historic Lewes. It kicks off on Tuesday, December 3 at Irish Eyes Restaurant with the 25th annual Nouveau Beaujolais Wine Tasting, sponsored by Community Bank Delaware, to benefit the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula. On Thursday, December 5, there will be a benefit Tree Lighting at Beebe Medical Center at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Lewes Merchants’ 27th annual Hospitality Night from 6 - 9 p.m. in the historic commercial district surrounding Second Street. The Children’s Beach House hosts their annual Art Exhibit & Sale benefit Preview Party on Friday, December 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. with the sale continuing on Saturday and Sunday. The Lewes Historical Society’s 41st Annual House Tour takes place on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are numerous other activities throughout Lewes associated with the weekend. For a complete listing, visit the chamber’s website: www.leweschamber.com. Tickets for the Nouveau Beaujolais Wine Tasting and the Lewes Historical Society House tour can be purchased at the chamber’s visitor center in the Fisher-Martin House located on Kings Highway behind the Zwaanendael Museum. The chamber’s visitor center is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.