Hosted annually the first four Saturdays in December, Weekend Wonderland in Bethany kicks off December 1st from 10 am – 6 pm, throughout downtown Bethany Beach. Local merchants will offer special promotions and activities, and a variety of festivities will take place throughout Bethany Beach. Each Saturday at 5:00 pm, gather around the tree on the bandstand to sign along to popular winter and holiday songs. Attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items and new or gently used warm clothing items for Neighbors in Need, who will have a collection vehicle parked at the bandstand entrance each Saturday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
The Elf on the Shelf Bingo Scavenger Hunt will return for the second year. All four weekends, shoppers can stop in participating stores in search of the Elf to fill a Bingo card and enter to win weekly prizes. Winners will be announced each Saturday at the bandstand, before caroling. Additionally, carriage rides will take place each Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, beginning in front of Town Hall.
Many businesses will host events throughout the day each Saturday, and Santa will be visiting different locations each weekend. A complete schedule of events can be found at thequietresorts.com.
Weekend Wonderland in Bethany Beach is a collaboration of the Bethany Beach Business Forum, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, the Coastal Point, and the Town of Bethany. “Weekend Wonderland is a great event to bring people into town to shop local and share in the holiday spirit,” says Lauren Weaver, executive director of the Chamber. “With the common goal of promoting the business community, the collective effort of the business owners, the Town of Bethany and Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, has been an amazing cooperative experience.” For complete details of Weekend Wonderland in Bethany, including the full schedule of events and a list of participating businesses visit thequietresorts.com.