Dover Tree Lighting / Capital Holiday Celebration

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Participate in downtown’s annual Capital Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration from 5-8 p.m.
The event will feature dance and musical arrangements, a photo op with Santa, free grab-and-go holiday kids crafts, cookies and hot chocolate, and a grand tree lighting ceremony. The fun doesn’t stop there, stroll down Loockerman Street for even more excitement! Such as:
Downtown Giftcard Launch! "Keep Local Dollars Local"
Spend $25 downtown during the event, share your receipts, and receive a $10 downtown Dover gift card from the DDP.
Redeemable at 101 W Loockerman St. while supplies last!
Merchants Open Late
​Shop at multiple stores remaining opening late for the event, with street closure to allow for easy and safe walking.
Food, Snacks, & Drink Options, may vary day of event. Contact store directly for up to date information. Click here to visit the Downtown Dover Restaurants & Taverns Directory for contact information.​​
Gourmandise food truck by La Baguette at Loockerman Way Plaza
Caribbean Cuisine
Coney Island Grill - Opening soon in downtown Dover. Transport to New York with the classic tastes of Coney Island!
Golden Fleece
Key to Life Juicebar - Opening soon! Receive a taste of what's to come. Located at 136 W Loockerman St. 
La Hacienda - offering special holiday treats, Mexican hot chocolate, and sidewalk sales. 
Tastee's Chicken and Seafood
The Scoop - Coming soon! A new ice cream parlor offering pre-opening holiday treats and information at 305 W Loockerman St.
Retail Options, may vary day of event. Contact store directly for up to date information. Click here to visit the Downtown Dover Retail Directory for contact information.
​Black Swamp Artisanal Market
Dover Art League
Forney's Too
Tina's Timeless Threads
Local Food Truck
Enjoy Gourmandise food truck by La Baguette, selling sweet and savory crepe options!
Located in front of Loockerman Way Plaza (126 W. Loockerman St.)
Live Music
Enjoy classic carolers strolling through Loockerman St., presented by the First State Club Carolers and the Chamber Choir. Check back soon for the program! 
Mike Miller will perform at Black Swamp Artisanal Market (204 W. Loockerman St.)
Diane Laird will perform at My Roots Boutique (9 W. Loockerman St.)
Balloon Magic!
​Experience Kidz DeLight, the balloon wizard, available at the Dover Art League (21 W. Loockerman St.)
Window Contest
View the City of Lights window theme, with People’s Choice Voting for Best Downtown Window Display available on Facebook!
Salvation Army Bellringers
Be sure to visit the corner of State St. and Loockerman St. to make a donation to the Salvation Army this holiday season! 
Christmas Cafe and Living Nativity
Pick up a meal at the Christmas Cafe at Wesley United Methodist Church between 5-8 p.m.. Choose between chili or homemade vegetable soup for eat in or take out at Grace Fellowship Hall (across from City Hall), and watch the live Nativity scene outside. Meal costs $8 and includes a drink and corn chips/crackers. Christmas cookies for sale. 

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
    • 15 Loockerman Plaza Dover, Delaware
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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