Hosted annually the first 3 Saturdays in December, Weekend Wonderland in Bethany kicks off December 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., throughout downtown Bethany Beach. Local merchants will offer special promotions and activities, and a variety of festivities will take place throughout. Each Saturday at 5:00 p.m., gather around the tree on the bandstand for carols with The Christmas Carolers, the Indian River High School Chorus, and the Southern Delaware School of the Arts Show Choir. Attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items and new or gently used, warm clothing items for Neighbors in Need.

New in 2018 is the Elf on the Shelf Bingo Scavenger Hunt. All three weekends, shoppers can stop in participating stores in search of the Elf; fill your Bingo card by finding the Elf in all participating locations and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced each Saturday at the bandstand, before caroling.

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.