Caroling on the Square and the Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony

  • December 12, 2017
Rodney Square
1000 N Market St
Wilmington, DE 19801
Admission: Free and open to the public

The Mayor and Cultural Affairs Director invite citizens to attend the revival of this popular family-oriented gathering where people of all ages can get into the holiday spirit while also helping those in need.
Mayor Michael Purzycki and members of City Council will light the City’s Christmas Tree, a 30-foot white fir supplied by New York-based Maple Hill Trees and decorated by the City’s Parks and Recreation Maintenance Division. Holiday songs will be led by the Wilmington Children’s Chorus and the Combined Choirs of Saints Andrew and Matthew. Well-known holiday characters will be on hand to greet participants and, in exchange for donated non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army, Kenny’s Shop Rite will provide snacks and hot chocolate. Delmarva Power (An Excelon Company) and the Kenny Family Foundation are proud sponsors of this event.
To encourage downtown holiday shopping, citizens are reminded that free downtown metered parking is in effect until January 2, 2018. From noon until 6:00 p.m. each weekday, the City will not require payment at parking meters in the Downtown Business District (defined as the area bounded by 2nd Street to 12th Street, and by French Street to Washington Street) and in the Riverfront Business District. A two-hour parking limit will remain in effect, however. Metered spaces remain free on weekends.

Caroling on the Square and the Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony
  • 1000 N Market St
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
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The Mayor and Cultural Affairs Director invite citizens to attend the revival of this popular family-oriented gathering where people of all ages can get into the holiday spirit while also helping