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    Start a new tradition and ditch the malls and big box stores! Shop local! Dover has a lot of great events, promotions and discounts happening Plaid Friday.

    Friday, November 24thPlaid Friday
    Downtown Food Drive starts at participating businesses


    Saturday, November 25thShop Small Saturday

    Friday, December 1st

    4-8pm Festival of Trees – presented by Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce

    4-8pm The Monthly Dover Art Walk

    6pm City of Dover Tree Lighting 

    Saturday, December 2nd

    10AM-Noon & 2PM-4PM Visit with Santa at Noggin Factory.


    Saturday, December 9th – Hometown Holiday Party!
    Come support the wonderful shops and restaurants of downtown Dover. Activities include: Crafts, a gingerbread contest, movie night, making cards for the troops, Christmas Karaoke, a story walk, Santa photo stops, cookie decorating, hair tinsel, live music, carolers in the streets, refreshments and so much more! 

    Schedule of events! 

    8:30AM-10:30AM Pancake Breakfast with Santa at St. Mary’s Academy. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

    11:00AM-7:00PM Santa & Mrs Claus will be strolling the downtown, making special visits to local shops. Find out where by liking


    Hometown Holiday Activities:

    Hometown Holiday Scavenger Hunt by Dover Main Street
    Pick up your Clue Sheet at The Santa House and complete it by 6:45 to be entered to win $100 worth of Dover Dollars.

    Downtown Caroling
    Caroling groups spreading cheer throughout downtown include Dover Girl Scouts, Saint Thomas Aquinas Singers, Dover High School and Garrison Players Youth Troupe.

    Hometown Holiday Gingerbread Contest
    Drop off your gingerbread creations at Janetos Market from 2-3pm for our 1st Annual gingerbread contest! Creations will be judged by Dover’s own Mayor Karen Weston and the winner will win a Janetos gift card for $30. Tent open from 2-7pm. Don’t forget to take a gingerbread selfie, at the selfie station!! use #HHPGingerbreadDover in your selfie.

    Cocheco Mill Courtyard:

    Courtyard warming stations provided by 2 Home Cooks

    • 2:00-7:00 Smores Station
    • 3:00-7:00 LIVE Ice sculpting with ice display from Ice Breakers sponsored by Dover Main Street
    • 4:00-5:30 Acapella caroling by [mix]tape


    Other Locations:

    Noggin Factory:

    • 2:00 Jingle Jam Marching Band with Santa kicking off the Party
    • 3:00 Story Walk with Christmas Movies to follow at 4:30 with fresh popcorn.

    2:30-4:00: Dover Indoor Pool open house event including food, music and swimming.

    3:00: Downtown Holiday Pet Parade, Santa will meet all of our furry pets dressed for the holidays in front of Downtown Dog Grooming to parade down Central Ave.

    5:30-7:00: Live music at Flight Coffee Co.


    Event Activities going from 2:00-7:00

    Janetos Market: Gingerbread Contest & Selfie Photo Station.
    MetroSpa: Hair tinseling, temp holiday tattoos, cookie decorating and hot cocoa stations.
    Spinning Yarns: Ornament Making.
    The Flower Room: Photo stop in Holy Rosary parking lot.
    Earth Harmony Wellness: Mandala Coloring, choose a wish stone & refreshments.
    Ross Furniture: Cards to Troops
    Roots Juice Bar: Live Music, Local Art, Selfie Booth, and Free Samples.
    Alie Jewelers: Refreshments
    Thrive Chiropractic: Christmas Crafting at Dover Wine Co.
    Market Square Jewelers: Festive Jewelry Bin for $1
    Cinco De Mayo: Refreshments, churros & Mexican Hot Cocoa.
    Pear Tree Paper & Gifts: Ornament Making
    Elle V Boutique: Photo Props for Selfies & Games.
    The Falls Grill and Tavern: Christmas Karaoke & Cocoa
    Earcraft: Live Music with Matt Lister & Yamika Sev.
    Jewelry Creations: Refreshments: Winter sangria.
    Nicole’s Hallmark: Photo stop next to Nicole’s in the courtyard.
    Noggin Factory: Chalk the Block (chalk buckets all around town), and Wish List writing
    City Hall: Holiday Ping Pong sponsored by Tobey’s Basement, 66 3rd St



    Saturday, December 16th

    8:30-10:30AM Breakfast with Santa at The Nook Breakfast & Lunch

    11AM-1PM Songs and Visits with Santa at Dover Wine Company

    1:30PM-4:30PM Food Drive pick up with Santa


    Friday, December 22nd

    Sunday, December 25th



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