Millsboro to hold holiday event

After a successful turnout in the first year of its new holiday tradition, the Town of Millsboro is bringing back their free holiday event and tree-lighting ceremony this Saturday, Nov. 26.

“I think it’s a nice community event — very family-friendly,” said Millsboro Town Manager Sheldon Hudson. “It’s like mini Rockefeller experience, Millsboro-style.”

The event will get under way at 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Center as a way to kick off the holiday season, and, like last year, will feature plenty of festivities to go along with the tree-lighting.

Choirs from both Lighthouse Christian School and Grace United Methodist Church will be in attendance to lead the Christmas caroling, with those attending encouraged to either join in or just lean back and enjoy the show.

There will also be free hot chocolate, gingerbread-man making, craft booths, a family-friendly Christmas movie shown on the projector inside and, naturally, Santa himself will be making an appearance.

With all that going on, Hudson said he hopes the event can help unite the town across its Route 113 divide of east and west Millsboro.

“We’re hoping this is nice community event. We want people from throughout the town to feel like they can join,” Hudson said.

“I think the event is getting some traction. Hopefully, it’s something we can keep doing in future years.”

The event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Millsboro Town Center, but Hudson suggested that people try to show up a few minutes early.

A week after those festivities will be the town’s annual Christmas parade, on Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 10 a.m. and presented by the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce.

The Millsboro Town Center is located at 322 Wilson Highway (Route 113). For more information on the tree-lighting ceremony or the Christmas parade, call Millsboro Town Hall at (302) 934-8171.