Weekend Wonderland in Bethany to bring holiday fun to the beach

Hosted annually the first four Saturdays in December, Weekend Wonderland in Bethany kicks off Dec. 1 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 Bethany Beach.

Each Saturday at 5 p.m., people can gather around the tree on the Bethany bandstand to sing along to winter and holiday songs. Attendees are being invited to bring non-perishable food items, and new or gently-used warm clothing items for Neighbors in Need, who will have a collection vehicle parked at the bandstand entrance each Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m.

The Elf on the Shelf Bingo Scavenger Hunt will return for the second year. All four weekends, shoppers can stop in participating stores in search of the Elf, to fill a Bingo card and enter to win weekly prizes. Winners will be announced each Saturday at the bandstand, before the caroling.

Additionally, carriage rides will take place each Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., beginning in front of town hall.

Many businesses will host events throughout the day each Saturday, and Santa will be visiting different locations each weekend. A complete schedule of events can be found online at thequietresorts.com.

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 Beach.

For complete details of Weekend Wonderland in Bethany, including the full schedule of events and a list of participating businesses, visit thequietresorts.com.