December 31st – January 7th – Holiday happenings

The Spring Standards

In what is becoming an annual event, BOXING DAY for the Spring Standards returns!  An area favorite that has already drawn ticket sales from as far as Richmond, VA, this trio inspires loyalty with their high energy very catchy songs with great beats and solid harmonies.  Join us as they return to “The Shire” and sing to our “Christmas Tree” once again!  Arden Gild Hall, December 26th, 7 p.m.



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New Year’s Eve celebration

Our annual toast to the departing year will be better than ever, with special surprises! The first half includes a musical tour along the route of the Orient Express. After intermission and a complimentary Champagne toast, you’ll hear an array of Strauss waltzes and polkas. And we finish in time for you to enjoy the fireworks over Rodney Square!  The Grand, December 31st, 7:30 p.m.



First Night Dover

Since inception in 1995, Downtown Dover is transformed into a festival allowing our city to usher out the old and welcome in the first magical night of the New Year. First Night Dover is our area’s premier New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts that takes place on December 31 from 3:00 p.m. to midnight.  Dover, December 31st, 3 p.m.



Celebrate the History of the Railroad

This four day free event will celebrate the posting of the entire Jackson and Sharp Photograph and Drawings Collection to the Delaware Public Archives website. Jackson and Sharp was a company in Wilmington Delaware that built railroad cars and ships from 1863 to 1950. The collection includes more than 4,000 images. This exhibit will feature original Archives railroad materials and a model train layout for the kids.  Delaware Public Archives, January 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, 10 a.m.



New Years Eve Showstoppers!  

The place to be on New Year’s Eve is downtown Rehoboth at the Theatre of the Arts. Where else could you find a live performance of show-stopping numbers performed by the Clear Space Acting Company, live music, dancing and a champagne toast, all within the same location? The musical hits begin at 9 p.m. followed by dancing (10 p.m. – 1 a.m.) with music provided by a live swing band. A champagne toast rings in the New Year! Don’t miss out on the perfect New Year’s Eve – it’s the only place to be!  Clear Space Theater, December 31st, 9 p.m.

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