Weekend Wonderland in Bethany 2022
Celebrate the holidays in style by the seaside at Weekend Wonderland in Bethany. Every Saturday in December prior to Christmas, shoppers and visitors can take advantage of great tax free shopping, fun activities, and participate in The Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt and coca crawl.
Elf On the Shelf Scavenger Hunt-
Search for the Elf throughout businesses in Bethany for a chance to win great donated prizes! All ages are welcome to participate - prizes will be drawn for children on Saturday, December 17th. Winners will be announced at 6 pm Saturday the 17th on the Bandstand. First pick up your bingo card at any participating business. (All completed bingo cards should be turned in at The Beach Life Gallery featuring Michael Orhelein to be entered into the prize drawings.)
Weekend Wonderland Activities:
|Sat., 12/3||Cocoa Crawl||Business Hours Below||Locations Below|
|Sat., 12/3||Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt||10:00 - 4:00||Participating Businesses (listed below)|
|Sat., 12/3||Visit with Santa||10:00 - Noon||Bethany Beach Books|
|Sat., 12/3||Story Time & Book Signing by local authors||10:30||Nature Center|
|Sat., 12/3||Party with Santa (Photos, Treats & Face Painting)||1:00 - 3:00||Town Hall|
|Sat., 12/3||Trolley & Tractor Rides||1:00 - 4:00||Town Hall|
|Sat., 12/3||Snow-time Fun with Elsa||3:30 - 5:00||Tidepool Toys & Games in Bethany Beach|
|Sat., 12/3||Tree Lighting & SDSA Choir||5:00||Bandstand|
|Sat., 12/3||Erin Entrada Kelly - Author Event||5:00 - 7:00||Bethany Beach Books|
|Sat., 12/10||Cocoa Crawl||Business Hours Below||Locations Below|
|Sat,, 12/10||Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt||10:00 - 4:00||Participating Businesses (listed below)|
|Sat., 12/10||Holiday House Wine & Cheese Event with gift wrapping||2:00 - 6:00||Tidepool Toys & Games in Bethany Beach|
|Sat., 12/10||Trolley Tours of Decorated Houses (Interactive Google Map)||6:00||Downtown Information Kiosk|
|Sat., 12/17||Cocoa Crawl||Business Hours Below||Locations Below|
|Sat., 12/17||Visit with Santa||10:00 - Noon||Bethany Beach Books|
|Sat., 12/17||Elf on a Shelf Scavenger Hunt||10:00 - 4:00||Participating Businesses (listed below)|
|Sat., 12/17||Storytime with the Grinch||Noon||Tidepool Toys & Games in Bethany Beach|
|Sat., 12/17||Block Party||5:00 - 7:00||Downtown Bethany|
|Sat., 12/17||Carol and Cori Burcham - Author Event||5:00-7:00||Bethany Beach Books|
|Sat., 12/17||Coastal Showdown Decorating Winners Announced||6:00||Bandstand|
|Sat., 12/17||Elf on a Shelf Winner Announced||6:00||Bandstand|
|ELF ON A SHELF - (ONLY)||ELF ON A SHELF & COCOA CRAWL (BOTH)||COCOA CRAWL - (ONLY)|
Breakers Surf Shop
Bethany Surf Shop
Bethany Beach Hut Surf Shop
The Beach Life Gallery-Featuring Michael Orhelein
|Tangerine Goods (10am - 7pm)||Harvest Tide Steakhouse (4pm - 10pm)|
NEW - Coastal Christmas Showdown & Crawl
- Decorating contest: Bethany Beach Businesses.
- Registration: Begins November 25th ends December 9th
- Tour - Starting December 10th, entries will be posted on our website and on display for community to vote on. Visitors will begin their crawl at the downtown information kiosk for a cup of hot coffee or cocoa starting at 6 pm. Trolleys will then take visitors on an evening tour to see the displays. Visitors may also plan their own drive by using our interactive Google Map or address list. After the tour, the crawl will continue at participating Bethany businesses.
- Voting - The community will submit votes for winners in four (4) categories: Best Coastal Theme, Most Elegant, Most Festive, and Best use of Animation and/or Audio Special Effects. Entries will be judged solely on exterior decorations.
- The Bethany-Fenwick Chamber and Coastal Point will sponsor prizes for the business entries. Open to all businesses.
- Block Party on the Plaza: Residential and Business winners will be announced on December 17, 2022, at 6 pm on the Bandstand followed by a Block Party on the Plaza for all those in attendance.