Weekend Wonderland in Bethany 2022

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Name: Weekend Wonderland in Bethany 2022
Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM EST
Event Description:

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:

Date Activity Time Location
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

Participating Businesses
Topsail Steamers
Fish Tales
Breakers Surf Shop
Bethany Surf Shop
Bethany Beach Hut Surf Shop
Zoca Restaurant
The Beach Life Gallery-
Featuring Michael Orhelein
Bethany Beach Books 
Su Casa - Bethany Beach
Tangerine Goods 
Bethany Blues 
Tidepool Toys & Games 
Turtle Beach Cafe 
Fells Point Surf Co. 
Tropicana Swimwear
Tropicana Sun
JJ Stone
Coronado Jewelers
9am - 8pm
10am -6pm
10am - 7pm
4pm - 9pm
10am - 6pm
11:30am - 10pm
All Day
10am - 7pm
10am -7pm
10am - 7pm
10am - 8pm
Harvest Tide Steakhouse 
Maureen's Ice Creams & Desserts
4pm - 10pm
10am -3pm

W - 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.
Event Sponsors:
Bethany Beach, DE
Date/Time Information:
Saturday December 3rd, 10th, 17th 
10:00 am -7:00 pm
Contact Information:
Polly Quinn
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