Dagsboro tree lighting set for this weekend

Dagsboro will light up on Saturday, Nov. 28, as the Christmas season kicks off at Katie Helm Town Park.

The Town of Dagsboro will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 7 p.m. Residents and visitors can enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate.

“Get in the holiday spirit, especially after all the running around on Black Friday,” said organizer and Vice Mayor Brian Baull. “Here’s something that doesn’t cost anything on a Saturday night.

With flashing lights, the Dagsboro Police Department will escort Santa Claus to the festivities. He’ll meet with children and hand out candy canes.

Music students of Marjie Eckerd and Nate Mohler will perform musical solos, as well as lead the crowd in sing-along Christmas carols.

“Lots of folks just walk out of their homes, walk down to the park. … [It’s a] nice little family-friendly event that doesn’t cost anything,” Baull said.

People are also invited to bring canned food donations, to be given local food banks and food pantries to help those in need.

“It’s a nice lead-in event for the Christmas parade, which is Dec. 10,” Baull said. “Get in the holiday spirit. This is like the kickoff for the holiday.”