December Meeting – 12/12/16 – Tarantelli’s Ristorante 102 S. 2nd St. 6-7:30pm


Wonderful meeting at Sam’s Hotdogs Nov. 14th!  Thanks Sams for the Free Hotdog and Chips we enjoyed.   Just a few pictures of our businesses joining us!

City of Wilmington Holiday Parade – Sunday 12/4 5pm

The Parade begins at the corner of N. Front and Walnut at 4:55 pm traveling south on Front to Church Street.  Look for DBA joining in the parade for the 1st time this year.

Holly Jolly Wilmington Holiday Stroll

December 9th 4:30pm Kick Off – through the 4th Friday Gallery Walk 

December 10th – 10am -8pm Stroll and Shop

Historic Wilmington’s Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll, downtown’s signature holiday event, will take place December 9 and 10, 2016. A Kickoff, with live choral entertainment by Westermark Voice Studio, is scheduled for December 9 at 4:30 p.m. in First Bank’s Water Garden at 201 Market Street. The public is invited to attend the Kickoff and the Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll.  Both are free, family friendly and fun.

The Holly Jolly will feature a wide range of holiday sights, sounds, flavors and activities in the historic downtown area and along what USA Today voted America’s Best Waterfront. Downtown will be beautifully decorated. Over 30 businesses are expected to enter a window decorating contest and many historic houses in the residential district will be adorned with lights and decorations.  Merchants will offer refreshments and holiday gift ideas in an “open house” setting. Street musicians, choral groups and other entertainers will be strategically placed along the way. Of course, Santa will make appearances at various times and locations as well.

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