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Here is your guide to the civic tree lighting events of the 2021 holiday season. If I missed the occasion in your town, please put a link to event details in the comments or send that link to me by email: This is a work in progress, and I will be adding as I learn of more events.

Fri., Nov. 19

• Salisbury, Md. Tree Lighting
This happens downtown in the midst of one of the town’s fun 3rd Friday events. Details.

Sat., Nov. 20

• Pittsville, Md. Winter Wonderland
Opening night for this walk-through display at a home on Morris Road, just off of Route 50. Details. 

Fri., Nov. 26

• Rehoboth Tree Lighting
There is a sing-a-long involved, too. Details.
lighting of the big community tree and a little holiday sing-along.

• ICE ICE Berlin & Tree Lighting
Ice sculptures, late shopping hours, Santa, and more–all around the tree lighting at 6pm. Details.

Sat., Nov. 27

• Tree Lighting & Carols by Candlelight in Easton, Md.
Choral groups perform. Spectators receive a candle and a songbook. Hot cocoa, too. Santa flips the switch. Details.

• Tree Lighting in Dewey Beach, Del.
Details here.

• The Vienna, Md. tree lighting
The town’s parade is slated for this night as well. Details.

Tue., Nov. 30

• Tree Lighthing in Harrington, Del.
Local choir, hot chocolate, cookies. Details here.

Thurs., Dec. 2

• Denton, Md. Tree Lighting
The town’s parade is that night, too. Details.

Fri., Dec. 3

• Elkton, Md. Tree Lighting. Details.

Crab Basket Christmas Tree Greeting Card

This is the famous Crab Basket Christmas Tree of Cambridge, Md. Click on the photo if you love it as a holiday card.

Sat., Dec. 4

• Bethany Beach, Del. Tree Lighting
Santa party in the afternoon before the switch-flipping. Details.

• Millsboro, Del. Tree Lighting
The town’s parade is that night, too. Details.

Sat., Dec. 11

• Cambridge, Md. Tree Lighting in Spring Valley, next to the courthouse. Details.

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