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Dec 03, 2013

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Del Ray Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Luminaries,

& Visit with Santa Claus!

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Events are at the Del Ray Farmers Market

Corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and East Oxford Avenue

And along Mt. Vernon Avenue


·        Enjoy thousands of Luminaries along Mt. Vernon Avenue

·        Sing holiday carols at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market led by:

“The Rainbow Lady from Rainbow Rock aka Kate Moran”

·        Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate provided by Evening Star & Buzz Bakery

·        Sit on Santa’s lap and have a photo taken

·Come out and see if you can “Find the Spirits” in Del Ray.  Many businesses will be open late for shoppers & offering special holiday spirits/beverages

·  Stop by Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market to shop & enjoy festive food


And, in the true spirit of the holidays, we are asking our neighbors to help those most in  need. In partnership with Carpenter’s Homeless Shelter, we ask you to please bring and  drop in the boxes at the tree lighting any of the following items:

·        Food – canned goods (soup, vegetables, canned meat)

·        Disposable diapers

·        New Twin Sheets

·        Towels and wash cloths

·        Deodorant/Razors

 Volunteers are needed December 6 at 2 pm to distribute the luminaries along Mt. Vernon Avenue, 5 pm to light them and at 10 pm to extinguish & pick them up.   

To help, contact Gayle Reuter at delraydrba@yahoo.com

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Sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association

Dec 05, 2012


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Don’t miss the annual tree lighting this coming Friday Dec. 7th at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market parking lot, located at the corner of Mt. Vernon & E. Oxford Ave. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m.  Each year the Del Ray Business Association sponsors thousands of luminaries that are lit up and down Mt. Vernon Ave. and singing holiday favorites led by Del Ray’s own Kate Moran Band. photo 4

There will be hot chocolate and cookies and Santa will arrive after the crowd sings ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’. Santa will have candy canes for the kids and there is a photographer that will be taking pictures of the children with Santa that you will be able to download on-line.


In the spirit of the season and to help those less fortunate this holiday, the organizers are asking everyone to bring needed items for the Carpenter’s Homeless Shelter, including food (especially soup & canned meat), new twin sheets, disposable diapers and personal items (deodorant, razors, etc.). There will be drop-off boxes at the Farmers’ Market on Friday evening.photo 2

This is a great opportunity to see why Del Ray is such a magical little neighborhood. You can stop by one of the many businesses that will be staying open until 9 pm as part of the Holiday Celebration. Many stores will have specials and fun events. The brand new The Nest Academy daycare will also be having an open house from 6-8 p.m. and have free pictures with Santa. There will be a wine tasting hosted by Swirl & Sip at A Show of HandsIMG_1433

The Holiday Tree Lighting, Santa Visit and luminaries are sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and are free.

Nov 30, 2011

Santa arrives in Del Ray this coming Friday, Dec. 2nd. at the annual Del Ray Holiday Tree Lighting. The kids can visit with Santa, there will be thousands of Luminaries along the Avenue and special “Holiday Spirits” that will be offered by many of the retail businesses in Del Ray.  The Tree Lighting and visit with Santa will take place at 6 pm, at the lot at Mt. Vernon and E. Oxford Avenues. We will also sing holiday favorites led by our own Kate Moran Band and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies.  After Santa lights the tree he will hand out candy canes and a photographer will be available to take photos of your children with Santa which can be e-mailed to you.  Also look for a special appearance by the Del Ray Carolers.