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Rehoboth Beach kicks off Christmas

Erica Martin - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Whether you’re here to stay or here for a day, don’t miss the charm of Rehoboth Beach around the holidays. As the season quiets down, our quaint little town gears up for Christmas with family fun activities all month long! 

This is the time of year to take an evening stroll down Rehoboth Avenue appreciating the decorative lights and beautiful embellishments displayed by business owners and the town. 

Proceeding the day after Thanksgiving, Rehoboth Beach kicks off the fun with it’s annual holiday tree lighting and sing-a-long - starting at 6:30pm. This hometown tradition brings families and friends together welcoming the holiday spirit. Bundled in blankets and sipping on hot chocolate, sing your favorite Christmas carols as the tree becomes lit. 

Also, don’t miss Santa’s House on the Boardwalk. Starting the same day as the tree lighting. Santa’s house will be open each weekend leading up to Christmas. Bring the family and tell Santa your Christmas wish list. What more could bring a smile to a child’s face than getting to see the one and only Santa Claus! Click here for visiting hours. Santa’s house will be on the Rehoboth Boardwalk at the end of Rehoboth Avenue. There is no charge to visit; donations are appreciated. 

If that’s not enough, extend your stay for the Hometown Christmas Parade Tuesday night December 2nd from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Decorative parade floats and community members from all over will be riding through the parade. All parade participants and watchers are invited to Convention Hall after the parade for refreshments and a visit from Santa. 

Bring your friends, bring your family, and have a very Merry Christmas.

Runner Up? Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon & Half Marathon

Erica Martin - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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This certified Boston qualifying marathon brings runners from all over the country as well as locals alike. From the personal challenge 1/2 Marathon runners to the serious Boston qualifying racers, the Rehoboth Beach, 7th Annual Seashore Marathon continues to grow each year with more than 1900 runners crossing the finish line in 2013.

The scenic course, begins at the Bandstand and Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. All runners start off on Rehoboth Avenue and usually continue through to the Breakwater Nature Trail into Lewes, though this year, there is talk of runners following the “new" Gordon’s Pond Trail along the Ocean / State Park before looping around to the Breakwater Trail. Both scenic routes set the stage for a pleasurable run or qualifying race.

The race will take place Saturday, December 6th at 7:00 am. Packet’s for the event will be available the day before and as early as 5:30am on the day of the race. Weather conditions for the event are usually in the mid 40’s. For those of you still interested in taking part in this event, Registration information, http://www.rbmarathon.com/registration.php

For route information, visit http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=553104 or http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=553104

For all upcoming races & information, http://www.seashorestriders.com/upcoming_races

Good Luck Racers and Pacers you have 7 hours to the finish line to qualify.

Thanksgiving at the Beach and More

Erica Martin - Friday, November 14, 2014
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Thanksgiving at the beach is becoming a new tradition for many foodies as well as people looking to break up the same old routine. 

Thanksgiving regulars enjoy gourmet options at the Buttery and Victoria's restaurants though this year, Nage will accompany the mix. Reservations are recommended. For a more casual dining experience, try The Big Fish Grill, Summer House or Dos Locos. You can't go wrong with the abundance of restaurant choices and menus offering traditional meals as well as popular beach choices. 

Dine in without the work! Pick up a fully prepared Thanksgiving dinner at the Big Fish Market. This local tradition has grown along with menu options from appetizers to dessert. Fully prepared Thanksgiving packages includes:  turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and two additional side options. Call ahead to reserve at 302-227-3665.  

Make your Thanksgiving holiday a weekend event. Kick off your holiday shopping at the tax free Tanger Outlets or in town Rehoboth. Black Friday begins at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening through Friday at the outlets. 

There are so many activities at the beach to make the weekend a special one. Join in on the annual hometown sing-a-long and Rehoboth Beach tree lighting ceremony at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Pavilion on Friday, November 28th at 6 p.m. Visit Santa's House on the boardwalk and take in the beauty and charm of Rehoboth Beach all lit up in the holiday theme. Oh, and don't miss the holiday lights on the bay. 

For more information on events at the beach visit www.beach-fun.com/holiday-fun.html. And for special hotel deals visit www.hotelrehoboth.com/rehoboth-beach-hotel-packages.

Stay Active at the Beach - Fall, Winter & Spring

Erica Martin - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Cold weather, shorter days and the lure of cuddling up on the sofa can really make staying active a challenge during the winter. If you find yourself spending most of your free time watching TV shows and movies, you might be excited to know that there are plenty of fun things to do at the beach that don’t involve “the beach”. 

Now, here is the perfect opportunity to stay healthy and active this fall, winter and spring. Indoor tennis at Dave Marshall Tennis or Sea Colony Tennis. Both offer indoor tennis facilities with experienced tennis pros, to help enhance the experience and your game. Enjoy clinics, camps, and fun for all levels - all year long. Bring the family or come alone, you’ll be sure to have a great time. 

Not into tennis? How about yoga at the beach, walks on the boardwalk, state park nature trails or a list of outdoor and indoor activities year round. Experience beautiful bike rides through the 3.5 mile paved state park loop. Explore each of the nature parks by walking along the shore and weaving around natural ponds. Wherever you go you’ll find yourself surrounded by a wealth of beauty and the refreshing smell of the ocean.

Stay active and healthy this season. Schedule your beach getaway today. 

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