YMCA of Delaware Set For Holiday Celebrations

Wilmington, Delaware – The YMCA of Delaware is preparing for a busy December with events across the First State to celebrate the holiday season. We are the Y For All and will have items and messaging on display to highlight and inform about various holidays. There will also be a variety of initiatives and events at Y branches aimed at bringing the community together and helping those less fortunate. The YMCA of Delaware wishes everyone a happy holiday season!

  • Western Family YMCA – 2600 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE 19711
    • Angel Tree: 12/1-12/16 | Select an angel and return the requested gift by 12/16.
    • Cookies with Santa: 12/12 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Crafts, games, cookies with Santa. Free and open to the community.
  • Brandywine YMCA – 3 Mount Lebanon Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803
    • Cookies with Santa: 12/17 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Y of DE members only. Cookies, hot chocolate, crafts, music and visit with Santa.
  • Walnut Street YMCA – 1000 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
    • Holiday Concert: 12/13 | 5 p.m. | Come see the Walnut Street YMCA Neighborhood Choir perform some timeless holiday classics. Performers from our Pandas, Penguins, and Polar Bear classrooms have been working closely with the Wilmington Children’s Choir.
    • Holiday Festival: 12/16 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Members only. Breakfast with Santa, cookie decorating, ornament making and games. We’ve also partnered with Toys for Tots to give toys to over 60 families.
  • Central YMCA – 501 West Eleventh St., Wilmington, DE 19801
    • Giving Tree – Select a named ornament from the Giving Tree in our lobby to make the holiday season special for a resident of the Central YMCA. Return requested gifts by 12/20.
  • Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA – 351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE 19702
    • Milk & Cookies with Santa: 12/14 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Y of DE members only. Photos, crafts and treats.
  • Middletown Family YMCA – 202 E. Cochran St., Middletown, DE 19709
    • Cookies with Santa: 12/15 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Free and open to community. Pictures with Santa, cookies and crafts for the whole family.
  • Dover YMCA – 1137 South State Street, Dover DE 19901
    • Holiday Festival: 12/9 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Free and open to community. Selfies with Santa, holiday crafts and more.
  • Sussex Family YMCA – 20080 Church Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
    • Reindeer Games: 12/16 | 8 – 10 a.m. | Members only. Healthy breakfast options, hot chocolate and juice, pictures with Santa, crafts and games.
    • Giving Tree: Take a tag to purchase a gift for a child in need. Gifts must be returned by 12/18.

About the YMCA of Delaware

The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth, fostering healthy living, and promoting strong communities. With seven branches statewide, a youth resource center, and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed longstanding relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background –nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving Delaware’s health and wellbeing, and creating a healthy, inclusive community where all people reach their full potential. www.ymcade.org.


Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.