Calendar of Events

Jan
9
Sat
Annual Chesapeake City WINTERFEST
Jan 9 all-day

Chesapeake City’s month-long Victorian Christmas celebration takes place on both sides of the C&D Canal with a blizzard of holiday lights and spectacular lighted displays along the waterfronts. The town basin becomes a Holiday harbor where Santa arrives (November 29) to town, ready to hear the wishes of good little boys and girls. Come see the lights. Listen to the carolers. See the beautifully decorated homes and the holiday decorating competition. Visit the charming shops and celebrate the holiday spirit in world-renowned restaurants.

ALL SEASON

Wander the streets of Chesapeake City and find both winners of the fourth annual House and Business Decorating Contest as homeowners compete to win for local Gift Certificates. Judging is on December 8th. Look for the Winner Signs.

November 21

CHESAPEAKE CITY’S WINTERFEST ICE SKATING RINK OPENS
RINK HOURS: Fridays: 4 to 7pm; (Fridays feature Mr. Friday Night DJ – entertainment.) Saturdays 2pm to 7pm,
Sundays: 2pm to 6pm.

Synthetic ice rink overlooking the canal in Winter. Skate Rentals available or bring your own. $7 per person with or without skate rental.
Call for special RINK HOURS on holidays: 1-800-757-6030

Inquire about new SUNDAY GROUP SKATING LESSONS
to be given by former Olympic figure skating competitor and coach, Priscilla Hill Wampler. Priscilla was choreographer and a coach to Johnny Weir, recent Olympic figure skating champion.
Cost: $15 per lesson or $45 for the season. 410-920-7018

November 21

HOLIDAY PET PARADE
Register under the bridge starting at 10:30 am; Parade begins at noon.
Special Santa visit for your pet! Take your pet’s photo with Santa.
After the parade: Blessing of the Animals at Trinity Methodist Church. Canine Agility Demonstrations in Pell Gardens.
More information: 1-800-757-6030

November 29

LION’S CLUB TREE LIGHTING and WINTERFEST BEGINS
The celebration begins at 6pm with a chorus of holiday music.
Then children can welcome Santa when he rides into town… listen for the hoofbeats of his steadfast steeds, the Winbak Farms Clydesdales, harnessed to Santa’s special Christmas ‘sleigh-wagon.’

December 4, 11, 18

DATE NIGHT at the ICE RINK
Couples receive a $10 coupon for a Chesapeake City Restaurant, and skate to requests from the Mr. Friday Night DJ.
Info: 410-920-7018

December 5

SKATE WITH CHARACTERS from FROZEN!
Info: 410-920-7018

December 5, 12, 19

CAROLERS
Carolers wander about town from 3PM.
Stop and join in singing your favorite Carol with them. Santa’s Workshop opens in Historic Franklin Hall from 3pm ’til 6pm. Hot Chocolate and coloring books!

December 5 & 19

CARRIAGE RIDES
From 2pm to 4pm
Around the historic district with the Clydesdales from Delaware’s Winbak Farms.

November 29 thru December 27

SKATING LESSONS
From 1pm until 2pm every Sunday
Cost: $15 per lesson or $45 for the season
For more info and to sign up: 410-920-7018

December 12

UGLY SWEATER DAY
at the Skating Rink.
Prizes. Info: 410-920-7018

December 12

CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR
6 to 9pm
Tour many of Chesapeake City’s Historic District homes decorated for the holidays. Luminaries, Carolers, Carriage Rides, Hot mulled cider — it’s an old-fashioned holiday happening.
Tickets: $12 advance; $15 at the door.
More information: 1-800-757-6030

December 19

SKATE WITH SANTA
Info: 410-920-7018

December 26

STAR WARS SKATE
Wear your Star Wars gear and skate with characters from the movies.

January 1, 2016

NEW YEAR’S DAY 5K RACES
Noon to 1PM
More information: 302-563-6360

January 1, 2016

SKATING RINK RECITAL
1pm
Students taking lessons all season perform for the public.

January 17, 2016

Skating Rink Closes for the season

Winterfest Ice Skating Rink
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Imagine packing up your family and heading out to the neighborhood pond for a holiday skating party. Now, you can do that in Chesapeake City!
A 40-ft by 32-ft synthetic ice rink is installed at Beck’s Landing on the banks of the C&D Canal and is open for public skating. Skate rentals are included in the admission (although skaters may also choose to bring their own skates). Rink is closed during inclement weather. Admission to the rink is $7 per person for 30 minutes skate time. Skating Rink is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas Week when it is open daily until January 10th. It will then be open only on weekends until January 11th.

December 5th: Skate with characters from FROZEN! Info: 410-920-7018
December 12th: Ugly Sweater Day with PRIZES! Info: 410-920-7018
December 19th: Skate with SANTA! Info: 410-920-7018
December 26th: Star Wars Skate! Wear your Star Wars gear and skate with characters from the movies.

Jan
10
Sun
Winterfest Ice Skating Rink
Jan 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Imagine packing up your family and heading out to the neighborhood pond for a holiday skating party. Now, you can do that in Chesapeake City!
A 40-ft by 32-ft synthetic ice rink is installed at Beck’s Landing on the banks of the C&D Canal and is open for public skating. Skate rentals are included in the admission (although skaters may also choose to bring their own skates). Rink is closed during inclement weather. Admission to the rink is $7 per person for 30 minutes skate time. Skating Rink is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas Week when it is open daily until January 10th. It will then be open only on weekends until January 11th.
This special ice rink is loaned to Chesapeake City by Priscilla Hill Wampler, John Wampler, and Rob Bricotto. Priscilla Hill is a former Olympic figure skater and former coach to medal winning figure skaters including Johnny Weir.
** Inquire about new SUNDAY GROUP SKATING LESSONS**
to be given by former Olympic figure skating competitor and coach, Priscilla Hill Wampler. Priscilla was choreographer and a coach to Johnny Weir, recent Olympic figure skating champion. Starting every Sunday Nov. 29-Dec. 27, 1pm-2pm. $15 per lesson OR $45 for the season.
410-920-7018

Jan
15
Fri
Winterfest Ice Skating Rink
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fridays feature Mr. Friday Night DJ!
Imagine packing up your family and heading out to the neighborhood pond for a holiday skating party. Now, you can do that in Chesapeake City!
A 40-ft by 32-ft synthetic ice rink is installed at Beck’s Landing on the banks of the C&D Canal and is open for public skating. Skate rentals are included in the admission (although skaters may also choose to bring their own skates). Rink is closed during inclement weather. Admission to the rink is $7 per person for 30 minutes skate time. Skating Rink is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas Week when it is open daily until January 10th. It will then be open only on weekends until January 11th. Call for special Rink Hours on holidays 1-800-757-6030.
** Inquire about new SUNDAY GROUP SKATING LESSONS
to be given by former Olympic figure skating competitor and coach, Priscilla Hill Wampler. Priscilla was choreographer and a coach to Johnny Weir, recent Olympic figure skating champion.
410-920-7018

Jan
16
Sat
Winterfest Ice Skating Rink
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Imagine packing up your family and heading out to the neighborhood pond for a holiday skating party. Now, you can do that in Chesapeake City!
A 40-ft by 32-ft synthetic ice rink is installed at Beck’s Landing on the banks of the C&D Canal and is open for public skating. Skate rentals are included in the admission (although skaters may also choose to bring their own skates). Rink is closed during inclement weather. Admission to the rink is $7 per person for 30 minutes skate time. Skating Rink is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas Week when it is open daily until January 10th. It will then be open only on weekends until January 11th.

December 5th: Skate with characters from FROZEN! Info: 410-920-7018
December 12th: Ugly Sweater Day with PRIZES! Info: 410-920-7018
December 19th: Skate with SANTA! Info: 410-920-7018
December 26th: Star Wars Skate! Wear your Star Wars gear and skate with characters from the movies.

Mar
12
Sat
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm

Registration begins at 10:30am

$100 cash prize for BEST FLOAT
Prizes given for 2nd Place & 3rd Place Float, Most Spirit,
Best Dressed & Erin Go Braugh Prize.

Bring your family to watch the Mummer’s Duffy String Jam Band, floats,
high school bands, and more come to Pell Gardens following the parade for
prizes and music!

Pub Crawl
At the 5 local pubs following the parade

For more information contact Natalie Gentry at
410-920-7018 or nmgentry22@hotmail.com
Sponsored by the Chesapeake City Chamber of Commerce & Friends of Chesapeake City

Mar
20
Sun
Easter Egg Hunt @ Hellen Titter Park
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm
Apr
13
Wed
Chamber Meeting @ Chesapeake Inn
Apr 13 @ 10:30 pm – Apr 14 @ 12:00 am

6:30pm at the Chesapeake Inn

Contact info: Natalie Gentry, Executive Director, P.O. Box 354, Chesapeake City, MD 21915, nmgentry22@hotmail.com

May
11
Wed
Chamber Meeting @ Chesapeake Inn
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

6:30pm at the Chesapeake Inn

Contact info: Natalie Gentry, Executive Director, P.O. Box 354, Chesapeake City, MD 21915, nmgentry22@hotmail.com

May
14
Sat
Chesapeake City Town-Wide Yard & Porch Sale
May 14 all-day
Chesapeake City Town-Wide Yard & Porch Sale

Rain or Shine from 8am.  Featuring attic treasures and nice stuff you might need!