Glasgow Park lights

Glasgow Park’s Christmas event is set for Dec. 10 and 11.

Cookie Walk: Dec. 10 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 200 Marrows Road. The church will sell homemade cookies ($6 for a small bag and $15 for a large bag) as well as vegetable beef soup and chicken corn soup ($8 per quart). Preorders only this year. Order by Dec. 5 by calling 302-738-4331. Pickup Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Toddler time winter fun: Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m., at Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike. Each month, the museum invites children ages 1 to 4 to learn about the world around them. This month, kids will be learning about the Wonders of Winter. Participants will take a short hike through the woods for a breath of fresh air, and then sit in the classroom and read “Time to Sleep” written and illustrated by Denise Fleming. Admission $2.

Holiday celebration and market: Dec. 10 and 11, 5 to 9 p.m., at Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway. Tree lighting begins at 7 p.m. There will also be live music, food vendors, crafts, train rides and a holiday market. Several local groups will perform, including the Newark Charter School choir and orchestra (5 p.m. Dec. 10). Guests are encouraged to bring cameras for their children’s visits with Santa. Free.

A Christmas Carol radio play: Dec. 10, Dec. 11, Dec. 16, Dec. 17 and Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 2 p.m., at Chapel Street Playhouse, 27 N. Chapel St. This beloved holiday-season drama is brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel of a mean-spirited and selfish old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas. It is staged as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a live studio audience. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students. Buy tickets at or call 302-368-2248.

Craft fair: Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Glasgow High School, 1901 S. College Ave. Approximately 200 vendors will have crafts and other hand-made gifts for sale. Event benefits the Glasgow swim team.

Gingerbread house making: Dec. 11, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., at Newark Free Library, 750 Library Ave. Decorate your own gingerbread house and other fun food crafts with Newark High School culinary arts students. Advance registration required at

Santa Cause 5K: Dec. 11, 10 a.m., starts on Academy Street. Participants are encouraged to wear ugly Christmas sweaters or Santa hats for the 5K run/walk, which benefits several local nonprofits. An after-party is planned at Klondike Kate’s. Registration $29 at

First State Ringers: Dec. 11, 1:30 p.m., at Newark Free Library, 750 Library Ave. The First State Ringers bell choir will perform a holiday concert. Free.

Santa brunch at Grain: Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, 270 E. Main St. Kids can visit with Santa and his elves and enjoy breakfast and a hot chocolate bar. Kids eat free if families donate an unwrapped toy for the Ronald McDonald House (no stuffed animals). Otherwise, a kid’s breakfast is $8. From 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., the restaurant will be open exclusively for children with sensory issues to meet Santa without any flashing lights or music.

POSTPONED Newark Symphony Orchestra concert: Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., at Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Newark, 308 Possum Park Road. The Newark Symphony Orchestra will perform Christmas classics. Tickets $20 for general admission, Advance tickets $15 for seniors, $10 for students and free for kids 8th grade and younger. Purchase tickets at [Editor's note: This event was postponed due to COVID-19 exposure among orchestra members. It may be rescheduled in January.]

Santa Brunch at Kate’s: Dec. 12, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at Klondike Kate’s, 158 E. Main St. This family event features a brunch buffet, a Santa meet & greet and balloon animals with Jungle John. $20 for kids, $35 for adults. Buy tickets at

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