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Claymont Christmas Parade - Sat Dec 3, 2022 - CANCELLED FOR 2022






The annual Claymont Christmas Parade is normally held the first Saturday in December in Claymont, Delaware. The 2022 Parade will be Saturday December 3rd from 10am to Noon. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.

The parade route runs along the Philadelphia Pike from Maple Lane Elementary to Darley Road. The parade is organized by the Claymont Lions Club.

Claymont Lions Club

Rick JensenWDEL's Rick Jensen was the master of ceremonies for the 2012 Claymont Christmas Parade. Here is Rick and Ray's post parade discussion on 1150AM /

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See photos and watch videos of past parades.

2022 Holiday Happenings in Claymont

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Claymont Lions Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale
Beginning on November 26 until sold out
Monday thru Friday 3PM to 8PM. Saturday and Sunday 9M to 8PM.
Claymont Fire Co. Sub Station at the corner of Marsh Road and Naamans Road - All Proceeds Benefit the Community

Church of the Ascension – Blessing of the Weed
3717 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703
Saturday, December 3rd- The Blessing of the Weed is immediately following the end of the Parade. There will also be a Craft Fair in the Parish Hall. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

Claymont Stone School – Gingerbread House Contest
3611 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703
Saturday, December 3rd at 1PM
The Gingerbread House Contest is back!
Drop off your Gingerbread House entry at the Stone School on Friday night 12/2 from 6PM - 8PM.
The Claymont Stone School will open at 9AM, serve cookies and hot chocolate during and after the Claymont Christmas Parade and close after the contest. Come and see the Gingerbread Houses and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate!

Church of the Ascension – Christmas Tea
3717 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703
Sunday, December 4th, 2 PM
Please RSVP to Church of the Ascension - 302-798-6683 or
Admission is an unwrapped new baby item.

Claymont Community Center - Santa Claus Winter Wonderland
3301 Green Street, Claymont, DE 19703 (302) 792-2757
Friday, December 9th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM on the front lawn
Get in the holiday spirit by stopping by the Center. Take a picture with Santa, see our decorations enjoy treats and activities and sing along to all your favorite songs!
For more information call 302-792-2757 or email

Atonement United Methodist Church - Bell Ringing
3519 Philadelphia Pike
Saturday, December 10th 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Atonement Methodist Church will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army at the Food Lion on Philadelphia Pike in Claymont.

Church of the Ascension- Christmas Caroling
3717 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703
December 10th at 11 AM
Immediately following the caroling please enjoy our Annual Keeping Christ in Christmas Nativity. Light refreshments will be provided.

Church of the Ascension – 19th Annual Keep Christ in Christmas Display
3717 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703
December 10th & 11th
Saturday hours: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sunday hours: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
This event features more than 100 Nativities, from many countries and cultures, created from the
materials available, and reflecting the traditions of Christian faiths around the world.

Atonement United Methodist Church - Christmas Cantata
3519 Philadelphia Pike
Sunday, Dec. 11th at the 9:00 AM Service
Atonement Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir will sing their annual Christmas Cantata.

Atonement United Methodist Church – Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
3519 Philadelphia Pike
Saturday, December 24th, Christmas Eve at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Come join us for our candle light services. There will be two candlelight services on Christmas Eve. The contemporary service is at 7:00 PM and the traditional service is at 9:00 PM. Please join us.


About the Weed

The Christmas Weed Decorating Ceremony is held on the lawn of the Church of the Ascension. The Weed is then placed on Philadelphia Pike. Watch a live performance of the "Christmas Weed" song and learn more about the Weed...

Parade Route

The parade route runs along the Philadelphia Pike from Maple Lane Elementary to Darley Road. Watch the parade route video and learn more...

Join the Parade

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