From The Desk of the Mayor

Dear Citizens,

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, a time to be grateful for all that we have been given over the past year. I am thankful for the strength and support of my family and the entire community to lead our great city. We recently celebrated Veterans Day. I’m proud of how many residents came to the VFW Veterans Day Ceremony at the Bandstand to show our military members how much we appreciate what they do in keeping us safe and free. The City of Rehoboth Beach is proud of the twenty Veterans of the U.S. Military Service among our workforce. It takes courage to serve and protect our country. We proudly salute each city employee who has served our country.

Ring in the season with the Tree Lighting & Sing-Along on Friday, November 23, 2018, at the Bandstand. The spectacular event is a holiday tradition of music and family fun. The city’s most famous tree will be shimmering with ornaments, and a stunning star topper will light up the streets of downtown this holiday season. The event takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Santa will be announcing his Santa’s House hours soon. Santa’s House will be on the Rehoboth Boardwalk at the end of Rehoboth Avenue. Stop by and tell Santa your Christmas wish list.

The city will be collecting toys for Toys for Tots this year. Donation drop boxes are in the lobby of City Hall and the Police Department. The public is invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy and help make the holidays bright for a child this season. The city will be accepting toy donations during business hours until December 4th. Also, on December 4th is the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s Hometown Christmas Parade. All parade participants and attendees are invited to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center after the parade for Santa’s Christmas Party for refreshments, the awarding of trophies, and for children to visit Santa Claus for a small gift. Bring your friends and family out for a night of holiday fun.

I also want to personally thank those who will work over the holidays:  our Streets Department, Water, and Wastewater Departments, our first responders (Fire, Police, and EMTs), medical staff and our caretakers in medical facilities, nursing homes, and private homes. I hope to see many of you during our holiday planned events. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season.


Mayor Paul Kuhns

229 Rehoboth Avenue

P.O. Box 1163

Rehoboth Beach DE 19971