Holiday Happenings

Deck The Halls at Dogfish Head

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Dogfish Head in Coastal Delaware has a ton of holiday happenings and goodness just around the corner. Ring in the New Year and bring good cheer with some off-centered festivities!  


Nov. 30 – Dec. 2: Hospitality Nights at Dogfish INN 

Have you checked out our festive lights as part of Lewes Lights lately? Well, there’s no better time to stop on by an check em’ out then for hospitality nights.

Thursday, Nov. 30: Dickens With Dogfish 

Heading into Lewes for Hospitality Night on Thursday??? Join Dogfish Head and the Lewes Historical Society for an unforgettable evening of literary (and haunted) delight at Dickens With Dogfish fireside chat!  

Get ready to gather around the fire and step back in time as a Victorian storyteller from the Lewes Historical Society brings the tales Dickens to life. 

As things grow darker on a Winter's Night, so will the stories, with storytelling times kicking off at 4:30pm (PG), 5:30pm (PG13), and 6:30pm (Adults Only). Learn and remember, A Christmas Carol, was, is, and will remain, a holiday ghost tale! We'll have Dogfish Head goodness available for sale benefiting The Lewes Historical Society. We'll also have the cottage open for merch and rooms open for tours upon request.  


Saturday, Dec. 2: 91st Annual Lewes Christmas Parade 

Swing on by the INN before, during or after the Lewes Christmas Parade for some off-centered libations and to warm up around the fire! We'll have Dogfish Head goodness available for sale benefiting The Lewes Historical Society. We'll also have the cottage open for merch and rooms open for tours upon request.  




Monday, Dec. 4: Rehoboth Beach Christmas Parade 

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company's Hometown Christmas Parade will stroll and roll down Rehoboth Avenue on Monday, Dec. 6 to ring in the holiday season, and our Rehoboth locations have a ton of goodness to keep you cozy before, during & after!  

Swing on by the Off-Centered EmPOURium for everything you need to keep warm, from Patagonia outerwear to cozy beanies to can coolers and more!  

And if you’re looking for a little cocktail goodness to get you in the holiday spirit, swing on by Brewings & Eats for our Monday special – 25% off canned cocktails

Plus, snag 25% off your entire check at Chesapeake & Maine for Monday night Local’s Night if you’re looking for a little pre- or post-parade meal.  



Wednesday, Dec. 6: Milton Christmas Parade 

Pre-game the Milton Christmas Parade on Wednesday, Dec. 6 with … well, a game!! On Wednesdays, we’ve got free bingo happening at our Milton Brewery starting at 5:30 p.m. Get in the spirit for games and parades with $2 tacos, too!  



Friday, Dec. 8: Dogfish Head Tree Lighting  

Come deck the Dogfish halls with us for our annual Tree Lighting! On Friday, December 8 from 6 - 9 p.m., we'll be ringing in the holiday season in the courtyard between Brewings & Eats and Chesapeake & Maine with a winter market, tree lighting, holiday spirits, live music, and so much more! You can even hang out with the big man in the red suit!!  

Knock out some holiday shopping with our Winter Vendors Market. Get photos with the big man in the red suit from 6 - 8 p.m. and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies! The tree will officially be lit at 7:30 p.m. on the dot!  

Live music will be happening all around! Jack Sky will be playing at Chesapeake & Maine from 5 - 8 p.m. Back Bay Trio will be live in the courtyard with some jazzy holiday music from 6 - 8 p.m. AND, you know we'll have some live music at Brewings & Eats! The Fitzkee Brothers will be hitting the stage after the tree lighting from 9 - 11 p.m.  

It's not a Dogfish Head party without some off-centered spirits! Red & White will be releasing exclusively at our Rehoboth campus on Friday, Dec. 8. Snag pints of this goodness in both Brewings & Eats, or grab 4-packs to go in the Off-Centered EmPOURium.  


PLUS - we have some unreal off-season specials happening on Friday! At Brewings & Eats, enjoy all day cocktail hour with 25% off our specialty cocktails. And at Chesapeake & Maine, it's Oyster Night! Get 25% off all oysters, including roasted, half-dozen and dozen orders! 



Dec. 12 – 23: 12 Days of Cocktails  

On the first day of Christmas, let your true love (a Dogfish Head mixologist) give to you, a festive cocktail, right on cue!  

Every night for twelve nights, head to our Milton Brewery for a new, exclusive, hand-crafted cocktail! From December 12 – 23, we’ll warm your spirits with $2 off a different holiday inspired cocktail from 6 p.m. - close.  

Be sure to check out the off-season specials happening each night, too! 



Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Pub-A-Palooza!  

We're ringing in the New Year at Brewings & Eats with Pub-A-Palooza! Bid adieu to 2023 with FREE live music, all day on Sunday, Dec. 31 'til the ball drops. Nothing says "Happy New Year" like off-centered ales, spirits goodness & live music! 


12 - 2 p.m.: Kerry Hallett 
3 - 5 p.m.: Cathy Jane 
6 - 8 p.m.: Devin Canfield 
9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.: Nick Kashmanian Trio 

Oh, AND, don't forget our off-season specials! We'll have our 12 wings for $10 all day long! 



Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve SHELLebration

What better way to SHELLebrate the New Year than with some delicious seafood and off-centered cocktails?? End 2023 with a clawtastic shellebration on Dec. 31 from 12 - 10 p.m.! We’ll have our usual Lobster Sunday special of $15 whole Maine lobsters (sides a la carte), PLUS a special menu of lobster goodness. Check out the full menu at


Monday, Jan. 1: First Day Bike Ride

Pedal with us into 2024! Join Dogfish Head co-founder, Sam Calagione and a few coworkers for a New Year's Day BYOB (bring your own bike) ride from the Dogfish Inn into Rehoboth Beach for lunch at Brewings & Eats, where riders can enjoy 15% off their check*. This is a FREE event. Please RSVP to let us know you're joining! Meet-up at the Dogfish INN on the first 9:45 a.m. of the year, we'll kick-off the ride at 10:00 a.m.

RSVP for free at

*Discount cannot be combined with other offers. Parking at the INN is reserved for INN guests only. We will have bicycles and e-bikes for INN guests to borrow or rent, but we encourage non-INN guests to bring their own bikes and helmets.



Stock Up For The Holidays 

We’ve got some off-centered goodness to stock up on and take to your families for the holidays, and some off-season specials that’ll sweeten the deal! 

On Thursdays at our Milton Brewery, get some crowlers and growlers off exclusive ales for 25% off! The perfect holiday gift or drink to pair with all those holiday eats and treats! 

AND, on Saturdays at the Off-Centered EmPOURium in Rehoboth, stock up on libations for the holidays with 15% off cases of Dogfish Head beers and cocktails. Get crafty with it and mix and match your own 24-pack case!  



Adjusted Holiday Hours 

Psssst … we’ll have some adjusted holiday hours across our properties.  

Dogfish Inn: Open until 2 p.m. on Dec. 24. Closed on Dec. 25.  

Milton Brewery: Open until 5 p.m. on Dec. 24. Closed on Dec. 25. 

Brewings & Eats: Closed on Dec. 25. Open late, until 12 a.m., on Dec. 31.  

Chesapeake & Maine: Closed on Dec. 25. Open late, until 10 p.m., on Dec. 31 

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