Chocolate Festival, Festival of Trees and Dover Symphony Orchestra Featured Thanksgiving Weekend at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Dover, DE, November 03, 2012 --( The Seventh Annual Chocolate Festival will be held in the Rollins Center on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees will be displayed concurrently with the Chocolate Festival, and the Dover Symphony Orchestra will perform on Sunday, Nov. 25.

The Chocolate Festival will feature varieties of chocolate and candy exhibitors, an ice carving contest, one-of-a-kind candy and gingerbread village created by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino chefs, an arts and crafts marketplace with plentiful holiday gift selections and food stuffs for purchasing.

Live entertainment will be presented by the renowned Capital Ringers, performing favorite holiday melodies on English Handbells. Instrumentals and choral performances will be featured, in addition to dance presentations by Delaware Ballet Company. “Santa” will appear for photos with the kids.

Chocolate Festival admission is free for minors younger than 18, and $5 for adults at the door to the Rollins Center. Interested vendors may contact Jeannine Lahey at 302-857-2166 or

Delaware Hospice will present its annual Kent County Festival of Trees in conjunction with the Chocolate Festival, beginning on Monday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Trees will be on display throughout the hotel lobby and Rollins Center. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, a “Night of Lights” cocktail reception will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at a cost of $30 per person or $50 per couple, and featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres with cash bar and entertainment. Festival trees will be on display from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The Dover Symphony Orchestra will perform “Ringing in the Holiday Season” on Sunday, Nov. 25 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Rollins Center. Along with seasonal music, the winner of Youth Concerto Competition, Chelsea Lee, will play one movement of a violin concerto. General admission tickets are $20 each for adults and $15 for seniors (62 and older), college students, and active duty or retired military members. Minors younger than 16 will be admitted free with a paying adult.

Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,500 slots and a full complement of table games including poker. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 41,500 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round. Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season. Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops. For more information, please visit
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