Holiday Sweets

The Three Little Bakers return in a new venue, and they’ve even arranged for dessert.

Nick (top) and Hugo Immediato Sr. will spread
holiday cheer at the Baby Grand this month. 
Photograph by Tom Nutter


For anyone who doubted a resurgence of Three Little Bakers, rest assured the dough is still rising. This month, the local classic is presenting its most revered show, “Home for the Holidays,” at the Baby Grand.

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“Home” has been an annual sell-out since it premiered in 1990. The revue of more than 20 classic songs follows the story of a theater family’s holiday get-together. With all its Victorian coziness, the show is emotional enough. But what will warm the hearts of fans is 3LB’s return: “Home” will be its first production since its Pike Creek theater closed last year.

“It’s wonderful, and we couldn’t be more proud,” says 84-year-old Nick Immediato Sr., one of the two surviving Bakers. “But I think we can play the big house.” He means the Grand Opera House. And he could be onto something. Mayor Jim Baker wants 3LB to expand operations in Wilmington. “I actually dreamt this happening one night,” Baker says.

Dreaming about those decadent 3LB desserts of yore? With a ticket stub from the show, patrons get free desserts at nearby restaurants.

 “I feel like we’re a part of the rebirth of Wilmington,” says 3LB theater president Vicki Immediato-Winton. “And I’m grateful because, when we closed our door in Pike Creek, the city opened another.”

“Home for the Holidays” will run through December 30. Tickets are $25 to $35. For info, call 652-5577, or visit Take the kids. The Big Guy is dropping in from the North Pole.                            —Maria Hess

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Christmas on Rehoboth Avenue

We Love a Parade
’Tis the season for Christmas parades, but it ends before you know it.
If you missed the first flurry in November, plan now for the following:

December 1
The Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in Lewes flows from Lewes Middle School on Savannah Road, then down Second Street, beginning at 5 p.m. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

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The Middletown Christmas Parade starts at Everett Middle School on

South Broad Street

, then ends at Middletown Square Shopping Center. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. For more, call 378-7545.

The Seaford Christmas Parade starts at

Pennsylvania Avenue


Nylon Boulevard

, then proceeds down High Street and

Market Street

, ending at Seaford Middle School. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. For more, call 628-2828 or 629-9173, or visit

Christmas in Bridgeville features a show of handcrafted items and a raffle at Woodbridge High School. For more, call 337-8595.

December 3
The Hometown Christmas Parade in Rehoboth Beach starts at

State Road

at , proceeds east to the boardwalk, then back down

Rehoboth Avenue

to the Convention Center. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

December 4
The Milton Christmas Parade begins at at

Atlantic Avenue


Union Street

, then marches down

Federal Street

to Milton Elementary School. For more, call 684-1101 or 684-8500.

December 7
The Selbyville Christmas Parade marches down Church Street, starting at 7 p.m. For more, call (800) 962-SURF.

December 9
The Elsmere Christmas parade starts on New Road at 2 p.m. and ends at the Veterans Administration Hospital. For more, call 999-0183.


First State Ballet Theatre

Nutty for “The Nutcracker”
Finding a performance of this holiday classic is as easy as turning a corner. Look for them here:

The Academy of the Dance
December 14-16, DuPont Theatre, Wilmington, 656-4401,

The Anna Marie Dance Studio
December 15-16, Archmere Academy Theatre, Wilmington, 475-3949,

Ballet Theatre of Dover
Thru December 2, Central Middle School, Dover, 734-9717,

Brandywine Ballet
December 8-9, 15-16 , Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University, West Chester, (610) 692-2711,

Delaware Dance Company
December 8-9, John Dickinson High School, Wilmington, 738-2023,

Diamond Dance Company
December 1-2, Milford High School, Milford, 422-2633

First State Ballet Theatre
December 22-23, The Grand Opera House, Wilmington, 652-5577,

Mid-Atlantic Ballet
December 15-16, UD’s Mitchell Hall, Newark, 266-6362,

Nutcracker on Ice
December 22-23, Delaware State Fair Ice Rink, Harrington 398-5900,


Laodicea, 1902
Leaded stained glass
Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1848-1933
Tiffany Studios, 1902-1932

View a collection of century-old stained-glass windows at the Delaware Art Museum in “In the Company of Angels: Seven Tiffany Windows” that had adorned a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati for more than 60 years. The series depicts angels from the  book of Revelations. The exhibit ends January 31. For more, call the 571-9590, or visit


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