As we turn the corner from the four-day Thanksgiving weekend and begin looking toward Christmas, we at the Oldfather Group would like to announce the arrival in coastal Delaware of a very special visitor.

It took weeks of skillful negotiation, but we have finally confirmed via a complicated network of "Elf on the Shelf" type correspondence, as well as a signed permission slip from the jolly one's wife, that Santa Claus himself will be dropping in at four separate events organized by the Oldfather Group in the next couple of weeks.

That's right! Kris Kringle will be stopping in coastal Delaware over the weekend of December 12 and 13 - and he wants to visit with dozens of area youngsters during this most festive of seasons.

At each location, complimentary holiday-themed refreshments will be served to all visitors. But a much-needed word of caution – get there as early as you can because you know how Santa loves his Christmas goodies!

While the jolly one listens and takes careful notes on many a youngster's wish list, holiday treats will also be on display for mom and dad in each of our four "Santa's Open House" locations, in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes and Millsboro.

Come out and take a look at some great properties and communities, while also visiting with Ole' Saint Nick, munching on a selection of holiday treats, taking festive holidays photos and listening to a few of your favorite Christmas carols.

Here is where Santa will be, along with representatives from the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty:

Plantation Lakes in Millsboro

WHEN: 10 a.m .to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12

WHERE: 27540 Belmont Boulevard, Millsboro

WHAT: "Santa's Open House"

INFO: Visit with Santa, Refreshments, Free Family Photos, Community Tours

Henlopen Landing in Lewes

WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12

WHERE: 17753 Whaling Court, Lewes

WHAT: "Santa's Open House"

INFO: Visit with Santa, Refreshments, Christmas Music, Free Family Photos, Home Tours

Sawgrass North in Rehoboth Beach

WHEN: 10 a.m .to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13

WHERE: 35546 Betsy Ross Boulevard, Rehoboth Beach

WHAT: "Santa's Open House"

INFO: Visit with Santa, Refreshments, Festive Music, Free Family Photos, Community Tours

Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club

WHEN: 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13

WHERE: 129 East Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach

WHAT: "Santa's Open House"

INFO: Visit with Santa, Refreshments, Free Family Photos, Home Tours

Come on out and visit with Santa while taking a look at some of the exceptional coastal properties currently on the market. We hope to see you there.

Happy Holidays!