The University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery and Blossoms at the University of Delaware both have seasonal offerings lined up for the holidays.
The UDairy Creamery will once again have a visit from Santa Claus, who will stop by from 1-4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21, in the Townsend Hall Commons. Those who attend will be able to meet and get their picture taken with Santa as well as try some of the creamery’s seasonal treats. Children under 12 years of age will also get a free scoop of ice cream.
New ice cream flavors available for the holidays at the UDairy Creamery include peppermint bark, peppermint hot chocolate, cannoli, banana bread, and oatmeal raisin cookie.
There will also be peppermint mocha coffee drinks and peppermint hot chocolate available during the holiday season.
For those looking for holiday presents, the UDairy Creamery is still offering Blue Hen Blankets, made from the wool shorn from UD’s flock of Dorset sheep at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Dare to Bee honey from UD’s apiary, available in limited quantities while supplies last only at the UDairy Creamery store location; and UDairy Creamery hats, shirts, toy cows and gift certificates that can be used at the creamery or the GoBabyGo! Café in the Health Sciences Complex at the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.
The creamery also will offer ice cream pies, with the varieties apple schmapple pie pie, mud pie pie, and pumpkin gingerbread pie available for $9.99 in a graham cracker or Oreo crust.
Starting in December and through the winter months, the creamery will offer punch cards for pints and half gallons. Pints gets customers one punch and half gallons gets customers two punches. Once a customer gets to eight, they will receive a $5 gift card.
The creamery also offers thermal bags and dry ice.
Most of the merchandise, with the exception of the honey, can be purchased in store or on-line.
The creamery will be open until 8 p.m. every day in December. The store will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 3 and will re-open Jan. 4.
Blossoms at the University of Delaware, an initiative launched earlier this year that provides experiential learning opportunities for UD students to plan and provide flower arrangements for special events on campus, will also have offerings for holiday events.
Blossoms works with Aramark when it comes to events, and clients who would like to use Aramark and also use Blossoms should specifically state so in event requests.
In addition to providing any type of floral event work, such as centerpieces and a “big wow” piece that gives a first impression to set the atmosphere for the event, Blossoms at the University of Delaware also will offer holiday wreaths.
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