Speak Up: Santa, the Grinch and friends rev up holiday spirit in Delaware


It’s only natural to see Santa Claus sitting atop a parade float or a firetruck or inside a shopping mall. However, at the height of the pandemic three years ago, Joshua Sweeney approached his older brother, Jason Sweeney, with the idea of delivering Santa and some of his friends to various locations throughout Delaware via motorcycle. That mission has been accomplished, as the group — known as “I Saw the Grinch Chasing Santa” — is in its fourth rendition this holiday season.

  • Saw them in Lewes on Sunday. I was smiling, as well as all the shoppers! Thank you. — Lydia A. Schmeirer
  • They put a smile on our faces when we saw them last weekend. — Jennifer Hottes Gunter
  • Dan and I saw the Grinch and Santa last year at Wawa in Camden. Of course, I had to talk to them, and they were so nice. — Renae Shilling
  • They are awesome. — Tina Smith
  • These guys are great. They’ve swung by Browns Wyoming Tavern a few times over the years. — Barbei Williams
  • Come to Bear. — Linda Abrams Allen
  • They put a smile on my face. I saw them on Del. 1 headed toward Rehoboth. Thanks. — Donna DearChorman
  • Hey, they were at my Wawa this week in Rehoboth. — Christine Fox
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