The City of Dover Parks and Recreation department will host five holiday-themed events in November and December.

All events listed will take place at the John W. Pitts Recreation Center, 10 Electric Ave., Dover. To register, call 736-7050 or visit

— Holiday Candy Fun: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Create Christmas holiday fun with candy. Candymakers will fill chocolate molds with chocolate, dip and decorate marshmallows with a holiday theme and other treats. $10. Registration required.

— A Night at the Polar Express: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Family movie night at the rec center. Wear comfy clothes and bring a pillow to watch “The Polar Express.” Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. $5 per child; parents are free. Registration required.

— Breakfast with Santa 10 & Under: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7. Children 10 and younger can start off the holiday season with breakfast, Christmas carols and music, arts and crafts and a visit and photos with Santa Claus. $5. Registration required.

— Candy Cane Hunt: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Have a slice of pizza, then set out to search for all types of candy canes — bring a flashlight and something to gather them in. $10. Registration required.

— Gingerbread House Decorating: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Participants will use icing and various candies to decorate their own gingerbread house. $15. Registration required.