Sunday, November 25, 2012
Main Streets around the county are gearing up for holiday celebrations.
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- Kym Byrnes
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A Main Street Christmas Mount Airy When: Saturday, Dec. 1 (Main Street will be closed from 4 to 8 p.m.) What: At 5 p.m. the fun will kick off with a tree lighting ceremony in the plaza featuring various singing groups. The tree will be lighted about 5:30 p.m. by a local child, assisted by Mrs. Santa and the Mayor. At 5:30 p.m. enjoy a holiday band concert performed the combined Mount Airy Middle School & South Carroll High School bands, held in the center of Main Street in front of the tree. At 6:30 p.m. the tenth annual “Giant Twinkling Santa Parade” will begin at Mount Airy Elementary School and end at Calvary Methodist Church. Following the parade, Santa will meet with children inside Firehouse Pottery. Children waiting to see Santa …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Whether you live here or you're just visiting, here's a look at some of what Ellicott City has to offer
If you’re looking for unique gifts, unique dining experiences, or you are just trying to get into the holiday spirit, try Ellicott City. As the holiday shopping season gets going, Patch decided to put together a guide to local shops to help you make the most of your time here. Parking in the Historic District is free through Jan. 1, and if you don’t know where to find parking, try using Parker – a smartphone app that will let you know where the available spaces are. There are also several parking lots in the Historic District, find them on the attached map. Is there a local business you think shoppers should try for the holidays? Expand our guide by telling us about it in the comments section below. Looking for toys? Mumbles and Squeaks…
Eat, drink, shop and be merry at the 35th annual Historic District festival.
Midnight Madness is returning to Ellicott City on Dec. 7 and it promises the same holiday charm as usual ... and maybe some surprises. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. where, until 8 p.m. kids can meet with Santa at the historic Thomas Isaac Log Cabin on upper Main Street. At 6 p.m. County Council member Courtney Watson will light a Christmas Tree in front of the Howard County Tourism Center. Then, residents and visitors can wine, dine, shop and be merry until midnight. Some Historic District merchants will host open houses and run special discounts for this one-night-a-year event, sponsored by the Ellicott City Business Association. Expect live music from the Mt. Hebron High School Madrigals, the Pride of Baltimore Chorus, the Heart of …