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Dec 02, 2011 05:28PM ● By Anonymous


Tonight and tomorrow, downtown Annapolis will play host to one of the city's favorite holiday traditions.

At State House by Candlelight, choral groups, bands, and ensembles will perform by the official State Christmas tree in the oldest State House in continuous legislative use in the nation. Enjoy the majestic background while they perform holiday carols.

The free event starts at 7:30 each night, and photo identification is required for visitors over 16. For more information call 410-260-6445 or click here.

Tomorrow, consider turning your steering wheel towards Ridgely in Caroline County. There, Adkins arboretum is kicking off the season with A Celebration of Winter.

The event begins with a holiday wreath sale at 10 a.m., followed by the 'Tis the Season Holiday Evening from 6–9 p.m.

At the Holiday Evening, guests will be treated to carols and guided walks along luminaria-lit woodland paths, finally stopping to sip hot cider by a roaring bonfire. The Delmarva Stargazers will be there, ready to unravel the mysteries of the winter sky, and horses will draw wagons around the Arboretum's meadows. And, for those of you who prefer to stay cozy indoors, the gallery will be full of delicious hors d'oeuvres and the music of handbell and vocal choirs.

To find out more about the event, click here.

But, if you simply must get out of the area, consider taking a trip to the Inner Harbor.

On Saturday, hundreds of festively dressed tuba and euphonium players will assemble at its amphitheater for a special holiday concert—the 28th Annual Merry Tuba-Christmas.

At this traditional Baltimore event, these musicians will capture the spirit of thoe holidays by blending their unique styles, rhythms, and progression for all to enjoy.

Find out more about Merry Tuba Christmas here.