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Dec 09, 2011 05:52PM ● By Anonymous

On Saturday night, an Annapolis tradition will return. The Annapolis harbor will fill with illuminated boats, and visitors will brave the cold, and gather to watch them sail by in the Easptort Yacht Club Lights Parade.

The parade takes place throughout the Annapolis Harbor, up to Spa Creek below the Spa Creek Bridge. It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and invites you to join either as a participant or as a spectator cheering on the decorated boats and their jolly crews. One of Annapolis' signature events, it's surely something to see.

For more information about the Lights Parade, visit the EYC's website.

If you're going to find yourself on the Eastern Shore this weekend, then I suggest taking a trip to St. Michaels. There, the town is celebrating another holiday tradition–Christmas in St. Michaels.

Held annually the second weekend in December, the festival is full of seasonal fun. Event highlights include a Christmas parade, a book signing by Santa, a gingerbread house display, a homes tour, a holiday gala, and, if you can believe it, even more. And, for extra feel-goodness, proceeds from many of the events, and sales of the popular Collectors Ornament, benefit local charities.

To see specific hours, as well as a listing of which events are free and which are ticketed, visit the Christmas in St. Michaels website.

But, if you're not quite ready for the holidays, then consider taking a trip to FedEx Field in Landover.

On Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the home of the Washington Redskins will host the Army–Navy Game. The first Army–Navy game was played in 1890, and since then the rivalry has only increased. With 55 wins, Navy has a narrow lead in the all-time series, but Army is closing in with 49.

You can find out more about this year's match up at the game's official website.