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Nov 30, 2018 01:12PM ● By Brian Saucedo

12/6 Newsletter:


Shells & Bells – Historic Charles Carroll House & Gardens

Saturday, December 8th,

Join Chesapeake BaySavers for its second annual Shells & Bells Party on the Creek. Enjoy a beautiful waterfront view of the Eastport Yacht Club Parade of Lights while staying warm in a heated outdoor tent. The event features specialty cocktails, local food, live music, a live auction, and much more.


Illuminated London Town – Historic London Town and Gardens

Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th, 6–9 p.m.

Bring the family to celebrate the holidays and experience the magic of a winter evening at Illuminated London Town. Sip hot cider and roast s'mores beside roaring fires in the Historic Area. Explore the gardens illuminated with festive holiday lights. Discover colonial nighttime and holidays at a candlelit William Brown House, decorated for the season. Enjoy special performances in the gardens each week.


Dickens of a Christmas – Downtown Chestertown

Friday, December 7th through Sunday, December 9th

Enjoy holiday merriments with a Dickens twist in the heart of historic downtown Chestertown. This Victorian-themed weekend, organized by the nonprofit Main Street Chestertown organization, offers fun activities for the whole family, including horse-drawn carriage rides, street performers, live music and caroling, children’s games, authentic food and market vendors, a holiday house tour, fire dancers, afternoon teas, antique bicycles, and more.


Cirque du Soleil presents Crystal – Capital One Arena

Thursday, December 6th & Friday, December 7th, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 8th, 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 9th, 12:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Directed by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, Crystal, our misfit heroine, takes you on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Crystal invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.



12/13 Newsletter:


Midnight Madness – Downtown Annapolis

Thursday, December 13th, 6 p.m.–12 a.m.

Downtown Annapolis Partnership proudly presents Midnight Madness, the annual holiday tradition. West Street, Main Street, Maryland Avenue, Main Street, Market Space, Randall Street, and Dock Street will be filled with carolers, musicians, dancers, and performers to make your holiday shopping experience uniquely Annapolis. Enjoy the company of family and friends as you shop in the winter wonderland of holiday decorations, lights, and garland. Don’t forget to snap a photo in Snowflake Alley or in front of the Christmas tree!


Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Rams Head on Stage

Sunday, December 16th, 8 p.m.

With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans.



Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – The Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore

Friday, December 14th, 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 15th, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages.


Skate with Santa – Talbot County Community Center, Easton

Thursday, December 13th, 6–8 p.m.

Santa will be taking a break from his busy schedule at the North Pole to visit the Talbot County Community Center to share holiday memories with the whole family! Kids will have an opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap to reveal wishes and receive a special gift. Pre-registration is required. Please bring your own camera to take a memorable photograph with Santa.