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Santa Sightings!

Dec 13, 2018 04:00PM
By Andrew Reed

December has finally come along and Christmas is quickly closing in, which means it's time for the big man to start making his rounds. Here’s a quick list of where you can find Santa this season. Your nearest mall is always a surefire way to find the man in the big red suit. Here are the dates and times Santa will be visiting:

Annapolis Westfield Mall
Now through December 24th
Sundays: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Breaks from 2–3 p.m.
Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Breaks from 1–2 p.m. and 5–6 p.m. daily 
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Westfield.com/Annapolis; 410-972-4996

Arundel Mills Mall 
Now through December 24th
Sundays: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. 
Saturdays: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. 
Reservations available online
Arundelmills.com; 410-540-5110

Marley Station 
Now through December 24th
Sundays: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Breaks from 1–1:45 p.m. and 4:30–5:15 p.m.
Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Breaks from 1–1:45 p.m. and 6–6:45 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Break from 1–1:45 p.m. 
Shopmarleystationmall.com; 410-766-2033

Bowie Town Center
Friday Dec 14th: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday Dec 8th: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday Dec 9th: 12–6 p.m.
Bowietowncenter.com; 301-860-1818

The Mall in Columbia
Now through December 24th
Monday through Sunday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Themallincolumbia.com; 410-730-3300

Looking to avoid the large lines at the mall? Here are some other locations Santa will be visiting:

Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville & Severna Park
Now through December 23rd
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Davidsonville) and 11 a.m.–2 p.m. (Severna Park)
In-store registration available
Homesteadgardens.com

Santa’s House Main Street, Rock Hall
December 14th at 6 p.m. 
Kentcounty.com

Katie Mae’s Country Restaurant, Downtown Cambridge
December 14th and 21st: 6 a.m.–8 p.m.
December 15th and 22nd: 12–2 p.m.
Visitdorchester.org

Cannery Way, Cambridge 
December 15th: 3–8 p.m.
Visitdorchester.org
Visit Santa in Cannery Way, the brick courtyard in the 400 block of Race Street in Downtown Cambridge. Shop around and take some memorable photos!

Cabin Fever Play Centre, Cambridge
December 23rd: 1–4 p.m.
Visitdorchester.org
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with treats!
442 Race St., Cambridge, MD

What else is Santa up to this month? Here's a list of some other fun Santa events and activities:

Santa Dinner at Dorchester County Technology and Career Center’s Teacher Academy, Cambridge
December 13th: 4:30–7:30 p.m. Free for children 4 and under, $6 for elementary students, $8 general admission. 
Visitdorchester.org; 410-901-6950
All you can eat dinner with Santa. Proceeds benefit SkillsUSA and Educators Rising. A story time will be provided! 

Spaghetti Dinner with Santa at Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department, Grasonville 
December 15th: 5–8 p.m. $10 for adults and children ages 12 and up, $5 for children ages 5–11, free for children ages 1–4.
Qac.org; 443-622-6837
Head over to the Grasonville Volunteer Fire Department for a buffet spaghetti dinner with Santa Claus! There will be a hot chocolate bar served by the Christmas tree lot! 

Santa Speedo Run and Toy Drive at O’Brien’s, Annapolis
December 15th: 10:30 a.m. 
Bring a Toy or Book to donate, then run down Main Street!
Speedo-like bathing suit required!

Festival of Trees at The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company, Hurlock
December 15th: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Hurlockvfc.org; 410-943-3110
The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Co. will be hosting their Festival of Trees and a Santa’s Workshop. Vote for your favorite tree decorations and take part in a silent auction! Children will be able to participate in crafts, including a coloring contest! Proceeds will benefit the Hurlock Volunteer Fire Co.

The Downtown Santa Trail, Cambridge
December 15th: 3–7 p.m.
Downtowncambridge.org; 443-477-0843
Track down Santa by following his clues throughout downtown Cambridge with fun treats and activities at each stop along the way! Learn Santa’s location and use the secret password for a meet and greet!

Pandora Ice Rink at Inner Harbor, Baltimore 
December 16th & 23rd: 1–3 p.m. 
Innerharboricerink.org 
Bring the kids and a camera to ice skate with Santa!

Polar Bear Express at The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore
December 18th: 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Marylandzoo.org; 410-396-7102
Join Santa on the Polar Bear Express, and a meet and greet between rides.

Tea and Cookies with Santa & Bluegrass Nutcracker at Groove Theatre, Cambridge
December 21st: 4–7 p.m. (Tea and Cookies) and 8 p.m. (Bluegrass Nutcracker)
Groovetheatre.com
Enjoy storytelling, Christmas card making, and pictures with Santa! Free admission with holiday treats available for purchase. Then the Front Porch Orchestra will be performing a bar-to-bar recreation of The Nutcracker in a bluegrass style!