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ISSUE 72 • DECEMBER 2012
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas on the Potomac
Through Jan. 6
Gaylord National Resort
Prince George’s County Victorian Christmas
Nov. 25 – Jan. 1
Berlin, Worcester County
Fell’s Point Old Tyme Christmas
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Baltimore
Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland
Dec. 1-2
Montgomery County
Denton Holiday Parade and Lighting of the Green
Dec. 6
Caroline County
Singular Sensations Holiday Exhibition
Dec. 6-16
Columbia Art Center
Howard County Christmas in St. Michaels
Dec. 7-9
Talbot County Wisp’s 57th Birthday Celebration
Dec. 9-10
Wisp Resort
McHenry, Garrett County Christmas Bird Count
Dec. 16
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Rock Hall, Kent County Chanukah, Christmas Day and Chinese Food
Dec. 25
The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Baltimore Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular
Dec. 31
Inner Harbor Holiday train exhibits
Various displays across the state Enter to win the Arundel Mills and Premium Outlets Holiday Shopping Sweepstakes.
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Candlelight tours, holiday illuminations, lighted-boat parades and Chesapeake Bay lighthouses are all beacons of light revealing authentic Maryland experiences and destinations. Here is a sampling of where you’ll find lights of the season: Winterfest of Lights (Ocean City); Chesapeake City Winterfest; Winter Festival of Lights (Upper Marlboro); Miracle on 34th Street (Baltimore); Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival (pictured); Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats; Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade (Annapolis); and Solomons Lighted Boat Parade.

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Candlelight tours
Experience the glowing ambiance of these notable destinations across the state:

Sotterley Plantation Holiday Candlelight, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County
Christmas at Haberdeventure, Dec. 8, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco, Charles County
State House by Candlelight, Dec. 7-8, Annapolis
Chesapeake City Candlelight Tour, Dec. 8, Cecil County
Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace, Dec. 9, Harford County
Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship, Dec. 26, Frederick
Main Street celebration performer

Main Street celebrations
Shop along Maryland’s Main Streets, starting on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. View offers from 170 Main Street merchants that are available with a holiday-shopping coupon.  Also, here’s a sampling of seasonal events:

Main Street Christmas, Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, Mt. Airy, Carroll County
Christmas Parade, Dec. 7, Crisfield, Somerset County
Old-Fashioned Christmas, Dec. 8, Cambridge, Dorchester County
Midnight Madness, Dec. 13, Cumberland, Allegany County
Four Saturdays in December, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, Frederick
First Night Talbot, Dec. 31, Easton, Talbot County

Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination

Civil War stories
Discover the impact of the Civil War in divided, mid-19th-century Maryland at these events:

Memorial Illumination, Dec. 1, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Washington County
Victorian Christmas, Dec. 1-2, Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum, Waldorf, Charles County
The Legend of Civil War Santa, Dec. 15, Surratt House Museum, Clinton, Prince George’s County
Women’s Fashions of the Civil War, Dec. 16, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown

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Martin O’Malley, Governor • Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
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