And not just in my crazy costumed household. Holiday events are popping up all over Baltimore. Neighbors are stringing lights, wrangling trees and putting wreaths on doors.
If you haven’t started getting into the holiday spirit, no worries. Tomorrow you can join the 5th Annual Columbus Piazza Lighting (250 President Street) in Harbor East from 6-8 pm. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, hot cocoa, and gingerbread cookies, music and more! Keyword complimentary, you couldn’t drag me away.
Have you drafted your letter to Santa yet? Canton’s own Ace Hardware has a direct line to the North Pole and will be mailing letter collected over the next two weeks to Santa. To obtain authentic postage, all letters submitted by December 9th will be sent through the North Pole post office in North Pole, Alaska, and will include a personalized message from Santa himself. Delivery by Christmas Eve can only be guaranteed on letters received by December 10th, but their mail box will remain in stores until December 16th. Local residents as well as schools, daycares and community centers are encouraged to have their children submit a letter. Submissions should include a letter to Santa, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope (in cases of confidentiality, letters can be addressed to a school or business).
Those willing to venture out of Canton can enjoy the Washington Monument Lighting on Thursday. There will be holiday entertainment from Morgan State’s Choir and Baltimore School for the Arts, a visit from Santa Claus, and 30 food and community vendors in Mount Vernon’s West Park. At 7:45 the fireworks finale will light up all of Downtown. I unfortunately will be getting a crown done (not the fun tiara kind) so go for me, and have some spiked hot chocolate.
Next week we’ll talk about Canton’s 6th Annual Lamp Post Lighting Ceremony, but be sure to RSVP today!