“It’s Santa! I know him!” You might be shouting this from the middle of O’Donnell Square this weekend with all the holiday cheer that’s wafting around Canton lately. While the weather outside is frightful, the opportunities to give back – and get something little in return – are delightful (and plentiful) this weekend. So bundle up and spread some holiday goodwill. The weekend wrap-up is here.
Saturday, December 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Santa Claus Canned Food Drive at Smaltimore:
Have some extra cranberry sauce lying around from Thanksgiving? Grab some canned food donations and bring them with to Smaltimore on Saturday afternoon during their brunch hours. A two can donation will get you one free brunch item (one per customer) off their menu. Take a picture with Santa in between bites of eggs (yep, he loves Smaltimore too!) Kids always eat free at Smaltimore, so bring the whole fam. Isn’t it delicious?
Saturday, December 14, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Take your picture with Santa Boh at Natty Boh Gear (Fell’s Point):
If you didn’t get a chance to meet Smaltimore’s Santa, head to do some last minute shopping at the Natty Boh Gear store and snap a photo on the arms of Santa Boh! He’ll be there to greet you at the Fell’s Point store with some of “Mr. Boh’s Baltimore Egg Nog” in hand. The store will also have sales for those needing to pick up holiday gifts.
Sunday, December 15, anytime: Get Cozy and Read a Book from Canton’s Little Free Library:
Icy temps have you doing your best impression of hermit? Embrace that hermit side this Sunday and head to Canton’s Little Free Library, which opened November 16, to borrow or lend a good book. The Little Free Library is just that: a neighbors’ book exchange post grounded in the yard of the Messiah Lutheran Church at O’Donnell St. and Decker Ave. Read more about the Little Free Library in the Baltimore Guide.
Sunday, December 15, 1 – 4 p.m.: Fido’s turn for Pic with St. Nick in Harbor East:
Always wanted to see Snowball the cat frown in Santa’s lap while you captured the memory forever? BARCs animal shelter and Harbor East are ready for you and any kind of pet you’d like to bring (ferrets can come too). They’re offering complimentary pet photos in the circle on President’s Street and treats courtesy of Whole Foods market. Those who’d like to extend their furry friend’s thanks can also bring a donation of pet food and toys. Check out their list of recommended donation items.