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Get into the spirit of the season on Solomons

Solomons Island, MD- Feel the spirit of the season on Solomons this weekend as the island prepares for the 33rd Annual Christmas Walk.

Volunteers were hard at work this week transforming the area into a winter wonderland. As in years past, the festive weekend will be filled with activities for everyone, including a holiday market, crafts for kids, a visit from Santa Claus and the lighted boat parade.

Solomons Christmas Walk was conceived as a way to draw in more business during the off-season. It also finds the celebration is a great way to bring the community together.

The annual event planning is handled by the Solomons Business Association and the Christmas Walk also helps fund the fireworks on the Fourth of July. Some of the money raised will also be donated to local charities.

At the Christmas Walk you can stroll through luminary lighted streets thanks to the hard work of volunteers, including local Boy Scouts.

Santa Claus will arrive with the Solomons Volunteer Fire Department Friday, Dec. 1, to help children light the Christmas tree at the Solomons Riverwalk Pavilion. Old Saint Nick will arrive around 6:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, you’ll find plenty of unique gifts from arts & craft, food and clothing vendors at the Christmas Market. It will be open from from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m on Dec. 1.

On Saturday, Dec. 2 it’s anchors aweigh for the annual Lighted Boat Parade. The buoyant display will feature boats of all shapes and sizes, decorated from bow to stern with holiday lights. The boats will be judged on several factors including technical merit, creativity, theme and overall presentation. 

The Calvert Marine Museum also participates in the Christmas Walk. The museum is open free to everyone during the event. There will be live music, refreshments, ornament making for children and Santa Claus.

Solomons Island Christmas Walk runs from Thursday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, December 2.

Visit the Solomons Island website for more information.

Contact Joy Shrum at j.shrum@thebaynet.com

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