Let’s face it – anytime of the year is a great time to be in Annapolis, but the holidays are extra-special here in our waterfront city. Annapolis offers a number of festive events to help you and your family celebrate the holidays. From a traditional lights tour to a sparkling boat parade, there’s plenty to do around Christmas in Annapolis.
Here are 5 things to do to celebrate the holidays close to home:
Sandy Point State Park becomes an illuminated winter wonderland until January 1st. Take an annual drive through this spectacular Christmas light show sponsored by the Anne Arundel Medical Center. View more than 60 animated and stationary displays along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. $12 per car.
Enjoy a special farmers market on Saturdays through December, 2014, from 7 a.m. until noon. Shop from a variety of vendors from Anne Arundel County, who will offer homegrown and handcrafted locally produced items, including wreaths, fresh greens, baked goods, coffee, herbs, candy and seasonal produce.
This unique Christmas parade is on December 13, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. in the Annapolis City Harbor. Watch dozens of boats lit up for the holidays as they glide by in the Annapolis Harbor. This parade features more than 70 power and sailboats and is fun for the entire family.
On December 27, 2014, the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will be teeming with excitement for The Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman. The event will benefit the USO, and will match a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) against an opponent from the American Athletic Conference (AAC), live on ESPN.
Ring in the New Year on December 31st with a family-oriented event at Susan Campbell Park and the City Dock. Activities for kids, which are sponsored by the Annapolis Children’s Museum, will begin at 3 p.m. Hang around for the fireworks at 7:30 p.m., followed by “Dancing Under the Stars” featuring Big Band sounds at 8 p.m. Finally, count down to the New Year and midnight, followed by more fireworks.
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