From the City of Havre de Grace:
Havre de Grace Main Street First Friday’s “Light Up Night” Friday kicks off the holiday season Friday, December 3rd at 6:00pm with Santa arriving in style, cruising on The Susquehanna Hose Company’s fire truck up St. John Street to Washington St. in Havre de Grace.
Experience the Winter Wonderland sponsored by the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce with new lights throughout downtown and the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree donated by the Havre de Grace Masons, Susquehanna Lodge 130. Enjoy the talents of the Havre de Grace High School Warrior Marching Band and the Havre de Grace Middle School Band. Experience the start of the holiday season by telling Santa your Christmas wishes at the new Santa’s workshop on Washington Street and warm up with the charm of Havre de Grace. During this holiday season, the shops of Havre de Grace may have extended hours and many specials to remind you to Shop and Dine local. In addition, Santa and Mrs. Claus will return to Washington Street at his workshop Saturday December 4th and December 11th from 12:30pm-2:30pm to tap into every child’s imagination. Many exciting events have been planned to bring the joy to all!
Throughout the month of December, choose from a flurry of exciting events to boost your Christmas spirit. The Steppingstone Museum will hold their annual Christmas Open House December 4th and 5th from noon-4 pm. The farmhouse will be decorated in true Christmas style with music.
The 38th Annual Candlelight Tour by the Susquehanna Lock House Museum on Sunday December 12th allows you to explore historic Havre de Grace and architecturally interesting homes, churches, and museums. Tickets are now on sale at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center on Pennington Ave. Home tours begin at 4 PM and continue until 8 PM. Lock House Ladies Boutique is opened Saturday, December 11 from 9am-1pm and during the tour Sunday, December 12th 12noon-8pm at the Susquehanna Lock House Museum. There will be many Christmas crafts and baked goods that you surely won’t want to miss. Tour Tickets are $15.00 all to benefit the Susquehanna Lock House Museum.
A Nautical Christmas will be had by all at the Maritime Museum, December 12th from 10AM – 8 PM. Join them for seasonal munchies, music, crafts, decorations and enjoy a 15% discount on all items in the Museum’s store.
Be sure to add the Havre de Grace Church Tour to your traditions. The splendid self guided tour of the Churches is free and open to all on December 26th at 2-4PM.
How better to ring in the New Year than with the Havre de Grace Fireworks display December 31st. Begin your New Year’s at one of Havre de Grace’s impeccably decorated Bed and Breakfasts. Dine at any of the excellent restaurants and finish your evening celebrating the end of 2010 with a fireworks display like no other at the Havre de Grace Middle School. Susquehanna Hose Company wishes all a Happy and Safe New Year by sponsoring a family friendly event that counts down to the New Year featuring a lighted duck being dropped from the evening sky. Sound your duck calls and count down to the most spectacular fireworks in Harford County!
For more information on doing Christmas the Havre de Grace Way, please contact the Visitor Center at 410.939.2100 or go to www.hdgtourism.com