From the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc.:
The holidays are an exciting time in Downtown Bel Air and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance has plenty of events and promotions to keep you in the holiday spirit!
Join us Friday, December 3rd for our 1st Annual Downtown Dine Around & Shopping After Dark, 5pm to 10pm. Our shops and boutiques will be open until 8pm to accommodate your holiday shopping needs. To keep you moving and festive, the Downtown Dine Around is providing FREE appetizers, exclusive drink specials, and a 10% menu discount at Main Street Tower, Dark Horse Saloon, Looney’s Pub, MaGerk’s Pub & Grill, and Sean Bolan’s.
Tickets for the Downtown Dine Around are only $20.00 per person or $35.00 per couple. You can order your tickets by contacting Scott T. Walker at (410) 638-1023 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available that evening. A complete list of ALL of the specials is available on our website. This will be a great night to complete your holiday shopping list and enjoy an evening of fantastic food and drink in Downtown Bel Air!
On Saturday, December 4th the United States Marine Corps Reserve will be at the Bel Air Armory from 12pm to 4pm to collect new toy donations for their “Toys for Tots” program in Harford County. All donations made in Harford County will be used to help Harford County families in need this holiday season. New toy donations can also be made Tiddlywinks, Tiny Toes, and Hair Design. Tiddlywinks and Tiny Toes are offering a 20% discount to anyone purchasing a new toy donation. The Harford Choral Society will also be performing all over Downtown Bel Air from 1pm to 3pm and Shamrock Coffee will be selling hot chocolate and cider to keep you toasty.
Saturday, December 5th is the 21st Annual Bel Air Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, hosted by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and brought to you by Point Breeze Credit Union. This event is FREE to all. The festivities begin at 2:30pm with our Main Street Concert featuring The Patrick Redmond Band. The Grand Parade will begin at 3:30pm, starting on Main Street at Churchville Road and ending at Shamrock Park. Immediately following the parade will be the bonfire in Shamrock Park with FREE cookies and hot chocolate, provided by Party Palace, BelAirPatch.com, Coffee Coffee, Blue Dog Café, Bel Air Bakery, and BJ’s Wholesale Club. The majestic tree lighting will be at 4:45pm. In the case of inclement weather, cancellation will be announced at noon on Sunday, December 5, 2010, on WBAL-AM 1090 and WYPR-FM 105.7, on the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and Town of Bel Air websites, and on the Bel Air Downtown Alliance Facebook Page. There is no rain date.
Thursday, December 9th from 5pm to 8pm is Guys Night Out. Our shops and boutiques will be open until 8pm for the fellas to avoid last minute holiday shopping. Our pubs and restaurants are also offering exclusive drink specials that evening for the guys when they bring in their receipts from our local shops. Second Sundays is December 12th with special store hours from 12pm to 4pm and the Bel Air Community Chorus performing in Downtown Bel Air from 1pm to 3pm. And to wrap up the holidays in Downtown Bel Air, join us on Thursday, December 16th for the last Girls Night Out of 2010 from 5pm to 8pm to enjoy a variety of promotions and last minute holiday specials at all of our fine shops and boutiques.
As you can see, the holidays are extremely busy in Downtown Bel Air and we have something for everyone. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance would like to thank ALL of our sponsors. It is because of their generosity and community spirit that we are able to bring you all of these wonderful events and promotions: Point Breeze Credit Union, Harford Mutual Insurance Company, Main Street Tower, Buontempo Brothers, Brown Brown & Young, ExpressCare of Bel Air, Jones Junction, Corbin Fuel, HeartBeat, Tiny Toes, Flesh Tattoo, True Housewives, Coffee Coffee, Blue Dog Café, Bel Air Bakery, Party Palace, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, Chesapeake Mommies, Towne Barbers, Circa Ltd, BelAirPatch.com, Saxon’s Diamond Centers, Atlantic Tractor, WSMT Insurance, Cat Sense Feline Hospital, and 2K Marketing.
Stay up-to-date with all of the latest news, events, and promotions by visiting our website at www.downtownbelair.com, becoming our Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DowntownDowntownBelAir, or Following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BelAirMainSt.
For more information, please contact Scott T. Walker, Executive Director of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, at (410) 638-1023 or email@example.com.
Havre de Grace
Light Up Night!
In Partnership with Havre de Grace Tourism
Downtown Christmas in Havre de Grace
Friday, December 3
6 pm – 9 pm
Christmas Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting & all the Trees Downtown!
Parade Begins at 6 pm at the American Legion, 501 St. John Street.
Watch the Susquehanna Hose Company bring Santa Downtown with the Havre de Grace Warriors Football Team and enjoy the parade with:
The Havre de Grace Recreation’s Cheerleaders
The Girl Scout Troops of Havre de Grace
Spencer Silver Mansion’s “Vision of Sugar Plums”
Mitch Mitchell and a Lighted replica of the Lantern Queen
The Havre de Grace High and Middle School Band
The Havre de Grace High School Chorus
The Maryland Conservatory of Music Drum Circle
Christmas Tree Lighting will be at 6:45 PM, Rochambeau Plaza and enjoy the sounds of Juliette Moore and friends singing Celtic and Christmas Music and the Greater Grace Choir.
Kids Can Meet With Santa afterward at 115 N. Washington Street and The Havre de Grace Chorus and the Brownies will be singing delightful sounds of Christmas.
Most of our unique merchants, restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, and salons will stay open late. Here’s a sampling of specials for December 3 between 5pm and 9pm and also for the month of December.
The annual City of Aberdeen Christmas Street parade and holiday celebration will be held Saturday, December 4th.
Breakfast with Santa
Grace United Methodist Church
tickets available at the door
Museum and Archives
18 Howard Street
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Christmas Craft Fair
Fire Hall on Rogers Street
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shop for unique gifts and buy your lunch there!
Nativity Scene Display
Grace United Methodist Church
West Bel Air Avenue
starting at 2 p.m.
See the Window Contest Winners!
begins at 3 p.m.
Greet Mr. and Mrs. Santa and many other special guests
Tree Lighting Ceremony and Visit Santa
immediately following parade