Havre de Grace Christmas Parade, Winter Wonderland Spectacular, Annual Candlelight Tour and Boutique

From the City of Havre de Grace Office of Tourism and Marketing:

The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lock House is holding its Christmas Boutique on Saturday December 8th and Sunday December 9th and the 40th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 9th.

The Christmas Boutique is being organized by the Lock House Ladies and will be held at the Lock House Museum between 9am and 3pm on Saturday and from 12 noon to 8pm on Sunday. You will find the spirit of the Christmas season here. Handcrafted gifts, decorations, and silk-screened pictures from Thailand suitable for framing will be found, along with fresh loose greens, swags, centerpieces and table arrangements. There will be a Gourmet Room filled with baked breads, cakes, candy, fruitcakes, and more. A silent auction and a raffle will also be held.

The 40th Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace will take place on Sunday December 9th between 4pm and 8pm. A selection of homes with varying and unique architectural styles from different periods in the city’s history in or near the historical center of Havre de Grace can be toured this year. Also included in the 2012 tour are the Mount Felix Winery, the A.P. McCombs House, the Arts by the Bay Gallery, the Lock House Museum, the Decoy Museum, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Havre de Grace United Methodist Church. In addition, the Church of St. Patrick will hold a program of holiday music from 3 to 4 PM before the start of the Tour. Each tour stop will be seasonally decorated to complement the structures. The Tour brochure, on sale in November, will have complete information on all tour stops.

The tickets for the 2012 Candlelight Tour of Homes will be limited and can be obtained for a donation of $15. Tickets will be available at the Lock House Museum, from Lock House board members and from several other locations, including: the Visitor’s Center, the Decoy Museum, and Java by the Bay in Havre de Grace, the Leisure Travel Office at Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Johnson Family Pharmacy in Aberdeen, and Preston’s Stationery in Bel Air prior to the Tour date. Sales of tickets will continue at the Lock House Museum and Decoy Museum until 5pm on the evening of the tour. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.thelockhousemuseum.org and picked up at the buyer’s convenience at any of the sales locations.

All donations go to the Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lock House. For more information on the 2010 Christmas Boutique, the Candlelight Tour of Homes, or the Lock House, visit our website, www.thelockhousemuseum.org.

‘Tis the Season Havre de Grace Lights Up

City of Havre de Grace Office of Tourism, Chamber of Commerce, and Main street create a Winter Wonderland Spectacular in downtown Havre de Grace. Warm up with our holiday spirit, the festive holiday lit streets, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus Friday December 7th.

The parade featuring Havre de Grace Department of Recreation’s Cheerleaders and Drama Guild, Brownie Troop, and the model of the Lantern Queen. The Havre de Grace High School Marching Band and the Havre de Grace Cheerleaders will cheer on the Havre de Grace Boys Soccer Team who were the Region 1A Champions for the second year in a row and the Havre de Grace Girl’s Cross Country Team who were State Finalist. Susquehanna Hose Company arrives with Santa and Mrs. Claus to light the Christmas Tree at Rochambeau Plaza. Santa will be waiting to hear your wishes at Santa Land on the 200 block of Washington Street and will continue to sit with children Saturday December 8th and December 15th from 12noon-2pm.

“Visitors will be mesmerized by our holiday store fronts and the decorations the Winter Wonderland Committee have graced our City with”, say Brigitte Peters, City of Havre de Grace Tourism and Marketing Manager, “each year the committee, led by Shalone Lawson, enhances the decoration, due to the support of our community and The Chamber of Commerce.”

Main Street and The Office of Tourism bring the community organizations together for a parade which will begin at 6pm from the American Legion and continue through the downtown on St. John Street, Washington Street and end at Congress Avenue. A great way to kick off the Holiday events.

Throughout the month we offer many holiday experiences. The 40th Annual Candlelight tour of homes on December 9th , tickets available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, a Holiday Open House at Stepping Stones Farm Museum December 8th and 9th, as well as our 14th Annual outdoor Nativity Scene Contest from December 16th – 24th and self-guided tours of the churches in Havre de Grace December 30th from 2pm-4pm.

All of this excitement will bring us to an exciting New Year and what better way to ring in the New Year then with our Annual New Year’s Eve Duck Drop & fireworks with a special dedication to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Susquehanna Hose company will have a DJ and hot chocolate for this family friendly New Year’s Eve event. For more info any of these events and many more please visit our website at www.hdgtourism.com or call us at 410-939-2100 or 1-800-851-7756.

First Friday Christmas Parade! Friday, December 7

From Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc.:

Happy Holidays!

The City of Havre de Grace Office of Tourism, Chamber of Commerce, and Havre de Grace Main Street create a Winter Wonderland Spectacular in downtown Havre de Grace. Warm up with our holiday spirit, the festively decorated streets, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus Friday, December 7th.

The parade will feature Havre de Grace Department of Recreation’s Cheerleaders and Drama Guild, Brownie Troop, and a model of the Lantern Queen. The Havre de Grace High School Marching Band and the Havre de Grace Cheerleaders will cheer on the Havre de Grace Boys Soccer Team who were the Region 1A Champions for the second year in a row and the Havre de Grace Girl’s Cross Country Team who were State Finalist. Susquehanna Hose Company arrives with Santa and Mrs. Claus to light the Christmas Tree at Rochambeau Plaza. Santa will be waiting to hear your wishes at Santa Land on the 200 block of Washington Street.

Main Street and the Office of Tourism bring community organizations together for a parade which will begin at 6pm at the American Legion and continue through downtown on St. John Street and Washington Street, and ending at Congress Avenue. What a great way to kick off the Holiday!

So stop by downtown for a great evening of fun and be sure to shop and eat at our great local shops and restaurants!

Matt Kriegl, manager

Comments

  1. SO LAME says

    Was it just me or did the HDG Christmas parade totally blow this year. It was first Friday and the city blocked parking for most of the downtown area. The parade consisted of 2 fire engines, an ambulance, and 1 small marching band. Lame. I would like to continue to spend money in your town, but being hassled about parking by police and having to walk 9 blocks to get dinner is ridiculous. You should be making it easier for me to spend money in your town. Next time we will opt for another area.

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