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Candlelight Tour Needs a Clear Forecast

Candlelight Tour is scheduled for Sunday from 4-8 p.m.

Bill Martin would be OK with a rainy forecast all week.

Except for Sunday.

The City Council president, who volunteers to put out candles every second Sunday in December, is looking for a rain-free afternoon, as Havre de Grace hosts the .

The event will take place from 4-8 p.m. Sunday—weather pending.

Martin helps organize the placement of about a thousand bags with candles, specifically along Union Avenue.

"It looks like a runway," Martin said of the view down Union Avenue for the tour. "Hopefully we won’t have any rain this year, we’ve been rained out for two years."

Four nearly 40 years, the , as well as churches and bed and breakfasts. The residences and businesses on the tour will be open to the public.

Tickets for the tour are available for a donation of $15, and are available online or at the following locations:

Tickets purchased in bulk via the Lock House Museum website will be discounted. All proceeds benefit the .

Refreshments will be served at from 4-9 p.m.

The tour is coupled with the at the . Hosted by The Lock House Ladies, the boutique offers unique crafts and gifts. It will be open at the from , and from .

Will you be taking the tour? Do you include your home on the tour? Tell us in the comments.

Jim Sherring December 08, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Just to be clear - the Boutique and the Candlelight Tour are held rain, snow, or shine. While placement of the luminaries has been rained out the last two years, the present forecast says the chance of rain for Sunday is 0 percent. Hope everyone can come out and support this annual HdG tradition!
Captain Steve Weisbrod December 08, 2011 at 04:00 PM
Our 'home' will be on the tour.... kind of. Since we live on our sailboat we are, once again this year, going to do the 'one boat lighted sail-boat parade'. We'll cruise from the amtrak bridge to the lighthouse and then anchor off the lighthouse for a while (weather permitting). Two years ago, judging by the number of flashes, it was a photo op for a lot of folks. Of course, if more lit-up sailboats come out, it could be a more than one boat lighted boat parade :-)
Bill Lawson December 08, 2011 at 05:17 PM
So from what you are saying here, you will have your sailboat, moored, right off shore from the lighthouse. So if I were to venture down Lafayette St. to the Concord Point lighthouse, I would be able to gaze upon your lovely sailboat lit up with some type of Christmas or holiday lighting? Well that sounds like an awesome photo op to me. Hope your boat arrives before I do. :)

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