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Holiday Events Will Light Up Downtown HdG

Havre de Grace's Christmas activities will begin this week.

All it takes is a drive down Washington Street to know that the Christmas season is alive and well in Havre de Grace.

Volunteers installed Santa's workshop and placed decorations on light posts in the city's historic downtown district over Thanksgiving weekend in anticipation of a busy holiday season.

The season kicks off with the final First Friday of the year, complete with a parade and tree lighting at 6 p.m. Friday. The tree will be located at Rochambeau Plaza, at the intersection of St. John and Washington streets.

Havre de Grace is preparing for the following events:

  • » Dec. 2, 6 p.m.
  • » Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 12:30-3 p.m.
  • » Dec. 3 and 4, noon to 4 p.m.
  • » Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dec. 11, noon to 8 p.m.
  • » Dec. 11, 4-8 p.m.
  • » Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • » Dec. 26, 2-4 p.m.
  • » Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m.

What holiday events are you looking forward to attending in Havre de Grace? Tell us in the comments below.

Captain Steve Weisbrod November 29, 2011 at 02:25 PM
weather permitting, the third anual 'one boat, lighted sailboat prade' will happen between the Amtrak Bridge and the Concord Point lighthouse about 6pm. The parade will end with 'the boat' anchoring off the lighthouse (as a photo op) until about 8pm.
Captain Steve Weisbrod November 29, 2011 at 09:01 PM
oops!... I forgot to say that this will happen (weather permitting) the same day as the Candlelight Tour... Dec 11th.
Rebecca Fitzgerald November 29, 2011 at 10:20 PM
Steve, you're too much!
Sharon Duncan December 09, 2011 at 03:44 PM
What a charming Christmas "event". Other boaters have 'talked about' grouping together for a waterfront Christmas boating parade. Consider giving a yelp just prior to the 2012 holiday season and see if we can get some more boaters to join in the show. The city looks nice. Just wanted to say thank you to all the volunteers for the work they did in giving our inner city the Norman Rockwell Christmas look.

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