Have you gotten a good jump on your holiday activities? This week the holiday season is really heating up and the events are starting to roll out in earnest! Whether you’re planning on spending time with the kids or friends and family, there’s lots to do around town, and we’ve got the best of the best events here for you!
Stoney’s Broomes Island Adult Field Trip to Flat Iron Farms and Clark’s Landing, Broomes Island
Friday, December 7, Bus Leaves Stoney’s BI at 6:30
Merriment. Will. Ensue. Your $20 ticket gets you a seat on the bus, a free cocktail, and light snacks before the bus leaves. Once onboard, there will be limited bar service, including beer, wine, select cocktails and crushes! You’ll check out the lights at Flat Iron Farms, and then stop at Stoney’s Clark’s Landing for drinks or a bite to eat. The bus leaves Stoney’s BI at 6:30. Call Jeannie to reserve your seats! Proceeds will benefit Project Echo!!
This event will probably sell out quickly, call Jeannie at (410) 610-6722 ASAP!
Solomons Island Christmas Walk, Solomons
Friday and Saturday, December 7 & 8, 4PM to 9PM
For those looking for a family friendly holiday event this weekend, check out the Solomons Island Christmas Walk! The whole town comes out for this event, featuring a boat parade, Christmas Market, Live Music, Open Houses at most of the businesses and restaurants on the island, and of course, a Santa arriving on a firetruck. A great event in on of the most picturesque locations in Calvert! Arrive early to grab a good spot on the boardwalk for the sunset and boat parade on Saturday!
Half Shell Adventures Boat Parade Cruise
Saturday, December 8, 5:45-7:45
Welcome aboard the Half Shell for a cruise through the Solomons Lighted Boat Parade! Experience from the water the beauty of Solomons’ most breathtaking vessels, festively decorated for the holidays. You are encouraged to bring a picnic and there will be a cash bar with warm cocktails, beer and wine on board! This is a ticketed event, do not delay!
Hook & Vine Tasting with McClintock Distilling, North Beach
Wednesday, December 5, 6-8PM
Local, CHECK! Sustainable, CHECK! Booze, DOUBLE CHECK!
McClintock is a distillery out of Frederick, MD and they are doing some VERY interesting things with Gin, Vodka & Whiskey, people! There will be a tasting set up at Hook & Vine, and craft cocktails featuring the wares. Come for a tasting, stay for a drink and a bite!
“McClintock Reserve – a new botanical mix for this gin that has a beautiful orange zest and spice finish and aged it for 4 months in a used XO Cognac cask imported from France. The cognac gives this spirit a soft fruit body and nosing with delicate wood tannin from the French Oak.” OMG
Holiday Porch Pots at Greenstreet Gardens*, Lothian
Thursday, December 6, 7-9PM
Bring your gloves and a friend! Your $45 ticket will get you everything you need to create a lovely oversized porch pot! Greenstreet will provide the pot, greenery, ribbons, trimming and everything you need to assemble a welcoming decoration. Come with vision!
This event run concurrent with Greenstreet Garden’s weekly Candlelight Shopping event, hosted every Thursday evening from 6-8PM during the holiday season, and featuring 15% off full price merchandise, not including trees and live greenery. The greenhouse area has literally thousands of themed ornaments to choose from, lots of holiday decor, and tropical holiday plants. The gift shop features lots of unique and name brand finds for everyone on your list! Definitely an event worth checking out!
*Weekly Wildcard Event! This event is located slightly out of Calvert, but we think it will be worth the trip!
It’s a Wonderful Life, Twin Beach Players, North Beach
Select Dates Through December 16
Who doesn’t love the movie? It’s such a classic and so beloved! Tell me another movie where 3 or 4 generations can sit and watch together, and everyone enjoy the movie and the message? We’re REALLY looking forward to the Twin Beach Player’s production of this Christmas Classic!
This event runs weekends through December 16, and is ticketed! You may buy tickets online, or at the door.
Annmarie Gardens Holiday Maker’s Market & Garden in Lights, Dowell
Maker’s Market Saturdays Through Christmas 9am-2pm,
Garden in Lights, Multiple Dates Through January 1
The Maker’s Market is moved indoors for the holiday season, and each week offers different vendors. No two markets will be the same! Annmarie always hosts the most unique and lovely artists and vendors. You’ll definitely find some treasures for your shopping. If it’s nice, pack a late lunch/ early dinner, and let the kids play outside and burn off some energy! Entry to the Maker’s Market is free, but the light’s show is $7 per person and members enter for free.
Sound Bath Meditation, Grow Yoga, North Beach
Sunday, December 9, 4pm-5pm
Remember to take care of and make time for yourself this holiday season! In fact, go drink a big glass of water right now! I’ll wait.
First of all. Any event that tells you up front to bring a blanket and a pillow, we are definitely here for. This time of year can be busy, busy, busy! Rest your mind and restore your body through the use of singing bowls, a gong, and other instruments, and leave with a grateful heart and the gift of introspection and self care. Remember: Blanket, pillow, comfy clothes, water.
Have a great time this week! Please share your events with us, and let us know what you get up to, even if it’s not on the list! If you have an event you’d like included, please reach out on Facebook or Instagram or email us at CalvertCommunityCulture@Gmail.com !