Things to do in Baltimore this week 11/28/21

The holiday season is in full gear now! I always consider the Monument Lighting the official kick-off to the holidays in Baltimore so I can’t want to attend it this Thursday. Another fun way to get in the spirit is to visit the Christmas Village in Baltimore‘s Inner Harbor or get a ticket to A Christmas Carol at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. I did basically all of my shopping locally this year. I hit the jackpot at Star Bright Farm, they had something for everyone on my list. You should visit them during one of their upcoming Holiday Barn Market sales. I got my tree at the Farmer’s Market today so you know what I’ll be doing the rest of the day! If you have run out of Thanksgiving leftovers, check out Chuck’s Trading Post in Hampden. We are big fans of their Wednesday Burger Night; the Smashburger is amazing!

Dreamgirls
November 16 – December 12
Baltimore Center Stage
All you’ve got to do is dream! This winter, experience the smash hit musical brought to you by Baltimore theater company ArtsCentric. This R&B rollercoaster ride through 1960s show business is a soul-affirming spectacle about the price of stardom.
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Maricela de la Luz Lights the World
November 19 – December 12
Fells Point Corner Theatre
Maricela de la Luz Lights the World is a fanciful play by Academy-award nominated writer José Rivera. The story follows the adventures of Maricela and her brother Riccardo as they save the world from impending climate catastrophe, reminding audiences that the power to change the world lies within each of us.
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Fires in the Mirror
November 27 – December 19
Baltimore Center Stage
In the late summer of 1991, long-simmering tensions between Black and Jewish residents of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted in a series of violent events. Renowned playwright Anna Deavere Smith interviewed more than 100 people about those tension-filled days, creating a striking tapestry of oral histories examining that flashpoint moment in American history. A single performer brings those stories to electrifying life in Fires in the Mirror.
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A Christmas Carol
December 3 – December 23
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
The holiday classic with a Baltimore twist is back! After months of waiting, we return at last to live indoor performances, and welcome you back to our Downtown Baltimore theatre with A CHRISTMAS CAROL!
Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our spirited adaptation of the classic ghost story. A delight for all ages, join us as we celebrate local history and Chesapeake culture while staying true to Charles Dickens’ novella. This streamlined, nimble, and energetic production runs 90 minutes (with no intermission), and our updated COVID-19 protocols* plus completely overhauled HVAC system will ensure a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable visit to our theatre. Tickets start at $45 for adults, and $20 for youth ages 25 and under!
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Civil War Christmas – An American Musical Celebration
December 3 – December 19
Strand Theater Company
It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, a woman escaping enslavement loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This play with music by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. This is an all-ages show and will delight history buffs and holiday lovers alike.
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Christmas Village in Baltimore
November 25 – December 24 
501 Light St, Baltimore
Christmas Village in Baltimore returns to the Inner Harbor for its 8th season to put you in the mood for the winter holidays! From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25) through Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24), visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy big holiday vibes at the authentic German Christmas market. More than 50 local small businesses, makers, and international vendors with offer unique gifts for your loved ones of all ages. Come down to West Shore Park to join us for Charm City’s beloved holiday tradition with its with twinkling lights and festive Christmas decorations. It just isn’t a proper winter experience without Europe’s favorite seasonal dishes! Enjoy favorites such as Bratwurst, Raclette, and Glühwein in our extended outdoor seating area. There is no admission fee for Christmas Village on weekdays, so the event is FREE of charge for the majority of days it’s open. Also, the outdoor area around the majestic Glühwein Pyramide is always open and free to visit for the public. Admission for the heated festival tent weekends for adults (age 18+): $5

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Candy Lane in Center Plaza
5PM – 9PM W-Sun
November 20 – December 23
120 W Fayette St, Baltimore
Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.
In its inaugural year, Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way. Selfies and family photos – including furry, four-legged family members – are encouraged.
Wednesdays: Every Wednesday, enjoy beverages provided by Le Monade and sweet and savory bites from rotating food trucks like Flash CrabCake Co. and Deddle’s Mini Donuts. Meet and take photos with Santa in “The Sweetest Igloo” in Candy Lane. Free photos from 5-8pm.
Thursdays: Visit Candy Lane for a “Sweet Sips” Happy Hour from 5-9pm. Downtown Partnership will be selling canned cocktails, beer, and wine along with nonalcoholic beverages. Treats provided by Fun O Kake Food Truck. Closed Thanksgiving and closed to the public for a sweet dance party, Not-So-Silent Night, Thursday, December 16th.
Fridays: Sugar Coated Fridays will feature jams provided by DJ Mister Vershawn, sweet and savory bites provided by rotating local vendors like Boss Burger, Taco Loco and Savory Crepes, and Flash CrabCake Co.
Saturdays: To make your Saturdays extra sweet, stop by Candy Lane from between the hours of 5-9pm and snap extra sweet photos from the gram. Enjoy bites from local vendors Geno’s Sweets, Lattimore’s Funnel Cakes, Boss Burger, and Taco Loco and Savory Crepes.
Sundays: Come camera-ready and take photos with Santa in “The Sweetest Igloo” in Candy Lane. Free photos from 5-8pm. Enjoy special appearances from some sweet characters like Willy Wonka and Princess Lolly and more. Relish at the sweet juggling talents of “Ridiculous Nicholas” on select Sundays. Bites by Lattimore’s Funnel Cakes and Flash CrabCake Co.
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Merry & Bright
4PM – 8PM
December 2 – December 12
Central Plaza
Get into the holiday spirit at Merry & Bright, a new seasonal pop-up experience premiering this December at Harbor Point! Purchase your Christmas tree, do some holiday shopping, sip festive cocktails, and maybe even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus, all under the Harbor Point Central Plaza’s canopy of lights. Best of all, every dollar spent at Merry & Bright will directly benefit local non-profit organizations or support local businesses.248355028_6745088048849545_5181165171277505955_n

Monday, November 29

Above the Bar Comedy
7PM – 10PM
St. Mary’s Restaurant & Bar
Above the Bar Comedy is one of the premiere Comedy Open Mics in Baltimore city. Welcome to everyone. Here we don’t just set the bar, we’re above the bar.
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Tuesday, November 30

Barrel Hoop Wreath Making Class
6:30PM – 8PM
Sagamore Spirit
Back by popular demand! Gear up for the holiday season and join us at the Distillery for our Holiday Wreath Making Class. Participants will receive an authentic whiskey barrel hoop, along with artificial greenery and decorations. Feel free to bring additional ornaments or garnishes for your wreath – think burlap, ribbons, lights, word plaques, or stars! This event lasts about one hour and includes a guided whiskey tasting, snacks, and a complimentary cocktail. Additional cocktails will be available for purchase at our bar, Nineteen O’Nine.
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Wednesday, December 1

Art of Comedy
7:30PM – 10:30PM
Motor House
7:30PM BAR OPEN & SIGN UP, 8PM OPEN MIC START. This open mic hosts up to 25 comedians each week in the West Bay of Showroom and is hosted by a rotation of Baltimore’s funniest comedians. In 2015, Art of Comedy was ranked by CBS as one of the ‘Best Places in the City to See Stand-Up in Baltimore’. Alongside this Art of Comedy Open Mic series the Baltimore Comedy Festival was created. Art of Comedy is produced by Ivan Martin, Baltimore’s Best Comedian 2020, Founder of the Baltimore Comedy Festival, Co-Founder of the D.C. Comedy Festival. Come enjoy the comedy in person! Free!

Umar & Friends – Comedy Show
9PM – ?
Full Tilt Brewing
Umar hosts a night of comedy featuring the best comics in the DMV! Featuring: Lafayette Wright, Josh Kuderna, Christine O’Deal, and Justo. Doors at 8pm. Show at 9pm.
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Thursday, December 2

Rendezvous in Remington!
7AM – 12AM
Remington, Baltimore
Introducing, Rendezvous in Remington! A new neighborhood-wide event, happening on the first Thursday of every month. Stop by the following businesses for special discounts and giveaways, during regular business hours (or as specified!). Discounts offered/participants:
🌿 B.Willow: 20% off one item 💛 Mend Acupuncture: Mention “Rendezvous in Remington” and take $20 Off Your Private Acupuncture Session the first week in Dec 🧼 Mt. Royal Soaps: 20% off all candles + seasonal scents are released! ✂️ Old Market Barbers: Save $5 on haircuts! $20 haircuts, $15 for seniors/kids. 🎽 Get Shredded Vintage: 15% off everything in the shop 📚 Greedy Reads: 15% off everything in the shop 🥃 WC Harlan: 10% off 🌮 Clavel: 10% off carry out orders made in person 🍴 Black Sauce Kitchen: 10% off walk up order 🎂 Charm City Cakes: One free cupcake with any purchase 🌈 Fringe: free woven-in hair tinsel 🍷 The Remington Bottle: 20% off a select bottles of wines ☕️ Cafe los Suenos: 15% off bags of coffee 🍹 R.Bar: $5 spiked hot chocolate 🍕 R.House: 15% Off (Stem, Molina, G&G) ☕️ Charmingtons: 15% off all beverages! 🥃 29th Street Tavern: $1 off top shelf whiskey during happy hour 🍻 JBGBs Remington: mention “Rendezvous in Remington” and get 2 free PBRs with the purchase of a pizza! Available for dinner, to-go, around the fire pit, at the bar, and on the patio.

Monument Lighting
5PM – 8PM
Mount Vernon Place – 699 Washington Pl
What started as a quiet gathering of neighbors a half century ago has evolved to become a longstanding Baltimore ritual and the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season. Now in its 50th year, the Annual Monument Lighting invites revelers to properly celebrate the season with food, live performances and a fireworks display. All are invited to bring their friends, neighbors and masks for this time-honored tradition. Downtown Partnership of Baltimore once again takes the lead on presenting an evening of holiday joy followed by fireworks at 8pm.

The Classics Cocktail Class Tour
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Sagamore Spirit
Join us at the distillery and dive into the intricacies of two of the most iconic whiskey cocktails, the Old Fashioned and Manhattan.  Guests will enjoy a learning about history of this classic cocktails, then it’s time to get hands-on. With individual bartending stations, you will mix up a traditional Old Fashioned and Manhattan using our signature rye whiskey!  There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit. We will be adhering to guidelines from state and city government officials and health agencies that are designed to protect the safety of our visitors and our staff.
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BALTIMORATORY: The Gettysburg Address *Seance*
7PM – ?
Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC
BALTIMORATORY is a new monthly series, curated by Lucia A Treasure, featuring historic speeches delivered by Baltimore performers. For the last show of the year we will present Baltimore performer Connor M. Kizer who will deliver THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS during a seance where he will make contact with the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln! This will be an OUTDOOR SHOW with heaters, in the Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC beer garden! Tickets $5 – 10 sliding scale. This will be an outdoor event. Please enter the building and turn left to get to the beer garden. Masks are required to enter the building. We encourage you to arrive vaccinated for our health and yours

Karaoke at North Ave. Market
8PM – 11PM
30 W North Ave, Baltimore
Join us for a weekly Karaoke Extravaganza! You know the drill — we keep you singing as long as there are names in the queue without any DJ breaks. Come out and join us for an incredible time! Want to start lining up your favorite tracks? Download the SongBookDB app from the Google Play or App Store, create an account/sign in, enter the DJ Code BMORE and begin to add songs to your favorites list.

Friday, December 3

R. House’s 5th Birthday Party!
5PM – 10PM
R. House
It’s R. House’s 5th birthday and we’re celebrating in style! Join for specials from the vendors and bar, live music, and first-rate b-day celebrations. Help us ring in five years and lots of love from our R. House community!

Holiday Tree Lighting
5:30PM – 9PM
Sagamore Spirit
Join us for our third annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 3rd! Get into the holiday spirit at the distillery with music, warm cider, whiskey cocktails and family-friendly activities including children’s cookie decorating. Great local vendors, including Bmore Greek Grill, CAnE Collective, Fuzzies Burgers, Suspended Brewing, and Black Acres Coffee Roasters, will be on campus all evening selling food and drinks. This year, we are partnering with Baltimore Safe Haven to donate lightly used winter coats. Thank you for contributing if you can! We will light the tree at 7 p.m.

A FAIRY QUEEN
7:30PM – 9:30PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
Everything is magical in this A Midsummer Night’s Dream as IN Series celebrates summer in midst of winter. This live holiday event blends Shakespeare’s whimsical words with the unforgettable music of Henry Purcell in the style of a classic radio play with live sound effects, featuring local radio personalities as masters of ceremonies. Acclaimed soprano Claron McFadden joins a full baroque orchestra as the clarion voice of a trumpet, adorning this celebration of “the winter of our discontent made glorious summer.”
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Friday Night Stand Up
7:30PM – 9PM or 9PM – 10:30PM
The Lou Costello Room
Every Friday night, Michael Furr and The Lou Costello Room Comedy Club on the 2nd floor of Zissimos Bar in Hamdpen bring you two HILARIOUS shows featuring amazing comedians from the DMV area and all across the country. Seatings are at 7:30 and 9pm. Tickets are just $10 and there are amazing drink specials and draughts available every week.
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Scary Ghost Stories Holiday Magic with Vince Wilson
8PM – 9:30PM
105 W. Fayette St.,Baltimore
In the “spirit” of A Christmas Carol, Vince Wilson brings you spooky holiday stories both old and new! A new old tradition for the holidays! Ghost stories, magic and more! Hear tales of spooky happenings, cursed objects, lost loves and Krampus too! Magic and mystery await with Paranormalist Vince Wilson!
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Saturday, December 4

Holiday Heap 2021
10AM – 5PM
Space 2640
Come Join 40+ amazing artists/makers for the 15th annual HOLIDAY HEAP Craft Fair presented by the Charm City Craft Mafia! Shop handmade and local for all your holiday needs on Saturday, December 4th from 10am-5pm. Free and family friendly! PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION REQUIRED (photo ID + vaccination card, photo of card, or app-based verification) for all shoppers 18+. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. MASKS ARE REQUIRED at all times for shoppers (children under 2 excepted). DRESS WARMLY as we will be opening windows and limiting the number of shoppers indoors at any one time. We are excited to welcome everyone back and we will be taking precautions and following local requirements for capacity, etc.

Bmore Flea & Craft Market 2021
11AM – 4PM
1640 Aliceanna St, Baltimore
Arts, crafts and vintage from Bmore’s best local vendors. Shop local and shop small for the holidays. Free to the public. 

Talking Bones: Skull and Bone Identification
12PM – 3PM
The Natural History Society of Maryland
During this hands-on workshop, using a process called INFERENTIAL CLASSIFICATION you will: Learn the three forms of classification: CARNVIORE, HERBIVORE, and OMNIVIRE, and how to apply them to your collection of bones and skulls. Learn how DENTENTION, JAWS, NASAL CAVITIES, ORBITS, ZYGOMATIC ARCHES, and the shape of the CRANIUM all help to determine the ENVIROMENTAL LIFESTYLE of an animal.
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Cross Street Holiday Market
12PM – 5PM
Cross Street Market
Our annual showcase of local makers kicks off on Small Business Saturday! Featuring Unique gifts, featuring local artists and artisans. Plus Live, festive music. A Market-wide holiday menu, and More TBA!

Holiday Market & Party
12PM – 4PM
Checkerspot Brewing Company
Join us for our Holiday Market featuring local vendors. #SupportLocal this season! We will have a customer appreciation hourly raffle. You’ll receive one raffle ticket per pint. Raffles will take place at the top of the hour, every hour. It’s your chance to win big! Santa will also be making an appearance for polaroids with your favorite human or dog. Not only that, but we’ll be featuring two very limited holiday beer releases!

Mount Vernon Food Tour
2PM – 6:30PM
Bite Of Baltimore
The neighborhood of Mt. Vernon was built around a monument dedicated to George Washington, which at the time was first of its kind. The attraction of living near such a significant landmark brought the affluent and the industrialists that drove Baltimore’s growth after the War of 1812, and through the 19th and 20th century. With some of the most resplendent architecture in the city, and the center of Baltimore’s high society for over 150 years, you will see and experience the best the city has to offer. The food scene in historic Mt. Vernon, represents the melting pot of our Baltimore City.
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Fells Point Food Tour
3PM – 6:30PM
Bite Of Baltimore
Waterfront Views, Locally Sourced Food! Tour includes: Four (4) plates of food, One (1) delicious craft cocktail, and a 3.5 hour guided tour of the neighborhood. Set in the historically colonial neighborhood of Fells Point, our tour focuses on the cuisine of Maryland! We tell the story of how the neighborhood started, its role in the birth of our country, and its role in the network of vibrant neighborhoods in Baltimore. Take in the architecture, the history, the culture, and the community while we enjoy a progressive meal through historic Fells Point. Learn about the working waterfront, and the nautical influence that Baltimore played all over the world. The historic waterfront and working town still feels like a small community surrounded by a large city.
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Fells Point Krampuslauf
6PM – 10PM
The Square In Fells Point
Join us for the second annual Fells Point Krampuslauf! Calling all Krampus, Belsnickel, Fau Perchta, Saint Nicks, Elves, and creatures of the Yule! Summoning all faeries, mermaids and creatures of earth. Calling all jugglers, fire dancers, performers and observers and friends! All are welcome ! We will gather at Fells Point Square for a gallivant around the Fells Point stopping at various points of interest along the way and most importantly to dispense punishment to Naughty who profess their deeds in hope of absolution through public punishment! We will also be collecting new unwrapped toys at this event for Toys for Tots as we due each year! Just because Krampus punishes the Naughty doesn’t mean we can’t help children in need. Have your photo take with the Baltimore Krampus! An enter our Costume Contest with many different categories! More to come! For safety sake we will follow whatever gathering protocols in place at this time for this merry event!

Intervals Closing Reception & Artist Talk
6PM – 9PM
Current Space
Current Space is proud to present ‘Intervals,’ a solo exhibition of works by Lou Joseph. Please join us for the closing reception and artist talk. Talk at 7pm. ‘Intervals’ is a selection of work by Lou Joseph produced since the birth of his son Gabe in 2017. Using recycled vinyl cut to 26 x 36 inch pieces, the artist worked on batches of paintings in his home studio, the process of working on the paintings in layers fit into the times in between child care, family time, employment and housework. This at times erratic process was only exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic and working from home. While not a literal, day-by-day documentation of this time, the accumulated works (this exhibition includes 35 of 150 paintings) relay a sense of the fun, lack of sleep, mental health struggles, worry over the pandemic/the united states/climate change/etc and personal growth during this time.

The Clitorati Presents: Lip Service
8PM – 10PM
The Lou Costello Room
The Cliorati Presents Lip Service is BACK with an amazing line up LIVE in the Lou Room! The Clitorati Presents: Lip Service is Baltimore’s favorite monthly stand up showcase for women and female identifying performers. Tickets are $10 Hosted by ABBY MELLO.
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Sunday, December 5

Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Sagamore Spirit
Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with us at Sagamore Spirit for our Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. Come join one of our teammates as we walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit. Gather in one of our tasting rooms with individual stations to make some brunch themed cocktails. Tickets to this class will be sold in groups of two. There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit. We will be adhering to guidelines from state and city government officials and health agencies that are designed to protect the safety of our visitors and our staff. Social distancing of six feet will be required. Please wear face masks when in buildings and when interacting with Sagamore Spirit teammates. $25 per person, max of 10 guests.
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Craft Whiskey Roundup
11AM – 1PM & 2PM – 4PM
Old Line Spirits
The Craft Whiskey Roundup continues as we take the show overseas. Or rather, we’ve invited some fantastic single malts from overseas to come to us! Ticket holders will enjoy a guided sample from each of the following products below and get a Craft Whiskey Round up glass to take home.
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The 48th Annual Mayor’s Christmas Parade Parade
1PM – 4PM
W 36th St, Baltimore
It’s that most wonderful time of the year! The Mayor’s Parade is back after being forced to skip a year for COVID – bigger and more awesome than ever! Giant balloons, marching bands, Santa, local media celebrities and elected officials, Miss Yuletide, and all your friends and neighbors! The parade route runs down Falls Rd. from Coldspring Lane and turns onto W. 36th St. Make it Hampden for the holidays!

Fells Point Food Tour
3PM – 6:30PM
Bite Of Baltimore
Waterfront Views, Locally Sourced Food! Tour includes: Four (4) plates of food, One (1) delicious craft cocktail, and a 3.5 hour guided tour of the neighborhood. Set in the historically colonial neighborhood of Fells Point, our tour focuses on the cuisine of Maryland! We tell the story of how the neighborhood started, its role in the birth of our country, and its role in the network of vibrant neighborhoods in Baltimore. Take in the architecture, the history, the culture, and the community while we enjoy a progressive meal through historic Fells Point. Learn about the working waterfront, and the nautical influence that Baltimore played all over the world. The historic waterfront and working town still feels like a small community surrounded by a large city.
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Winter Lights at the Observatory
4:30PM – 6:30PM
Friends of Patterson Park
Join us for the 7th Annual Patterson Park Lighting, now called Winter Lights at the Observatory! Live music, food vendors and trucks, local gift vendors, Santa & holiday characters, toy drive and more…FREE!
Festival starts 4:30 pm, Lighting of the Observatory is at 5:50 pm. Don’t miss this fantastic community kick-off to the holiday season! ¡Venga para el séptimo año de la iluminación del Mirador! ¡Música en vivo, comida en venta, artesanía, papá Noel y otros amigos, una recolección de juguetes y más! GRATIS y para toda la familia. 


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Enjoy!

– Lindsey

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