The turkey was stuffed and now so are we! It was a great Thanksgiving Day here at Flag House Inn B&B with family and friends. Now there is a snow storm threatening for Sunday so it is definitely time to get into Christmas mode in our B&B. We have purchased our tree and will be decorating it later today. But, for now, I want to update the happenings in Annapolis.
On Thursday evenings, Dec 12 and 19, come into downtown Annapolis MD between 6 PM and 11 PM for holiday shopping. The stores of Main Street, City Dock, Maryland Avenue, Church Circle and inner West Street will remain open for unique and relaxing shopping. Park at one of the area parking garages (Hillman, Gotts or the garage at Park Place) and ride the Circulator Bus (blue and white trolley) for free transportation from the Park Place parking garage into downtown. The decorations are festive and the shop keepers are waiting to assist you with your purchases. Pubs and restaurants are also plentiful throughout the downtown area. You can easily find a place to refresh, rest and replenish as you do some holiday shopping.
This weekend, Dec 7 & 8, Handel’s Messiah is presented by the USNA Glee Club at the Chapel. To find out if tickets are still available go to http://navyperforms.showare.
On Saturday evening, Dec 7, there will be a Candlelight Concert by the Annapolis Chamber Players at the Charles Carroll House at 5:30 PM. For more information go to http://
Throughout December “The Jolly Express” will be exploring the Annapolis harbor on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights as well as Dec 24, 25, 26, 30 & 31 at 6, 7 & 8 PM each evening. Known as the “Miss Anne” the rest of the year this boat is decorated for the holidays and is a fun adventure for all ages. For more information go to www.cruisesonthebay.com
Speaking of boats in the harbor be sure to plan ahead a week for the night of Saturday, Dec 14 when the annual Annapolis Lighted Boat Parade takes place from 6 – 8 PM in the harbor. Lots of sail and power boats decorated for the holidays will circle around the harbor and Spa Creek for another night of enjoyment for all ages. Easy viewing from the City Dock area, on the Spa Creek bridge and along the waterfront in Eastport.
One of the joys of living in this historic town is just being able to walk out the front door of our Flag House Inn B&B and get to all these sights and sounds without having to get into a car and fight the traffic or look for parking at the mall. People often talk about Christmas past and being in the beautiful National Register Historic District of Annapolis really evokes the memories of doing things locally and getting to see your neighbors and neighborhood shop keepers with much less hustle and bustle. So, give yourself a treat and enjoy some quieter moments this holiday season.