Celebrate the spirit of the holidays in Solomons, our festive Chesapeake Bay village.
Solomons will be celebrating the 34th Annual Christmas Walk Wednesday Dec 5th, through Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Events abound for all ages this festive weekend. Stroll our luminaria lit streets, enjoy our holiday decorations and activities.
Solomons Christmas Walk is held annually the first weekend in December. It’s a fun-filled time of special children’s activities, a live puppet show, open house at many of our businesses, Santa’s arrival and the Lighted Boat Parade! Stroll through our luminaria streets as you enjoy the sights and the sounds of the season.
HOME & BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST
Solomon’s homes and businesses traditionally decorate for the holiday season, transforming Solomon’s into a magical winter wonderland for the month of December. The Solomon’s Business Association encourages this decor and awards a prize to the “Best Dressed” home and business. Criteria include the use of lights, general appearance, personal appeal, creativity, and correlation to business. Businesses need not be SBA members to win, but must be participants in the Christmas Walk. Judging will be done on Tuesday December 4th by 6:30 pm and winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 5th at the SBA Christmas Walk general meeting & Christmas breakfast at Kingfisher’s restaurant.
Solomons Christmas Walk features a Christmas Craft Market on Friday, Dec 7th, 2018, 4pm to 9pm, and Saturday, Dec 8th 4pm to 8pm. This includes a wide range of vendors of arts & crafts, food, clothing, and any items that might make great Christmas gifts. Vendors, please join us! To register or receive more information, contact Jenn Stotler, 301-247-7611 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The market will be held at the park area next door to Kingfisher’s Restaurant. See below for registration form.
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
On Friday, December 7th, at dusk, (6:30ish) Santa and his elf will arrive by fire truck to help the children light the Christmas tree at the Solomons Riverwalk pavilion. This year the free childrens entertainment will be on Saturday at 6:00pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea.
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
Calling All Captains & Crew! The annual Solomons Lighted Boat Parade will be held at 6:15 pm Saturday, December 8th, weather permitting, during the Solomons Christmas Walk. This year’s parade will be hosted by the Solomons Business Association (SBA), the Solomons Island Yacht Club (SIYC), Solomons Yachting Center (SYC), Zahniser’s Yachting Center (ZYC), Sail Solomons and the Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron (PRSPS).
All boats, of any size, shape or make, are most welcome. Come out and show the Solomons community your holiday spirit by decorating your boat. All that is required is to decorate your ship’s starboard side, decorate more if the moment strikes you. Awards will include: First Prize/ Best in Show, Second Prize/ Sail & Power, Third Prize/ Sail & Power, and Honorable mention. Boats will be judged on: Technical Merit, Creativity, Theme, Crew Involvement, and Overall Presentation.
A captain’s meeting covering the route of the parade, safety issues, and the rules for judging will be held at SYC’s club house at 5:15 pm. Captains, please ensure that your boats are at the facility prior to the start of the meeting. A dock master will be available to aid in docking. Call on VHF channel 09 for further instructions.
Ahoy Parade Viewers! Come out to watch the Solomons Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 8th. The parade kicks off at 6:15 from Solomons Yachting Center and heads up Back Creek, then down the creek. The parade will proceed up the Patuxent River along the boardwalk before returning to Solomons Harbor. Watch the parade from many of the restaurants and establishments on Back Creek or the Patuxent River Boardwalk! Prizes are awarded for Best Original Theme, Best Sailboat, Best Power Boat, and Best of Show.