Celebrate the spirit of the holidays in Solomons, our festive Chesapeake Bay village.
Solomons will be celebrating the 31st annual Christmas Walk Thursday, December 3rd through Saturday, December 5th, 2015. Events abound for all ages this festive weekend. Stroll our luminaria lit streets, enjoy our holiday decorations and activities.
For Map of Solomons Christmas Walk Participants & Sponsors please click here: http://www.solomonsmaryland.com/events/signature-events/solomons-christmas-walk/
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 is postponed to evening of December 4th, due to weather!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR
This year the Solomons Christmas Walk plans to feature a Christmas Craft Bazaar from Friday, Dec 4 through Saturday, Dec 5. We hope to include 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.
Everyone is welcome to the Holiday Gala dinner on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30 pm at Isaacs Restaurant at the Holiday Inn. Stay tuned for details! This year’s theme is ELVES! Download more information on the Christmas Walk gala click here: http://www.solomonsmaryland.com/events/signature-events/solomons-christmas-walk/
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
On Friday evening, Santa and his elf will arrive by fire truck to help the children light the Christmas tree at the Solomons Riverwalk pavilion. Children’s activities and a live puppet show occur throughout Solomons. Reserve your place for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning at 8 am at Isaac’s Restaurant.
Donated Raffle Prizes for Christmas Walk Gala
The McNelis Group
Caren’s Solomons Style
Holiday Inn, Solomons
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
Calling All Captains & Crew! The annual Solomons Lighted Boat Parade will be held at 6:15 pm Saturday, December 5th, 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.
Click here for the printable Lighted Boat Parade Registration form: http://www.solomonsmaryland.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/registrationform_2015.pdf
Ahoy Parade Viewers! Come out to watch the Solomons Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 5th. The parade kicks off at 6:15 from Solomons Yachting Center and heads up Back Creek, then down the creek for judging at Sail Solomons, at Zahniser’s Yachting Center. 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.
Prizes for the Lighted Boat Parade Saturday December 5th
Zahniser’s Yachting Center / 2 nights dockage + 2 ZYC tees
Solomons Victorian Inn / 1 night B&B stay
Holiday Inn / 1 night stay
Charles Street Brasserie / Restaurant gift card
Spring Cove Marina / gift shop item
Lighthouse Restaurant / 2 GC’s
Boomerangs / Gift Certificate
SIYC / Wine for participating boats
Spring Cove Marina / Boaters Hospitality Gift Bag
Lighthouse Restaurant / Gift Certificates
Patuxent Wine & Spirits / gift wine for judges
A Special Thanks To Our Christmas Walk Sponsors
Wells Fargo Advisors
The McNelis Group Real Estate Services
Holiday Inn, Solomons
Grand Mother’s Store/ Harmon House