This year Christmas Walk will take place on the one day, December 7th. Please get your registration forms & checks in to us no later than November 22nd!
SBA Christmas Walk sponsorship registration form_2019
Tuesday December 3rd
6:30pm Judging of Best Christmas Decorated Homes & Businesses in Solomons & Dowell. Extra point for use of Christmas Walk theme ‘Gingerbread’. Winners will be announced on December 4th at SBA general meeting/breakfast at KingFishers.
Wednesday, December 4th
9am Christmas Walk SBA general member meeting/celebration breakfast & announcement of winners of Best Decorated home & Business. Hosted by Kingfisher’s restaurant.
Thursday, December 5th
12pm Decorating of Community Tree in Solomons Gazebo – Bring your craft baubles.
Saturday December 7th
6:30pm Santa delivered to gazebo by SVFD. Christmas tree & gazebo lights on.
6:30pm approx. Lighted Boat Parade at Riverwalk approx. 7pm.
Patuxent High School Jazz Band performing Christmas Music.
A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS
2019 SPONSORS TBA
Celebrate the spirit of the holidays in Solomons, our festive Chesapeake Bay village.
Solomons will be celebrating the 35th annual Christmas Walk Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Events abound for all ages this festive weekend. Stroll our luminaria lit streets, enjoy our holiday decorations and activities.
The 2019 Map of Christmas Walk will be published in the County Times Newspaper on December 5th!
Solomons Christmas Walk is held annually the first weekend in December. It’s a fun-filled time of special children’s activities, 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 3rd by 6:30 pm and winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 4th at the SBA Christmas Walk general meeting & Christmas breakfast at Kingfisher’s restaurant.
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
On Saturday, 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.
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
Calling All Captains & Crew! The annual Solomons Lighted Boat Parade will be held at 6:15 pm Saturday, December 7th, 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 date & time to be announced. 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 7th. 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.