Santa Chase high­lights ‘Christ­mas Around Caro­line’ hol­i­day events

Times-Record - - News - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com Fol­low Caro­line/Dorch­ester Ed­i­tor Dustin Holt on Twit­ter @Dustin_S­tarDem.

DEN­TON — The an­nual Santa Chase high­lights this week’s events in the ‘Christ­mas Around Caro­line’ cel­e­bra­tion.

The Lions Clubs in Ridgely and Den­ton will host the Santa Chase Sun­day, Dec. 18, at Marti­nak State Park in Den­ton. Reg­is­tra­tion will open at 3:30 p.m., and the race will start at 4:45 p.m. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is $15 per run­ner by Dec. 5 or $50 for a group of four.

The run will be held in the dark with can­dle lu­mi­nar­ies mark­ing the trail. The char­ity run also will in­clude hol­i­day cos­tume prizes and hol­i­day glow bands. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-479-8120 or visit car­o­linerecre­ation.org.

The “Christ­mas Around Caro­line” cel­e­bra­tion also con­tin­ues with many other hol­i­day events around the county.

On Thurs­days through Sun­days un­til Jan. 7, the Fiber Arts Cen­ter at 7 N. Fourth St., Den­ton, will host a hol­i­day bazaar with hand-crafted fiber art items. Ad­mis­sion is free, with the cen­ter open from noon un­til 4 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-4791009 or visit www.car­o­lin­earts.org.

Spe­cial hol­i­day or­na­ments will be avail­able at The Foundry from noon to 5 p.m. Wed­nes­day through Satur­day un­til Jan. 7. The Foundry is lo­cated at 401 Mar­ket St., Den­ton, and cus­tomers can shop for hand-painted and crafted or­na­ments by lo­cal artists.

Down­town Den­ton will hosts shop­ping for crafts, pas­tries, jew­elry, hol­i­day gifts and more dur­ing its Hol­i­day Mar­ket­place at 300 Mar­ket St. The event con­tin­ues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Thurs­day, Dec. 15.

Santa’s Magic Work­shop will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 at Marti­nak State Park in Den­ton. Ad­mis­sion is one canned good per per­son for con­tri­bu­tion to the St. Martin’s Barn food pantry.

The event will fea­ture free hayrides, hol­i­day Christ­mas tree crafts, Santa vis­its, a model train dis­play and free re­fresh­ments. Santa’s Magic Work­shop is a part­ner­ship with Caro­line County Recre­ation and Parks, and Marti­nak State Park. The en­chanted il­lu­mi­nated camp­ground will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. each day un­til Dec. 31.

The Ridgely Live Na­tiv­ity Pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 17, in the lot next to Ridgely Town Hall on Cen­tral Av­enue. The free event will fea­ture cos­tumed ac­tors, an­i­mals and live mu­sic de­pict­ing the Christ­mas story.

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Lions clubs in Ridgely and Den­ton will spon­sor the an­nual Santa Chase Lu­mi­nary 2-Mile Fun Run and Walk in the En­chanted Christ­mas For­est at Marti­nak State Park in Den­ton on Sun­day, Dec. 18.

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