Santa Chase highlights ‘Christmas Around Caroline’ holiday events
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.
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.