The Star Democrat

Easton announces holiday event schedule

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EASTON — With the holiday season ramping up, downtown Easton is excited to announce the dates for some of its upcoming festivitie­s and events.

Shop Small Saturday is Nov. 27. Sponsored by American Express, this initiative highlights the importance of supporting local businesses. Downtown merchants are fully stocked and ready to help customers find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Shopping small and supporting local puts money directly back into the local economy.

The Friends of Hospice will host the Festival of Trees at the Tidewater Inn from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 27-29. Also, Carols by Candleligh­t will also take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in front of the Tidewater. It is a free holiday event for families. Choral groups, bell ringers and musicians will perform. Spectators will receive a compliment­ary candle and songbook as well as hot cocoa and holiday treats.

Dec. 2 will see the return of Easton’s Moonlight Madness shopping event. Downtown shops and restaurant­s will be open until 9 p.m. Caroling will be provided by the Allegro Academy. The first performanc­e will be at 6 p.m. in Thompson Park, and starting at 7 p.m., the carolers will divide up into small groups and roam downtown to spread holiday cheer.

The Talbot Interfaith Shelter’s Home for the Holidays will start Friday, Dec. 3. This free event will include holiday crafts, live music, visits from Santa, carriage rides, luminaries, and impressive light displays. It will continue from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19.

Easton’s Christmas parade will take place on Dec. 4. There will also be a tree lighting and visits with Santa in Thompson Park at 6 p.m. followed by the parade, beginning at 6:30 p.m., which includes 66 vehicles, marching bands and floats filling the streets with the holiday spirit.

The Avalon Theatre will present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”The musical will run from Dec. 9 to Dec. 19.

First Night Talbot promises to make the transition into the new year a fun one for Easton.This family friendly New Year’s Eve celebratio­n will be virtual this year and with two hours of musical performanc­es and entertainm­ent as well as the traditiona­l blue crab drop.

Chesapeake Fire & Ice returns Feb. 1820. This free event will be packed with live ice sculpting, musical performanc­es and entertainm­ent for the entire family.

For additional informatio­n on event details, visit eastonedc.com or email Holly DeKarske at holly@eastonedc. com.

 ?? TED MUELLER PHOTOGRAPH­Y ?? The Friends of Hospice will host the Festival of Trees at the Tidewater Inn from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 27-29.
TED MUELLER PHOTOGRAPH­Y The Friends of Hospice will host the Festival of Trees at the Tidewater Inn from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 27-29.

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