Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas on the Square on Friday, November 26

The Town of Leonardtown is hosting its Annual Christmas on the Square on Washington Street in Historic downtown Leonardtown on Friday, November 26th from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The main stage will have a variety of entertainment including seasonal music and Christmas carols, costumed characters and more. Other holiday festivities around the Square and down Fenwick Street include sleigh rides, train rides, fire truck rides, hay rides, horse & carriage rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, live nativity, face painting, make-and-take crafts for children, an ice sculpture demonstration, visits with Santa, cookie decorating at the “Gingerbread House” (Kevin’s Corner CafĂ©) and more! See Frosty the Snowman,Pinch from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Mrs. Claus, and of course, the big guy himself, Santa Claus!

Watch for Santa’s arrival and lighting of the Town Christmas Tree at 7:00 p.m.! You'll also want to visit Winnegardner Showroom for the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad’s Annual Christmas Festival. Decorated trees and wreaths, a slide show and photo display of days past in St. Mary’s County, toy collections and crafts are just some of the highlights of this Christmas Festival. You may also prepare a letter or card to be sent to a member of the Armed Forces.

A free round-trip shuttle bus service will be provided by STS Transportation into the Leonardtown Square from the College of Southern Maryland-Leonardtown Campus. Vehicular traffic into the downtown area will be detoured to designated parking areas and streets around Town.

Christmas on the Square is sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, the Leonardtown Business Association, the Commissioners of Leonardtown, and community partners Quality Built Homes, Winegardner Auto Group, Sabre Systems, and College of Southern Maryland. For more information, call 301-475-9791.

***In case of rain please check our website or call the town office at 301-475-9791 and listen to the answering machine recording. Rain date: Saturday, November 27.***