Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lighting

Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lighting in Leonardtown

Ring in the holiday season on Friday, November 25th from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM in the Leonardtown Town Square! Leonardtown’s annual "Christmas on the Square" and "Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony" will be held on Washington Street in Historic downtown Leonardtown. Santa’s arrival and lighting of the Town Christmas Tree takes place at 7:00 PM

Enjoy a variety of entertainment, including holiday music, sleigh rides, horse & carriage rides, train rides, hay rides, fire truck rides, petting zoo, live nativity, Christmas carols, face painting, make-and-take crafts, festive decorations, food and much more! You can also check out the Christmas Festival at Winegardner Auto Showroom, the Gingerbread House at Kevin’s Corner Kafe, the Leonardtown Arts Center, and a presentation of “A Christmas Carol” on Fenwick Street. Many downtown merchants and art galleries will also remain open for your Christmas shopping needs! Performers on stage include Bella School of Music, the St. Aloysius Spirit Singers, Leonardtown Middle School Chorus, St. Mary’s Ryken Chorus, Gracie’s Guys and Gals Dance Troupe, the Southern Maryland Boot Scooters, Leonardtown Baptist Church Choir, and Piney Point Elementary Chorus! Be sure to keep an eye out for Frosty the Snowman, the Christmas Elf, Mrs. Claus, and of course, the big guy himself, Santa Claus!

Several streets in the downtown Leonardtown Square area will be closed to thru traffic from 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Parking will be limited to accessible streets and designated parking lots. You are encouraged to park at the College of Southern Maryland and take the free shuttle bus service provided by Carter Bus Service to the Leonardtown Square.

Christmas on the Square is sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, the Leonardtown Business Association and the Commissioners of Leonardtown, in gratitude to our community financial partners: Two Guys Auto Body, Quality Built Homes, Winegardner Auto Group, PNC Bank, Burris’ Olde Towne Insurance, the Cutting Edge Salon and the College of Southern Maryland. For further information, visit or call 301-475-9791. (Raindate: The raindate will comprise the Annual Tree Lighting (only) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM.)