...Celebrates the spirit of the holidays in our festive Chesapeake Bay village.
Solomons will be celebrating the 28th annual Christmas Walk Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8, 2012. Events abound for all ages this festive weekend. Stroll our luminaria lit streets, enjoy our holiday decorations and activities.
Solomons Christmas Walk is held annually the first Friday and Saturday in December. It's a fun-filled evening of special children's activities, a live puppet show and open house at many of our businesses. Stroll through our luminaria streets as you enjoy the sights and the sounds of the season.
Enjoy: Christmas crafts, a live puppet show, shopping, refreshments, entertainment, fine dining, pet adoptions and the decorations that bring the Solomons area to life for the holidays.
2012 Event schedule and map
HOME & BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST
Solomon's homes and businesses traditionally decorate for the holiday season, transforming Solomon's into a magical winter wonderland for the month of December. The Solomon's Business Association encourages this decor, and awards a prize to the "Best Dressed" home and business. Criteria include the use of white lights, general appearance, personal appeal, creativity, and correlation to business. Businesses need not be SBA members to win, but must be participants in the Christmas Walk. Judging is conducted on December 5th, just in time for Christmas Walk!
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
Calling All Captains & Crew! The annual Solomons Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 8th, weather permitting, during the Solomons Christmas Walk. This year’s parade will be hosted by the Solomons Business Association (SBA), the Solomons Island Yacht Club (SIYC), Solomons Yachting Center (SYC), Zahniser's Yachting Center (ZYC) and the Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron (PRSPS).
All boats, of any size, shape or make, will be most welcome. Come out and show the Solomons community your holiday spirit by decorating your boat. All that is required is to decorate your ship’s starboard side, decorate more if the moment strikes you. Prizes are awarded for Best Original Theme, Best Sailboat, Best Power Boat, and Best of Show. All participating boat owners receive a gift.
For Details and Pre-registration form, click here for the 2012 Captains’ Registration Flyer.
Ahoy Parade Viewers! Come out to watch the Solomons Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 8th. The parade kicks off at 6:15 from Solomons Yachting Center and heads up Back Creek, then down the creek for judging at Zahniser's Yachting Center. The parade will proceed up the Patuxent River along the boardwalk before returning to Solomons Harbor. Watch the parade from many of the restaurants and establishments on Back Creek or the Patuxent River Boardwalk! Prizes are awarded for Best Original Theme, Best Sailboat, Best Power Boat, and Best of Show. For more information, click on Parade Flyer.
All are welcome to the SBA-sponsored Holiday Party at the Back Creek Bistro featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, dancing, a complimentary adult eggnog, cash bar, plus a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. $30 per person, reservations required. Call the Bistro at 410-326-9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.