...Celebrates the spirit of the holidays in our festive Chesapeake Bay village.
Solomons will be celebrating the 31st annual Christmas Walk Thursday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 6th, 2015. 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 weekend in December. It's a fun-filled time of special children's activities, a live puppet show, open house at many of our businesses, Santa's arrival and the Lighted Boat Parade! Stroll through our luminaria streets as you enjoy the sights and the sounds of the season.
View the 2014 Christmas Walk map here.
Call for Boat Captains
Boat Parade Registration
Note for Participating Businesses: Luminaries may be picked up at Solomons United Methodist Church on Friday, Dec 4 between 11 am and 4 pm.
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 technical merit, creativity, cohesive theme, personal appeal and overall presentation. Businesses need not be SBA members to win, but must be Christmas Walk participants or sponsors. Judging is conducted on Wednesday, December 2nd, just in time for Christmas Walk!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR
This year the Solomons Christmas Walk plans to feature a Christmas Craft Bazaar located at Solomons United Methodist Church. We hope to include a wide range of vendors of arts & crafts, food, clothing, and any items that might make great Christmas gifts. Vendors, please join us! To register or receive more information, contact Jenn Stotler, 301-247-7611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcome to the Solomons Gala dinner on Thursday, December 3rd at 6 pm. Stay tuned for details!
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
On Friday evening, Santa will arrive by fire truck to help the children light the Christmas Tree at the Solomons Riverwalk pavilion. Childrens' activities and a live puppet show occur throughout Solomons. Reserve your place for Breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning at 8 am at Isaac's Restaurant.
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
Calling All Captains & Crew! The annual Solomons Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7thh, 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), Sail Solomons and the Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron (PRSPS).
Sail and Power boats of all size and shape are most welcome. Come out and show the Solomons community your holiday spirit by decorating your boat. Decorate your ship’s starboard side for judging, decorate more if the moment strikes you. Prizes are awarded for Best Original Theme, Best Sailboat, Best Power Boat, and Best of Show. Prizes have been graciously donated by: Zahniser's Yachting Center, Spring Cove Marina, Holiday Inn, Ruddy Duck, and Boomerang's Ribs. Bragging rights are priceless!
A captain’s meeting covering the route of the parade, safety issues, and the rules for judging will be held at SYC’s club house at 1715 (5:15pm). Captains please ensure that your boats are at the facility prior to the start of the meeting. Hail the SYC dockmaster on VHF Channel 09 for docking instructions and assistance. Parading vessels rally at 1800 and begin the parade route by 1815!
Click here for the 2014 printable Lighted Boat Parade Registration form.
Ahoy Parade Viewers! Come out to watch the Solomons Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 7th. The parade kicks off at 6:15 from Solomons Yachting Center and heads up Back Creek, then down the creek for judging at Sail Solomons, 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.