...Celebrates the spirit of the holidays in our festive Chesapeake Bay village.
Solomons will be celebrating the 29th annual Christmas Walk Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, 2014. Events abound for all ages this festive weekend. Stroll our luminaria lit streets, enjoy our holiday decorations and activities. Kick off Christmas Walk with the Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, December 4th!
Solomons Christmas Walk is held annually the first Friday and Saturday in December. It's a fun-filled weekend of special children's activities, a live puppet show, open house at many of our businesses, and the lighted boat parade! Stroll through our luminaria streets as you enjoy the sights and the sounds of the season.
On Saturday the 7th of December, start out with Breakfast with Santa at Isaac's Restaurant from 8am (RSVP Required), and stay for the Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday night around 6:15pm (weather permitting).
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 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 Wednesday, December 3rd, just in time for Christmas Walk!
Everyone is welcome to the Holiday Party on Thursday, December 4th at 6:30 pm. The evening features heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, dancing, cash bar, plus a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Stay tuned for the 2014 party venue!
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE
Calling All Captains & Crew! The annual Solomons Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, December 6th, 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).
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.
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 17:15 (5:15pm). Captains please ensure that your boats are at the facility prior to the start of the meeting. A dock master will be available to aid in docking. Call on VHF channel 09 for further instructions.
Click here for the printable Lighted Boat Parade Registrstion form.
Ahoy Parade Viewers! Come out to watch the Solomons Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 6th. 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.