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Walk -- don't just drive by -- the holiday lights on Hampden's 34th Street

Can you imagine living your entire life in Baltimore without ever taking a stroll up and down Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street? Or, even worse, growing up in Hampden and never bothering to walk a few blocks to check out the fantastically kitschy holiday lights display? It happens. Don't be that person. Get it on the calendar now and remember, it doesn't count to just do a drive-by. You need to get out of the car and walk to fully appreciate the odd Baltimoreness of it all. Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun