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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Holiday season is Hampden's time to shine

'Tis holiday season in Baltimore's most holiday-happy neighborhood! Walking the Avenue (West 36th Street) at this time of year is especially magical. Sidewalks are filled with shoppers who appreciate and value small, locally-owned businesses. Light poles and storefronts are decorated with lights, shiny bulbs and tinsel. Is there really any place better to be than Hampden? Careful how you answer that, because I am fully prepared to debate anyone who answers that question "yes." The most immediate excuse to come to Hampden is for the 41st Annual Mayor's Christmas Parade, Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.. If you recently watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV...