Christmas Street celebration is this weekend in Aberdeen
By Record staff report
Dec 06, 2019 | 11:33 AM
Aberdeen’s biggest event of the year, Christmas Street, is this Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown.
Featuring “An Old Fashion Christmas” theme, dozens of local businesses will be open and thousands of patrons are expected to attend, including Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Breakfast with Santa at Grace United Methodist Church, from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets are available at the door.
Christmas Street Craft Fair at Aberdeen High School, 251 Paradise Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Aberdeen Room Museum and Archives, 18 Howard St., 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Nativity Scene Display at Grace United Methodist Church, 1 to 2 p.m.
Street entertainment along West Bel Air Avenue starting at 2 p.m.
Christmas Parade featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus on West Bel Air Avenue, starting at 3 p.m.
Tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa in Festival Park following the parade, approximately 4 p.m.
Charlie Zahm Concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.
In addition to the 35-foot Christmas tree towering over Festival Park, be on the look out for festive adornments to the historic Watchmen’s Shed.
Aberdeen PD collecting food, toys
The Aberdeen Police Department is collecting non-perishable food items and new toys for their annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive. Drop off items to the police station at 60 N. Parke St. or to any uniformed officer. Make this holiday season a little better for those less fortunate in Aberdeen!
Lions Club Fruit Sale
The Aberdeen Lions Club is having their annual fruit sale. Choose from assorted fruits and delicious cheesecakes. To place your order, contact Carol Mahanti at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-273-5033 or 443-528-0442 for more information. All proceeds from the sales go back into the Aberdeen community.
Extra yard waste collection
Are the leaves and other yard waste piling up? Aberdeen will be collecting yard waste for all zones every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 22.
Carolers wanted for Christmas Around the World
The City of Aberdeen is looking for carolers for its first Christmas Around the World event at Festival Park.
If interested, contact Main Street Coordinator Crystal Owens at email@example.com.
Taste cuisine from around the world while shopping with local artisans during the very first “Christmas Around the World” event at Aberdeen’s Festival Park.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Greene Turtle in Aberdeen will donate tips to purchase new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.
Other fundraisers at the restaurant include a bake sale, 50/50 and a raffle as well as giveaways and live music from 5 to 8 p.m.
If you can't make it to the event, you can drop off a toy to the donation box located by the host stand.
The Greene Turtle is located at 1113 Beards Hill Road, Suite E, and is open from 11 a.m. until midnight Dec. 11.
Reindeer Run 5K
Blue Cheetah Sports Timing is hosting the fifth annual Reindeer Run 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run at Aberdeen's Festival Park on Saturday, Dec. 21. The race begins at 8 a.m.
There will be a custom finisher's medal for all pre-registered 5K racers. $25 for pre-registered participants, and $20 for the one-mile fun run/walk.
Commemorative t-shirt for all pre-registered participants. Prizes will be awarded for best costume (as determined by audience applause). Free food, water, fruit, swag, and more.
A portion of the proceeds of this race support The National PTSD Foundation, which is helping America's first responders recover from trauma and addiction while assisting them in leading successful and productive lives.