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Time to think about a Christmas to Remember in Aberdeen

Do you think it is too early to make plans for Christmas?

Aberdeen's Christmas Street, set for Dec. 6, is just a few short weeks away. Letters have gone out with applications to be mailed for all the events of that day!

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The theme is "A Christmas to Remember," so it's time to start remembering.

There will be the usual window decorating contest (and card applications are available). There will be a Street Fair, for which all vendors must obtain a permit. Jean Royster may be reached at 410-272-6238 for information about the Street Fair.

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The big Christmas Craft Fair will be held at the Fire Hall, and Judy Hinch may be reached at 410-272-7585 for craft table reservations and other information.

The big Christmas Parade is being planned, and rules and guidelines sheets and entry cards are available for those who plan to participate.

All this is being planned by the Christmas Street Committee. If you have not received a letter with rules and application cards, these are the ladies to call: Caroline, 410-272-5242, Betty, 410-272-4981 or Ruth, 410-272-7354.

The agenda for the exciting day includes: Breakfast with Santa that starts at 7 a.m. and continues until 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church at the corner of West Bel Air Avenue and Parke Street. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

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The Christmas Craft Fair will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. There will be wonderful selections for gifts. Lunch will also be available. This is a great opportunity to get an early start for the season. This is a very popular event that is always held at the Aberdeen Fire Hall on North Rogers Street.

The Aberdeen Room Museum will open from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with tours, refreshments and an opportunity to share memories. This year, the museum has gotten a reprint of "Sketches of Village to Town to City" that was first published in 2006 and sold out. This book will be available both at the museum and a table at the Craft Fair. If you did not get yours at the first printing, here is a chance to get them now!

To continue on with the day, there will be a Nativity Scene Display from1 to 2 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church.

The Bel Air Avenue Street Fair will begin at 2 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church.

Then comes the Big Parade that will begin promptly at 3 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on their sleigh!

Afterword, there will be a tree lighting and a visit with Santa in Festival Park.

The usual traffic rules for the event will apply.. From 1 to 5 p.m. there will be no parking and no traffic on West Bel Air Avenue from Law Street to Route 40 because this will be the route for the parade.

Sound exciting? It always is. Now is the time to apply for participation and start remembering and planning. Be a part of it!

More on rules and guidelines will be in this column in the coming weeks.

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