Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Unseasonably warm

It's late November, yet it feels as if it could be springtime in Baltimore. The added rain today makes it more like April than almost December. In any event, it is after Thanksgiving, so now all Christmas and winter season decorations are popping up across the city. Federal Hill looks now like a winter village (albeit sans snow), and lights are up along Pratt and Charles.

The main decorating event kicks off Thursday with the 40th annual lighting of the Washington Monument! Last year debuted new lights for the monument, which are brighter and can be seen more clearly from farther away. This year hopes to be as big an event as ever, so make sure you get out there for this unique Baltimore tradition.

Also an update for this year are the lights in Preston Gardens, our other downtown park. Sponsored by Mercy Medical Center, new LED lights hope to make the Christmas scenes in the gardens brighter. Unless cancelled by the rain the new lights get plugged in tonight.

Need we even mention the Miracle on 34th St lights in Hampden went on last week, so make sure to check those out too.

If we've missed anything or you want to highlight other city spots, let us know!

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