Experience the Holiday Magic in Havre de Grace: Unique Shopping and Enchanting Events

Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce
HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Marylandian -- As the holiday season approaches, Havre de Grace transforms into a picturesque setting, like a scene from a holiday Hallmark movie. The city's charming downtown area, with its eclectic mix of shops and boutiques, becomes a hub of holiday cheer and activity, starting with the unique "Plaid Friday" and the celebrated "Shop Small Saturday."

Plaid Friday: A Unique Twist on Black Friday

Havre de Grace introduces "Plaid Friday," a whimsical alternative to the traditional Black Friday. Shoppers donning plaid will enjoy special discounts in local stores, adding a festive and community-focused twist to the holiday shopping experience.

Shop Small Saturday: Celebrating Local Commerce

Continuing the holiday spirit, "Shop Small Saturday," popularized by American Express, encourages the community and visitors to support small businesses. This event underscores the importance of local commerce in Havre de Grace.

A Shopper's Delight in a Festive Atmosphere

Strolling through downtown Havre de Grace during the holiday season offers an experience akin to stepping into a festive movie scene. Local merchants are preparing to welcome visitors with a diverse range of unique and thoughtful gifts.

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Havre de Grace's Festive Calendar

The city's festive calendar includes the Holly Jolly Parade & Tree Lighting on December 1, Holly Jolly Days on December 8 and 16, to include Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides, contributing
to the vibrant holiday atmosphere and Santa ready to hear your Christmas wishes.

Cultural Events Add to the Holiday Cheer

Beyond shopping and festive events, Havre de Grace offers cultural experiences, including performances at the State Theater of HdG, The Cultural Center at the Opera House, and The Star Centre, along with special events at local churches.

Endorsements from Local Leaders

Joseph Smith, a downtown business owner, expresses his enthusiasm: "The holiday season in Havre de Grace is a wonderful time. The festive atmosphere not only brings our community together but also attracts visitors, which is fantastic for all of us in the downtown area."

Heather Deno, President of the HDG Chamber of Commerce, remarks, "This season really highlights what Havre de Grace is all about – a strong community and a unique, vibrant shopping experience. We can't wait to share this with everyone."

Lauri Orzewicz, Tourism Manager for the City of Havre de Grace, adds, "During the holidays, Havre de Grace transforms into something truly magical, much like a scene from a beloved holiday movie. We invite everyone to come and experience this special time of year with us."

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About the HDG Chamber of Commerce The Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting and improving the business environment, stimulating a vibrant local economy, and enhancing the overall quality of life in Havre de Grace.

About the Tourism Department of Havre de Grace The Tourism Department of Havre de Grace is committed to showcasing the city's unique attractions, events, and cultural heritage, enhancing its visibility as a premier destination.

Online Resources for Information For more details about Havre de Grace's events and businesses, visit www.explorehavredegrace.com, www.hdgchamber.com and www.shophdg.com.

Join Us in Havre de Grace Havre de Grace extends a warm invitation to all to experience the holiday season's joy and magic, starting in November with Plaid Friday and Shop Small Saturday and continuing into December with Holly Jolly Fridays. The city is an ideal destination for those seeking a special holiday experience.

Diane Jones

Source: Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce

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