With Halloween gone and passed, the Holiday season is approaching us fast! This month, we’ve gathered together some of our favorite community events in the area from local craft markets to the Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade. We’re ready to get into the spirit and we hope you are too.
Silver Spring Craft Market
When: Sunday, 11/5
Where: Denizen’s Brewing Company
Address: 1115 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Crafts and Drafts pop-up artisan market in the beer garden. Pop-up craft market of local artisans selling jewelry, ceramics, candles, children’s décor, home accessories.
Learn more: Silver Spring Craft Market Facebook Event
Silver Spring Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, 11/11
Where: Fountain Plaza, DTSs
Address: 916 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring
Join us on Saturday, November 11th from 6-9pm as we unveil and light this season’s exciting, one of a kind, holiday tree display on the Fountain Plaza.
- Guest Host Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM
- A capella performance by UMD’s PandemoniUM
- Beer and Seasonal Sangria Cheer Stations
- Fun grown up games: Giant Light Bright, Cornhole and Foosball
- Meet Maryland Youth Ballet dancers and Nutcrackers
- Food Tasting, Drink Specials and more!
Learn more: Silver Spring Tree Lighting
Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
When: Saturday, 11/18
Where: Veteran’s Plaza, DTSS
Address: 8523 Fenton Street, Silver Spring
Time: 10am – 12pm
The streets are being overrun with turkeys, dinosaurs, penguins, and reindeer! No, the zoo hasn’t opened their gates – it is the Annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade! With marching bands an Latin dancing groups, floats, giant characters and balloons, and over 120 units, the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is the only Thanksgiving Parade in the metro DC area.
Held in downtown Silver Spring, the exciting parade traditionally heralds the start of the holiday season. The parade steps off from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street and proceeds south on Georgia Avenue, ending at Silver Spring Avenue. It also is televised live on News Channel 8 and rerun on Thanksgiving Day.
Learn more: Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade
Brookside Gardens: Garden of Lights
When: Saturday, 11/24 – 1/1
Time: Sun-Thurs 5:30pm – 9:30pm / Fri-Sat: 5:30-10pm
Where: Brookside Gardens
Address: 1800 Glenallan Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902
Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, sparkling fountains, and whimsical winter scenes. The Garden of Lights celebrates its 19th season as a Baltimore/Washington, DC area family holiday tradition.
The night wouldn’t be complete without a visit inside the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through a seasonal landscape. Afterward, warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.
Learn more: Brookside Gardens: Garden of Lights
Small Business Saturday Community Fair
When: Saturday, 11/25
Time: 12pm – 6:30pm
Where: Montgomery Blair High School
Address: 51 University Boulevard East
This Nov 25, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us to Shop Small.
So mark your calendars for Nov 25 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving – for the Silver Spring Small Business Saturday Community Fair and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend (or two) or the whole family and join us for shopping and family fun between 12 noon and 6:30 pm on the big day.
You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by sharing this event using the hashtag #SHOPSMALL with your friends and family on Facebook and all of your social networks.
This year we’ll be featuring more than 40 small business owners, FREE face painting (1 pm – 4 pm), a children’s craft center, holiday gift wrapping station, food, music, FREE professional headshots for small business owners and lots of family fun. This event is FREE to the public. Eventbrite tickets are not required but highly recommended! Register on Eventbrite to receive a free Shop Small tote at the event full of awesome swag from small businesses around the area (while supplies last).
Learn more: Small Business Saturday Community Fair