News Release, Leonardtown Business Association

Leonardtown, MD- Join us on December 6th from 5-8 PM and have fun finding Mr. Grinch! Yes, the famous “cuddly as a cactus and charming as an eel” legend will be out and about on First Friday! Will you be able to find him?

Simple clues will be made available for location hints, along the way enjoy special holiday activities such as storytimes, crafts, sharing hot chocolate and cookies, and much more on your journey. There will be a wide variety of events for all ages and interests, be sure to bring your family and friends for an evening of festive fun and entertainment. The Town will be decorated as inspired by “Whoville”, the fictional happy place created long ago by Dr. Seuss. Take a stroll and vote for the best-decorated business as part of the “Light Up Leonardtown” contest.

Other highlights of the evening will include the SoMar Drummers, present from 7-8 PM at their new winter location at the Town Hall, 22670 Washington St. All ages and skill levels are welcome for the audience participation Drum Circle.  Bring your percussion instrument or borrow it from one of those provided.

The North End Gallery will be hosting a reception for their 33rd Annual Holiday show “Sparkling Seasons” with Patina + Stone Studio also holding a holiday reception, light refreshments will be served at both galleries.

The Port of Leonardtown Winery will host live music with The Whiskey Diplomats, studio workshops will be at Wine & Design and Board & Brush, special activities at Shepherd’s Old Field Market are scheduled, shops and restaurants will be open late and offering one-night-only specials, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

The trishaw from Cycling Without Age will be fully decked on out lights offering free rides to anyone who would like one! Details about these and other events are available on the First Fridays Facebook page as there are too many to include here.

Public areas are pet-friendly (leashes please), many shops also invite 4-legged friends inside, just check with the individual businesses for their pet policies. We look forward to seeing you soon! Contact info: email Jen Stotler at or call (301) 247-7611.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...