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| January 09, 2014, 10:01 AM | 0 Comments

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U.S. Naval Academy Halloween/All Saints’ Day Concert
Friday-Saturday, October 31 – November 1
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Admission
U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, 101 Cooper Road, Annapolis
www.usna.edu/Music/
Ticket Office: 410-293-2439

Enjoy a spectacular evening of music, light, drama and dance. One of the most popular events on the “Yard,” the concert features U.S. Naval Academy Chapel organist Monte Maxwell and the multi-talented midshipmen in a presentation that has drawn record-breaking crowds to the USNA Chapel. The concert uses special effects and a wide variety of music from multiple genres to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. 

Maritime Republic of Eastport’s Tug o’ War
Saturday, November 1
Crack o’ Noon
Eastport & Annapolis
www.themre.org

Drawing on a decades-old rivalry, the annual charitable event features the longest tug-of-war over a body of water in the world, pitting downtown Annapolitans against the rebels of the mock-breakaway Maritime Republic of Eastport. Dubbed the Slaughter across the Water, it features a 1700-foot rope, 450 tuggers and 1000 spectators. A festival-like atmosphere overtakes downtown Eastport and Annapolis beginning at 11:00 a.m. Tugging begins promptly (more or less) at the crack o’ noon.

23rd Annual Annapolis by Candlelight
Friday and Saturday, November 7-8
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
$30 general admission; $25 for members and volunteers
All tickets $35 after October 28
www.annapolis.org
410-267-7619

Take advantage of this once a year opportunity to peek inside some of the finest homes in Annapolis’ Historic District. Luminaries lead the way to centuries-old homes and public places during a magical self-guided tour. Different homes and neighborhoods are showcased each year. Tickets are available at the Historic Annapolis Museum at 99 Main Street or by calling 410-267-7619.

Across the Bay 10K
Sunday, November 9
www.bridgerace.com

Some 20,000 runners from across the country and around the world are expected to compete in the 6.2-mile inaugural race that includes a 4.3-mile trek across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The race should be an exhilarating experience for runners who will see water vistas dotted by sailboats from atop the major dual-span bridge that normally does not allow pedestrian traffic. The bridge reaches 186 feet at its highest point. The race marks the first organized crossing of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on foot in eight years. The event will benefit several charity partners.

Lights on the Bay
Mid-November – January 1, 2015
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. nightly, weather permitting
$14/car, $50/bus
Sandy Point State Park
www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/sandypoint.asp

Don’t miss this spectacular drive-through holiday lights show beside the Chesapeake Bay. The event features more than 60 animated and stationary displays, including traditional Maryland-themed favorites, holiday and children’s displays. Proceeds benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys
November 28-December 31
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore
www.borail.org
410-752-2490

Celebrate the holiday season at Baltimore’s largest holiday display of toy and model train layouts. Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive by locomotive to the Roundhouse at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 28. The event includes weekend train rides and weekend photo opportunities with Santa and Frosty the Snowman. All ages enjoy indoor train carousel rides and crafts at Santa’s workshop.

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