Friday, November 27, 2009

Scene This Week In…

Yesterday the Main Street of Ellicott City was peacefully quiet in the morning fog. It also marked the first day of free parking for the Thanksgiving weekend. Free parking will also return on the weekend of December 4th through 6th to coincide with the 32nd annual Midnight Madness celebration when most of the stores will stay open until midnight on that Friday night. Santa arrives on Main Street with a parade the following day at noon.

The return of the poinsettia tree to The Mall in Columbia is always a cause for celebration. After its one year exile to the Symphony of Lights display in 2007, the Columbia tradition returned last year. I’m still not crazy about the car dealer advertising that surrounds the tree.