This Friday night is the 32nd Annual Midnight Madness holiday celebration in Ellicott City. Most stores will stay open until midnight and there will be live holiday entertainment throughout the old town.
Last year, when Mama Wordbones and I ventured down the hill to the Midnight Madness festivities we dined at the Diamondback Tavern which had just opened. This year, some of the folks behind that restaurant have opened a new Italian American restaurant named Portalli’s in the space formerly occupied by Jordan’s Steakhouse. We’ll probably try to get in there on Friday night to check it out.
We’ll also plan on checking out my neighbor’s new venture, Ellicott City Weddings and Events right across Main Street from Portalli’s. I believe they are having an open house Friday night to show off their new facility.
The festivities kick off at 7:00 PM with the tree lighting in front of the old post office on Main Street.