ON THE WATER: Capt. Ralph Elliott's boat, Maryland Lady, will cruise the Wicomico River in Salisbury daily during December. A New Year's Eve dinner will be served from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Dec. 31. For reservations, call 543-2466.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: Take a step back in time at Mariner's Country Down, Sinepuxent Road, Berlin. The village, in a country setting six miles west of Ocean City, is open three weekends before Christmas each year -- today, Dec. 7-8, 14-15 from 10 a.m. until dusk. Demonstrations are given, such as weaving, pottery and stained-glass making. Furniture, antiques, jewelry, old guns and knives plus baked goods and lunch items are for sale. Each Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., a country band plays and on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., there is hymn singing. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 12.
CHRISTMAS ARTS AND CRAFTS: A holiday arts and crafts show will be held in the Gold Coast Mall at 115th Street Dec. 13-15. More than 25 of the Shore's top artisans will be displaying their crafts. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 524-9000.