Rich tradition of Christmas displays bring joy to the season

December 07, 1991|By Steve McKerrow

Although perhaps not as widespread as in many previous years, Christmas gardens on public display can be found throughout the Baltimore region and other parts of the state. Here is a sampling.

* The annual display at Engine House 45 of the Baltimore City Fire Department, at Cross Country Boulevard and Glen Avenue, Mount Washington, is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today through Jan. 5. Call (410) 396-5680. * In Towson, the Kenilworth Park. Sundays through Jan. 4. Call (410) 321-1909.

* In Baltimore County, the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company display at 210 Wise Ave. is open noon to 9 p.m. today through Jan. 6. (The display will close at 7 p.m. Dec. 18, and all day Christmas Day.) Call (410) 288-0710.

* In Anne Arundel County, the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company's 10th annual display, 8506 Fort Smallwood Road (at Rugby Road), can be seen from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekends through Jan. 4, and beginning Dec. 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. weeknights. (Closed Christmas Day.) Call (410) 255-1314 or (410) 255-3636.

* In Carroll County, the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department's garden, at 2030 South Pleasant Valley Road, is on view 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 15; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 22, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 29. (Admission is $1 for anyone over age 6; call (410) 848-1977.

* In Cambridge (Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore), the Rescue Fire Company's display at 307 Gay St. is open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning tomorrow and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 5. Call (410) 228-1670.

* In Brunswick (Frederick County), the Victorian Christmas at Brunswick Museum, 40 W. Potomac St., is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It includes a Christmas garden, a display of Victorian toys and other seasonal activities. Admission: $3 for adults, $1.50 for senior citizens and children 6 to 12. Details: (301) 834-7100.

* The annual Model Railroad Open House of the Baltimore Society of Model Engineers, at 225 W. Saratoga St., will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 29 and will continue at those hours every Sunday through January. Call (410) 837-BSME (2763).

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