Making holiday memories What did families do for...


November 29, 2001|By Amelia Cleary

Making holiday memories

What did families do for Thanksgiving 200 years ago? How was New Year's celebrated in the 19th century? What is Twelfth Night? Kwanzaa? Find out with your family Saturday at "Holiday Memories at the Maryland Historical Society." Learn and play holiday party games in the historic Enoch Pratt House and make your own replica of an antique toy or ornament. Watch your children create their own New Year's Day calling card, and learn creative ways to share your family history at a Kwanzaa celebration. While doing all this, you and your family will be making some holiday memories of your own.

Festival hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. Admission $5, MHS members $4. Call 410-685-3750 or visit

Mayor's Christmas Parade

Kick off the holiday season on Sunday at the annual Mayor's Christmas Parade of Baltimore. Stilt walkers, Ms. Yuletide, members of the Baltimore police and fire departments and 200 Harley-Davidson riders on decorated bikes will be among the participants parading through the streets of North Baltimore. Marching bands will fill the air with Christmas carols, and Santa will wave to spectators from atop his float.

The parade takes place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It starts in the parking lot of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, proceeds down Falls Road onto 36th Street in Hampden and ends in the parking lot of Maryland Casualty Co., 3910 Keswick Road. The judge's stand is in front of Bank of America, 904 W. 36th St. Call 410-366-0726 or visit the Web site

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