Hampton is dressed for the holidays

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December 18, 2003|By Sarah Schaffer

Celebrate the holidays with a visit to the Hampton national historic site.

Through Jan. 6, the park will be decorated with an array of festive adornments, and between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., visitors can take a guided tour of the grounds. The visit is free of charge.

The gift shop will be open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Hampton Mansion and park is at 535 Hampton Lane, Towson. The park is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but it will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. For more information, call 410-823-1309 or visit www.nps.gov/hamp.

Cast vote in Fells Point

Stroll through Fells Point this weekend and vote for the best-decorated house or business.

The contest, which runs through Sunday, features a number of festive participants competing for prizes such as a "goody basket" and an original drawing by local artist Maria Cavacos. Votes can be cast at the kiosk in the Market Square on Broadway.

For more information, call 410-276-1410 or visit www.fellspoint.us.

Celtic Solstice 5-miler

Get out your insulated running pants because it's time for the Celtic Solstice 5 Mile Run.

The fourth annual event, which will take place Saturday at 8:30 a.m., winds through Druid Hill Park.

The course also includes a small portion of cobblestone road and begins and ends near the Stieff Silver building. Race-day entry fee is $15.

Same-day registration, which starts at 7 a.m., will be at the Parks and People Foundation, in the Stieff Silver building, 800 Wyman Park Drive.

For more information, call race director Jim Adams, 410-296-5050.

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