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the Annapolis Holiday market

This year we look forward to welcoming you back to the newest holiday market in the region that is quickly becoming a holiday tradition. Annapolis, Maryland annually makes the list of top Christmas towns to visit in the USA and this new event will reaffirm why this town is a special place to list during the holidays. The market is located on the historic waterfront City of Annapolis. The downtown area is known for its Charles Dickens holiday spirit. The town is decorated for the season with holiday greens, wreaths on the lamp posts, and beautiful storefront windows.

The market will be filled with a wide range of art, crafts, food, and handmade gift items from local and regional art, craft, and food vendors. This type of holiday market is also known as a Kris Kringle market or Christmas market.

Last year's inaugural annapolis holiday market featured 45 artisans and had 25,000 visitors over the 4 days. This year's market will feature over 80 artisans and specialty food vendors and we expect even more visitors.

On Thursday evening it's a shopping party all over downtown Annapolis as the stores stay open to midnight and music fills the street so there is plenty of time for late-night shopping during the Midnight Madness event. On Saturday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm is the Eastport Light Parade. You can see all the boats decorated for the holiday parade at the Annapolis Holiday Market. Take a boat ride on the Jolly Express at the market and take a holiday walking tour around Annapolis.

Be sure to plan to leave enough time to stroll, tour, shop, and dine throughout the beautifully decorated streets of downtown Annapolis. 

Admission is free to the Annapolis Holiday Market, tour buses are welcome and restaurants and hotels can accommodate large groups with advance reservations.

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