Traditions can change over time as we grow, and not every holiday has to be spent at home, cleaning, stressing, and dealing with cranky extended family members. We need to regain the spirit we lose over the years, (especially the last couple of years) and sometimes the only way to do that is by running away! Christmas is one of those holidays that can be enjoyed pretty much anywhere on earth, and if your journey is bringing you to Annapolis for a stay in one of our At Home Annapolis Christmas cottages, this guide will ensure that you have a Noel filled with cheer, charm, and tranquility.
A Little Annapolis Christmas Shopping
There is no way to escape the fact that Christmas costs money, but when you spend your holiday dollars at the markets we are about to list, you won’t mind the expense—especially after the recipients of all your hard work cry with joy upon opening the gifts you found in these places! We’ll start with the Xmas Market at Annapolis Mall on December 3, where unique gifts and festive cheer is what’s for sale! On December 5, you might want to dress in something warm as you roam the aisles of the Italian Christmas Market (620 Ridgely Avenue) for an outdoor market filled with all the charm of the old country. Designed to resemble an Italian piazza, Italian Christmas music will accompany your explorations and the hand-crafted gifts you find will definitely earn you top gifter nods! And on December 11, a short drive to nearby Crownsville brings you to the Vintage Market at Wildberry Farm and the most important photo opp of the year. Yes, Santa makes an appearance at this market, making it the number one can’t-miss spot on your bucket list!
A Step into the Past
Somedays the mass commercialism of the holiday really gets us down, which has us heading directly to the Hammond-Harwood House for a festive step into the past. On December 11, their Dutch-American Christmas celebration includes Christmas stories, arts and crafts, and a ballroom decorated as it would have been over 200 years ago! We all long for the quieter days that are long gone, but this unique celebration allows us to re-live those days for an hour or two.
Christmas at Home
Because the true spirit of any holiday celebration remains inside the hearts and souls of your immediate family, you are guaranteed to enjoy the best Christmas ever even if you never leave the cozy comfort of your At Home Annapolis holiday hideaway! Sip cocoa in front of a roaring fire as the Christmas Story plays on state-of-the-art television, dream about the fun you have had in our cloud soft beds, and open presents as the snow falls gently outside. These experiences can be yours when you choose At Home Annapolis. Reserve your favorite rental property with us today!