Downtown Pocomoke City is a Winter Wonderland
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Pocomoke City. The town twinkles at night with holiday lights and decorations. Business owners are getting into the holiday spirit by decorating their stores while students from Pocomoke High School also participated by painting storefront windows with beautiful winter themed murals.
The 42nd Annual Pocomoke Christmas Parade will kick off the holiday season on Monday, December 1st at 7:00pm. The parade will feature many beautifully decorated floats, high school bands, marching units, fire companies, and beauty queens. Santa Claus will also make his appearance at the end of the parade.
On Friday, December 5th the downtown will host the fourth annual Mayor’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the mini park and municipal parking lot on Clarke Avenue across from City Hall in downtown Pocomoke City.
This event will feature many family-friendly activities including horse-drawn carriage rides, a Santa Claus house, and Christmas ornament and cookie decorating for the children. The town will light a large bonfire for toasting s’mores. Community vendors will serve free refreshments including hot chocolate, cider, peppermint sticks, hotdogs and more. There will also be wine tasting from Layton’s Chance Winery.
Live entertainment will be provided all night beginning with music by the Pocomoke Elementary School Choir. At 6:00pm, Mayor Bruce Morrison will light the town’s Christmas Tree while Frank Henry performs ‘The Spirit of Christmas”. Additional entertainment includes a performance by the Dance Loft, The Pocomoke Gold Choir, Pocomoke High School Choir, and music by the very talented Brittany Lewis, Stephanie Blevins and more.
This event serves as a fundraiser to support local churches and non-profit organizations. Admission is free, but some vendors will request small donations to support their organizations. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good or nonperishable item to support the Samaritan Shelter’s Food Drive.
A holiday wreath decorating contest and silent auction will be held to benefit the Costen House Museum. The public can bid on the wreaths decorated by Pocomoke area businesses and residents.
There will also be a homemade chili cook-off which will start at 6:30pm and end at 7:30pm. Local residents and businesses will provide samples of their homemade chili to be voted upon by the public. Proceeds will benefit the Sturgis One Room School.
Trackside Modules HO Modular Railroading Club will display their holiday train exhibit at 145 Market Street located next to Enchanted Florist in Downtown Pocomoke on the weekends of Saturday, December 13th-14th and December 20th-21st from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free, but small donations are appreciated.
The Santa House in downtown Pocomoke City will also be open on Saturday, December 13th and 20th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Bring your camera to take your children’s picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
For more information or a full calendar of events please visit downtownpocomoke.com or call City Hall at 410-957-1333.