It’s Christmastime in Baltimore, Hon!

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Christmas is exactly a week away and the store is busy and bustling to get ready. Why not order your Christmas dinner from Santoni’s, let us do all the work, and you go enjoy some time with friends and family? To get you in the Christmas spirit, here’s some fun events around Baltimore and some delicious food suggestions to make everything all the sweeter!

Power Plant Live Light Show Spectacular

Let our Barista whip you up a nice hot beverage at the Coffee Bar, grab some gourmet popcorn from our marketplace, and head downtown to watch the Annual Power Plant Live Light Show Spectacular. It lives up to its name and is a relatively short, fun event for all ages. The show runs at 6,7,8, and 9pm until December 31. Perfect for if you are gift shopping in nearby Fells Point or around Harborplace.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

This is an amazing opportunity at the Hippodrome Theatre… The Moscow Ballet is in town this Saturday the 21st with three performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker to Tchaikovsky’s complete score. Get your tickets online now (www.france-merrickpac.com) and don’t forget to pick up Santoni’s hot apple cider and tasty fresh cookies from our bakery for Intermission- we sell Santoni’s travel mugs in the bakery to keep your cider warm!

Miracle on 34th Street

Next, hit up a Baltimore tradition, Miracle on 34th Street. This Hampden block is committed to holiday spirit and they go all out, above and beyond, with lights and decorations- literally setting the streets aglow every night until January 1st. Absolutely worth experiencing… with a hot cup of Zeke’s coffee or Santoni’s gourmet hot chocolate.

A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

The New York Times called it a “beautifully stitched tapestry of American lives.” This play at Centerstage is running until Sunday the 22, giving you a change to experience Christmas in 1864 centered around Baltimore and DC. The play features Christmas carols and folk songs, and is sure to bring the family together for the holiday. Get your tickets www.centerstage.org and then be sure to stop by Santoni’s to congratulate yourself on being so cultured! Some chocolate covered pretzels, gourmet Di Bruno cheese, and olives from our olive bar should do the trick.

Holiday Springs and Sprockets

This holiday celebration is technically for the kids, but I can think of a few parents who will want to get in on the action. Port Discovery Children’s Museum is featuring, until Jan 26th, “life-sized, kinesthetic sculptures and installations-think Rube Goldberg with a holiday theme” called Springs and Sprockets. Baltimore.org says “Holiday Springs & Sprockets celebrates Americana nostalgia and childhood whimsy through a world of blinking lights, moving parts and quirky scenarios. Created by famed mechanical artist and sculptor, Steve Gerberich, visitors can bring sculptures to life with the touch of a button or the turn of crank!”

Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys

Start the day by bringing your kids to Santoni’s for lunch and then do yourself a favor and head down to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum for the annual holiday display of model trains, Santa’s workshop, and real train rides! Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frosty the Snowman will be there on weekends through the 29th for photo ops.

All of these events and many more are featured on http://baltimore.org/holiday