Holiday Happenings: Mark Your Calendars For Taste & Sip And Tree Lightings


It’s time to replace those pumpkins and other gourds with boughs of holly and evergreens. Not in the spirit quite yet? Fret not – two of Severna Park’s most beloved holiday events are coming up in the weeks ahead. Mark your calendars now for Taste And Sip 2018, set for November 14, and Severna Park’s back-to-back holiday tree lighting celebrations, set for December 7.

Tickets always sell out quickly for the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce’s Taste And Sip, and anyone who has attended can tell you why. From 6:00pm to 9:00pm on November 14, the festively decorated Homestead Gardens will be a gathering place for community members looking to enjoy some mingling, live musical entertainment, and, of course, food and drink. The area’s best restaurants, caterers, bakeries, grocers and beverage shops come together to provide samples of their wares, and this year’s lineup includes a few new businesses as well as returning favorites.

Taste And Sip serves as much more than a showcase of food and drink. It is also a way for the chamber of commerce to raise funds for its community beautification initiative through a silent auction of enticing gift items.

Attendees will also receive entry into a jewelry raffle with Zachary’s Jewelers (located adjacent to Homestead Gardens), a takeaway bag, and exclusive savings and special offers at Homestead and Zachary’s. Parking at Homestead is limited, so a free shuttle service is available courtesy of Spring Arbor from the parking lot of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

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Holiday festivities will continue on Friday, December 7, when the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber and Park Plaza shopping center light their respective holiday trees for the first night of the season. The evening begins with a pre-celebration gathering at the chamber office, located at 1 Holly Avenue, beginning at 5:00pm. The community is invited to enjoy live entertainment – including performances by Creative Force Dance Company, the Severna Park Elementary School chorus, bagpiper Michael Binnie, and others – as well as refreshments inside the chamber’s community meeting room. Once the tree is lit, revelers will be encouraged to make their way over to Park Plaza for more festivities and entertainment, the tree lighting, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at approximately 6:00pm.

For information on these events as plans develop, find and like the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.


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