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Grand Illumination

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Lighting the Holiday Season in Annapolis

the Sunday after Thanksgiving

The Downtown Annapolis Partnership joins the City of Annapolis as they ring in the holiday season in downtown Annapolis.  The Grand Illumination and annual tree lighting take place near the Market House every year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

The celebration begins at 4:00 pm with dancing and carols by local groups. The annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will include carolers, music, and general merriment! This event is free and open to the public. Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Elfie as they arrive to light the Christmas Tree.


This year's tree decorations are designed by local kids and sponsored by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. 

Downtown Road Closures During Grand Illumination:

Fleet Street, Cornhill Street, and Market Space

This year's Grand Illumination

is sponsored by

What's Up Media

Annapolis Art in Public Places Commission

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

Lilys Printing

Zacherys Jewelers

Chesapeake Ballet

Naptown Sings

The City of Annapolis

Palmers Towing

Garden Girls Landscaping

Francis Marketing

The Downtown Annapolis Partnership

To sponsor community events like this contact

the Downtown  Annapolis Partnership

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