Many activities highlight the night, including a holiday tree lighting ceremony which takes place from 5-7 p.m., featuring music and sing-a-longs led by Tessa Mckay in addition to performances by the Pinehurst Elementary Choir, the Level Up All Stars and the Feet of Fire Dance Company. Santa arrives to light the 18-foot tree at 6:30 p.m., which was gifted by the P&J tree farm in Delmar.
Everyone is invited for free cookies, candy and a photo opportunity with Santa in the Winter Wonderland lobby at First Shore Federal on S. Division Street. A menorah will be displayed with the tree, fully lit. The larks will perform on the plaza stage with a holiday performance by Bay Brass Ensemble. St. Peters Episcopal Church will hold their annual Fall Bazaar in Parish Hall for baked goods and food, including halal chicken chili, oyster fritters and hot dogs. Mike Pretl will speak at the church to host the final portion of a global warming series by the Wicomico Environmental Trust.
Vendors including artists and crafters will line the streets along the Plaza, offering handmade items for sale. Three brand new businesses will be featured at this month’s 3rd Friday, including The Ugly Pie, a bakery which wll be celebrating the opening of its downtown storefront with a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. The Rabbit Hole has officially opened as well. 3rd Friday also celebrates the grand opening of Lurking Class Skate Shop, Downtown Salisbury’s newest skate shop.
The Dryden Dress Company will be holding an open house with cookies, cocktails and new inventory. The Salisbury University Art Galleries will host an exhibition titled HOMECOMING, inviting all alumni to participate. Submitted artwork will be reviewed by Ginevra Shay, Artistic Director for The Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, and curator Rose Arcade.
Other events will highlight this month’s 3rd Friday, including a book signing at Market Street Books for Linda Duyer’s newest book, By Foot Or By Wheel – Exploring the History of Downtown Salisbury. Live music will be offered at several restaurants and bars downtown. Roadie Joe’s Bar and Grill will feature Miranda Haney for happy hour from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Brew River will present the Bonedaddys from 7-11 p.m. followed by DJ Outlaw at 10 p.m.
The Downtown Trolley service will be provided outside of the Guerrieri Academic Commons at Salisbury University. The service will run from 5-7 p.m. and then later from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Admission is free for students with a Gull Card or $1 for all others, transporting guests to the 3rd friday events happening Downtown.
For more information view the 3rd Friday event website or call 410-774-6145.