More than 50 stores, galleries and artist studios will stay open until midnight on Friday. Restaurants are offering dinner and drink specials all evening, while Santa greets visitors in his workshop and carolers bring holiday cheer to Main Street.

Santa's Workshop
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Stop in for a free gift and photo with Santa. Parents are welcome to take their own, so be sure to bring a camera! Don't have time for a visit? An outdoor mail box for letters to Santa will be available until Christmas Eve.
Located at the Thomas Isaac log cabin at Main Street & Ellicott Mills Drive

Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:00 pm
Howard County Tourism Center, 8267 Main Street

Festival of Trains
11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Bring a new unwrapped toy to support Toys for Tots and receive 50 percent off the $8 adult admission and $6 children's admission.
B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station, 2711 Maryland Avenue

Strolling Entertainers
Keep an ear out for the Pride of Baltimore Chorus and the Mt. Hebron Madrigal Choir.

The Wine Bin Presents
6:00 pm
Christmas carolers, chocolate tasting, live music, free popcorn and hot cider, free wine and beer tasting, and Madame BBQ Food Truck in the parking lot
8390 Main Street

Winter Wonderland on the Courtyard
The Courtyards at Tonge Row will host a winter wonderland with twinkle lights and lots of different Frosty the Snowman peek-a-boo boards for a family photo opportunity.
Off Parking Lot D

Patapsco Pendants Trunk Show
Patapsco Pendants will be at The Wine Bin (8390 Main Street)
A special jewelry show of locally crafted items made from reclaimed river glass from the Patapsco River, along with beaded jewelry and earrings for just $5.

Book Signing at Joan Eve Classics & Collectables
"Memoirs of a Mad Innkeeper: The Muffin Recipes Revealed" book signing by author, Susan A. Starr. Stop in for mini samples of her muffins!
8113 Main Street

Midnight Merriment Tea at Tea on the Tiber
7:00 pm
High Tea with full dinner menu and a special gift.
8081 Main Street
Call 410-480-8000 for reservations.

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