Despite the chilly temperatures there was a terrific turnout on December 1st! The festivities included a visit from Santa at the 2 Broke Girls Boutique (pictured here with Mike Richardson of Southern Maryland Entertainment), Ugly Sweater Contests, Opening Receptions at the local art galleries, specials at the shops and restaurants, Open Studio workshops, fundraisers for local animal rescue groups, and so much more. The theme for this month’s event, “Keep the Cheer Here”, encouraged visitors to Shop Small and support the local businesses as the holiday season launched into full swing. The Music Series continued on with the SoMar Drummers/ audience participation Drum Circle at the new St. Mary’s Arts Council workshop space for an evening of open percussion & rhythm making.

Check back at the local stores and galleries throughout December as many have extended their special offers through the month and are open for special holiday hours. The Leonardtown Business Association (LBA) would like to thank everyone who attended and all of the merchants who participated, save the date to come join us January 5th from 5 to 8 PM for our next special event with the theme of “New Year, New You”. Make Leonardtown your “Special Place To Be” every First Friday!