Holiday

You Can Make a Difference in Over 4,000 Lives This Holiday Season

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Community Mitzvah Day, Jewish Volunteer Connection’s largest volunteer event, takes place on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 at sites throughout the Baltimore area. This local event, now in its 14th year, brings the community together as volunteers to meet vital community needs and enhance the dignity of people who may need assistance at this time of the year. Mitzvah Day offers volunteer opportunities for every age, interest and ability. Volunteers will assemble winter care packages, make fleece blankets, help in soup kitchens and shelters, visit isolated seniors and much more. Join more than a thousand other volunteers as we do good in Baltimore and make a huge impact in one day!

You don’t want to miss this year’s biggest volunteer event! Learn more and register today!

Interested in helping but can’t make it to Community Mitzvah Day? Check out our Amazon wish list and help us reach our goal of more than 2,000 winter care packages!

Holiday East Presents Cookies and Cocktails on 12/11

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Next Wednesday, December 11, head to Holiday East for Cookies & Cocktails – a tasty quest through Harbor East from 6pm – 9pm. Still looking for that perfect gift? Enjoy the sounds of the season, sweet treats and festive drinks while shopping the best of Baltimore. Participating neighborhood shops will each feature a unique bite-sized holiday confection. Reserve your Cookie Passport! The $10 pass includes one cookie at each participating shop, a signature ornament, and parking for the evening. 100% of tour sales will benefit The Family Tree. Plus enjoy photos with Santa Claus, music and cocktail bars along the way.

Holiday Shopping at Star Bright Farm

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Relax and truly get into the spirit of the season at Star Bright Farm’s Holiday Barn Market. Scheduled during the weekends in December from 10am – 4pm, embrace country life and an opportunity to get more out of shopping than just buying gifts at Star Bright Farm. With many new products added for the holiday season, along with all of last year’s favorites, there are endless gift options for the home and body. Local coffee and snacks are available to keep spirits high throughout the day. On Saturday, December 7, enjoy extended hours (10am – 7pm) with champagne shopping and sampling of culinary treats. Head down to Star Bright Farm for some warm and welcoming holiday cheer.

Holiday Shopping at the Village of Cross Keys

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The Villages of Cross Keys

Retail trends may come and go, but in Baltimore’s the Village of Cross Keys, some things have stayed the same. The 54-year-old shopping center has remained a fixture of North Baltimore with loyal customers who come for the unique merchandise, personalized service and walkable, outdoor courtyard with seasonal plants and benches. Anchored by Williams Sonoma and Talbots, the center’s small businesses include the Pied Piper, Store Ltd., Octavia Boutique among other specialty tenants.

The Village of Cross Keys is the perfect spot to support local stores as you kick off your holiday shopping on Nov. 30, also known as Small Business Saturday. Bring the kids to visit Santa and enjoy the carolers and hot cocoa during its Holiday Hoopla. Some of the stores will feature their own celebrations, like the Pied Piper, which will have champagne for the adults and lollipops for the kids along with a festive window display.

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