Greetings, holiday enthusiasts! With the festive season in full swing, the countdown to Christmas has begun, and the magic is spreading throughout Howard County, Maryland. Did you know that Santa Claus, with his special brand of magic, can be in multiple places at once? It's how he manages to hear the wishes of children from every corner of the world each year. This Christmas, Santa is making multiple appearances in Howard County, ensuring that families can create lasting memories at various events. Join us as we unwrap the joy and magic of the season over the next seven days!

Day 1: Arrival in Howard County

As you step into our charming historical towns of Savage and historic Ellicott City, adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations, you'll instantly be transported into a winter wonderland. Do some last-minute shopping in Maple Lawn and enjoy the serene views of the farms in Western Howard County. The joy of the season is palpable in the air, setting the perfect stage for a week filled with merriment and holiday cheer.

Day 2: Explore the Festive Atmosphere

Take a stroll through the heart of Howard County in Columbia, where the festive atmosphere is sure to captivate your senses. As you explore, you'll discover the unique charm of our community, setting the stage for a week of holiday delights.

Day 3: Discover Santa's Many Appearances

This year, Santa is making special appearances at various events across Howard County. From November 25 to December 17, catch him at Historic Savage Mill on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm. If you're looking for a unique experience, don't miss "Climbing with Santa" at Roger Community Center on December 22. Santa won't be in attendance, but the Santa-themed fun and games are sure to entertain for the holiday season.

Day 4: Meet and Greet with Santa

Head over to The Mall in Columbia for a heartwarming meet-and-greet with Santa. Capture the magic through photos, including pet photos and sensory-friendly sessions, available until December 24. And for a festive brunch experience, don't miss Santa Brunch at Alexandra's Restaurant at Turf Valley Resort on Sundays through December 24. Meet Santa, find additional festive photo-ops and write him a letter. Or plan a visit with Santa at Neo Pizza + Taphouse on December 22 from 3-5 pm.

Day 5: Santa Saturdays and More

Mark your calendar for Saturdays from November 26 to December 24, as Santa takes center stage at Clarks Ace Hardware in Ellicott City from 9 am to 1 pm during Santa Saturdays. This is a perfect opportunity to add a dash of holiday spirit to your weekend.

Day 6: Santa-Inspired Events Not to Miss

Extend your festive adventure by exploring Santa-inspired events. Immerse yourself in the magic of "Santa Heim, A Savage Christmas Story" at the Welcome Center from November 21 to January 21. Drop off your letters to Santa at Decadent's "Santa Express Mailbox" from December 5 to 23.

Day 7: Create Lasting Memories

As your seven-day journey concludes, reflect on the magical moments shared with Santa in Howard County. Consider adding missed events to your calendar for next year, ensuring your family continues to celebrate the joy of the season.

Unwrap Your Own Christmas Magic

Take a moment to cherish the memories created during your magical week in Howard County. Whether it's a photo with Santa, a festive brunch, or a unique Santa-inspired event, these moments are the threads that weave your own special holiday story. As you celebrate Christmas this year, may the warmth and joy linger in your hearts, creating memories that last a lifetime. Discover Santa's delights and make this holiday season truly special in Howard County!