Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Parking and Shuttle Information for Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lightning Ceremony

Leonardtown, MD - The Town of Leonardtown will ring in the holiday season this Friday, November 25, from 5 – 9 p.m. with its traditional "Christmas on the Square" and "Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony" in the Leonardtown Square. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will include holiday entertainment, rides, a petting zoo, live nativity, face painting, food and more. Spectators should arrive early to secure parking and make their way to the Square in time for the 7 p.m. arrival of Santa and lighting of the Town Christmas Tree.

Several streets in the area of the Leonardtown Square will be closed to thru traffic between 3 and 10 p.m. Parking will be available at the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus. Free shuttle bus service will run between the College and the Leonardtown Square from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free parking will also be available at Leonardtown Elementary School, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, as well as in designated lots along Lawrence Avenue, Park Avenue and Washington Street (please see map on following page). For event safety, spectators are asked to obey all posted No Parking signs as well as police and volunteer instructions.

Christmas on the Square is sponsored by the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, the Leonardtown Business Association and the Commissioners of Leonardtown. For further information, please call 301-475-9791.

(Note: the rain date for this event is Saturday, November 26 at 7 p.m. and will consist of the Annual Tree Lighting only)

Press Release Courtesy of the St. Mary's County Government Public Information Office