Holiday Lights is theme of this week’s 3rd Friday

This week’s 3rd Friday kicks off at 5 p.m. in Downtown Salisbury and will be the final outdoor event of 2020.

This week’s 3rd Friday in Downtown Salisbury will see another night of socially distanced shopping.

November’s theme is Holiday Lights, complete with holiday cheer and an illuminated Christmas Tree. It is also the last 3rd Friday held outdoors until spring, so it’s time to stock up on locally made arts and crafts from 3rd Friday’s outdoor vendors for the gift-giving season.

November’s 3rd Friday normally coincides with the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, and while Covid-19 will prevent us from having a formal ceremony this year, the tree will still be illuminated in time for 3rd Friday.

The tree will be on display in front of the Downtown Parking Garage, located at the intersection of Circle Avenue and Division Street, on the food truck parking pad right across from First Shore Federal and the Wicomico Public Library.

In anticipation of the Hanukkah and Kwanzaa seasons, a menorah and a kinara will be displayed with the tree — fully lit — until Hanukkah and Kwanzaa begin Dec. 10 and Dec. 26 respectively, when daily lightings begin.

Also, the Letters for Santa mailbox is now up in front of the Downtown Salisbury Visitor Center — it’s the perfect socially distanced way to tell Santa all about how you’ve been extra good this year.

On West Main Street, artists and crafters will line the street with local handmade items for sale, for a perfect socially distanced, open-air shopping experience.

It’s the final outdoor 3rd Friday of the season, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on locally made treasures for the holiday gift giving season.

Tops Cut Off DJ Team will keep things festive with a holiday playlist filled with all of your favorites.

Shoppers should be sure to stop by Downtown Salisbury’s long list of merchants, with everything you need this holiday season. From Lilac Clothing Company and Simply Salisbury, to Kaiju Records and Lurking Class Skate Shop — there are lots of great finds for everyone on your list.

Check out Downtown’s newest retailer, Bomshell Boutique, a trendy women’s fashion retailer offering 15 percent off, just for 3rd Friday.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is holding its annual Fall Bazaar virtually this year, and there is still time to score handmade gift baskets on their online platform.   

With this month’s “Holiday Lights” theme, community members are encouraged to participate by sending in photography and art inspired by their favorite holiday celebrations.

Submissions will be shared online in the virtual event, and in an event recap e-blast. Facemasks required within event areas.

3rd Friday is a Downtown economic development initiative and a project of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with the city of Salisbury. For More Information:  3rdFridaySby.com.

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