Solomons celebrates for two weeks with candlelit streets, entertainment, puppet shows and nighttime boat parades during its 17th annual Christmas Walk. Highlights include a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. tomorrow; a barbershop concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow; a Jingle Bell 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday; the boat parade 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 14; a live Nativity scene 6:30-8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14; and pet portraits 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 14. In the evenings, park in Glasscock Field across from the Calvert Marine Museum, Route 2/4, Solomons. Free shuttle will be provided 6-9 p.m. For a complete list of activities and locations, call 410-326-1950, 888-580-3865 or 410-326-2549, or visit www.sba.solomons.med.us.
An open house event sponsored by the Greenwell Foundation and the Maryland State Forest and Park Service invites visitors to the Rosedale Manor House, horse stables, Francis Knott Lodge, the ranger's station and the grounds of Greenwell State Park, all decorated for the holidays. Activities include children's crafts, traditional holiday stories, and caroling and musical performances in the Great Room of Rosedale. At the stables, visitors can have their pictures taken with one of Santa's "horse deer" -- the Greenwell Foundation's therapeutic riding program horses. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Greenwell State Park, 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood. Free. 301-373-9775.
Haberdeventure, the historic home of Thomas Stone, is dressed up for Christmas and features park staffers in period costumes representing the Stone family of 1775. Find out more about the American Revolution and how one of Maryland's leading families felt about the issue of independence. Refreshments are served at the visitor center and lanterns light the trail to the manor house. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Thomas Stone National Historic Site, 6655 Rose Hill Rd., Port Tobacco. Free. 301-392-1776.