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Christmas Parade & Crab Tree Lighting

December 7 @ 4:45 pm

Get caught up in the swirl of light and sound on Saturday, December 7, during the Cambridge- Dorchester Christmas Parade — one of Maryland’s largest nighttime p arades. Marching bands, floats, classic cars, horses, and more fill the streets with energy and excitement, as they have for more than 70 years. The parade route begins on High Street near Water Street in Ca mbridge at 5pm and continues on Poplar Street, then Race Street, e nding at the intersection of Race and Washington Streets. Awards ar e given in various categories, including best classic auto, adul t and youth floats, marching bands and marching unit. To regist er for the parade or make a donation, go to

Come early and you’ll enjoy live music at 4pm at Cambridge’s Crab Basket Tree, plus the official l ighting of the tree at 4:45pm! The Crab Basket Tree is cons tructed of about 200 crab baskets — the very bushel bask ets that our local watermen use to bring in blue crabs fr om the waters on their way to our plates. The tree is lo cated at the corner of Race and Gay Streets, right by the parade reviewing stand and Craig’s Drug Store.

For more information, call 443-521-1671.


December 7
4:45 pm


437 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
437 Race St United States