Tilghman Island residents will again kick off the holidays on December 12 with the Great Crab Pot Christmas Tree Lighting and Boat Parade! The event kicks off at Character’s Bridge Restaurant with a cocktail party at 5:30 p.m. Then, Santa will be on Tilghman Island from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Phillips Wharf classroom to greet guests while they enjoy hot cocoa and cookies.
The Great Crab Pot Tree Lighting takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, followed by the lighted, Knapps Narrows boat parade beginning at 7:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, with free parking and space for parade spectators at Phillips Wharf.
Immediately after the boat parade will be a live auction and awards ceremony at Character’s Bridge Restaurant, with auction proceeds benefiting the Tilghman Island Volunteer Fire Department. Auction items include an original painting by a local artist, a custom oyster knife, NFL tickets, and more.
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s mission is to encourage, educate, and engage Chesapeake Bay stewards of all ages through interactive experiences showcasing the Bay’s ecosystem and its inhabitants. For more information, visit phillipswharf.org.