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An Annapolis Christmas experience in Maryland’s capital

Annapolis Christmas Maryland State House

An Annapolis Christmas experience at the Maryland State House

The crisp, cool air mingled with the holiday shoppers as the Christmas spirit was on display.  Many people may spend their holidays with family or on the beach.  While others may hit the slopes for some holiday skiing, an Annapolis Christmas experience combines sailboats, servicemen, and a beautiful setting on the banks of the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay.

A brief of history of Annapolis

Founded in 1649, this capital of Maryland once served as the US capital from 1783 – 1784.  Four signers of the Declaration of Independence called Annapolis home.

Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson roamed the streets of Annapolis while President George Washington resigned his military commission as Commander-in-Chief here.  In 1784, the Treaty of Paris was ratified by Congress ending the Revolutionary War.

Whil this city has served as the capital of Maryland since 1786, today it has a population of just over 38,000.

Sitting on the banks of the Severn River, Annapolis is also home to the United States Naval Academy.  I visited Annapolis as part of my College Football Travel Tour for the Army Navy football game.  Due to its location on the water, the city has become a huge sailboat community with lots of high profile sailors and celebrities.

From US history and colonial architecture to sailboats and seafood, Annapolis is a friendly community that makes you feel right at home.  If you love food, there are some great restaurants in Annapolis.  However, this city offers a wonderful Christmas experience in the heart of our nation’s capital.

An Annapolis Christmas experience

Enjoy an Annapolis Christmas experience.  Wander the streets.  Talk with the locals.  Enjoy the history and beauty of Maryland’s capital.

Dress warmly as cold weather and snow may welcome you.  Eat breakfast at Chick & Ruth’s Delly as you join the Pledge of Allegiance.

Do some Christmas shopping on the streets.  Enjoy an intimate concert at the Ram’s Head Tavern.  Dine at fancy restaurants or enjoy some ice cream.  Walk the steps of the Maryland State House or walk the streets of history.

Enjoy a few photos of the Annapolis Christmas spirit celebrating music, food, culture, people, and history.

Thanks to Visit Annapolis for their hospitality as I enjoyed all that Annapolis had to offer during the holiday season.

Annapolis Christmas Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness – stores open until midnight for holiday shopping

Annapolis Christmas Midnight Madness steel drum band

A steel drum band plays holiday carols during Midnight Madness

Annapolis Christmas holiday shopping

Holiday shopping in Annapolis

Christmas Annapolis Ice Cream Company

Christmas decorations at the Annapolis Ice Cream Company

Christmas Annapolis Country Store

Annapolis Country Store

Downtown Annapolis Christmas

Downtown Annapolis Christmas

Downtown Annapolis Christmas stores

Christmas shopping in downtown Annapolis

Annapolis Christmas tree horse and carriage

A horse and carriage and Christmas tree

Annapolis Christmas Maryland State House

Maryland State House decorated for Christmas

Annapolis Christmas State House Christmas tree flag

Maryland State House Christmas tree

Annapolis Christmas Government House Maryland Governor's Mansion

Maryland Government House – home of the Governor

Annapolis Christmas William Paca House and Garden

William Paca House

Annapolis Christmas Prince George Street

A house decorated for Christmas on historic Prince George Street

Annapolis Christmas Shiplap House

Historic Shiplap House on Prince George Street

Annapolis Christmas houses

Houses decorated for Christmas in Annapolis

Chick & Ruth's Delly Christmas Annapolis

Chick & Ruth’s Delly

Annapolis Christmas Galway Bay

Galway Bay

Hellpoint Seafood Annapolis Christmas

Hellpoint Seafood

Pusser's Annapolis Christmas

Pusser’s

Ram's Head Tavern Christmas Annapolis

Ram’s Head Tavern

Governor Calvert House Christmas Annapolis

Governor Calvert House

US Naval Academy campus Annapolis

US Naval Academy campus

Annapolis Christmas Weems Creek

Weems Creek

Annapolis sailboats Severn River Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis sailboats on the Severn River near the Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis sailboats

Annapolis sailboats

Annapolis sailboats Severn River US Naval Academy

Annapolis sailboats near the US Naval Academy

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