The Washington Monument Lighting 2013 is Thursday, December 5.

The event starts at 5:30pm and runs until 8:00pm. The actual ceremony starts around 7pm and the lighting itself with a firework finale around 7:45pm.

From 5:30-7, you can visit with Santa Claus at the Mount Vernon West Park and listen to performances. Also during that time period, retail shops on Charles St and Mount Vernon  will have caroling, free wine, hot chocolate, special discounts, plus extended shopping hours.

December is always a wonderful month in Downtown Baltimore. Don’t miss it!

The Washington Monument is located at Mount Vernon Place by the Walters Art Museum at 600 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Photo courtesy of sidewalk flying via Flickr CC