Maryland Holiday Happenings You Need to Check Out This Year
A welcome change is in the air. Can you feel it too? The leaves are crackling underfoot, pumpkin spice treats are back on store shelves, and sweater weather is in full swing. And, if you love fall and the holidays just as much as we do, you know it’s not just a season but a feeling indeed. Best of all, there are so many fun-packed fall activities to take part in with friends and family. Many of these are centered around social distancing and require proper precautions to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From pumpkin patches and apple orchards to corn mazes and festivals, which activity are you most excited to check off first? To help, we’ve put together a list of family-friendly Maryland holiday happenings to pack your weekend.
🍎 Go Apple Picking at Baugher’s Orchards & Farms
Located in Westminster, MD, Baugher’s Orchards and Farms is one of the top spots to pick the juiciest apples in the area. On Saturdays & Sundays, from 9 am – 5 pm, families can enjoy wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and apple-picking field. Or, stop by Baugher’s Orchard Market for homemade apple butter, delicious apple cider donuts, freshly-pressed sweet apple cider, and more. Guests can also walk through the pasture of the petting zoo farm and get up close and personal with the animals. There are lambs, goats, rabbits, and pigs aplenty!
Keep in mind, the farm requires masks to be worn and will have distancing marks on the ground for social distancing. Additionally, protocols are in place for regular sanitizing and capacity will be limited on the wagons.
🌽 Explore the Maryland Corn Maze
Named “the 25 best corn mazes across the country”, there’s much to see and do at the Maryland Corn Maze. Located in Gambrills, MD, upon arrival guests will receive a map of the maze and some hints to help you through the vast field. The corn is also taller than you, making it a fun and challenging activity. Featuring an 8-acre corn maze (with one short and one long maze), the fun doesn’t end there. There are also plenty of other activities for the whole family in the Farm Yard. For instance, general admission tickets also include access to hayrides, a bounce pad, Halloween trivia, pedal carts, a rope ladder, and more. Weekend tickets are available online from September 19th- November 8th, 2020.
Moreover, The Maryland Corn Maze is taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by limiting its capacity at 75%. Also, masks and social distancing measures will be enforced.
🎀 Lay Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery
Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, guests can gather for a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. It’s a wonderful way to honor, remember, and teach children about the sacrifice of fallen U.S. veterans. This year, on December 19th at 8 am, volunteers will lay 253,000 veterans’ wreaths on every grave at Arlington outside of the nation’s Capital. Some ways to get involved in this year’s event include the following:
- Sponsor a wreath – Help reach the goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery by sponsoring a wreath.
- Volunteer to lay wreaths – Participate in the wreath-laying 2020 event on December 19th.
- Invite friends and family – Help spread the word by inviting and encouraging friends and family to volunteer or sponsor a wreath.
Plan a Holiday Trip with Chesapeake Charter
This holiday season, gather a small group, get a motorcoach, and plan a happy holiday outing together. Chesapeake Charter can help you get to your destination safely and securely. We’ll also help to plan the timing, trip distance, and the number of buses you might need. Overall, for a smaller group, our mini-motor coaches are your best bet. So, start planning your trip today by requesting an online quote. Or, give us a call at 1-800-304-3001. Also, click here to learn about our extreme clean commitment to keeping you safe during the pandemic.