Salisbury marks beginning of holiday season with last outdoor Third Friday event
SALISBURY, Md. – Friday marks the last outdoor Third Friday event of 2020. But it’s marked by a couple of milestones. While the yearly Christmas tree lighting ceremony is not taking place out of caution around COVID-19, the tree is in place and all lit up to bring holiday cheer to Salisbury.
Plus, this Friday marks the first time Third Friday is being held on the downtown plaza since construction got underway. “We’re back on the plaza. This is a big milestone for Third Friday. The plaza is our home. So this will be the first night that we’re back hosting vendors along the plaza and also along the small stretch of North Division Street between Cake Art and Edit Hair Salon,” said Director of the Salisbury Arts and Entertainment District Jamie Heater.
Beside masks being required and sanitizing procedures, Third Fridays are starting to look like they did in the past. Heater says that she’s excited to see people out and about, spending their money on local vendors once again. “They always just kind of boost my confidence in the community as far as just resiliency. It’s definitely changed. Coming back at first was a new normal. But it was really exciting to see how many people had their wallets out and really were interested in shopping from local vendors,” said Heater.
Heater also tells 47ABC the Arts and Entertainment District is looking at different events they could possibly do once the weather gets colder.