Giving can take many forms. From giving a gift to giving advice, or even giving attention to loved ones. This holiday season, the Annapolis Town Center has placed a magical twist on “giving” by introducing our first ever Advent Calendar! 

Teaming up with our tenants and local small businesses, we have put together a 25-day lineup of holiday content, including crafts, giveaways, and more as you prepare to celebrate the season. Follow us on social as we post a new giveaway or fun activity for you and the family to follow along with. Be sure to stay up-to-date as we work our way through the month of December – you won’t want to miss this!

Get ready for the most wonderful time of the year with some of the following:

Gifts from the Town Center

It’s My Party Cookies Gingerbread House Making Tutorial

Photo Sharing Contests

And, Bedtime Stories with Santa

With such an unconventional year, We look forward to bringing some cheer this holiday season with opportunities to bond and celebrate together. Follow along with us on both Facebook and Instagram, where we will be posting our daily specials. 

As the year comes to a close, it is nice to look back and reflect on what we are thankful for. And although 2020 was not for the faint of heart, the Annapolis Town Center was able to prosper and overcome many hurdles. We helped our tenants during one of the worst public health crisis’ of our time, opened three new Open Air spaces on property, welcomed new tenants to grow our mixed-use offerings, and safely hosted new events like Vinyls and Vino, Sketch Night, and Fright Nights for our community to enjoy. 

Here are just a few of the things our Town Center team members are thankful for this year:

“As an Annapolis Town Center Staff Member, I am thankful for working with a team that has remained safe during this pandemic. We all have taken this crisis very seriously and took every precaution possible to ensure the safety of the Town Center and its guests. I work with some amazing individuals.” Shonda Wallace, Annapolis Town Center Security Director

“2020 has been a challenge for everyone; I am thankful for this amazing life and for my Annapolis Town Center family.” – Zanata Wells, Office Administrator

“I am thankful for making healthy lifestyle changes and being able to provide for my family.” – Cesar Ramírez, Engineer

“I am thankful that my family and coworkers are alive and well. I am also thankful for the positivity 2021 will bring.” – Randy Ramar, Housekeeping

The Annapolis Town Center remains grateful that their tenants have been able to navigate this difficult year and establish a new normal. By creating new accommodations and services to their guests, our tenants have been able to stay positive and be thankful!

A la mode

“This year has been hard, no way to sugar coat it. When times are tough, the blessings really stand out. Our number one blessing: our customers. They supported us when we were limited to online ordering and curbside pickup only. They helped us provide gift bags for front line health care workers when we were running the Comfort Project. Our doors are open today because of them AND because of our next blessing: our staff. Team a la mode pulled together in a way that allowed us to take the precautions we needed to keep everyone safe and keep our operation going.”

Lea Hurt. Manager

Cooper’s Hawk  

“Our amazing guests and wine club members! It’s been so great to continue to see old faces, as well as new ones. We are so thankful for your loyalty and support!”

Hannah Black, Lead Event Manager

Ethan Allen

“We are thankful for those that have put their health at risk to protect ours and to our clients who have remained committed and patient as we adjust to the many changes the pandemic has required.”

Judith Alto, District Design Center Manager

Bin201

“We are thankful for our loyal customers, their support means a lot to us!”

Natalie Lightner, Assistant Manager and Private Events Coordinator

2020 turned out to be nothing like anyone was expecting. However, there are a lot of take-aways and lessons learned that we can carry with us into the new year. The Town Center has, and will, always be thankful for our tenants who bring new perspectives, people, and life to the property. We are also thankful for those who continuously support the the property through commerce and event attendance. We can’t wait to see you next year!

Plan to spend Saturday, November 28 at the Annapolis Town Center during their first annual Holiday Stroll. Sip and shop during this unique and festive shopping experience conveniently located on property and featuring all of your favorite retailers. It is the perfect event to help you settle into the most wonderful time of the year, all while supporting small businesses and knocking off gifts for your loved ones!

Towne Centre Boulevard will be packed with entertainment, seasonal activities, and sidewalk shopping. Support women owned businesses with pop-up shops like Beautifully Wilde Mobile Airstream Boutique, Scout & Molly’s, and Sit. Stay. Play. Open and scattered around the property, they will be boasting a variety of products and services only available for a limited time.

What would the holiday season be without decorations? Join in on one of two Wreath Making Workshop seatings hosted by The Chesapeake Wreath Company on the Green (10:00 am and 2:00 pm). And, no home is complete without the perfect tree to steal the show! This year, the Annapolis Town Center is excited to offer their very own Christmas Tree Lot, provided by Whole Foods. Spend the day getting prepared for all of the festivities to come in the next few weeks. You’re guaranteed to leave full of cheer!

Plus, mark your calendars! From November 30 through December 4, the Town Center is offering an extra incentive for guests as they work through their shopping lists. When you spend a total of $250 on property, you’ll receive a $50 gift card to a property restaurant of your choice. It really is a win-win! 

Take advantage of all the Annapolis Town Center has to offer this holiday season as we look to make this year a memorable one. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on events and promotions.

 

The holiday season is officially here and we’re ready to help you celebrate. Join us at the Annapolis Town Center where you’ll have plenty of chances for the whole family to have fun and build lasting memories. Experience the season as you do all your gift shopping, decorating, and take in other magical activities and traditions. This year, we’re putting a twist on our usual holiday gatherings, and trust us, you won’t want to miss it!

Tree Lighting

Celebrating the Holidays may look a bit different this year, but some traditions remain. This year, our 12th annual Annapolis Town Center Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 21 will offer you the chance to experience the holiday magic and celebrate safely with one of two ticketed holiday events:

Holiday Vinyls & Vino

November 21 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm

With the help of our friends from Vintage Views: A Wandering Bar and DJ Crawdads, guests will enjoy a front-row seat to Santa lighting the Christmas Tree. For just $20, ticket holders can enjoy a fun evening of wine cocktails, graze boxes, and sweet boxes, all while taking in the magic of the season. Plus, each ticket includes one complimentary glass of holiday wine. Space is limited.

 

Drive-in Movie Featuring Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

November 21 | 5:00 pm

We all have our own list of must-watch holiday movies to help welcome in the season. Bring the whole family out for a viewing of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch at our drive-in movie lot. A $50 ticket gives you entry to the movie, a complimentary popcorn bucket, and a live stream of the annual Tree Lighting prior to the show. You’ll even get a visit from Santa himself! Space is limited.

 

Holiday Stroll

November 28

In support of Small Business Saturday, the Annapolis Town Center is happy to host our first-ever Holiday Stroll on November 28. Enjoy an eventful day that will surely get you in the spirit! Sip and shop as our retailers open their doors and bring the shopping experience to the sidewalks, conveniently creating a holiday market. Get crafty during a wreath-making workshop on the Green hosted by The Chesapeake Wreath Company. Easily find the right gift for your loved ones from one of our women-owned businesses and guest pop-up shops like Scout & Molly’s, Sit. Stay. Play., and Beautifully Wilde Boutique Mobile Airstream. And, adding to the holiday magic – pick up your perfect tree for the season at the Town Center’s own Christmas Tree Lot in partnership with Whole Foods!

Make sure a trip to the Town Center is part of your plans for this holiday season. There are more events coming your way, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on events and happenings.

The Annapolis Town Center is excited to announce that Santa’s Cottage is back and better than ever as we are now offering a safer, socially distanced Santa experience. To take part in one of our favorite holiday traditions, guests will need to make an appointment to visit the Cottage where St. Nick will be waiting to meet you and hear all about your wishlist. Choose from an in-person, contactless visit or even a virtual meeting using video conferencing technology. Your furry friends are also invited to join in on the fun during special Pet Nights! 

In order to keep us all safe, walk-ins are not permitted. Reservations are required. This will further allow the elves to manage the number of guests and keep the Cottage clean. Visit our online portal to choose your date and time slot. We also have all of the photo packages available for review prior to your arrival for a speedy experience. 

Join Us

Dates: November 21 – December 24

 Times: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

             Pet Night:  December 1, 8, and 15 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

 

For details on even more holiday fun coming to the Town Center this winter, follow along with us over on Instagram and Facebook. See you soon!

In case you haven’t noticed the presence of pumpkin-spice on nearly every menu, I think it’s safe to say that we have fully transitioned into an autumn food palate. Squash soups, pumpkin desserts, and kettle corn. You know – the classics. And even more importantly, it’s a time for gatherings with loved ones, typically with food present. Even though  get-togethers might look different, you can find all the fall foods you might be craving at the Annapolis Town Center. 

Gordon Biersch

Gordon Biersch is one of those restaurants that serves up a little bit of everything; with every dish being equally as delicious! From fish to pizzas and even burgers, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s cravings. Especially with their addition of their seasonal menu, featuring Chicken Schnitzel, Bavarian Pretzel, and Drunken Salmon. All of this accompanied, of course, with Gordon Biersch’s Oktoberfest beer. If you’re dining in, enjoy fresh craft beer on tap or take it home in a growler. And, when you sign up for their rewards, you’ll get 10 GB Bucks for your next visit. Let’s be real, you’ll definitely be going back!

P.F. Changs China Bistro

Let  P.F. Changs China Bistro help with everything you might need to make it your next family gathering happen. Catering is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 with their new Individual Meals; the perfect limited-contact option for groups of all sizes. With their variety of wok-fired meals, there is something for everyone at the table. Plus, when you order through the app, you can have it delivered right to your door, and you can earn points while doing it when you sign up for their rewards! And,  before you check out, make sure to look at their cocktails to-go to save you an extra trip to the liquor store. 

Ziki Japanese Steakhouse

If you went to Annapolis Town Center’s Dinner on the Boulevard, then you know how absolutely mouth-watering Ziki Japanese Steakhouse is. Great sushi? Yes. Delicious Lunch Box specials? Yes. And, will hibachi always hit the spot? Absolutely! Call ahead and make a reservation to enjoy the overlook view. Or, if you want to stay in your sweatpants, you can order online. But, make sure you order for everyone in the house. These are leftovers you’ll want to keep your eyes on!

NEO Pizza

If you have a house full of picky eaters, Neo Pizza will always be a dinner saver. Yes, you can get one of their classic pizzas or even create your own. But, you can also enjoy one of their burgers, subs or salads. Neo has a certain way of satisfying everybody’s appetite. Enjoy on their patio or order carry-out or delivery from any room in the house. 

No matter how you want to spend time gathered with friends and family this fall, the Annapolis Town Center can ensure something delicious is on the table. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on events and happenings.