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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Press Release: Winter Holiday Celebrations in Annapolis

City of Annapolis

Office of Communication
160 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

For Immediate Release:
Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

Winter Holiday Celebrations in Annapolis

Information on Christmas, New Year’s, and the Military Bowl and Parade


ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 8, 2022) – City of Annapolis announces winter holiday celebrations, office closures, and event information. 


  • City offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. 

  • The Pip Moyer Recreation Center will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 and will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25. Both Pip Moyer and the Stanton Center will be open on Monday, Dec. 26.

  • Refuse and recycling pickups will shift forward one day. Pickups regularly scheduled for Monday, Dec. 26 will move to Tuesday, Dec. 27. Regularly scheduled pickups for Tuesday, Dec. 27 will move to Wednesday, Dec. 28. 

  • Annapolis Transit will run a regular schedule on Christmas Eve with no evening Purple service.  There will be no bus service on Christmas Day, Sunday Dec. 25. 

New Year’s: 

  • City offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. 

  • The Pip Moyer Recreation Center will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31 and will be closed on Sunday, Jan 1, 2023. Both Pip Moyer and the Stanton Center will be open on Monday, Dec. 26.

  • Refuse and recycling pickups will shift forward one day. Pickups scheduled for Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 will move to Tuesday, Jan. 3; pickups scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 3 will move to Wednesday Jan. 4.

  • Annapolis Transit will run on a regular schedule on New Year’s Eve (Saturday) with no evening Purple service.  There will be no bus service on Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. 

  • The NapTown Anti-Dope Move(meant) will host a Health Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. on December 30, 2022, at the Stanton Community Center. This is a public event and will include community resources for mental and physical health, recovery, and treatment, plus free food, games, giveaways, and health screenings. 

New Year’s Celebrations: 

On Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, the City of Annapolis will host a family-friendly event with children’s activities and bands from 4 to 5:20 p.m. at Susan Campbell Park with fireworks over the harbor at 5:30 p.m.  A second fireworks display will go off at midnight. 

  • Downtown Shuttle: The downtown “magenta” shuttle will operate on New Year's Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the shuttle will run to the top of Main Street only (at Church Circle). 

Here are a few reminders for celebrating New Years Eve in downtown Annapolis (if coming into town by vehicle or boat):

  • There will be NO shuttle service to and from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. 

  • If conditions warrant, a warming bus will be stationed at Market House beginning at 6 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. 

  • There will not be any parking restrictions or road closures specifically related to New Year's Eve.  Free parking at metered spaces in the commercial district is for three hours only and time limits will be enforced. Parking in residential areas is paid through ParkMobile with a two-hour limit. Residents with a parking pass park for free and have no time limits. Parking is available at garages and the free downtown “magenta” shuttle will get visitors from garages in the West Street corridor to downtown and back again. 

  • Because of the potential for crowded conditions, boaters are urged to select their preferred viewing-area anchorage early and are also warned to avoid the 1,000-foot safety zone around the fireworks barge.  The 1,000-foot safety zone covers all of Spa Creek from Susan Campbell Park to the Chart House.  You will not be able to transit that entire portion of Spa Creek from 4 p.m. to midnight. Please note: Immediately after the fireworks, the barge will be underway to clear the harbor. All boaters are urged to heed the instructions of safety and law enforcement officials including the U.S. Coast Guard, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, the Annapolis Police, the Annapolis Fire Department, the Annapolis Harbormaster and others. On Saturday, American Cruise Line will be mooring a large cruise ship at City Dock, which will be a draw for visitors. 

  • Remember, the Annapolis New Year’s Eve City Dock celebration is an alcohol-free event. If you would like to celebrate with alcohol, please visit one of our wonderful local bars, restaurants or hotels. If you are attending New Year’s Eve celebrations anywhere in the area, please drink responsibly and utilize designated drivers.

Military Bowl Events: 

  • Military Bowl Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Dec. 28 at City Dock. Please follow Annapolis Police direction and be alert to rolling road closures. The parade route is: City Dock to Main Street, to West Street, to Calvert Street, to Rowe Blvd., to Taylor Ave., ending at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. 

  • The 2022 Military Bowl will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. This year’s teams are Duke University and the University of Central Florida. This is a ticketed event.

  • Miracle on West Street” will take place at West and Calvert Streets from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Visit the Budweiser Clydesdales and participate in family-friendly games and activities, food trucks and vendors.

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