ST. MICHAELS — From 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that will include libations, light refreshments, caroling, store discounts, free gift wrapping and door prizes for CBMM members.

During the event, shoppers will receive a one-day-only, 25% total discount on their Museum Store purchases. Members also will have the opportunity to buy half-priced gift memberships for new members to the museum, excluding life memberships.

Each year, the museum’s historic structures and exhibition buildings, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, are decorated in holiday greenery, created by CBMM volunteers and staff.

The Dec. 11 event is free and open to the public, with ample parking and no need for reservations. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.

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