Riverdale Park Festival of Lights & Holiday Market

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 4640 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD  See map
Credit: Patch File
Credit: Patch File
Noon:  Rodeo Motel (Tom Alderson), country classics from the 50s and 60s, some bluegrass and gospel http://rodeomotel.com/

1 p.m.:  The Smokin' Polecats w/ Marianna Previti, swing/blues  http://thesmokinpolecats.com/index.html

2 p.m.: Bumper Jacksons, duo performing traditional jazz/early swing/pre-war country http://www.bumperjacksons.com/

3 p.m.: Mary & John Wheatley,brother/sister duo on drums and guitar, performing upbeat Christmas tunes

4 p.m.: Rick Franklin, acoustic blues, http://www.hokumblues.com/

5 p.m.: Maple Joint Venture, a jazz ensemble made up of veterans of the DC rock, bluegrass, and jazz scenes who perform a selection of swing and bebop favorites.
6 p.m.: Michael Sevener's Blues Christmas, blues guitar
7 p.m.: Wild Anacostias, New Orleans style brass band

Santa visit schedule includes: Latino Santa 2 p.m. -3:15 p.m.
African American Santa 3:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
White Santa 4:40 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

We'll also have caroling trolleys running in the neighborhood and to Riversdale Mansion from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Many local artisans will also be offering the very best of our area's crafts for holiday gifts. Two food vendors will also be at the festival for your culinary enjoyment, as well as some of our high quality farmers market vendors, including Zeke's Coffee of DC.


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