WHITE MARSH, Md. (WJZ)—With Thanksgiving plans underway, the holidays are just around the corner. And Friday night in Baltimore County, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Kai Jackson has one of the first signs of the season.

Christmas arrives pretty quickly in White Marsh. On Friday, the Avenue shopping area held its 14th annual tree lighting festivities.

“It’s absolutely beautiful, full of ornaments and the beautiful lights,” said Cecilia Auth, of Nottingham.

Santa and Mrs. Claus were big stars. Wide-eyed girls and boys were just dreaming about the goodies they hope will be under their trees this Christmas.

Nine-year-old Roman Auth says his wish is for “Madden 12,  Call of Duty and Modern Warfare 3.”

Americans haven’t even stuffed, roasted or carved their turkeys, and we’re already talking Christmas and shopping. It’s a bit much for some.

“I love it,” said Shawnta Duffy, of Rosedale. “It’s cold, but I love it. I like the tree and Santa Claus.”

The Avenue at White Marsh was packed. Judging by the crowd, people are in the holiday spirit.

Eight-year-old Jaylen Duffy’s Christmas wish: “To have some Nerf guns.”

On Saturday, Dec. 3 The Avenue at White Marsh will play host to the 13th annual holiday parade.

Comments (13)
  1. Angela says:

    modern warfare for a nine year old, now I know why the kids are turning out the way they are

    1. matt says:

      how did i know this would be the 1st comment. just because she wants it doesn’t mean her parents will get it. so critical…sad.

  2. the truth says:

    Kids tell the parents what to do as they have seen it on U-tube, MTV. Parents, the dumb azzes they are do it………&^%$#@*!

  3. eddiefast says:

    WJZ-13 is a racist censorship group that if you don’t speak liberalism on this blog you get deleted.

  4. Judy says:

    Of course no kid is taught to wish for blessings, good health, or good wishes for others. It’s all about material goods today. Very sad.

    1. matt says:

      really, how did you come to this conclusion? or is it just speculation?

      1. Judy says:

        Through being a teacher for 35 years, watching the children in this article, being a mom of 5 and grandmother of 13.

    2. moleman says:

      Give em hell Judy blue eyes. These under twenty five yr olds never married or having kids & still living @ home afraid to launch on their own, come on here @ rattle their empty brain heads.

      1. steve says:

        just like you do the same thing moleman

  5. moleman says:

    Steve, I have a Phd you spanked azz.

  6. moleman says:

    Actually, The open mall concept which is something old but new in that it is not an enclosed superstructure is a wonderful idea in keeping crowds of teens out. Large unruly crowds of blacks who do nothing but menace the merchants & customers don’t like the cold so they will go inside where it’s warm just like their ancestors in Africa’s hot climate where the spear chuckers are comfortable.

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