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Best Places For Holiday Decoration Shopping In Baltimore

November 20, 2012 6:12 AM

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Without all the sparkling lights, fresh pine trees, traditional ornaments and other winter-themed decorations, it wouldn’t quite feel like Christmas. So let the spirit move you to deck the halls inside and out this season and visit these shops in Baltimore for the best selection of holiday decorations. If you’re seeking inspiration, check out the eye-catching arrangements and spectacular light displays on 34th Street in Hampden.
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The Becker Group

2008 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(800)999-1830
www.beckergroupdirect.com

Shop online or in store at The Becker Group for any holiday necessity from pre-decorated wreaths, trees and garlands to pre-lit animals, including Santa’s reindeer. Shoppers may opt for indoor and/or outdoor Christmas ornaments that are more traditional, such as gold and silver stars, trendy like the new light-covered globes, or go all natural with pine cone ornaments. Snow blankets and scatterflake ground covering are also available for a guaranteed white Christmas. To top off the look, pick up some ice light curtains and transform any overhead space into a starry winter wonderland. Even Hanukkah decor may be made available upon request.

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It’s Always Christmas In The City

201 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(401)685-1114
www.christmasandcity.com

Step into a store that believes Christmas should run all year long. Open year round for the true holiday enthusiasts, It’s Always Christmas In The City is the perfect place to buy personalized ornaments. At no additional charge, choose to tailor any ornament to celebrate a milestone in your own house or give as a gift. Old-world glass ornaments with intricate details and crafting are another great option to bring every generation together around the tree. Shop for ornaments by themes such as peppermint twist, snowmen, pets, luck of the Irish, sports and occupations. In addition to ornaments, you’ll also find a large variety of decorations for any home including advent calendars, nativities, music boxes, water globes, nutcrackers, candles and Christmas games.

Related: Best Christmas Town Celebrations In Maryland

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Watson’s Garden Center

1620 York Road
Lutherville, Md. 21093
(410)321-7300
watsonsgarden.com

For more than 40 years, Watson’s Garden Center has gained a reputation for hosting a Christmas Wonderland that would make Santa feel right at home. Decorate your home this year with bows, pine cones and beautiful poinsettias in colorful shades of red, pink, white and cream. Be sure to stop by with some extra time to spare and feel like a kid again watching the trains running along the ceiling. Or simply gaze and enjoy a lighted, snowy Christmas dark room that radiates lots of holiday warmth and joy. In addition, Watson’s has hundreds of fresh balsam wreathes from Maine to choose from and offers regular mid-week specials.

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Kingsdene Nurseries & Garden Center

16435 York Road
Monkton, Md. 21111
(410)343-1150
www.kingsdene.com

Just seven miles north of Hunt Valley, Kingsdene Nurseries boasts a beautiful country Christmas shop for all your holiday needs. Peruse candy canes, angels, bells, snowflakes, stars, trees and every kind of Christmas ornament or decoration you can think of, all with a homey country charm. This shop will make you want to add to your nutcracker or snowman collection, go all natural with wintertime animal creatures, or build a snowy Christmas village this year. Also, choose from fresh cut trees up to 12 feet tall and then ask for delivery and set-up to help make your decorating hassle free. Before stopping by, visit Kingsdene’s website for a $5 off coupon for any live or fresh cut tree through Christmas Eve.

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Valley View Farms Garden Center & Nursery

11035 York Road
Cockeysville, Md. 21030
(410)527-0700
www.valleyviewfarms.com

Valley View Farms has an amazing selection of 6,000 holiday ornaments to browse through, plus a German artisan woodcraft section and an international Christmas shop, which supplies one-of-a-kind decorations that will be carried down through the generations. Stock up on wreaths, garlands, door swags, or mantelpiece and centerpiece arrangements that smell like Christmas and can be purchased pre-decorated and pre-lit. Moreover, keep your holidays bright by adding more lights to your display with battery-operated window candles and illuminated Christmas figures. Lastly, one of the best excuses for shopping at Valley View Farms is to enjoy its impressive Christmas display featuring more than 100,000 lights.

Related: Best Christmas Lights Around Baltimore

Keri Ann Beazell is a Baltimore writer following the latest developments in arts and culture, natural wonders, lifestyle and pets. She enjoys promoting thought-provoking discussions, education, new ideas and smiles among readers. Follow her on Twitter at @KtBlue16 and online at Examiner.com
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