Howard County Fire & Rescue brings their holiday magic to OEC!
The 22 year annual tradition of the holiday train gardens at Howard County Fire Station 2 is taking their act on the road this year, and lucky for us, that road is Main Street in OEC! It’s a corona silver lining that safety concerns inspired the search for a new way to share their magic and with the support of Ellicott City Partnership, a walking tour concept was born.
The Howard County Fire & Rescue Train Garden Crew (50+ fire department and civic-minded community members) started work in October to reimagine this year’s undertaking into seven window displays throughout town. Starting on Shop Small Saturday, November 28, and running through New Year’s weekend, January 3, enjoy our newest holiday attraction.
For those that love a little competition, scan QR codes at each window and participate in a scavenger hunt by way of your smart phone. Who will be first in the family to spot the ballroom dancers, Big Foot family or dancing elves?
Please join us in thanking our new friends at Howard County Fire & Rescue, Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department and their hard working friends and families for their generosity and commitment to spreading the holiday spirit through these wonderful displays. Future years are dependent on the generous donations of visitors. Please support them in their GoFundMe campaign.
Our community takes safety seriously. Governor Hogan's executive order requiring masks in indoor public places remains in place. Masks are required in all our store fronts. Please respect the safety of our businesses and staff. If you don't care to wear a mask, we suggest you frequent our businesses’ many online shopping opportunities. Thank you for your continued support of our beloved OEC.