4th Annual Midnight Madness Brings Holiday Spirit to the Village of St. Michaels

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Festive holiday event provides Christmas cheer,prizes,jolly carolers and shopping till midnight.

Attention all St. Michaels shoppers … beginning October 21, 2005, you’ll receive a chance to win either $1,000.00 in St. Michaels money or baskets filled with gift certificates with every purchase you make at participating retailers and restaurants in St. Michaels. Prizes will be given away at 11:30 p.m. on December 3rd during the fourth annual Midnight Madness event.

“Our first Midnight Madness was an overwhelming success,” said Brad Fout, coordinator of this year’s event and owner of Calico Gallery. “Whether it rains, snows or shines the Midnight Madness event has generated more fun, spirit and excitement for all each year since our first in 2002.”

If you have ever been to Midnight Madness in St. Michaels, you will definitely be back. The town will be adorned in colorful and festive Christmas holiday attire. Each shop will be providing their customers with festive snacks, spirits and great Sales so that they can enjoy shopping while earning chances for the Big Drawings at 11:30. When you walk down the street you might be greeted by a ‘happy” group of carolers, or you might see Santa. This year you will be entertained by a DJ playing holiday music for your enjoyment. The DJ will be located at the site of the Big Drawings that takes place in front of Bob Deppe’s Flamingo Flats at 11:30p.m.. It is hard to explain how or why the evening fills each with such festive spirit – it must be Midnight Madness magic.

Beginning on Friday, October 21st, participating retailers will be giving tickets to customers who purchase $15.00 or more in their shops. Hungry shoppers can earn triple tickets, if they dine at participating Restaurants on December 2nd or 3rd. Spend the night at a participating B&B, Inn or Hotel on December 2nd or 3rd, and earn triple tickets. Each ticket represents a chance to win a basket filled with gift certificates totaling at least $500.00 or the big prize of $1000.00 worth of St Michaels’ money. Last year there were six gift certificate baskets awarded to lucky shoppers. Who knows how many baskets this year?

There are two basic facts about Midnight Madness in St. Michaels. It will put you in the Holiday Spirit like never before, and you must be there to WIN.

For a complete listing of SMBA events or for information on participating retailers, call 1.800.808.SMBA or 410.745.0411.

The St. Michaels Business Association

Post Office Box 1221

St. Michaels, Maryland 21663


Contact: Brad Fout, Calico Gallery, 410.745.5370


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Jeffrey Bushey