The third set of Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions will take place this weekend, Dec. 5 to 7. This round is the series’ first holiday edition, bringing 15 pop-up shops, a tree lighting ceremony and seasonal meals at local restaurants.
Tree lighting ceremony
On Friday a tree lighting kicks off the weekend festivities at Lutheran Seminary at 4:45 p.m. The Salvation Army Brass Band will play during the event . Afterwards, kids are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and partake in holiday activities along Germantown Ave.
On Saturday, Dec. 6 the Mt. Airy Holiday Stroll will feature 15 vendors selling crafts inside local stores on the 7100 block of Germantown Ave. Christmas gifts like ornaments will be on sale. Those looking for gifts for children or family members will be able to find kids clothing, jewelry and hats.
The Mt. Airy Art Garage will host an art market throughout the weekend as well.
Starting at 10 a.m., children enjoy listening to holiday stories at Read and Eat.
“Story time has become an extremely popular ongoing event at Read and Eat, and we can only imagine it will bring in lots of families this weekend,” says Jame Shanker of Mt. Airy USA. “After story time, Read and Eat will be screening holiday movies in their screening room and hosting books signings by a few authors.”
A holiday card-making station hosted by the Community Art Collective will be held inside The Juice Room and will give the chance for kids to make holiday cards for family members.
If good weather is in the cards, there will be an outdoor portrait station with s’mores.
The following eight restaurants will be serving three course meals for $16 this weekend.
Earth Bread + BreweryMalelani CafeGeechee Girl Rice Cafe (Sunday only)Goat HollowJyoti BistroLittle Jimmie’s Bakery Cafe (Sunday only)Trolley Car DinerRead and Eat (Sunday only)
New seasonal dishes will be sold at participating restaurants along with signature dishes. For a full list of fix-prix menus click here.
“We are all looking for an excuse to get out of the house! A great deal on a delicious, seasonal meal is a perfect excuse,” says Shanker.