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Monument Lighting Recap, Plus #50YearsOfCheer Photo Gallery

December 7, 2021
Firework Finale at the 50th Anniversary Monument Lighting Celebration

Last week’s 50th Anniversary Monument Lighting Celebration Marked the end of an era for Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Last Thursday marked #50YearsOfCheer, but also Downtown Partnership’s bittersweet departure from the planning of one of Baltimore’s best holiday traditions. We wanted to take a moment to thank all of the incredible sponsors, local vendors, performers, residents, and attendees who made each and every event, oh so special, year after year.

The 50th Anniversary Monument Lighting Celebration, Presented by BGE, was one for the history books. Surrounded by neighbors, serenaded by the sweet sounds of Morgan State Choir, while the sweet smells of Deddle’s Donuts wafted through the air, we proudly passed the torch to Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, who will be planning the annual event moving forward.

Collection of photos from the 50th Anniversary Monument Lighting Celebration, captured by Dee Hardaway.

Photos by Dee Hardaway


Thank you to each and every person who made our final event so memorable. Especially the following sponsors and partners — BGE, Mercy Medical Center, Verizon, Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, Midtown Baltimore, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, WPM Real Estate Management, The RMR Group, Ellin & Tucker, Domino Sugar, First National Bank, Fireworks by Grucci, Excel Event & Lighting Solutions, Kiss Tomorrow Hello, Hotel Revival, Sentimental Fools Events

The event would also not have been possible without the amazing lineup of local vendors and performers, including — Brave Williams, DJ Impulse, Brandon Woody, Baltimore School for the Arts, Rufus Roundtree & the B’more Brass Factory, Zadia, Morgan State Choir, Regal Clothes, Pangea Printing Co., Chase Street Accessories & Engraving, The Black Genius Art Show, NKVSKIN, Bar Movement, SoBeachy Haitian Cuisine, Flash Crabcake Co., Deddle’s Donuts, Lattimore’s Funnel Cakes, Dizzy Cow Pizzeria, Boss Burger, llc., Craving Potato Factory, Chatime MD, Ekiben, Bmore Greek Grill, Taco Bar Food Truck, Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon, Gypsy Queen, The Urban Oyster, Baltimore Waffle Company, Homeslyce.

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