Midnight Madness - Downtown Annapolis 2020
This year Midnight Madness will be held on December 3rd and 10th until midnight and on December 17th until the Eleventh Hour (11 pm).
The downtown Annapolis, including West Street, Maryland Ave, Main Street, and the City Dock area will be filled with traditional holiday decorations including beautiful storefront windows, garland, wreaths, holiday lights, a snowflake alley, light canopies, a large Christmas tree, and a menorah. This will create a fun environment for late night shopping and dinner with your friends and family.
Critical to the success of this years holiday events is keeping everyone safe. So, in addition to the standard COVID safety protocols of requiring a mask while shopping, limiting the number of people in a store, encouraging frequent hand washing, and telling people if they are sick to stay home, other safety protocols will be added to the list. Both Main Street and Maryland Ave will be closed to cars during Midnight Madness nights to allow more space for pedestrians to socially distance, this space will also be used for tents for outdoor dining, some outdoor retail space, as a place to queue customers waiting to get inside a store, and to move some small-scale entertainment away from the sidewalks. The event shopping hours will also start 2 hours earlier this year at 4 pm. This provides another opportunity for people to spread out arrival times and reduce crowding. By shopping either the first 2 hours or the final 2 hours of Midnight Madness, shoppers can avoid the typical primetime hours. The city has extended the hours restaurants can operate outdoors and in heated tents to give hungry shoppers more time to support local businesses.
For those unable to enjoy these shopping events in person the Downtown Annapolis Partnership has made it easy to shop your favorite downtown Annapolis businesses online at www.midnightmadnessannapolis.com
Free parking garage options include:
Knighton Parking Garage: Free parking 4 pm to midnight during Midnight Madness on Dec 3rd,10th, and 17th
Gotts Court Parking Garage: Free parking Wednesday to Sunday 4 pm to midnight now through the holidays.
Calvert Street Parking Garage: Free parking weekdays from 6 pm to 6 am and all-day Saturday and Sunday year-round.
Hillman Parking Garage: Free parking Thursday and Friday 4 pm to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday 10 am to midnight now through the holidays.
For short term parking, the parking meters will be free for the first two hours for everyone. A bonus free hour at the meters is available by using the code ParkDTA on the Parkmobile App.