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Get Last-Minute Holiday Gifts and Support GHCC!

Do your last-minute holiday shopping with GHCC! We’re selling the Greater Homewood Coloring Book and four hand-colored posters by celebrated local artist Tom Chalkley on our website. Posters are printed on high-quality, heavy stock and individually signed by the artist.  11″ x 17″ posters are available for four scenes from our coloring book: the Senator Theatre, Waverly Farmer’s Market, Arabber on Boone Street, and Miracle on 34th Street.  


The Greater Homewood Coloring Book 40th Anniversary Edition, illustrated by Tom Chalkley, contains 16 scenes from our favorite Greater Homewood places, including the Paper Moon Diner, Waverly Farmers Market, Stadium Place Playground, Miracle on 34th Street, and many more.


Supplies are limited, so get yours today while you still can!


Waverly Wonderland on December 13

Had your fill of driving to the mall, searching for parking, and waiting in long lines for the same old gifts you give every year? Waverly Main Street is what you’re looking for. Shopping local is more important than ever this year, as we’re all looking for ways to trim costs. Don’t fill up the tank — take a walk or bike ride over to Waverly Main Street for one-of-a-kind gifts like books, electronics, and jewelry. And when you shop local, your support of local businesses makes their communities even stronger.

You can shop Waverly Main Street all season long, but Saturday, December 13 is a particularly special day. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us for the Waverly Wonderland holiday celebration! The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with special holiday breakfasts and a visit from Santa at these Main Street restaurants (call for reservations):

  • Thir-Tea First Street Cafe and Tearoom, 410-889-7112
  • Waverly Grill, 410-889-6400
  • Darker Than Blue Cafe, 443-872-4468

After breakfast, Santa will be available for FREE photos in his horse and buggy from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While you shop, enjoy live music and check out the winners of the Waverly Main Street holiday window decorating contest.

Waverly Wonderland is part of Miracle on Main Streets, a celebration of shopping local on all ten Baltimore Main Streets. For more information about Waverly Wonderland, please contact Waverly Main Street Manager Laura Kindseth at lkindseth@strongcitybaltimore.org or 410-258-6295.


Light Up the Night on Waverly Main Street

If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting all year for the return of holiday decorations, and the late Thanksgiving this year only made the wait longer. But on Friday, December 5, the wait is over as Waverly Main Street kicks off its holiday shopping season with a tree-lighting. Join us at 7 p.m. for carols, hot chocolate, and the lighting of the tree at 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue.

The tree-lighting is part of Miracle on Main Streets, the shop-local campaign for all of the City’s Main Streets. Shopping local and supporting the businesses that make our neighborhoods great, walkable communities is more important than ever this year. We hope you’ll do some of your shopping on Waverly Main Street, for books, clothing, electronics, jewelry, and much more!

For more information about Waverly Main Street, click here.