Historic Downtown Cambridge, Maryland, an authentic Chesapeake town on the Eastern Shore, is known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, vibrant arts scene, and one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and services.

Water's Edge Grill a Crab Contest Winner

Last-minute Christmas shopping in downtown CambridgeNot done with your Christmas shopping? Fear that you'll be the recipient of a poorly chosen, last-minute gift? No need to panic! Cambridge Main Street is working with downtown business owners to help you out. Downtown retailers are preparing for ‘Super Saturday’ by finalizing promotional plans, sales and giveaways. Click "more" to continue reading.

Crab Basket Christmas Tree - Cambridge, MDDowntown Cambridge got its first-ever Crab Basket Christmas Tree last week! As far as we know, it’s the first anywhere. Cambridge Main Street’s executive director, Brandon Hesson, came up with the idea — and then designed and built it himself! (His experience building theater sets came in handy.)

“I wanted us to have something that felt like a real Eastern Shore Christmas — and that would celebrate our watermen at the same time,” Brandon said. (To continue reading, click "more.")

Cambridge Christmas Ornament


The 2014 Cambridge Main Street Christmas ornament has been selling well in stores, and now it is available for you online. You can purchase the new Skipjack design, as well as the 2012 and 2013 designs, through Paypal. Each is also available at Main Street retailers Bliss Jewelry, Sunnyside Shop, A Few of My Favorite Things and Craig's Drug Store.


Whether you are continuing your collection, or starting anew, act now while supplies last. Click "more" to buy online.

Cambridge Main Street Gift Certificate

For the first time ever, you can get your friend or loved on a diverse gift certificate to be redeemed in more than 30 downtown Cambridge businesses. Give them the option of how they want to use it.

Holiday Food Drive

Through a simple act of giving this holiday season, you could win a great Christmas gift and help your community in the process. The Cambridge Adventist Church is partnering with the nonprofit Cambridge Main Street in a joint effort to support neighbors in need of a little extra help this winter.

The drive continues through December 19 with the goal of supplying food and clothing for neighbors in need—and doing so in a way that increases foot traffic in downtown businesses. All donors will be entered in a raffle to receive an iPad in time for Christmas or a $300 downtown shopping spree. Click "more" to see the list of needed items and drop-off locations.

Train GardenDelight in the Christmas-themed train display in historic downtown Cambridge. Great for all ages! The display, now in its 80th year, is created  by volunteers with the Cambridge Rescue Fire Company. This display runs through December 30. Open Monday through Friday,  6-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm and 6-9pm. FREE admission; donations and non-perishable items welcome. Refreshments are sold. Call 410-228-1211 for more information or to make reservations for large groups. At the old firehouse at 307 Gay Street in downtown Cambridge, Maryland.


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