CATONSVILLE, Md. — Catonsville. Know for it’s big homes, that house big families. Traditions as thick as the icing on a Sugar Bakers cake. As a kid growing up in Edmondson Village, Greg Morgan would watch the Christmas lights flicker.
Now all grown up, he refuses to let the lights dim over COVID. He wants you to know Christmas is being taken care of in the village of Catonsville.
Sandwiched between the new 818 Market and the coming soon Faidley’s and seven blocks away from the firehouse, stands the Catonsville Christmas Tree.
“It’ll stay lit through New Years,” says Morgan.
This tree hasn’t budged in years, it only moves you to tears thinking of past Decembers. Crowds would gather in front of the tree and wait for Santa to arrive.
“It's different this year,” says Santa.
Morgan has put on a show for all for almost 30 years. This year the Santa Letter Box is stuffed.
Hundreds if not thousands of letters being answered by Rick and his wife Jeanie.
“My eyes well up and I have to put the letter down, go grab a tissue, then grab another letter," said Jeanie.
So Santa will see you virtually, The Christmas tree will see you soon. And the restaurants and shops hope you drop in at a distance and with a mask on.
Thanks to Mr. Morgan, you can still follow the star for Christmas in Catonsville.