On December 1st, at 6:24pm, John Waters himself, plugged in the the string of lights draped from the Washington Monument in the center of Mt.Vernon. Yes, George looked quite pleased, perched upon the top of his tower while fireworks exploded all around him. The ceremony was pretty cool actually. The Walters Art Gallery was admitting folks for free and had refreshments as well as a choir singing Christmas carols.
My girlfriend watches George get lit!
The fireworks were actually quite amazing. I highly recommend taking part in Baltimore City activities. Just pick up the City Paper and see what's going on. Most activities have free food.