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Merry & Bright Bridge

December 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bollman Truss Bridge Lighting Savage, Maryland 

Historic Savage Mill presents a unique holiday experience. Come, see the Bollman Truss Bridge-the last remaining example of a design used throughout the US and Europe-illuminated in thousands of twinkling lights.  Inside the Mill, find presents, holiday decor, live entertainment, boutique shopping, artisan demos, dining and more!

Bollman Bridge

Holiday Cheer

People from near and far, longtime residents, newcomers and visitors, bring their friends and family to this much-anticipated event. Foundry Street will be closed to vehicular traffic as neighbors and friends gather in anticipation alongside Bollman Bridge.  Joyous Voices will singing holiday favorites as we countdown to 6:00PM.

Bollman Bridge Elementary School, is selecting a special fifth grader who will be donning the Cheermeister Hat and lighting the bridge. Following remarks by Savage Mill representative Jay Winer and Councilwoman Christiana Rigby. Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball will lead the audience in counting down to flipping the switch.

With the bridge lit, the bell at Savage United Methodist Church will toll, beckoning folks to head uphill to the lighting of the Savage community Christmas tree. Joyous Voice’s carolers will lead the way in song to meet Santa and continue the festivities.

The bridge and its bow topper shine in colorful glory through the dark days of mid-winter.  We invite you to linger and explore the small businesses that call Savage Mill home, our special holiday events, and our beautiful surroundings on the banks of the Little Patuxent River. Happy Holidays! #SavageMill


Historic Holiday Bridge

The holiday season is full of beloved traditions with timeless appeal. Savage Mill’s annual lighting of the historic Bollman Truss Bridge celebrates something special to Savage Mill. The historic railroad trestle transported raw cotton and the finished cloth to and from Savage Mill for nearly two centuries. Resulting in the Bridge becoming the country’s first National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. As well as one of the last surviving iron railroad bridges in the United States.


December 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Historic Savage Mill
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Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763
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