Archives December 2021

Maryland surpasses 1 million COVID-19 booster shots

Governor Hogan announced yesterday that the State of Maryland has surpassed 1 million COVID-19 booster shots. All Marylanders 18 and older are eligible for boosters. Both federal and state health officials recommend that all adults get COVID-19 booster shots. Hogan said that the state has both the supply and the capacity to provide a free vaccine to anyone who wants one.

To date, the state has administered 9,395,285 COVID-19 vaccines, including 1,004,758 booster shots. According to official CDC data, 99.9% of seniors and 88.9% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state also has administered 117,644 vaccinations to 5- to 11-year-olds, representing 22.7% of that age group.

To find a vaccine clinic, visit or call the state’s multilingual call center, available seven days a week, at 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829).

Letters to the North Pole Package at the North Bethesda Marriott

Bright shiny red mailbox for children to mail letters to Santa Claus

Need to Know

  • Breakfast for two daily
  • Surprises and Enchantment
  • Promotional Code: ES1 
  • Valid Stay Dates: November 14, 2021 – December 28, 2021


Letters to North Pole Package enjoy a stay filled with fun and surprises.

Let your little one write their own personal letter to Santa on stationary and mail it to the North Pole from our special mailbox in our lobby. The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel brings enchantment to your little one with our Letters to North Pole Package our package includes-

Guest Room – 1 King or 2 Doubles
Surprise Milk and Cookies in the Room
Breakfast for two in The Corby Kitchen ( Children under 10 dine free)
Stationary for you to mail your letter to Santa in our North Pole Mailbox.

All Aboard the Polar Express at NoBe Market

Join NoBe Market on the Plaza December 4th at 5:30 pm for a FREE magical movie screening of the Christmas classic, The Polar Express!

Arrive early to claim a spot by one of the outdoor patio heaters and to grab yourself a hot chocolate or hot espresso from Maui Wowi food truck before departure.

Bring your own blankets, cozy lawn chairs, and get ready for a magical night under the stars.

This is a free event for all ages but an Eventbrite ticket is encouraged to secure your ticket to the North Pole. Register here.