The annual spring festival may be the Towson Chamber of Commerce’s key fundraiser but Winterfest 2013, which begins with Black Friday, Nov. 29, and runs through the weekend before Christmas, is the chamber’s annual key “fun-raiser.”

“We draw children and adults into downtown Towson with the promise of giving them a wonderful experience,” said chamber President James Jones of M&T Bank.

The chamber adds something new each time “to make it a better and better experience,” Jones said and this year Winterfest includes a tree-decorating contest among nearly 40 businesses, restaurants and bars where the 3- to 4-foot high Christmas trees will be displayed.

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