Weekends on Wednesdays

Professional Bull Riders Series in Baltimore
This Weekend:

2015 Motor Trend International Auto Show (Baltimore)
With more than 30 manufacturers showcasing the latest cars, trucks and crossovers, the show is an exciting, pressure-free environment for consumers to compare hundreds of vehicles at once, pop the hoods and breathe in that new-car smell.

Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series (Baltimore)
Every event begins with pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames. Each event has a winner, and riders accumulate points towards the ultimate goal, the Professional Bull Riders World Championship. The riders are not only competing for the coveted Championship Buckle, but also for the $1 million bonus.

Lessons Learned: American Schoolgirl Embroideries (Baltimore)
Lessons Learned: American Schoolgirl Embroideries heralds the return of the Jean and Allan Berman Textile Gallery, located within the renovated American Wing. The exhibition features more than 20 samplers and silk embroideries made by American girls who attended schools in Maryland and other East Coast states during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor (D.C.)
Library of Congress--A 75-item display held in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four copies that date to 1215, highlights its creation, reinterpretation and emergence as a document of constitutional law in Britain. At the Jefferson Building.

Great Scale Model Train Show (Baltimore)
See & buy the most extensive selection of model railroad items & accessories in the U.S. Appearances by Choo Choo Blue & LEGO Man, Train rides, Indoor Carousel rides, $10 admission for ages 2 and up (no discounts) & B&O Members free.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Baltimore)
 Led by conductor Nicholas McGegan, the BSO performs works by Beethoven and Haydn including Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, "Choral," with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and soprano Katie Van Kooten, mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips, tenor Thomas Cooley and bass-baritone Andrew Foster-Williams.

The Capitol Steps (D.C.)
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The comedy group uses music to lampoon the government.

Season's Greetings (D.C.)
U.S. Botanic Garden-- Beyond being a delightfully warm place to seek refuge from winter's worst weather, the Botanic Garden is decked out in extra greenery for its annual exhibit of Washington landmarks created out of plants. And if a miniature Lincoln Memorial made out of sea grape leaves, reindeer moss and coriander seeds isn't whimsical enough for you, there's also a nautical-themed model train display with more than 30 lighthouses, mermaids and a pirate ship. -- Amy Orndorff

Play Work Build (D.C.)
National Building Museum--The exhibit explores the history of play through a toy collection and foam block area. When the National Building Museum’s curators were looking for something kid-friendly to replace the popular “Lego Architecture” exhibition, they went to Rockwell. His company donated the playground-size blocks and created smaller ones especially for the museum. Rockwell also designed a huge screen that fills with falling virtual blocks. If you stand on a special mat in front of the screen, cameras capture your shape and it appears onscreen. Virtual blocks then magically fill that shape and continue stacking up to the ceiling.


Wye Grist Mill Grinding Days (Wye Mills)
The Wye Grist Mill is located in the Town of Wye Mills, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Wye Grist Mill has been nearly continuously grinding grain since 1682, and is credited with supplying a substantial amount of the flour that fed George Washington's army during the American Revolutionary War. Discover the long and rich history of the oldest commercial operation in Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties (the county boundaries run through the mill). Watch the waterwheel turn the heavy millstones as they grind grain, with millers explaining the milling process.  Explore our exhibits - featuring over 325 years of grain milling technology that has been in use here.

Grand Opening of the Treaty of Paris Center (Annapolis)
The Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87) is the time between the end of the Revolutionary War and the start of the Constitutional Convention. Experience the highlights of this forgotten period with films, lectures, walking tours and interactive exhibits.

Perry Hall Folk Music Night, Featuring Sahffi (Baltimore)
Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night is held Saturdays from 7:00-10:00 pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The featured performer this month is Sahffi. Her web site is http://www.sahffi.com/ .

Barrel Tasting (Mount Airy)
Dates of Package: January 3, February 7, March 7 1 pm and 3 pm each day * Tour the wine-making facility * Taste new vintages from our tank & barrel rooms * Enjoy conversation, wine and an antipasto reception * The whole experience led by owners, Anthony and Eric Aellen

Full Moon Night Hike and Campfire (Catonsville)
Button up your overcoat and pull on the long johns! Join us for an evening hike in Mr. Banneker’s woods, lit by the first full moon of 2015. Cheery campfire and hot cocoa follows. Bring flashlight. Adults and children 5+ $3 members.

1st Annual Morris Meadows New Years Concert/Show (Freeland)
1st Annual Morris Meadows New Years Concert. An Event To Remember to Kick Off Baltimore's Newest Music Venue. FAMILY FRIENDLY!!! BRING THE KIDS!!! KIDS 12 AND UNDER FREE!


Free Family Sundays (Baltimore)
Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop or come on the last Sunday of the month for informal chats with a gallery educator about a single work of art in the collection. Family Workshops are held in the Temporary Education Classroom located on the second floor.  January- Textile Traditions Jan 4 ~ Sew hand puppets 

Salute to Vienna; New Year's Concert 2015 (North Bethesda)
Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra.

Maryland Monday

Have you been to Kensington, Maryland, yet, to see the Festival of Lights, and attend a concert?

There's still time!

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Weekends on Wednesdays

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship


Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship (Frederick)
Self-guided tour of churches and a synagogue in historic Frederick.

Holiday Houses of Worship Tour (Hagerstown)
Tour 18 historic houses of worship in downtown Hagerstown, some of which pre-date the Civil War. Music and refreshments at some locations. Bus will be circulating the route. Discount Dining Coupons are available.


Deanna Bogart's New Year's She-Bang (Frederick)
Why wait until New Year’s Eve to start the party? Dance the night away with the Deanna Bogart Band! Experience the Maryland-based award-winning blues musician and her band as they fuse the energy of the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sound.

Moss Workshop (Catonsville)
Join the Natural History Society of Maryland (NHSM) for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Adults and teens. $10 donation to NHSM. Advance registration required...410-887-1081

Kwanzaa Celebration 2014 (Baltimore)
Come with family and friends to celebrate Kwanzaa.

The Calverts By Candlelight (Riverdale Park)
Spend a festive evening at the candlelit Riversdale House Museum. The Calverts will welcome guests to their home for tours, refreshments, live music, and children's activities. 

The Original Fells Point Haunted PubWalk (Baltimore)
Even when it's freezing outside you'll stay toasty and warm on our Haunted Pubwalk! And if your arms break out into goosebumps, and the hair on your neck stands up, it may be because ghost sightings have happened right where you are sitting. 21 and over only. Saturdays in December.

Yule Log Class (Oxon Hill)
The pastry team at Gaylord National Resort leads classes on making yule log cakes, also known as buche de Noel. 

The Lure of the Forest (D.C)
Kreeger Museum--Closes Today--Area artist's wooden sculptures go on view in solo exhibition.
By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, September 12, 2014

Shaped by chainsaw and chisel from massive sections of tree trunks, Emilie Brzezinski’s towering wood sculptures have an appeal that is both lumbering and graceful. On Tuesday, the Kreeger Museum will open “The Lure of the Forest,” a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the Northern Virginia artist, whose sculptures have been shown around the world. 


Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa! (Cheverly)
Sankofa Dance Theatre of Baltimore presents a joyous program celebrating heritage, family and community. The symbols of Kwanzaa are enhanced with African music, traditional tales, dance and drumming. “Sankofa” means learning from the past to build for the future. 

Weekends on Wednesdays

The Nutcracker

This Weekend:

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker (Baltimore)
Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls! 

Holiday Candlelight Stroll (Annapolis)
Annapolis is beautifully decorated during the holiday season and it's the perfect setting for a wintry candlelight stroll with a period dressed guide. Includes a guided interior tour of the historic Hammond Harwood House.

The Nutcracker (Baltimore)
The BSO and the Baltimore School for the Arts dancers come together again in the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. 

Bel Cantanti Opera - Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess) (Silver Spring)
Bel Cantanti Opera helps young opera singers through performance opportunities, and brings these quality opera performances to you at an affordable price! 

Handel's Messiah (Annapolis)
Nothing equals hearing this piece live, including its famous “Hallelujah” chorus. Four extraordinary soloists join us for this beautiful set of concerts right in the heart of Annapolis.

The Seven Poor Travellers (Baltimore)
A nameless traveller arrives at an inn on Christmas eve, and hosts the holiday feast for the other guests. When they ask him, late into the evening, to tell them a story, he relates a tragic, funny, riveting, and uplifting tale from his own life, a tale that newly uncovers the true meaning of Christmas for all.

It's a Wonderful Life at the Rawlings Conservatory! Holiday Poinsettia Display (Baltimore)
Join us to experience two classics: Baltimore’s annual Poinsettia Show and the magic and whimsy of Bedford Falls. Bask in the warmth of the greenhouses and the heart-warming glow of true friendship, as you explore your favorite small town decorated with poinsettias. 

The Nutcracker (Annapolis)
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland invites you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time—The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara’s adventures.

S'mores, Stars and Winter Solstice (Baltimore)
On this week, the Ursid meteor shower will be visible throughout the night. Gather around our campfire to learn about the solstice and the stars, then enjoy sing-a-longs and warm up while roasting s’mores. Ages 5 and up, $3 per person($2 members) 

Santa is Coming to the Farm (Boyds)
Come and meet Santa Claus at Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary in Boyds, Maryland, on Saturday, December 20 from 10 am-4 pm. He will be waiting to hear all about your last minute wishes! While you are here, you can meet the friendly farm animals and learn about how we care for them.

Reading on the Railroad with Choo Choo Blue (Baltimore)
11:30am & 1:30pm Story Time with Choo Choo Blue, the B&O Museum mascot
Kids Contests for Drawing their favorite Holiday Giving Story
Craft: Reindeer Reading Hats

50% off admission with a book donation to Maryland Book Bank

National Symphony Orchestra (D.C.)
Under the baton of conductor Nicholas McGegan, the NSO performs Handel's "Messiah" with The Washington Chorus and several soloists including, soprano Sherezade Panthaki and countertenor Jay Carter. At the Concert Hall. 

Washington National Opera (D.C.)
Director Francesca Zambello is determined to make the family holiday opera a Washington National Opera tradition. This year's offering, her third, is an opera by the Academy-Award-winning composer Rachel Portman based on Saint-Exupery's beloved novella. Zambello has personally shepherded and directed "The Little Prince" since its world premiere in Houston in 2003. -- Anne Midgette. At the Terrace Theater. 


The Fresh Beat Band (Baltimore)
Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Shout (Thomas Hobson), Marina (Tara Perry), and Twist (Jon Beavers) will perform.

Kids' Night Out (Baltimore)
Drop off the kids for a few hours while you shop. Children can make wonderful nature crafts, look for nighttime creatures, make gingerbread houses and gingerbread people, and participate in holiday activities. Registration is limited, sign up early. Ages 6-12, $10 per child ($8 members) 

Family Friday at Christmas Village in Baltimore (Baltimore)
Send letters to the Christkind in Germany with our Christkind mailbox. A clown, face painters and a balloon artist provide entertainment. A childrens’ reading hour inside the heated festival tent starts every Friday at 1:30 PM in cooperation with the Baltimore Visitor Center.

Seasons of Light (D.C.)
 An interactive show about the history and customs of Ramadan, Diwali, Santa Lucia, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the Winter Solstice. At the Discovery Theater. 


Luminaria Night Celebration (Vienna)
1,500 luminaries, house tour (charge). Visit Santa, Heritage Museum and churches with entertainment.

Holiday Train Garden (Lutherville)
O-scale trains wind through a 20th century town. Music Sensations Choir sings - Dec. 13, 11:30 am

Anthony Hamilton: Home for the Holidays (Baltimore)
Since then, the singer-songwriter has remained consistent with music that touches the soul and a poignant sound that makes him unlike any other artist of the 21st century. 

Jingle Bells - Music Box Series (Baltimore)
Let’s celebrate the holidays with songs about winter, bells and sleigh rides.

A Christmas Carol Dramatic Reading (Annapolis)
The William Paca House was almost 80 years old when Charles Dickens penned A Christmas Carol in 1843. Join us for light holiday refreshments and a dramatic reading of this beloved holiday tale performed inside one of colonial Annapolis's architectural treasures. 

CAC Annual Tree Lighting Event (Brooklyn Park)
Celebrate the season with the CAC’s annual tree lighting, hot chocolate, and a signature CAC favorite; hot Dr.Pepper with lemon. And who knows…mayben even a special visit from Santa!

A Family Christmas (D.C.)
 The choral group invites guests to sing along to some holiday favorites. At the Concert Hall. 

Thomas Circle Singers (D.C.)
The choral group sings holiday carols. At the West Building Garden Court of the National Gallery of Art.  Free


Holiday Tea at Gramercy Mansion (Stevenson)
This Festive Holiday Tea features a four-course meal served with a selection of hot teas. After the tea, enjoy a special tour of Gramercy Mansion, which will be beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Call 410-486-2405 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Live Christmas Nativity (North East)
Re-live the first Christmas in an actual stable, with music, angels, the reading of the Christmas story innkeepers, Bible characters and live animals

Maryland Monday

Fells Point, with authentic (your car will testify to that!) cobblestones. Always a pleasant location to visit.

Weekends on Wednesdays

The Memorial Illumination
 This Weekend:

Christmas in St. Michaels (St. Michaels)
 Weekend long celebration Christmas Parade, Santa's Workshop, Gingerbread House Display, Marketplace, choral concert, all free. Tickets needed for Tour of Homes and Breakfast With Santa. 

MICA Art Market (Baltimore)
 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents its 7th annual MICA Art Market! 

Holiday Trains and Planes (College Park)
During the holiday season College Park Aviation Museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels, and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum.

Singular Sensations Annual Holiday Exhibition (Columbia)
Holiday exhibition featuring paintings, cards, fiber, photos, jewelry, ceramics for under $150. Ideal for holiday shopping, live music and refreshments.

Holiday Pops (Frederick)
 The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents two nights of its Holiday Pops concert. The concerts will feature guest conductor Andrew Rosenfeld and flute soloists Paulela Burchill and Linda Moss. Music for the weekend includes selections from Cimarosa and other holiday favorites.

Candy Land Adventures (Baltimore)
Train rides with Santa & Frosty, Ginger Bread House Decorating Contests for Kids, Craft: making Shrinky Dinks Jewelry, 50% off admission with a donation of 3 or more canned goods to Maryland Food Bank

The Nutcracker (Annapolis)
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland invites you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time—The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara’s adventures.

It's a Wonderful Life (Columbia)
 ‘Tis the season to revisit the classic, heart-warming story of George Bailey, set in the small town of Bedford Falls. It’s a Wonderful Life reminds us what truly matters in life: hard work, fair play, and the love and support of family and community.

Live Performance of "A Christmas Carol" Adaptation by Tony Reich (Spencerville)
This December, Cedar Ridge Community Theater will stage a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tony Reich and directed by Patti Restivo. A small group of actors perform almost 50 roles in telling Dickens’ timeless classic of regret, repentance, and redemption. Performances are December 12 and 13 at 7:30 PM and December 14 at 3 PM. Free refreshments will be served during intermission.
Tickets are $5 for ages 6 and up; ages 5 and under are free but do require a ticket.


Under $500 (Baltimore)
 Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our second annual "Under $500" affordable art sale this December! On Friday, December 12 at 6 o'clock join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art.

Kris Kringle Procession (Frederick)
 Welcome the holiday season with Old World Charm with this walking parade that ends with lighting the city Christmas tree.

Celebration of Christmas (Annapolis)
 A beloved local tradition and the longest-running holiday event in the region, this concert includes lots of your favorite carols “being sung by a choir” – a very big choir, the Annapolis Chorale – holiday readings, and very special guest artists who make this a must-see event.

Fire & Ice Night and Tree Judging (Towson)
View ice sculptures and stay warm around fire pits located around Towson. There will also be street performers, Christmas tree judging & free s'mores! Firepits: Kathmandu Kitchen, CVP, La Cakerie, S&J Crabranch Ice Sculptures: Bahama Breeze, Towson Tavern, Strapazza, Souris', 7 West, Arlon's

The Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band (Bel Air)
Celebrate the holidays this year with The U.S. Army Field Band! All concerts are FREE and open to the public. For tickets and information, please call 301-677-6586 or visit http://armyfieldband.ticketleap.com/belair1/

Pratt Street Holiday Craft Market (Baltimore)
 Craft and food vendors take over Pratt & Light Plaza to sell fine art, handmade crafts and gifts – just in time for last minute holiday shopping. Enjoy lunch, live entertainment, and an eclectic mix of gifts and wares.


Army-Navy Football Game (Baltimore)
 The Army–Navy Game is an American college football rivalry game between the teams of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, Maryland. The USMA team, the "Army Black Knights", and the USNA team, the "Navy Midshipmen", each represent their services' oldest officer commissioning sources. 

Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination (Sharpsburg)
23,000 luminaries are placed on the battlefield to represent each soldier who was killed, wounded, missing, or captured during the battle on Sept. 17, 1862. Open to public at 6pm. Driving tour 5 miles long.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas (North Bethesda)
Filled with spectacular video images, magnificent music and a monumental sound that only Mannheim Steamroller can create, theirs is the holiday show to thrill audiences of all ages. Just ask the sellout crowds who thronged to Mannheim Steamroller’s 2013 Strathmore performances! 

Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade (Annapolis)
 Families and friends collect at their favorite viewing spots along the waterfront to witness this yearly spectacle and to celebrate the holiday season together. The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade is one of Annapolis’ signature events.

Breakfast with Santa and Friends (New Market)
 Join us Saturday December 13th for Adventure Park USA's Breakfast with Santa & Friends from 8AM-10AM! Enjoy our indoor attractions with our discounted buy online combo passes. Take pictures with Santa! Your favorite Winter Princesses will also be there! 

Lisbon Ole Fashion Christmas Parade (Lisbon)
 Hundreds of decorated horses, mules, wagons, carriages and stagecoaches will fill the streets of Lisbon with Christmas spirit in one of Maryland’s best holiday family events.

Natural Ornaments (Catonsville)
Drop in and create one-of-a-kind natural ornaments. We'll have the fixin's--seed pods, cone, twigs, etc. and you can bring some of your own to share. Create 2 ornaments, one for home and one to decorate the Banneker Museum Christmas Tree. All Ages. $2 per project. Advance registration required.

Santa's Workshop & Movie (Towson)
 Explore Santa's Workshop, create holiday gifts, and watch the holiday classic The Grinch. Movie starts at 10:30am. Admission is free.

Baltimore Boxing Renaissance (Baltimore)
 This event will give you the excitement of both male and female bouts, title fights, and all weight classes. Coupled with the historic backdrop of the Baltimore Arena, the sum of the parts of this extravagant vision will cause an upscale event explosion with Baltimore and it's surrounding areas, states, and cities!

Donate to Elevate! (Savage)
Terrapin Adventures is proud to help collect food for the Howard County Food Bank which is run by Community Action Council of Howard County. Bring at least 4 non-perishable items that we can donate and get a free ride on our Zipline or Giant Swing. You may donate non-perisable food items, clothing or toiletries. Call 301-725-1313

A Year with Frog and Toad (Columbia)
A Year With Frog and Toad magically brings the treasured characters created by Arnold Lobel in the “Frog and Toad” book series to life. Best friends Frog and Toad hop through four seasons filled with fun while rejoicing in their differences and reveling in their friendship. The jazzy, upbeat score by Robert Reale is designed to have the entire family tapping their toes with Frog and Toad.


Celtic Christmas (Gaithersburg)
 The Washington Area Music Association has awarded Kennedy a WAMMIE for “Best Irish/Celtic Male Vocalist” every year since 1993. Seamus’ trademark is his ongoing interaction with his audiences. Fast-paced humor is very much a part of this remarkable performance of Irish and Scottish music.

CES at Frostburg State University presents Reduced Shakespeare Company (Frostburg)
 CES at Frostburg State University presents Reduced Shakespeare Company in the comedic performance of The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged).

 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis (Baltimore)
Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk this 5k.

Christmas Candelight Concert (Annapolis)
Have a seat, relax, and focus on the meaning of the season while the sun sets and the candles glow. Includes choirs, guest musicians, and congregational singing. Free will donation benefits St. Martin's Concert Series.

Weekends on Wednesdays

Miracle on 34th Street--Hampden, Maryland


This Weekend:

Jolly Express Cruises (Annapolis)
A festive holiday cruise on wintry Spa Creek in Annapolis. Enjoy holiday music, hot cocoa and cozy up under a blanket while Santa takes you on a relaxing and enjoyable boat ride. Departs from Annapolis City Dock.

Newsies (Baltimore)
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit musical from Disney.

Festival of Lights (Kensington)
More than 600,000 lights. International crèche exhibit, 18 indoor decorated trees, outdoor life-sized nativity, and live performances nightly.

Charles County Holiday Trail - Kris Kringle Market (La Plata)
Kick off the weekend at the region’s first outdoor Christmas market. Modeled after the famous the Christmas markets in Germany, the Kris Kringle Christmas Market at the Charles County Fair has something for everyone: living nativity, fresh greens, food, music, arts, and plenty of shopping.

Harbor Holiday Festival (National Harbor)
The magic of the holidays comes alive at the Harbor Holiday Festival. This NEW fantastic, fun-filled, family festival offers something for everyone! Handmade crafts, unique one-of-a kind gift items, great holiday décor, wonderful wines and foods, magical entertainment, costumed merry-makers, kids activities, and so much more.

Montgomery Potters 45th Annual Show and Sale (Bethesda)
The purpose of The Montgomery Potters is to bring together those interested in ceramics; to increase skills, exchange ideas; to stimulate community interest in craft; to hold periodic exhibits and sales.

ChristKindleMarkt (Frederick)
Enjoy German Food, shop for unique Christmas Gifts from local vendors, ELC crafters, and Fair Trade Winds, and hear music throughout the weekend. Friday features puppy photos with St. Nick and a concert. Saturday features Family Fun day including photos with St. Nick, kids keepsake crafts, and games

Holiday Madrigal Dinners (St. Mary's City)
December 5,6,7,12,13,14. Feasting by firelight, beautiful music, and fun with friends! Reservations req. and accepted beginning Oct. 10 (Oct. 8 for Friends)

12 Angry Men (Odenton) 
Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957. Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture of America, at its best and worst, to form.

The Odyssey (Baltimore)
Charlie Bethel (Beowulf) returns to Theatre Project with his solo show of Homer's epic poem that tells the tale of Odysseus' 10-year journey home to his "sweet Ithaca," where his wife and son await him. Along the way, Odysseus and his crew meet gods and monsters of all sorts.

A Revolutionary Christmas (Frederick)
BY REINER PROCHASKA DIRECTED BY SUZANNE BEAL This original premiere, written by MET company member Reiner Prochaska, tells the story of a family living on a German farm in Frederick during the Revolutionary War.

Miracle on 34th Street (Baltimore City)
Inflatable snowglobes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside. The lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1st, including all night on Christmas Eve. FREE.

Victorian Christmas (Waldorf)
The period House will be decorated for the holiday season and offers costumed docent tours.


Handel's Messiah (Baltimore)
Witness the magnitude and sheer joy of the “Hallelujah chorus” as its sonorous chords echo throughout the concert hall. The BSO continues its tradition of ushering in the holiday season with Handel’s powerful and faith-filled Messiah.

Winter Wine Warmer (Westminster)
Enjoy delicious wines and tasty hors d'oeuvres in the warm and cozy atmosphere of Cockey’s. There will be live entertainment and the Shellman House will be open for free tours. Call for pricing and event details.

Midnight Madness (Ellicott City)
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Start a new family tradition as you sip hot cider while strolling the town, listening to carolers and visiting our unique shops decorated for the holidays. Shop local this season and find that perfect gift at more than 50 shops, galleries and artist studio.

Eileen Ivers' An Nollaig - An Irish Christmas (Frederick)
She’s been called a “sensation” by Billboard Magazine and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times. What better way to jump start the holidays than with the signature sound of the GRAMMY®- awarded, Emmy®-nominated, Irish-American Eileen Ivers?

The Sicilian Tenors (Frederick)
The Sicilian Tenors take the audience on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy with operatic tenor voices singing a wide variety of songs, arias, and Christmas favorites. Combined with light-hearted fun, this concert is appropriate for all ages and musical tastes.

Chestertown First Friday (Chestertown)
Meander the red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, while enjoying extended shop hours and arts and entertainment throughout Downtown.

Ameripaca Holiday Preview Party Open House (West River)
Be the first to experience our holiday fair! This exclusive preview party (before our Saturday open house) gives you an opportunity to be the first to shop while enjoying local wine, refreshments, you can see and snuggle with our baby alpacas in the nursery (Friday only) and marshmallow roast.

Walt Michael & Co. Breakin' Up Christmas (Timonium)
From Celtic to old-time Southern Appalachian, bluegrass and more, hear the music & traditions connecting the Old Country to the new. Multi-instrumentalist and hammered dulcimer virtuoso Walt Michael has performed at the Lincoln & Kennedy Centers, White House, and 13th Winter Olympics.

Elkton's Tree Lighting Ceremony (Elkton)
Join Santa as he arrives by fire truck to Union Hospital to light their Christmas Tree and then join hi as he lights the Elkton Chamber & Alliance tree.


A Main Street Christmas (Mt. Airy)
 Holiday festival includes tree lighting ceremony, family activities, twinkling Santa parade, concert of church choirs.

Fell's Point Old Tyme Christmas (Baltimore)
See St. Nick arrive by tugboat, have breakfast with St. Nick, listen to carolers, view decorated storefronts.

Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination (Sharpsburg)
23,000 luminaries are placed on the battlefield to represent each soldier who was killed, wounded, missing, or captured during the battle on Sept. 17, 1862. Open to public at 6pm. Driving tour 5 miles long.

Candlelight House Tour (Frederick)
This self-guided tour takes visitors inside private homes elaborately adorned with holiday decor in historic Frederick. Visitors are delighted year after year by the architectural nuances, holiday decorations and historic signifigance of these magnificent homes.

Traditional Village Christmas (Thurmont)
 Volunteers for the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society decorate wreaths to your design. Bows, pinecones, ornaments, icicles, and many other decorative items are available for you to select. Sip mulled cider, select delicious baked goods, and shop for unique handcrafted gifts.

Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats (Baltimore)
 Hosted by the Fell's Point Yacht Club, December's annual boat parade sees more than 50 pleasure craft making their way from Baltimore's Inner Harbour to Fells Point. All boats are festooned with holiday lights and other colorful decorations.

Grisha Goryachev - solo Flamenco guitar (Baltimore)
native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. Grisha is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that

Holiday Classics at AFI (Silver Spring) 
AFI Silver's perennial Christmas favorites IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET return, along with Ralphie in A CHRISTMAS STORY, WHITE CHRISTMAS (60th anniversary), THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER and REMEMBER THE NIGHT. The season’s screenings begin with the nice March family- in-wintertime heartwarmer LITTLE WOMEN (1994), and culminate with two “naughty” Christmastime favorites — DIE HARD and DIE HARD 2!
Children under 12 just $5 for every film in the Holiday Classics series!


Jewish Folk Arts Festival  (Rockville)
The concert opens the 20th Jewish Folk Arts Festival, the Mid-Atlantic's largest celebration of Jewish art, music and culture.

First Sunday Arts Festival Holiday Edition in Annapolis (Annapolis)
Tents filled with the work of over 100 fine artists and crafters will be lining historic West Street from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm with holiday gifts for purchase ranging from original art to pottery;  driftwood animals to quilts;  leather and wood crafts to felt hats and scarves; sculpture and stained

Iamges of the Seaon! (Owings Mills)
In its 39th year, Children's Chorus of Maryland & School of Music will hold its annual Holiday Concert, Images of the Season!, at Gordon Center for the Performing Arts in Owings Mills on Sunday, December 7th, at 3 pm.