Weekends on Wednesdays

Baltimore Christmas Village at the Inner Harbor

This Weekend:

Hearth and Home in Early Maryland (St. Mary's City)
Explore the colonial table & discover how Maryland’s first settlers celebrated the end of the harvest season. Help churn butter, shuck beans, grind corn and learn about the many tasks required to cook the family feast over a 17th-century hearth. Discover a Southern Maryland delicacy – stuffed ham.

Classical Mystery Tour (Baltimore)
From early Beatles favorites through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is an authentic concert experience with hits such as “Penny Lane” and “Yesterday”.

Santa & Mrs. Claus' Train Arrival and Train Rides (Baltimore)
Civil War Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by train into the Roundhouse and light a 20 ft. animated Christmas tree. Ornament decorating contests for kids, craft making wooden toys 

Festival of Trees (Timonium)
A holiday happening the whole family can enjoy. 

Chestertown Antiques Show and Sale (Worton)
Period furniture, jewelry, primitives, linens, oriental rugs, silver, glass, brass, postcards, china, Chinese export porcelain.

Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees (Prince Frederick)
Join the Celebration Thanksgiving Weekend! The festival features: Beautifully Decorated Trees, Family Entertainment, Model Train Displays, Craft Vendors, Santa’s Workshop, Gingerbread House Contest,.

15th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show (Upper Marlboro)
For a sweet treat, come view an amazing display of edible gingerbread houses! Although tempting, no nibbling allowed! You will have the opportunity to vote for best house in the Viewer’s Choice Award Competition.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad North Pole Express (Cumberland)
The North Pole Express departs Cumberland at 6:00 PM, and the round trip lasts approximately 3 1/2 hours. Our jolly Santa meets the train by the Depot at the North Pole, where riders will be served cookies and hot chocolate. 

Christmas Village in Baltimore (Baltimore)
German Christmas sails into Baltimore – come and enjoy an authentic German Christmas market right here in Charm City! From Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 27) through Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24), Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again return to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

5th Annual Gallery of Gifts (Westminster)
The Carroll Arts Center's Tevis Gallery is filled with a dazzling array of imaginative art pieces....sure to please everyone on your gift list. More than 30 regional artists are featured in this annual exhibit that celebrates the spirit of "shop local!"

A Christmas Carol (Baltimore)
Our adaptation is set in Baltimore’s 19th-century business district. Miserly Scrooge will learn the true meaning of Christmas through his visits with Baltimore ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. 

The Nutcracker Live! (Huntingtown)
The production features Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine, students from local Ballet Caliente, and is the only show in southern Maryland with live orchestra! Premium Individual $40.00 Premium Special $35.00 Regular Individual $35.00 Regular Special $30.00 

Chesapeake Bay Cluster of Dog Shows (Westminster)
Spectators can: Meet and greet more than 100 different dog breeds. Visitors can find the right breed for their lifestyle and speak with breeders and owners. (ALL DAYS); • Get their dog’s picture taken with Santa! (SUN, 11-2PM)

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Frederick)
Junie B. is a first grader with an attitude. The holiday sing-along should be fun, but when it’s time for the Secret Santa drawing, Junie B. picks the one person she’d rather not have – Tattletale May. Don’t miss this family-friendly story, with a message about the importance of giving.

Miracle on 34th Street (Baltimore)
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. 

Season's Greening (D.C.)
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

Zoolights (D.C.)
More than 500,000 lights will be used on everything from light-up elephants to twinkling floral displays. There will also be live performances from local artists, plenty of food and gift-worthy goods for sale.  

Seasons of Light (D.C.)
Smithsonian Discovery Theater presents an interactive show about the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the Winter Solstice. At the Discovery Theater.  


Christmas on the Square and Annual Tree Lighting (Leonardtown)
Holiday festivities, entertainment, music, food, carriage/sleigh rides, annual tree lighting and Santa's arrival. Rain date: Nov. 29

Frosty Friday (Frederick)
Start your Christmas shopping the right way – in Downtown Frederick! Enjoy live entertainment, hot chocolate, Frosty the Snowman and much more as you fill your stockings!

The Blind Boys of Alabama (Frederick)
Formed in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, the GRAMMY®- winning Blind Boys of Alabama has harmonized throughout the turbulent 20th century and well into the 21st.

Talkin' Turkey (Catonsville)
Join us to celebrate the turkey...after all it's been a rough week for him. We'll have turkey tales, a turkey craft and one of the lucky guys that survived the holiday. Children ages 3-10 with an adult. $3 members/$5 non-members. Advance registration required... 410-887-1081

Premium Outlets After Thanksgiving Sale (Queenstown)
Come shop the Queenstown Premium Outlets at their After Thanksgiving Sale Featuring Midnight Madness. 

BAZAART: Artful Holiday Shopping (Baltimore)
Painting, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and other work that simply defies categorization!


Miracle on Main Street--Electric Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting (Westminster)
Enjoy the seasonal sounds of the Westminster Municipal Band, sing carols and await the arrival of Santa. Come early to purchase a treat from the Holiday bake sale and enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate. Parade route Pennsylvania Avenue to Longwell Avenue via West and East Main Streets. 

Backcountry Hike (Catonsville)
Discover the wilderness in Oella's backyard on this naturalist-guided, moderately strenuous hike to the far reaches of the land where Banneker lived and worked. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. Adults and teens. FREE. Advance registration required. 410-887-1081

Big Ten Football: Terps vs. Rutgers (College Park)
In this inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference, the UMD Terrapins take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights - also making their Big Ten debut in 2014.

Wreath Making (Baltimore)
Make a decorative wreath from natural materials such as pine, spruce, and holly. Inside the ranger station, we’ll have everything you need to make a masterpiece and brave the cold—including hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday tunes! Ages 14 and up. $10 per person ($8 Members) 

21st Annual Catonsville Tree Lighting Ceremony (Catonsville)
Join the celebration as we welcome the holidays to Catonsville on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Free refreshments, seasonal music and a Santa's arrival on a firetruck will make the evening festive and fun. Then during December, the Santa House will be open on Fridays & Saturdays.

Hope Garden Ballet Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol (Rockville)
After years of performing at the Poolesville High School Auditorium, HGCBT will perform our annual holiday classic in Rockville! Our wonderful dancers will thrill a broader audience with our original interpretation of "A Christmas Carol" on November 29 at the F.


Grand Illumination--City Tree Lighting (Annapolis)
Join all of Annapolis at Market House's Hopkins Plaza as we kickoff the downtown holiday season! Watch Santa arrive by horse and carriage. Sponsored by the Annapolis Jaycees, this popular Annapolis event helps everyone get into the holiday spirit.

Gallery Quartet Concert (Hagerstown)
The Gallery has been performing at the Museum for over 40 years and continues to be a Museum favorite. The quartet includes Celeste Blase and Carl Tretter, violins, Fay Rosinsky, cello, and Jere Stern, viola.

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