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.

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