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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.