Weekends on Wednesdays
12 Hours of Christmas & Santa's Arrival (Sykesville)
On Dec 4, stores will be open late, there will be a festive atmosphere with raffles & refreshments. On Dec 5, pictures with Santa, free hot cocoa and fun!
Home Alone at the Senator Theatre (Baltimore)
Bring the whole family out to the historic Senator Theatre to celebrate 25 years of holiday hijinx and hilarity with this hit family comedy! Experience this classic as it was meant to be – on the Big Screen!
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.
Bellwether Open House and Quilt Sale (Lothian)
Quilt sale of Bellwether's Amish hand quilters work; their immaculate hand stitching will amaze you.
Chestertown WinterFest (Chestertown)
A festive First Friday kicks off a weekend filled with family-friendly fun, including crafts, concerts, theater, trains and fashion.
Christmas in the Village (Grantsville)
Candle luminaries around fire-warmed studios and historic museums. Purchase gifts, kids activities, choral music & more.
Christmas Village in Baltimore (Baltimore)
German Christmas sails into Baltimore – come and enjoy an authentic German Christmas market from Thanksgiving through December 27 in the Inner Harbor.
Holiday Pottery Sale (Towson)
The ceramic students and faculty present functional and fine arts ceramic works for sale. Hand crafted items include raku, stoneware, wood fired pottery, clay, blown glass, jewelry.
Centreville Christmas Parade (Centreville)
A holiday tradition! The two-mile parade route weaves throughout Centreville and begins and ends at Queen Anne's County High School.
Crisfield Christmas Parade (Crisfield)
Christmas parade down Main Street in Crisfield
Chestertown First Friday (Chestertown)
Meander red-brick, tree-lined sidewalks of Historic Chestertown, enjoy extended shop hours and arts & entertainment. Luminary bags, Santa & caroling.
Deer Creek Chamber Singers Winter Concert (White Hall)
Ring in the season with the Deer Creek Chamber Singers as they present a traditional Christmas concert including a rousing sing-along.
Midnight Madness in Historic Ellicott City (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 studios.
A Main Street Christmas (Mount Airy)
Holiday festival includes tree lighting ceremony, family activities, twinkling Santa parade, concert of church choirs.
Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination (Sharpsburg)
More than 23,000 candles on the battlefield representing casualties from the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.
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.
Bethesda's Winter Wonderland (Bethesda)
Celebration featuring holiday performances, a live ice sculpting presentation and a visit from Santa Claus.
Fell's Point Old Tyme Christmas (Baltimore)
See St. Nick arrive by tugboat, have breakfast with St. Nick, listen to carolers, view decorated storefronts.
First Fossils at Bear Branch Nature Center (Westminster)
Meet a real paleontologist, participate in hands-on activities, and touch and explore real dinosaur bones and fossils!
Jingle Bell Run/Santa Stroll (Brunswick)
Stroll or run with Santa and receive a jingle bell in this family fun run. Followed by costume contest, refreshments and tree lighting.
Midnight Madness in St. Michaels (St. Michaels)
Great shops open 'til Midnight! Refreshments, snacks and special sales! With every purchase you'll receive raffle tickets to WIN PRIZES at Midnight!
Olde Tyme Holiday Parade (Easton)
oin our Easton community and Easton Business Alliance for a First Weekend Event to celebrate and kick off our Holiday Season! There will be tree-lighting, caroling and the big-man himself - Santa!
Paula Poundstone (Annapolis)
Genre: Comedy--She is a regular on the NPR's show Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me
State House Holiday Concert (Annapolis)
Experience Maryland's historic State House-the oldest in continuous legislative use in the nation. Enjoy youth choruses and musicians by the glow of the official State Christmas tree.
The Great Crab Pot Tree Lighting and Boat Parade (Tilghman)
A ubiquitous symbol of the waterman’s life, crab pots are plentiful this time of year with crabbing season at an end and oyster season well under way. The idea of a crab pot tree is not exactly original, but it’s a project that seems well suited for Tilghman Islanders.
Italian Holiday Family Festival (DC)
Smithsonian American Art Museum--The event featurs performances by The Italian Fairy and the Flusso Dance Project, seasonal music by The Capital Hearings and traditional Italian bagpipers, plus craft activities, face painting and more. Presented in partnership with Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute. At the Kogod Courtyard.
Bel Air Christmas Celebration (Bel Air)
Annual event to kick-off the holidays with stilt-walkers and acrobats, marching bands, dancers, floats and music. Enjoy the Living Christmas Tree and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!
Children's Holiday Open House and Tree Trimming Party (Shady Side)
Crafts, food and fun! Santa will visiting 1:30-2:30. Enjoy a reading of "The Night Before Christmas.” Come on down to the Avery waterfront!
Local Lens: The Muslim Experience in Baltimore (Baltimore)
This panel discussion opens an important dialogue with Baltimore’s Black and Latino Muslim communities. Location: The Walter's Art Museum
Chocolate Binge Festival (Annapolis)
Throw on your ugly sweater and get to the artsy first block of West St. to "Satisfy your sweet-tooth" during the Chocolate Binge Festival and Holiday Light Canopy lighting. The day is loaded with family friendly fun. There is a giant gingerbread house moon bounce for the kids, you can roast marsh mellows and make s'mores at the fire pit in the middle of West Street with Sparky from the Annapolis Fire Department, get your picture taken with Lady Godiva, get a balloon animal, and visit Santa. Santa will also be collecting toys, coats and hats for the We Care and Friends Holiday Party for the areas homeless and kids in need.