Winter Holiday Fun and Winter Activities for Kids and Parents

Maryland Christmas Concerts and Holiday Performances

christmas playIt doesn't feel like Christmas without opportunities to hear beloved holiday music or catch a classic Christmas show. This year, enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with festive holiday concerts and performances in Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C., Easton, College Park, and other locations around Maryland.

Featuring a fantastic lineup of big-name performers and annual favorites, this roundup is just what you need to get into that Christmas spirit.

Don't forget to call ahead to verify before attending an event!

Updated for 2016. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

Maryland Holiday Festivals, Open Houses and Special Events

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Volunteers have been working hard to deck the halls and trim the trees in preparation for Christmas and the winter 2016 holiday season. Now, they warmly invite you to see their hard work. You'll see breathtaking life-sized sculptures carved from solid ice, marvel at elaborate miniature train villages, and take a stroll through museums and historic sites decorated for the holidays.

Stop by open houses in Annapolis, Baltimore, Bowie, and other sites throughout Maryland. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, plan a day trip to Pennsylvania or Virginia to see what they have to offer.

Many of these events also benefit area charities!

Updated for 2016. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

Attractions may be closed certain days. Call ahead to verify.

Maryland Holiday Shopping and Craft Shows

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Trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone? This roundup of Maryland holiday shopping events is just what you're looking for! Whether handmade artisan crafts, special discounts or holiday decorations, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list - even last-minute!

Check out all the great holiday bazaars and sales going on in Annapolis, Baltimore, Severna Park, Columbia, and other locations around Maryland.

Events may be closed certain days. Call ahead to verify. 

Updated for 2016. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

Maryland Santa Sightings

bandoGuess who's coming to town? Santa Claus is making stops all over Maryland. You'll find Santa in Annapolis, Baltimore, Severna Park, Chesapeake Beach, and many other locations.

Visit Santa as he arrives by plane at College Park Aviation Museum, via train at the B&O Railroad Museum or eating breakfast at some Maryland restaurants. Santa gets around.

Here's where to plan your special visit with Santa (or Mrs. Claus) and tell him your Christmas wish list.

Updated for 2016. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

Maryland Holiday Light Displays and Tree Lightings

christmas on 34th streetChristmas tree lightings, dazzling holiday light displays that range from strings of lights to spectacular animated displays are signs of the Maryland holiday season.

You can find holiday light shows and tree lighting ceremonies around Annapolis, Bowie, Baltimore, DC, or the Eastern Shore.

Plus lighted boat decorated for holiday parades have a special allure for everyone living near the water in and around Annapolis, Baltimore and the Eastern Shore.

Check the list of Maryland Christmas tree lightings and holiday light displays for your family trek this year.

Some activities are closed certain days. Remember to call ahead before you go!

Updated for 2017. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

 

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 @12:00AM
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Kids Club: Monster Faces, Annapolis
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Free Fall, Baltimore
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 @12:00AM
Free Fall, Baltimore
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @12:00AM
Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore, Baltimore
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @10:00AM
Fall Fun Festival, Mount Airy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @10:30AM
Help The Three Little Pigs Build a House, Annapolis
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @11:00AM
Homeschool Day, College Park
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @11:00AM
Kids Club: Monster Faces, Annapolis
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @12:00PM
Annual Free Fall, Baltimore
Wed Oct 18, 2017 @12:00AM
Free Fall, Baltimore
Wed Oct 18, 2017 @12:00AM
Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore, Baltimore
Wed Oct 18, 2017 @10:00AM
Fall Fun Festival, Mount Airy