Have an adult night out with your significant other, or plan a girls’ night out with friends. Here are our top picks in and around Annapolis, Baltimore and DC, November 22 to 24.
Friday, November 22
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Nov. 22–24. Join some 250 artists and crafters and enjoy shopping for handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creations directly from the country’s most talented artisans at this unforgettable festival. $10. Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg.
Winterfest of Lights
Nov. 21-Dec. 31. Holiday lights display, Winterfest Village pavillion, photos with Santa and more. $5. Sun.-Thurs., 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m; Fri. and Sat., 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m; Thanksgiving Day 5:30-10:30pm. Northside Park, Ocean City.
Holiday Open House on Maryland Avenue & State Circle
Kick off the holiday season with a stroll down Maryland Avenue and State Circle! The shops will be decked out in twinkling lights and our windows filled with festive displays. Stop by for refreshments, to visit with friends, and to shop local! 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Maryland Avenue & State Circle, Annapolis.
Saturday, November 23
Baltimore Whiskey Festival
Meet and chat with whiskey distillers, master blenders, and other whiskey experts, then taste from a selection of more than 60 whiskies from around the world. Ticket includes access to the grand tasting and a commemorative glass. $59. 6–9 p.m. The Assembly Room, Baltimore.
Annapolis Towne Centre Tree Lighting
Enjoy seasonal music, catch a glimpse of Santa, and grab a bite to eat as you sneak in a little holiday shopping before catching the spectacle of lights. 6:30 p.m. Annapolis Towne Centre, Parole.
Nov. 23–24. This Nutcracker performance is set in historic Georgetown using George Washington and King George III, among other historical figures, as characters. $30–$55. Thearc Theater, Washington, D.C.
Combine a food drive, a scavenger hunt, and a bike ride—and then add in trophies and prizes, a team for any riding pace, and lots of warm fuzzies for getting food to folks in time for Thanksgiving meals. 12:30–6:30 p.m. Charm City Meadworks, Baltimore.
Hops and Vines
Adults takeover Port Discovery! Play in the redesigned museum while you sip beer and wine provided by Baltimore’s best breweries and wineries. Light fare will also be provided. $50. 7:30–11:00 p.m. Port Discovery, Baltimore.
Sunday, November 24
Free Event sponsored by Art in Public Places Commission Annapolis and The City Of Annapolis. Indoors from 6:30-9 p.m. DIT will teach and DJ Simon will spin the inspirational music. Pip Moyer Recreation at Truxton Park, Annapolis.
If you want to hold hands strolling amongt the holiday lights, here is our round up of Maryland Light Displays in Annapolis, Baltimore, DC and the Eastern Shore!