Holiday Fun Day 2—Visit a traditional Christmas Village

Take the kids to a traditional German Christmas Village in Baltimore's West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor this holiday season. The Grand Opening Ceremony and Tree Lighting is taking place Saturday, Nov. 25 with a visit from Christkind from Nurenberg, Germany.

Outdoor Area at Night Christmas Village in Baltimore 1 The Christkind (pronounced Kristkint) is a fairy-like being, dressed in a gold and white robe with a crown atop her golden locks. In Germany and other countries throughout the world, the Christkind is the person who brings the Christmas gifts to children. She will arrive at 2:30 p.m. on a decorated Water Taxi and the opening ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. The official tree lighting will take place a 4:30 p.m.

The Christmas Village has sections indoors and out with more than 50 vendors selling international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, and high-quality arts and crafts as well as traditional European food, sweets and drinks. Children's activities and specially themed events take place throughout the season.

The village is open Nov. 24-Dec. 24, Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. It will be closed the first three Tuesdays in December and Christmas Day. Weekdays are free but there is admission of $5 for adults and $3 for children for the festival tent on select weekend days. Check the Christmas Village website for details.


Photo courtesy of Christmas Village.

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