Holiday Festivals, Parades and Santa Visits
There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at these Holiday Parades and Festivals, dazzling Light Dispays, memorable Performances of holiday classics, unique Arts & Crafts Shows and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.
1 Festival of Wreaths
Two great events featuring wreaths on display for silent auction.
Annual Cambridge Festival of Wreathes (Dorchester County)
November 9 - December 1, 2016
During the Annual Festival of Wreaths the public is invited to Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care to see 100+ wreaths and 16+ Christmas trees. The wreaths are on silent auction so everyone is encouraged to bid. The Holiday Benefit Gala on December 1 closes the Festival of Wreaths, with an auction of unique gifts, final wreath bidding, wine and food tasting, and live entertainment.
19th Annual Carroll County Art's Festival of Wreaths
November 25 - December 4, 2016
Enjoy a holiday wonderland of creativity featuring more than 150 unique theme wreaths in a silent auction that benefits the Carroll County Arts Council. Visitors experience a wonderland of creativity and generosity as they vote for their favorites and bid on those they would like to take home (or give as gifts!) in this spectacular event.
2 Christmas on the Potomac - National Harbor
November 19, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Enter a magical Christmas wonderland with with lavish Christmas decorations, twinkling holiday lights, indoor snowfall and ICE! Carved from over two million pounds of colorful ice, this years' theme is “Christmas Around the World.”
Experience other holiday attractions including: Gingerbread Decorating, The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt, gourmet holiday experiences and more. New this year: Build-A-Bear Workshop and Food & Fun with Charlie Brown and Friends. It’s all part of Christmas On the Potomac, at Gaylord National. View video.
3 Victorian Christmas in Berlin
November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017
In Berlin you will find month-long celebration of the quintessential Victorian Christmas! The festive season kick-off with a Black Friday holiday arts night, traditional Christmas tree lighting, caroling, carriage rides. You wont want to miss the New Year's Eve ball drop!
4 Gingerbread Village Festival - Westminster
November 18-25, 2016
Gingerbread Houses on display, a mall scavenger hunt for kids, and the opportunity to win an incredible life-sized wooden train.