Candlelight Tours

Let the season's warm glow fill your heart with holiday cheer on one of these festive Maryland candlelight tours.

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State Circle, Annapolis
State Circle, Annapolis
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Maryland Monument Illumination Antietam
Maryland Monument Illumination Antietam

There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at these Parades and Festivals, great holiday Train Events dazzling Light Dispays and Candlelight Tours, memorable Performances of holiday classics, unique Arts & Crafts Shows and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.

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1 Solomons Christmas Walk

November 30 - December 2, 2017
Solomons Christmas Walk is traditionally the first weekend in December. It’s a festive time of children’s activities, a live puppet show and open-house at many local businesses; highlights include Santa’s arrival and the Lighted Boat Parade! Stroll through Solomons luminaria streets and enjoy the sights and the sounds of the season.


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Throughout Solomons
Solomons, MD 20688
410-535-4583


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Antietam Illumination

2 Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination

December 2, 2017
More than 23,000 luminaries are placed on the battlefield to represent each soldier who was killed, wounded, missing, or captured during the battle on Sept. 17, 1862. Open to public at 6pm. The driving tour is five miles long.
Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Road


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5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
301-733-7373


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Candle in church window Photo By: VisitFrederick.org

3 Candlelight House Tour of Frederick

December 2-3, 2017; Saturday 5-9pm, Sunday Noon-4pm
Delight in the architectural nuances and historic significance of this tour featuring historic private Frederick homes elaborately adorned with holiday décor.
Frederick
Frederick County


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William R. Talley Recreation Center
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-2489


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Photo of Mansion decorated for the holidays Photo By: Adam Rybczynski

4 Candlelight Tour of Havre de Grace

December 9, 2017 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Visit beautiful, historic Havre de Grace to see some amazing homes ready for the holidays! Join us for our 45th Annual Tour.
Susquehanna Museum
Havre de Grace


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Susquehanna Museum
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-939-5780


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5 Candlelight Tour - Historic Chesapeake City

December 9, 2017 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Experience old-fashioned yuletide hospitality and take the holiday tour of Chesapeake City’s historic district. Tour will guide you through 20 19th-century homes, B&Bs and churches. Horse and carriage rides and strolling Victorian carolers will put everyone in the Christmas Spirit!
Town Hall, Bohemia Ave.
Chesapeake City
Cecil County


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100 Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
443-553-0071


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Glyndon by Candlelight Holiday House Tour Photo By: Glyndon by Candlelight

6 Glyndon by Candlelight Holiday House Tour

December 9, 2017,  4-8pm
The Victorian community of Glyndon was Baltimore County's first designated Historic District. This self-guided tour includes eight private homes decorated for the holidays.  Featured are turn-of-the-century Victorians, Arts and Crafts, Classic Bungalow and Vernacular Gothic.
 

Historic Thomas House in Frederick Photo By: Monocacy National Battlefield

7 Museums by Candlelight

December 9, 2017, Noon - 5p.m.
Historic Thomas House - Welcome the Holiday Season by joining the Monocacy National Battlefield staff for activities and merriment at the historic Thomas House.
Monocacy National Battlefield

Historic Gambrill House - Welcome the Holiday Season at the historic Gambrill House. Enjoy Civil War era music and make a unique craft to take home. LIve musical performances by Gilmore's Light Ensemble from 12N & 3pm.

Rose Hill Manor Park - Visit Rose Hill to discover holiday tradition, create your own "gingerbread house" and enjoy a hearth cooking demonstration.


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151 S East St.
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1650


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8 Luminaria Night Celebration

Dec. 16, 2017 5:00-8:00 P.M.
More than 1,500 glowing luminarias will line the streets of Vienna this Christmas. Private homes decorated for the season, historic buildings including the old Customs House and Ferry Toll Collector's House, and community churches will open their doors for tours, Christmas music, refreshments and old fashioned hospitality.
Vienna
Dorchester County


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Market St. and Elliott Island Road
Vienna, MD 21869
410-376-3413


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Candle in church window Photo By: VisitFrederick.org

9 Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship

December 26, 2017, 4-9p.m.
As the sun begins to set, visitors can tour many of Frederick’s famous clustered spires and other historic houses of worship by candlelight.  At a dozen sites, guests will be welcomed with special programs, angelic choirs, and nativity scenes. 


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Candle and ferns Photo By: Oxfordian Kissuth

10 Riversdale By Candlelight

December 29, 2017
Riversdale House Museum - Residents from Riversdale’s past welcome guests to the candlelit museums for tours, refreshments, live music, and children’s activities.


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4811 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale Park, MD 20737
301-864-0420


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Featured Places
Solomons Christmas Walk
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Location:
Throughout Solomons
Solomons, MD 20688
Burning candle image
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Location:
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Image of house adorned with holiday decor
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William R. Talley Recreation Center
Frederick, MD 21701
Image of candle
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Susquehanna Museum
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Drawing of a candle
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Location:
100 Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Photo of a Museum in Frederick
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Location:
151 S East St.
Frederick, MD 21701
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Location:
Market St. and Elliott Island Road
Vienna, MD 21869
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A Fireplace at Riversdale By Candlelight
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4811 Riverdale Rd
Riverdale Park, MD 20737
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