Holiday Festivities

Get yourself into the season's best spirits with these festivities full of Maryland cheer.

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ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World
Photo By: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
St Michaels stores decorated for the holidays
St Michaels
Photo By: Kevin Moore
Atlantic Hotel decorated with lights
Photo By: Atlantic Hotel

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 Displays and Candlelight Tours, memorable Performances of holiday classics, unique Arts & Crafts Shows and spectacular New Year's Eve Celebrations.

Festival of Lights at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts Photo By: Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

1 Festival of (Laser) Lights Show for Chanukah

December 29, 2016
For ages 4 through 90, this Festival of Lights employs a single beam and transforms it into a mesmerizing array eventually revealing the lighting of a giant menorah that sets the air aglow. For details...

Kwanzaa Celebration featuring Sankofa Dancers Photo By: Courtesy of Reginald F. Lewis Museum

2 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa Celebration

December 30, 2016
Celebrate the holiday’s 50th anniversary and the Kwanzaa principle Nia ("Purpose"). Enjoy storytelling, African dancing, and drumming by Sankofa Dance Theater and holiday craft-making. Learn the meaning of Nia.


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Location:
830 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
443-263-1800


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Exterior of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum Photo By: Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

3 Kwanzaa Celebration at Benjamin Banneker Museum

December 30, 2016
Master Griots weave stories about the Kwanzaa principal, “Nia” or sense of purpose, and how it affects the community and world beyond.  Set in this Baltimore County Historical Park and Museum in the former mill town, Oella.


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Location:
300 Oella Ave
Oella, MD 21228
410-887-1081


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girl sliding on ice Photo By: Christmas on the Potomac

4 Christmas on the Potomac - National Harbor

Through 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.

Six-Flags ‘Holiday in the Park.’  Photo By: Six-Flags America

5 Six Flags America - Holiday in the Park

Through January 2, 2017 Weekends & Select Days
This dazzling, winter spectacular will make your holiday shine with more than a million glittering lights, holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, visits with Santa and theme park rides!


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Events


Location:
13710 Central Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-249-1500


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Town of Berlin Christmas tree and bike during Victorian Christmas Photo By: Town of Berlin

6 Christmas Dreams Come True in Berlin

Through 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!


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Location:
2 North Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
410-973.2051


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Christmas ball

7 Chesapeake City's Winterfest

Through January 7, 2017
Don't miss the 5th Annual Display of Lights, and holiday events happening at Chesapeake City along both sides of the canal Weekend activities include carolers, carriage rides, Santa’s workshop and ice skating at the outdoor rink.


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Location:
108 Bohemia Ave.
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
410-885-5298


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Location:
830 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Location:
300 Oella Ave
Oella, MD 21228
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Location:
13710 Central Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
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Location:
2 North Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
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Location:
108 Bohemia Ave.
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
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