Washington Monument lighting in Baltimore
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Winning Winter Events

Night may fall early this time of year, but what better time to take in a festival, concert or holiday celebration. Share in the joys of the season at these favorite annual winter events.

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Santa on Roller Coaster Riding with A Young Lady Photo By: Six Flags America

1 Six Flags Holiday in the Park

November 19, 2016 - January 2, 2017
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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Location:
13710 Central Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-249-1500


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ICE Gaylord Holiday Extravaganza

2 Gaylord National Harbor's ICE!

November 19, 2016 - December 3, 2016
December 8, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Winter comes alive every year as talented ice carvers build a frozen wonderland at National Harbor.  Ice slides, magical creatures and so much more make this enchanting experience one you’ll remember forever.


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Type:
Conference Centers


Location:
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
301-965-2000


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Santa at Timonium's Festival of Trees Photo By: Kennedy Krieger Institute

3 Festival of Trees, Timonium

November 25 - 27, 2016
For a wonderland experience, stop by Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees, a three-day spectacle filled with approximately 600 holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. Be sure to stop by SantaLand, and check out the carousel, “reindeer” pony and train rides, crafts, games and more, all taking place at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in November.

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Annmarie Garden in Lights

4 Annmarie Garden in Lights, Solomons

December 2, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Take a magical tour through glittering woods filled with spectacular lights and amazing “light sculptures” of mythical beasts, wild animals, airplanes, pirates, princesses, circus performers, dinosaurs and more.


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Location:
13480 Dowell Rd
Dowell, MD 20629
410-326-4640


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See a performance by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Photo By: David Harp Photography

5 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's A "Swingin' Nutcracker"

December 9, 2016 - December 11, 2016
Take in a jazzy performance of this fully realized jazz version of Nutcracker.  Riffing off of Ellington's dazzling reimagining of a portion of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, composer Paul Murtha has created an entire "Swingin Nutcracker."  The production features the vibrant and percussive dancing of Washington based company, Step Afrika!  

 


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
1212 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-783-8000


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Washington Monument lighting in Baltimore Photo By: Downtown Partnership Baltimore

6 Washington Monument Lighting, Baltimore

December 1, 2016
At the December lighting of Baltimore’s Washington Monument in Mount Vernon’s West Park, music, food and fireworks contribute to a magical winter's night. Rumor has it that Santa Claus likes to make an appearance here each year.


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Location:
699 North Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-752-8632


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Polar Bear Plunge

7 Plungefest 2017

January 26 - 28, 2017
The motto for this annual winter fundraiser is "It’s not just an event, it’s an experience.” So if you’re looking for something to do that’s simultaneously chilly and heart-warming, look no further than the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge.  Various "Plunges" are offered starting on January 26. The Super Plunge and Police Plunge take place on January 27. The Polar Bear Plunge is scheduled for January 28.  “Plungers” take a dunk in the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park to benefit Special Olympics Maryland.

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WinterWonderland Canal Walk

8 Winter Wonderland Canal Walk on the C&O Canal Towpath, Potomac

January 14, 2017
Join 100-plus walkers from the Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club on an 11K trail from Carderock Park to Olmsted Island at Great Falls. At this January walk on the towpath, take in sites that include three locks, a lock house and the Great Falls Overlook of the Potomac River.


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Location:
13 Canal Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-385-0054


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Winterfest - Oakland Photo By: GOBA

9 Winterfest, Oakland

Enjoy the cool of winter with ice carving demonstrations, illuminated ice sculptures, an ice bowling alley and slide in the mountains. You won't want to leave this great small town.

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Bald Eagle at Black Water Wildlife Festival

10 Eagle Festival, Cambridge (Late Winter)

Learn about these majestic flyers on an Eagle Prowl at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, home of one of the largest breeding populations of bald eagles in the United States.

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Location:
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-2677


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Winter Photos & Videos

Shab Row in Frederick
Referred to as Shab Row, this quaint section of Frederick's Everedy Square offers a unique shopping experience in beautifully renovated 19th century buildings decorated for the season.
Photo By: Tourism Council of Frederick County
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's The Nutcracker
See this beloved winter show to get into the festive spirit.
Photo By: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Loy's Station Covered Bridge in Winter
Historic sites like this covered bridge are snap-worthy even in the chill of winter.
Photo By: Tourism Council of Frederick County
Ladew Topiary Gardens in Winter
Don't be afraid of a little snow! Ladew's 100 larger-than-life topiary farms sparkle in winter.
Snowshoeing in Western Maryland
Winter sports are hot in Maryland. Try snowshoeing in the mountains out West.
State Circle, Annapolis
State Circle, Annapolis
Photo By: Jennifer Casey

Winter

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Silver Spring Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
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Join Family and Friends for Outdoor Ice Skating Fun.

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Washington Monument lighting in Baltimore
Winning Winter Events

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Hit the slopes at this popular resort in Western Maryland for your winter adrenalin fix.
Top Things to Do in Winter

Even during the coldest, snowiest days of winter, fun never hibernates in Maryland. So dig out the boots, gloves and hats, and throw open the door because winter is beckoning...

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Winter sports are hot in Maryland. Try snowshoeing in the mountains out West.
Cross Country Skiing

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