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.
1 Festival of Trees, Timonium (November)
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.
2 Annmarie Garden in Lights, Solomons (December)
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.
3 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's The Nutcracker (December)
Take in a spectacular performance of this ballet by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, or see a full production put on by the BSO and the Baltimore School for the Arts at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.
4 Washington Monument Lighting, Baltimore (December)
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.