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 Gaylord National Resort’s ICE!, National Harbor (November 21 - January 3, 2016)
Winter comes alive every year as 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. This year, visitors discover how Santa Claus started giving toys to good girls and boys in the ice-depiction of the classic, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.
2 Winterfest, Oakland (President's Day weekend in February)
Enjoy the cool of winter with ice carving demonstrations, illuminated ice sculptures and an ice bowling alley and slide in the mountains.
3 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.
4 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.