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Explore Maryland's main streets, galleries, gift shops and holiday crafts fairs to find that perfect, one-of-a-kind, holiday gift for that someone special on your shopping list. 

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There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at 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.
Make this year special with a Home for the Holidays hotel package.

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1 Support Maryland Artists

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) offers an online Maryland Artists Marketplace, a one-stop-shopping destination for unique works by Maryland jewelers, photographers, glass blowers, painters, sculptors, musicians, weavers, writers, and more. 

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2 Ornament Show & Sale - Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center - Solomons

Through January 1, 2020
A juried show that features hand-crafted ornaments by talented regional artists. This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gift for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. The show kicks off before Thanksgiving and runs through early January. During Garden In Lights, the show is open late.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Solomons/Dowell, Calvert County


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Location:
13470 Dowell Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
410-326-4640 x16


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3 Holiday Gift Show and Art Exhibition - RiverArts - Chestertown

Through December 30, 2019
The RiverArts Community of art lovers and artists feature their favorites and even better, the artwork can be purchased.  You can find stocking stuffers and hostess gifts, home decor to children's knitted clothing.
Check out the website for the preview party and opening reception.

Chestertown


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Location:
315 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-6300


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4 Christmas Village - Baltimore

Through December 24, 2019
Features more than 50 international vendors – located both inside a huge heated tent and outdoors in traditional wooden booths – will offer their unique gift-ware and delicious European food specialties!
Baltimore Harborplace


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Location:
501 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
443-760-0725


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5 Festival of Wreaths - Carroll Arts Center - Westminster

Through December 8, 2019
A Westminster tradition for 22 years, the wreaths number about 150 and they are all up for bid in a silent auction.  Stop by and admire the creativity. Vote for your favorite wreath and even make a bid (or two) on these one of a kind holiday artworks.

Westminster


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Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7272


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6 MICA Art Market - Baltimore

December 5-8, 2019
Discover work by emerging and established artists and designers just in time for the gift-giving season. Fine art and handmade objects by approximately 275 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff will be on sale.  Original gifts include jewelry, illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, toys and wrapping paper.  Talk one-on-one with artists and designers while enjoying the market's lively atmosphere.


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Location:
1300 W Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
410-225-2300


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7 Annual Community Art Show - Best Local Art - Hagerstown

December 5, 2019 - January 7, 2020
Exhibit by more than 20 Artists working in a wide range of mediums and dimensions with 2D and 3D artwork.  The exhibit puts the focus on talented area artists at this juried show.
Hagerstown


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Location:
34 S. Potomac St, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-791-3132


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8 UMB Holiday Craft Fair - Baltimore

December 6, 2019
The UMB Handmade and Homemade Holiday Craft Fair, an annual event, is the perfect venue for University staff, faculty, and students to show off their crafting, cooking, or baking skills or shop for unique gifts amid a festive holiday atmosphere. More than 60 vendors are expected. 
Baltimore


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Location:
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-7004


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9 Dickens of a Christmas

December 6 - 8, 2019
Historic Chestertown hosts a weekend of holiday fun right out of Victorian London, with food and gift vendors, carriage rides, house tour, afternoon tea, fire dancers, fashion show, ice carving, and live music by Celtic band The American Rogues.


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Location:
High and Cross Streets
Chestertown, MD 21620
410-778-2991


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10 Christmas Craft Show - Forest Hill

December 7, 2019
Spend the day shopping great locally made art and craft objects all while sipping your favorite Harford Vineyard wine.  (Wine makes a great gift too.)  There will be a food truck on-site to keep hunger at bay.
 


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Location:
1311 W. Jarrettsville Rd.
Forest Hill, MD 21050
443-495-1699


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11 Christmas in the Woods - Bel Air Town Center

Through December 8, 2019
Get yourself in the holiday spirit by visiting Christmas in the Woods craft show. It's not just all about Christmas. There are Maryland themed items, sports photos, home decor, decorated trees, ornaments, jewelry, nautical items, and so much more.


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Location:
556 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air, MD 21014
443-829-5902


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12 Charm City Craft Mafia - Holiday Heap - Baltimore

December 7, 2019
Juried show featuring the area's best indie crafters peddling their wares for you holiday shopping pleasure. Enjoy an alternative shopping experience to connect to artists in the Baltimore region and beyond. Food and beverage sales, music, kid friendly; plenty of free parking.


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Location:
2640 St Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-905-7519


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13 Midnight Madness - Annapolis

Thursdays, December 5, 12 & 19, 2019
Lights, garland, action! Historic Annapolis' shops throw open their doors in a glorified block party that is open to all. Enjoy musical performances as well as food and refreshments at many stores as you stroll along Main Street, Maryland Avenue, West Street, and State Circle in search of that perfect gift. Explore the uniqueness that makes downtown Annapolis special.
Annapolis


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Location:
Downtown Annapolis
Annapolis, MD 21401
000-000-0000


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14 Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Fair - Silver Spring

December 8, 2019 from 12 noon - 4pm
Just in time for the holidays,  check off a few names from your shopping list. The fair features arts and crafts,  jewelry and baked goods, body care and hair care.  Vendors have gifts that surprise, others offer sweets and desserts.  Gift wrapping services available.
Silver Spring


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Location:
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
703-889-0202


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15 Artists' Boutique at Historic Montpelier Mansion - Laurel

Through December 27, 2019
View the work of resident artists at the Historic Mansion House.  See fiber art creations, sculpture, unique ornaments, and jewelry.  Perfect for original holiday gifts. 
Laurel


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Location:
9650 Muirkirk Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7817


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16 Shop Small

When you shop along Maryland’s Main Streets, you’re supporting local businesses and the historic properties that they steward. If you like window shopping, trying new local restaurants, collecting art and antiques – and need to pick up holiday gifts – then shopping along Maryland’s Main Streets is for you! More info...

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Location:
13470 Dowell Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
RiverArts Chestertown logo
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Location:
315 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Baltimore Christmas Village
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Location:
501 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Festival of Wreaths
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Location:
Carroll Arts Center
Westminster, MD 21157
Craft fair
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Location:
1300 W Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
art show poster
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Location:
34 S. Potomac St, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740
UMB Holiday Craft Fair Poster
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Location:
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Street performers and a tent filled with handcrafted gifts are part of the Dickens mix.
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Location:
High and Cross Streets
Chestertown, MD 21620
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Location:
1311 W. Jarrettsville Rd.
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Happy Snowmen
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Location:
556 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air, MD 21014
Holiday Heap poster
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Location:
2640 St Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Location:
Downtown Annapolis
Annapolis, MD 21401
Christmas Market flyer
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Location:
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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