Winning Winter Events
Hoist a Pint to Maryland’s Craft Brews During FreBREWary and Celebrate Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday During Black History Month.
1 Christmas on the Potomac featuring ICE! - National Harbor
November 16, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Marvel at more than 2 million holiday lights and acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities and events that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season. ICE!—National Harbor's signature holiday attraction—is back with a new theme. Watch Charlie Brown rediscover the meaning of Christmas as the beloved story unfolds through two million pounds of ice sculptures and displays.
2 Festival of Trees, Timonium
November 23-25, 2018
Even with all his elves, Santa himself couldn’t have designed a better fantasy world than Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees: Hundreds of designer-decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread towns to view and buy, complemented by more than 100 gift boutiques, holiday goodies and fun activities for kids of all ages. There’s also a special lineup of daily entertainment for the whole family!
3 Annmarie Garden in Lights, Solomons
November 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Be dazzled by a magical holiday light show that takes visitors on a beautiful walk through the glittering woods. As you stroll the protected path, you will be surrounded by spectacular "light sculptures" depicting sea creatures, wintry wonderlands, enchanted gardens, wild animals, outer space, airplanes, pirates, princesses, superheroes, and much more. Don't forget to ask for a "Holiday I Spy" program. After your walk, warm up in the Arts Building where you will find nightly entertainment, beautiful exhibits, great shopping, and a holiday cafe!
4 Holiday Happenings (November-December)
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.