Winter Happenings Around Maryland


There is a chill in the air, Holiday lights are showing up all around town, and Baltimore is full of events for you to enjoy. Whether it be taking in a show, spending the day with family or sipping hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day, we have compiled some of the best activities for you.

The Shops at Kenilworth

  • If you have never visited the Holiday Train Garden at Kenilworth Mall, you are missing out! Interactive push buttons, stadiums, snow scenes and more!
  • Holiday Harmonies is a fun way to get into the holiday spirit while listening to beautiful music sung by children to adults
  • Also offered are Holiday photos, poinsettia sales, A Night of Smart Shopping and more!

The Symphony of Lights

  • The Symphony of Lights is a spectacular display of 70 larger-than-life, animated and stationary light creations. It is a long-standing community tradition and a “must-see” during the holiday season. Enjoy the Symphony of Lights in a variety of ways.

B&O Railroad Museum

  • Join the B&O Railroad Museum for their annual Magical Holiday Express. A spectacular holiday celebration for children of all ages. Family fun with historical trains and activities.

34th Street Lights in Hampden

  • Treat your family to a light spectacular on 34th Now in their 70th year, the lights continue to bring smiles to everyone that has the opportunity to see them!

It’s a Waterfront Life

  • The city of Baltimore offers multiple events and activities throughout the winter season
    • Ice Skating at the PANDORA Ice Rink
    • Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer 4-D at the National Aquarium
    • The Christmas Village
    • Pet Photos with Santa, Merriment & Melodies and Milk & Cookies Social in Harbor East

Annapolis Christmas Lights Boat Parade

  • Celebrate the holidays in style with the annual Christmas Lights boat parade through Annapolis Harbor. Boat owners show off their best holiday light display at the most popular seasonal event.

Lights on the Bay

  • Are you looking to enjoy Christmas Lights from the comfort and warmth of your car? Take a trip to Sandy Point State Park (just before the Bay Bridge) and enjoy a two-mile scenic drive along the Chesapeake Bay with approximately 70 animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway.