Christmas In Baltimore, MD
Baltimore is a fun place to visit any time of the year. Baltimore's waterfront setting and interesting mix of modern, historic, and industrial architecture make for a great looking city. Add some holiday lights and decorations, and a festive spirit, and you have Baltimore for the holidays.
Although it can get cold in the winter months, it doesn't often get cold enough to snow. If you dress warmly, you should be fine walking around the city. Make sure you bring a good pair of shoes. The Inner Harbor area is very walkable, but things are more spread out than they appear, particularly if you want to explore some of the neighborhoods. The Water Taxi runs during the winter months and is a good way to get around the Inner Harbor.
Things to Do
Mayor's Annual Christmas Parade
Baltimore's big annual Christmas parade with lots of marching bands and floats. The 2013 parade will be held in the Medfield-Hampden neighborhood. December 8, 2013. More Info.
A Monumental Occasion
A popular annual event at which Baltimore's Washington Monument is lighted and fireworks mark the occasion. The 2013 lighting event is scheduled for December 5th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm. The official lighting takes place around 7:45pm. More Info.
Bavarian Christmas Village at Inner Harbor
A new holiday attraction for 2013 will be a German-style Christmas Village at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The festive village is modeled after traditonal Christmas markets in Germany. It will be set up at West Shore Park, between the Visitor Center and Science Museum and will feature vendors with gift items for sale, plus food and drink. November 28th - December 24, 2013. More Info.
Olde Tyme Christmas in Fells Point
This historic waterfront neighborhood of Fells Point holds an annual holiday celebration that includes a holiday market, live music, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and a lighted boat parade. Santa even arrives by tugboat. And the neighborhood's pubs serve up specials for the Reindeer Run Pub Crawl. The 2013 Olde Tyme Christmas takes place on December 6th - 8th. More Info.
Miracle on 34th Street
The residents of the 700 block of 34th Street in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood have turned their street into something special. This block of traditional Baltimore row houses is lit up to the max. It's become a very popular sight to see. More Info.
Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys
At the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. November 29 - December 31, 2013. Enjoy the model trains and holiday decorations, plus weekend train rides with Santa. More Info.