10 Maryland Events That Will Get You and Your Family in the Holiday Spirit!

Want to really take in everything that Maryland has to offer this holiday season? You're in luck! There's so much to do here in the Old Line State this time of year, and we've got a collection of some of the best Christmas events you and the whole family can attend. 

Bel Air Dance Academy presents: The Nutcracker

Everyone knows the classic Christmas story of the Nutcracker Ballet -- and it's a must-see every year! Your little and not-so-little ones will love the music and dancing of this iconic story. 

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Festive Fridays: Family Fun Friday - Downtown Columbia

Head to Columbia to enjoy everything that this family event has to offer! You'll get to enjoy everything from ice sculpting to holiday music. 

Winter Wonderland Festival

Maryland is about to become a winter wonderland! This Seat Pleasant festival designed to promote peace and love is the perfect place to take part in snow tubing, ice skating, popcorn, and much more. 

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S Christmas Vacation

Join the Griswolds in Havre de Grace as they attempt to have the perfect Christmas...but will anything go their way? Enjoy this hilarious movie, along with food and drinks, at the city's cultural center. 

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Enchant Christmas — World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market

Even if you haven't started your Christmas shopping, you can catch up at Enchant Christmas at Nationals Park! You can also get lost in the Christmas maze, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and catch some live entertainment. 

2019 Holly Jolly Trolley Lights Tour

You've never traveled through Baltimore like this! Hop on the Christmas trolley and see what Charm City has to offer this time of year. You'll see everything from Hampden's 34th Street lights to the Washington Monument all lit up. 

Lunch with Santa

Your family will love getting to have lunch with Santa! This Benedict, MD event is perfect for the kiddos. 

Gingerbread House Party

Think you're the very best at assembling and decorating gingerbread houses? Prove it at this event in Columbia, and you could win a prize! Your kids will love decorating these cookie houses, too. 

Polar Bear Express at the MD Zoo

Your whole family will love taking the train through the zoo, learning all about snow-loving creatures like polar bears! Holiday sweater are encouraged. 


A Christmas Carol by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

There's no better way to remember how important it is to be merry and generous this holiday season than to see the classic tale, A Christmas Carol! Baltimore's bringing Scrooge to the stage in a performance in the family everyone will enjoy. 


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