Home for the Holidays: Baltimore Style
To get into the spirit of the season, the city of Baltimore is celebrating the holidays all-month-long. That’s right, it’s time to eat, drink, and be merry.
Markets that Are Making it Rein
Say it ain’t snow — the holiday markets are finally open!
Open Saturday, December 11th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Canton.
The Canton Holiday Market in the Church on the Square is going to be tree-mendous. This year, there will be various artisans and crafters around the market. Vendors include, but are not limited to: Frye Glass, Art of El Topo, and Lady Lu’s Lab. By the way, these handmade and local items will make excellent holiday gifts.
Open Saturday, December 11th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in Federal Hill.
Don’t pass up the reinbeers at Don’t Know Tavern. On Saturday, come sip on some delicious holiday beverages and shop ‘til you drop. Local vendors will include: Pandora’s Box Boutique, Charm City Brand, and Beewell Brittany. Besides, who doesn’t love brunch?
Open Sunday, December 12th at 11:00 a.m. in Hampden.
It’s time to spruce things up. The Sobotanical Holiday Bazaar is offering hot mulled wine, firepits, and locally-made chocolates. There’s also an opportunity for holiday shopping with astounding artwork, jewelry, and pottery.
Claus I Said So!
The holidays have us feeling extra Santa-mental.
On Friday, December 17th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Riverside
A round of Santa-plause, please; Santa Claus will be arriving in Riverside Park this year. Stop by and witness the merry holiday spirit.
On Saturday, December 18th from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Baltimore
Santa’s coming to town. On December 18th, Santa is ditching his sleigh for Baltimore City Fire Department’s Engine 41. Then, Santa will make his way from Highlandtown, Canton, and Brewer’s Hill.
Be Carolful — You Don’t Want to Miss These Events
Caroling? Fir Sure.
On Friday, December 17th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., the Catholic Community of South Baltimore will be caroling around Riverside. If interested, meet them at the Riverside Gazebo at 5:30 p.m. But wait, there’s myrrh. Cookies and hot cocoa will be provided around 6:15 p.m.
On Thursday, December 23rd at 7:00 p.m., the Polish Home Club will be caroling in Fell’s Point.
Your Presents is Requested
At these ongoing holiday events.
Inner Harbor’s Christmas Village will be open until Friday, December 24th, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There will be more than fifty local businesses, international vendors, and crafters. The Christmas Village will also be serving delectable German food, such as bratwurst.
Take a stroll Downtown on candy cane lane; it’s only open until Thursday, December 23rd from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Witness the dazzling lights, amazing installations, and artworks.
Witness Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol come to life at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Downtown, Baltimore. The production lasts approximately 90-minutes with ticket prices ranging from $20-45.
You snow the drill; Harbor East’s Winter Village is open and in business. Stop by and sample the gourmet crêpes, Bavarian pretzels, cookies, hot chocolate, and/or cocktails. There will also be rentable private cabanas and a rooftop skating rink.
Sleight, what?! There’s more?!
Looking for entertainment?
Highlandtown is sleighing, queen. Creative Alliance and Heather Keating will be taking us back to the 80s on Friday, December 10th. At 8:00 p.m., they will be viewing Die Hard. There will be games, attire contests, and drink specials.
The Punk Cellist will be in Highlandtown on Saturday, December 11th from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for $20/person.
Come to Belvedere’s The Senator; it’s lit. On Saturday, December 18th/Sunday December, 19th from 9:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., The Senator will be screening the holiday classic, It’s A Wonderful Life. There will also be an annual food drive for the GEDCO Cares Food Pantry.
It’s the Most Wine-derful Time of Year
For a drink or two.
On Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is sleighin’ it. This year, they’re organizing a sleigh ride to Sagamore Spirit Distillery, Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Heavy Seas, and Checkerspot Brewing Company. This sleigh is a luxury coach bus with WiFi, snacks, refreshments, and holiday-themed movies.
On Wednesday, December 15th from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in Port Covington
Oh, deer. Sagamore Spirit is educating us on making their infamous rye whiskey. There will be a tasting room with individual stations to make, and sample, two festive cocktails: a Sagamore Pear Sour and Gingerbread Eggnog.
On Friday, December 17th from 11:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. in Hampden
Eat, drink, and wear ugly sweaters at Five and Dime Ale House. The ugliest sweater will win a Tito’s Handmade Vodka-themed ugly sweater and a $50 giftcard to Dime Ale House.
On Saturday, December 18th from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Join Project DC Events for their infamous holiday bar crawl to 10+ bars. Drink specials include: $3 light beers, $3 rail drinks, and $4 holiday shots.
On Friday, December 24th from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. in Fell’s Point
Max’s Taphouse will be releasing limited seasonal brews and twistees in 8 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz. cans. So, come sip a few… or two.
The Union Square Association is hosting their 36th Annual Cookie Tour of Historic Homes on Sunday, December 12th at noon. For $20/person, patrons will now welcome new neighbors and community members with freshly baked holiday cookies.
We hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!