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Holiday Events in Baltimore

Dec 4, 2023

With the holiday season fully upon us now, many of us are itching to get into our sweaters and attend fun holiday activities. Here in Baltimore, there is no shortage of things to do as we all gear up for the holidays.

Shopping Opportunities

Need to get some holiday gifts? Shop small at these events:

The third annual Station North Holiday Market is coming up fast! Visit this market for handcrafted gifts made by local artisans and enjoy live performances and food as you shop. Head over on December 9th from 12:30 to 5:30 to experience this festive event and some great gift options.

At the Holiday Heap 2023 in Charm City, you will be able to browse over fourty different vendors. Just head up to Charles Village on December 9th to shop for handmade and local goods from all your favorite local artists! Here, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the perfect person.

Throughout the month of December, head up to the Waverly Market on Saturdays to check out Holiday Shopping in Waverly at the Market. During this month of markets, browse goods from local farmers, artisans, and creators. They will be set up, rain or shine, all the way until December 23rd!

Shop from over fourty vendors at the Union Collective Holiday Bizaar, the perfect place to find the best Christmas Gift! Browse local vendors and enjoy a beer or two at the Union Collective in Hampden on December 16th at noon.

For a charming place to go shopping, check out the Mini Holiday Market at R. House. Find gifts for Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah this holiday season. You’re sure to find a unique gift from local vendors here on December 16th.

Seasonal Activities and Events

In Mount Vernon, the ever exciting holiday tradition,the Monument Lighting, is finally upon us! This event officially launches the holiday season in Baltimore on December 7th at 5pm, and you will find over 20 food vendors, live music, as well as a fireworks display, at 8pm.

If you’ve ever wanted to grab a festive snack as you shop, head over to Belvedere Square Market for their Merry Grinchmas at The Market event! Grab some fresh s’mores from the s'mores bar at Wild Heart Bistro and enjoy the festive sound of carolers. Just head up on December 17th at noon.

Get ready for Christmas Caroling in Federal Hill! Head over to the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church on the 10th for a chance to go caroling around the neighborhood. Everyone is welcome to join and best of all, it’s not too far from your home here at Anthem House. 

The 2023 Jingle and Mingle Holiday Lights Tour is finally near! Take the night of December 15th as a chance to experience the Christmas lights of the Brewer Hills neighborhood. This is a great place for the community to come together and celebrate the coming of Christmas.

Nothing makes a better Christmas gift than something made with love. Take the opportunity to make the perfect gift over at Misfit Maker Day: Paint Your Own Holiday Pottery! On December 16th, go to Porter House Pottery to participate and create your own creative masterpiece. Feel free to bring friends and family along, everyone is welcome!

The 53rd annual East Baltimore Christmas Caroling will be held in Fells Point on December 23rd! Just head over to the Polish Home Club at 6pm to kick off a night of caroling around the neighborhood. Food will also be available to purchase before the event starts.

Festive Food and Drink

Cookie Crawl

For everyone in Baltimore who has a big sweet tooth, this event is for you! The Fells Point Cookie Crawl is the perfect opportunity to grab a complimentary cookie and also some festive holiday cocktails! Just head over to Fells Point on December 14th to join in on the fun.

At this sweet event, bring down all the cookie tins you may need to Canton, because here you will be able to decorate all the Holiday Cookies you desire! Grab flavors such as classic sugar cookies, molasses cookies, and chocolate coconut bars. Be sure to mark your calendars for December 16th!

Holiday Tea at Emma’s Tea Spot in Hamilton is the perfect place to warm up as we begin to head into the colder months. Be sure to book your tickets for this sophisticated event on December 15th at 6pm and enjoy the cocktails, British table crackers, and holiday music.

Head on down to the Guilford Hall Brewery on December 17th for a special event, Holiday Brunch with Santa! Bring your friends and family to this event where you can decorate cookies, watch holiday movies as you eat, and even have the chance to take your picture with Santa!

For all fans of spirits, check out the Bottle-Your-Own Holiday Whisky and Rum event by Old Line Spirits on December 16th! You handpick the bottle you want to use and choose from three different spirits to take home with you. You can also personalize your label on the bottle! There will also be a menu of holiday cocktails and local beers and wines to enjoy as you form your creation.

For those of you looking for an excuse to pull out those ugly sweaters, check out the 6th Annual Ugly Sweater Brunch and Toy Drive on December 9th in Canton! This bottomless brunch is open for everyone to attend, just bring a toy to donate for each person that comes. The person with the ugliest sweater will also get a prize, so grab your best one!

Happy Holidays

There’s so much to look forward to this December! With the festive season in full swing, we hope that you have a jolly good time with the community this year and are able to find something in this list that can make it even better! From the Anthem House family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season!