Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.
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Find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday list – including yourself – at the Howard County Arts Council's annual Holiday Maker-Mart! Choose from a wide selection of handcrafted items by talented local artisans, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, greeting cards, photography, fiber art, and more.
New this year: following the kick-off event on December 2 from 5:30-8:30pm, we’ve added a Juried Pop-Up Market from December 3-12 featuring gift items by a select group of artists and artisans. The pop-up market will be open Tuesday-Friday 4-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 12-4pm.
A holiday tradition returns to the historic Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air!
Visit on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am to 5 pm to tour the beautifully decorated historic mansion and enjoy holiday favorites including:
On December 4 and 5, the Dance Foundation of Maryland and Morton Street Dance Center will present a truly special Nutcracker at Chesapeake Arts Center. Born out of the pandemic and presented at a time when representation in the arts seems so critical, this fast-paced, original Nutcracker featuring dancers aged 7-64 is packed with spirit, spectacle, and the enchanting beauty of ballet.
Join us on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. for the Mayor’s Christmas Parade. Sponsored by community associations and businesses in North Baltimore’s Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tom Kerr at 410-366-0726.
Baltimore Choral Arts' holiday choral favorites continue a 38-year tradition with Christmas with Choral Arts, broadcasted by WMAR-TV, WYPR Radio and WBJC Radio. This year, we return to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for this special holiday performance featuring a brass ensemble.
Our special children’s program Christmas for Kids will make its return with a brand-new twist, featuring Synetic Theater in collaboration with Young Audiences of Maryland. This performance is OUTDOORS, you may bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Lawn chairs available to rent at venue.
Join us for a special Winter celebration of our ancestors and the traditions that unite us. Learn about traditional ancestral veneration practices across cultures, open your heart to the wisdom of the Elder Circle, and appreciate performances and presentations that remember, revere, and celebrate those that have passed on. This program is led by Yoruba Priestess Iya Keturah and will include a special Masquerade dance by members of her Ile (West African Traditional Spiritual Community), as well as presentations from members of other ethnic and spiritual communities .
On Saturday, November 27th from 1- 6pm, visit the Station North Arts District for Small Business Saturday to keep the love local! Come for the unique, handmade, artful gifts from Made in Baltimore makers, sample delicious holiday specials from local restaurants, and stay for our pop-up performance series in the newly reopened North Ave Market! RSVP on Eventbrite to get a reminder here.
Our beloved CANDLELIGHT CONCERT with the First & Franklin Sanctuary Choir and Handbell Choir.
Jacqueline Pollauf, harp
Jason Kissel, conductor
This program will feature:
• Britten's "A New Year Carol," "Hymn to the Virgin," and portions of "A Ceremony of Carols"
• Saint-Saëns: Trio from Christmas Oratorio
• Choral music of Elizabeth Poston, Carl Schalk, John Goldsmith and Clarence Dickinson
This is a free event but we will be taking donations. Suggesting $10 per person.
Charm City Ballet (CCB) presents their 6th annual ballet production of "A Christmas Carol." CCB was voted "Best Dance Program" and "Best Performance Arts Program" in Baltimore's Child 2021 Readers' Choice Awards, and was also voted "Best Dance Company" in MD Theatre Guide's Best of 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. Original scoring and choreography combine to evoke emotion and bring this story to life. Join us, for this family friendly performance, as we bring this classic holiday tale to the stage.
The festive Holiday Spectacular returns to the Meyerhoff with all your holiday favorites! The BSO and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society bring an exciting holiday program to you featuring the ever-popular tap-dancing Santas, spoken word artist Wordsmith, and a few musical surprises. Perfect for the entire family, make this concert a part of your traditions.
Celebrate the season with festive songs, classic carols, and holiday favorites from around the world performed by Thea Tullman Moore, Annie Gill, Elizebeth Barnes, Michael Manganiello, Jennifer Simone Smith, José Miguel Sacin, pianist Patricia McKewen Amato, and cellist Ismar Gomes.
Masks and proof of vaccination are required. For those unable to be vaccinated at this time, proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the performance is required. Please arrive early to present documentation to our volunteers. Advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested. Thank you!