Maryland's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

This December brings an array of exciting and festive holiday events throughout Maryland, ranging from Gingerbread Village Festivals to World Ballet Series performances with everything in between. Make sure to plan ahead and mark your calendar for these amazing events from December 6th to 24th.

The Gingerbread Village Festival, Westminster, MD

December 6, 2023 at 9:00am
Explore the family-friendly Gingerbread Village Festival this December at the Carroll County Public Library - Exploration Commons! Visitors will experience an exciting annual gingerbread house competition, with all proceeds going to support the fight to end poverty. Come join the festivities and show your support!

Christmas Village in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

December 6, 2023 at 12:00pm

Visit Baltimore's famous German Christmas Market to feel the season's spirit! Inspired by traditional German Christmas Markets, like the famous Nuremberg Christkindl Market, Inner Harbor's Christmas Village offers guests a distinctive holiday experience. Savor international cuisine and live music in both indoor and outdoor settings. This season, discover the ideal fusion of German heritage and festive pleasure.

Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival, Gaithersburg, MD

December 6, 2023 at 6:00pm
The annual Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival is returning to Seneca Creek State Park. With over 450 illuminated displays and beautifully lit trees, visitors can enjoy a 3.5 mile drive through the enchanted setting of the Park. Don't miss out on the spectacular sight of this year's Winter Lights Festival.

Holiday Festival of Trains, Baltimore, MD

December 7, 2023 at 11:30am
Ring in the holiday season at Baltimore And Ohio Railroad Museum! Step into a Winter Wonderland as part of Holiday Festival of Trains and enjoy a festive train ride, a photo with Santa Claus, and model train layouts! Get ready to start a new family tradition this December!

Kris Kringle Christmas Market, La Plata, MD

December 8, 2023 at 4:00pm
Come out and join in the holiday spirit at the Charles County Fairgrounds on December 8th! Enjoy light displays, handmade crafts, music, and more. Don't miss the official tree lighting and Santa's arrival at 5:00 pm. All this and much more await at the Kris Kringle Christmas Market!

Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Gift Show, Sandy Spring, MD

December 13, 2023 at 10:00am
The Sandy Spring Museum is hosting the annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Gift Show. Attendees will be able to purchase locally made, handmade small-batch items available for purchase. This event offers a unique opportunity to connect diverse communities and advance social equity through supporting local artists and artisans. Visit the Sandy Spring Museum at 17901 Bentley Road to participate in this special event.

Savage Mill Yuletide Festival, Savage, MD

December 16, 2023 at 10:00am
Celebrate the joy of the holidays at Historic Savage Mill! Embrace the festive atmosphere with holiday-themed activities, including meeting Santa and Mrs Claus, the Tree Lighting on Baldwin Common, the Savage Community Association’s Holiday Celebration, and the Savage Mill Yuletide Maker's Market Merchants.

Holly TrolleyFest, Colesville, MD

December 17, 2023 at 11:00am
Head to the National Capital Trolley Museum on Bonifant Road this December for their annual Holly Trolley Fest! Take a nostalgic mile-long ride on a historic street car, and check out a festive model railroad display from the Washington, Virginia & Maryland Garden Railway Society. There's also plenty of crafts for children and photo opportunities for all ages. Make this December special by visiting the National Capital Trolley Museum!

World Ballet Series: Nutcracker, Frederick, MD

December 22, 2023 at 3:00pm
Be dazzled and amazed with the World Ballet Series: Nutcracker on December 22, 2023 at 3pm. Witness the breathtaking performance of 50 professional ballet dancers with over 150 hand-crafted costumes and lavish hand-painted sets at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Prepare for an evening of enchantment with Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable music, iconic Lev Ivanov choreography and the heartwarming story of Clara and the Nutcracker.

Maryland Holiday Light Festival, Gaithersburg, MD

December 24, 2023 at 4:30pm
Immerse yourself in the most magical holiday experience imaginable this season at Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! LuminoCity brings a one-of-a-kind luminescent journey, featuring three different themed rooms that will delight guests of all ages. Get your tickets now for a dazzling outdoor light show that is sure to create memories for the whole family!

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