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During the Holidays, there is something exciting to do every day of the week! Check out holiday light displays, train exhibits, candlelight tours, holiday craft shows, DIY workshops, New Year Celebrations.

 

Baltimore Clayworks Winterfest Annual Artists Holiday Sale
November 15, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Winterfest, the utilitarian ceramics holiday invitational celebrating the gift of art features established and emerging ceramic artists. Admission is free.
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Christmas on the Potomac 
November 15, 2013 - January 5, 2014
 Guests will step into a magical wonderland with two million twinkling lights, amazing nightly indoor snowfall, beautiful dancing fountains, and ICE! featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Be amazed by this walk-thru attraction of life-size ice sculptures hand-carved from over two million pounds of ice – including a two-story-tall ice slide and an all-new attraction – Christmas in New York – an interactive ice display featuring iconic sights and sounds of The Big Apple during the holiday season.
Gaylord National Harbor
Prince Georges County
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Ornament Show and Sale
November 16, 2013 - January 5, 2014
a juried show that features hand-crafted ornaments by 20 regional artists. This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gift for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. The show kicks off before Thanksgiving and runs through early January. During Garden In Lights, the show is open late!
Annemarie Garden Sculpture Park
Solomons, Calvert County
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Winterfest of Lights 
November 21, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Enjoy this winter paradise created for the whole family! Take a ride through an animated wonderland on the Winterfest Express. Board the train and sing Christmas Carols as you glide past spectacular lighted displays including the Twelve Days of Christmas and your favorite fairy tales. Visit the Winterfest Village which is located inside a festive, heated pavilion decorated for the season. Buy a cup of hot chocolate at The OC Recreation Boosters cafe, browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or OC souvenir.  Live entertainment is scheduled on some nights inside the pavilion.  Santa available for photos every night until December 23.
Townwide & Northside Park, 127th St.
800-OC-OCEAN
Oceanside Boardwalk/Inlet
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Trains of Christmas Show
November 22, 2013 - February 24, 2014
The Trains of Christmas Show features an "O"
Scale 3-Rail Christmas layout with steam and
diesel trains.
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
Washington County
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Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Light Show
November 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Adventure Park USA, Maryland’s largest family entertainment center, is hosting its 2nd Annual Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Light Show, a “one-of-a-kind” drive-through, fully synchronized, LED Christmas light and music show experience, Starting at 6 p.m. nightly through January 8th, guests drive through a maze filled with hundreds of thousands of lights that twinkle along to Christmas music.
Adventure Park USA 
New Market
Frederick County
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Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship
December 26, 2013
Self-guided walking tour of historic worship sites in Frederick's downtown historic district. Several houses of worship invite the public to celebrate their heritage and holiday customs. Visitors are greeted with seasonal music, tours, and lectures. Many of these sites are linked to the Civil War. 4-9pm
Historic downtown Frederick
Church St., 2nd St. & All Saint's St.
Frederick
Frederick County
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New Year's Eve Celebration at The Wisp
December 31, 2013
8 p.m. - Midnight 
Bring the entire family to enjoy live entertainment by DJ- Budman, free of charge.
Lodge at Wisp  Resort
McHenry
Garrett County
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The Fillmore Silver Spring
December 31, 2013

Attend a concert with Slightly Stoopid at 10pm. Enjoy the region's newest live concert venue, located in downtown Silver Spring.
Montgomery County
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Midnight at 7 at a Symphony of Lights
December 31, 2013
Celebrate the closing of the Symphony of Lights and ring in the New Year with an exciting fireworks display at 7pm. Walk through the Symphony of Lights, enjoy the toasty bonfire, food vendors, music, party favors and more!
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia
Howard County
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Big Night DC
December 31, 2013
The DC Area's Largest New Year's Eve Extravaganza. Ten themed party areas encompassing the ballroom complex of the resort. Mardi Gras, Vegas Casino Lounge, ShamrockFest Stage, Retro - Best of 70's, 80's & 90's dance tunes, Electronica Club, Hip Hop Club Room, Karoake Zone, VIP Lounges, open bar and more.
Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor
Prince George's County 
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Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular
December 31, 2013
9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Be part of a giant holidy celebration with a night of musicm the official countdown to 2014 and an amazing, colorful midnight fireworks display.
Inner Harbor
Baltimore
Baltimore Coity
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Midnight Noon
December 31, 2013
10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center! Or should we say, Noon Year? Join us for our 5th annual New Year’s Eve celebration, Midnight Noon, where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time.
Maryland Science Center
Baltimore
Baltimore County
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Noontime New Year - Royal Masquerade  
December 31, 2013
Countdown to the New Year at 11:30am at Port Discovery!
Join us for our annual Noontime New Year Celebration as we celebrate Kings and Queens, Knights and Jokers! Come dressed in your favorite costume as we decorate numbers and make sound makers for our noon countdown, complete with a juice and cookie toast!
Discovery Children's Museum, 
Baltimore
Baltimore County
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New Year’s Eve Deck Party USS Constellation
December 31, 2013
Toast the New Year aboard USS Constellation at the annual New Year’s Eve Deck Party. Sip champagne at midnight and watch the fireworks high above the Inner Harbor crowds. Festivities include resolutions and party favors, giveaways, special tours and cannon firings all night. Proceeds benefit education programs, restoration projects and future exhibits at the Historic Ships. Pier 1, Inner Harbor
Baltimore
Baltimore County
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Big Night Baltimore Gala 
December 31, 2013
Big Night Baltimore is the perfect, all-inclusive night. Leave your wallet at home, because your ticket includes everything - all drinks included all night without the long lines! Plus, a buffet and entertainment throughout the eight different party zones. (All you need to remember is your ID, because you must be at least 21 to attend.) Sheraton Baltimore City Center
Baltimore
Baltimore County
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New Years Cruise on The Black-Eyed Susan
December 31, 2013
Enjoy an elegant dockside cocktail reception from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm, followed by a buffet dinner.
The Black-Eyed Susan offers a panoramic view of the midnight fireworks display from our heated and glass enclosed observation deck.  Dance to the sounds of a 1st class professional Disc Jockey.
Baltimore
Baltimore County
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New Year's Annapolis
December 31, 2013
New Year’s Annapolis is a family-oriented event based on the “First Night” concept that provides attendees with a fun-filled and safe environment for all ages to celebrate New Year's Eve. The event includes live musical entertainment and will feature two fireworks displays, an early show for families and early-risers and a traditional midnight spectacular to ring in 2013.
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
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New Year's Eve Ballroom Bash For Charity
December 31, 2013
Tobias Celebrity Music Events For Charity will sponsor a New Year's Eve Ballroom Bash with the legendary Classic Soul group the Dramatics. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charles County Center for Abused Persons.Holiday Inn Clarion Hotel
Oxon Hill
Prince George's County
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New Years Eve in Ocean City
December 31, 2013 
As part of our Winterfest celebration, join us to ring in the New Year with a firework display at Northside Park at midnight.  Winterfest will stay open extended hours for this special festive night!
Ocean City
Worcester County
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First Night Talbot
December 31, 2013
6 p.m. – Midnight,
It's the biggest New Year's Eve party in the Midshore Area! Come join the fun at a family-oriented celebration of the year past and the year to come. Downtown Easton will be tran sformed into a huge performance center with musicians, dancers and actors taking the stage at  different venues. One admission button will get you into all of the different sites.
Easton
Talbot County
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New Year's Eve Celebration at The Wisp
December 31, 2013
8 p.m. - Midnight 
Bring the entire family to enjoy live entertainment by DJ- Budman, free of charge.
Lodge at Wisp  Resort
McHenry
Garrett County
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New Year "Follies and Jollies"
December 31, 2013
Gala Dinner provided by Master Chef Mark Salter Prosecco and Canapes are followed by a Gourmet Three-course dinner. The informality of Salter's Tavern or the grand and more formal Dining Room - the choice is yours!  Relax, party and enjoy!
The Robert Morris Inn
Oxford
Talbot County
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MICA Art Market
December 11-14, 2013
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents its 7th annual MICA Art Market! This festive, four-day sale features illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, book arts, toys, and wrapping paper designed and created by more than 250 MICA students, faculty, alumni and staff. Free!
MICA - Brown Center's Leidy Atrium and Falvey Hall lobby
1301 W. Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
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Kris Kringle Procession
December 13, 2013
Welcome the holiday with Old World Charm with this walking parade that ends with lighting the city Christmas tree.
Frederick
Frederick County
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The Charm City Craft Mafia - 
HOLIDAY HEAP 2013
December 14, 2013 - 10am to 5pm
Skip those overcrowded malls and save your dough at this juried indie craft fair featuring over 40 renegade crafters from the area and beyond. A free event, open to everyone, and perfect for purchasing out-of-the-ordinary gifts for the holiday season. Snacks available from Red Emma’s Bookstore and Curbside Cafe, AND there is always a chance to win the mother of all raffle baskets, with ticket purchase going to support Heart's Place.
St John's Church
2640 St Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
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Luminaria Night Celebration
December 21, 2013
More than 1,500 glowing luminarias will line the streets of Vienna this Christmas. Private homes decorated for the season, historic buildings including the old Customs House and Ferry Toll Collector's House, and community churches will open their doors for tours, Christmas music, refreshments and old fashioned hospitality from 5-8pm.
Vienna
Dorchester County
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