DECEMBER IN MARYLAND 2013 | view this email online
ISSUE 84 • DECEMBER 2013
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UPCOMING EVENTS

German Christmas Village

Through Dec. 24

West Shore Park, Baltimore

Christmas on the Potomac and ICE!

Through Jan. 5

Gaylord National
National Harbor
Prince George’s County

Towson Winterfest

Nov. 29 - Dec. 19

Baltimore County

Victorian Christmas

Nov. 29 - Jan. 1

Berlin, Worcester County

Denton Holiday Parade and Lighting of the Green

Dec. 5

Caroline County

Christmas Parade

Dec. 6

Crisfield, Somerset County

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland

Dec. 6 - 7

Montgomery County

Fell’s Point Old Tyme Christmas

Dec. 6 - 8

Baltimore

Charles County Holiday Trail

Dec. 6 - 8

MICA Art Market

Dec. 11 - 14
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore

Christmas in St. Michaels

Dec. 13 - 15

Talbot County

Singular Sensations Holiday Exhibition

Dec. 13 - 21

Columbia Art Center
Howard County

Christmas Bird Count

Dec. 15

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Rock Hall, Kent County

Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular

Dec. 31

Inner Harbor

Holiday train exhibits - Various

Main Street Celebration
Enjoy the shopping and revitalization along Maryland Main Streets – a network of 26 downtown communities across the state where you’re apt to find horse-drawn carriages and strolling carolers amid holiday celebrations. You’ll also discover locally-owned shops with merchants eager to help you and many offering discounts to help with your holiday shopping. Each Main Street – on the Eastern Shore, in Mountain Maryland and the regions in between – is a gateway to the authentic treasures of Maryland.
Main Street Celebration

Main Street celebrations

 

Horse drawn carriages, strolling carolers, holiday celebrations and local merchants ready to help with your holiday shopping can be found on Maryland Main Streets.

Main Street Christmas, Dec. 7, Mt. Airy, Carroll County

Cambridge Dorchester Christmas Parade, Dec. 7, Dorchester County

Kris Kringle Procession, Dec. 13, Frederick
First Night Talbot, Dec. 31, Easton, Talbot County
Midnight Muskrat Celebration, Dec. 31, Princess Anne, Somerset County
   
Holiday Light Display

De-LIGHT-Ful Holiday Displays

 

Light up the shortest days of the year at these annual displays:

Winterfest of Lights, Nov. 21 - Jan.1, Ocean City

Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival, Nov. 29 - Jan. 1, Montgomery County

Winter Festival of Lights, Nov. 29 - Jan. 1, Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s County
Chesapeake City Winterfest, Dec. 1 - Jan. 3, Cecil County
Miracle on 34th Street (Baltimore’s Hampden), Dec. 2 - Jan. 1
Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats, Dec. 7
Solomons Lighted Boat Parade, Dec. 7, Calvert County
Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, Dec. 14, Annapolis
   
Candles burning

Holiday Tours – Often by Candlelight

 

There’s no place like home for the holidays and many of the state’s historic houses have put out the welcome mat:

Sotterley Holiday Candlelight, Dec. 6 - 7, Hollywood, St. Mary’s County

State House by Candlelight, Dec. 6 - 7, Annapolis

Holiday House Tour, Dec. 7, Centreville, Queen Anne’s County
Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace, Dec. 8, Harford County
Ladew Gardens Open House, Dec. 13 - 15, Monkton, Harford County
Chesapeake City Candlelight Tour, Dec. 14, Cecil County
Cumberland Holiday Historic Home Tour, Dec. 14, Allegany County
Luminaria Night Celebration, Dec. 21, Vienna, Dorchester County
Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship, Dec. 26, Frederick
Holiday Houses of Worship Tour, Dec. 26, Hagerstown, Washington County
   
Memorial Illumination at Antietam National Battlefield

Civil War stories

 

Discover the ways citizens and soldiers experienced the Civil War 150 years ago.

Memorial Illumination, Dec. 7, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Washington County

Victorian Christmas, Dec. 7 - 8, Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum, Waldorf, Charles County

The Legend of Civil War Santa, Dec. 14, Surratt House Museum, Clinton, Prince George’s County
Passages through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War, through Feb. 28, 2014, Jewish Museum, Baltimore
   

Frederick Main Street Shopping Spree Weekend Sweepstakes

Enter to win a weekend getaway, gift card, food tour and more! Hurry, entries must be received by December 17, 2013.

 
Martin O’Malley, Governor 
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