Looking for some fun holiday activities? Head over to Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor area!
Between now and Christmas Eve, an authentic German-style Christmas village is set up within the West Shore Park section of Inner Harbor. This is the second year in a row that Baltimore has featured this winter extravaganza, which is being called the city’s new holiday tradition!
Baltimore’s Christmas Village is modeled after the traditional Christmas markets in Germany, such as Nuremberg’s famous Christkindl Market.
Over 50 vendors are part of the market, selling international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, clothes, arts and crafts, and numerous hand-made items. Along with the shopping, the event offers European food, treats, and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
The Christmas Village offers much more than shopping and eating, too. At night, the whole festival lights up with two elaborately decorated Christmas trees. Under the heated tent, there is an event stage that features different acts daily, including authentic European singing and dancing groups. Costumed characters are on hand to greet the children and pose for pictures.
Weekdays are free at the Christmas Village, while Saturdays and Sundays have a small admission charge.
That’s not all the holiday fun at Inner Harbor, either…
The Waterfront Partnership Ice Rink is now open at Inner Harbor. Located in McKeldin Plaza, the ice rink is open every day including holidays, through January 19th, open from mornings to well into the evening.
The cost to skate is only $9 for adults, and just $7 for children, seniors, and military. Skate rentals and group rates are available.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is performing an adaption of the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” with the setting changed to Baltimore’s 19th Century business district. The play runs through December 23rd. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is located at 7 S. Calvert Street.
Of course, no December is complete without a visit to Santa Claus. The big man himself will be at Harborplace (201 E. Pratt Street) through December 24th. Children (and adults) can pose for pictures with Santa daily from 11:00am-7:00pm (6:00pm on Sundays). Additionally, each night, visitors can enjoy a special Holiday light show, choreographed to Christmas music, every half hour between 6:00pm-8:00pm.
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