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Festival of Wreaths
Through December 2
Art Maryland 2018
Through December 14
Ellicott City
Holiday Lights Walk to the North Pole
Through December 22
Lights by the Lake
Through December 23
Symphony of Lights
Through December 30
Festival of Lights
Through December 31
Ocean City Winterfest of Lights
Through December 31
Ocean City
Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens
Through January 1
Christmas on the Potomac Featuring ICE!
Through January 1
National Harbor
Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park
Through January 1
Victorian Christmas in Berlin
Through January 1
An Old-Fashioned Holiday at Surratt House
November 28 - December 9
Frostburg Storybook Holiday!
December 1
Antietam National Battlefield Illumination
December 1
Bethesda's Winter Wonderland
December 1
Cambridge-Dorchester County Parade
December 1
Annual Christmas Open House at Ladew Gardens
December 7-8
Holiday Artisan Fair
December 7-8
Ocean City
Santa with a child in his sleigh

Holiday Parades, Yuletide Extravaganzas—Check Out These Maryland Holiday Happenings

Find your favorite Santa, go ice skating, find a spot by the water for a lighted boat parade, go extreme with a Holiday Haunt, or just marvel at the lights. Head to our website for information on all these and other great ideas, because there’s always more during the holidays in Maryland.

Performers beating drums during a Kwanzaa celebration

Celebrate Kwanzaa

Honor African heritage and rich African-American culture and traditions during the seven days of Kwanzaa. Join celebrations at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore and the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center in Annapolis.

Mr and Mrs Claus entering by train

Choo-Choo-Choose Your Perfect Holiday Railroad Adventure

Whether it’s huffing and puffing around the bend on a real-life steam engine or marveling at the delicate craftsmanship of a traditional train garden, in Maryland the holidays come by rail. So whether it’s an unforgettable train trip through the mountains, or a jaunt over to the local firehouse, we’ve got the lowdown on Maryland’s great holiday train events. All aboard!

Holiday Gifts

Find Unique Holiday Gifts for
One-Of-A-Kind Friends

Maryland is a land of makers. Experience the wonder of creativity and find hand-sewn quilts, beautiful artworks, Old World wooden crafts, and even cutting-edge 3-D printed creations at these fantastic holiday crafts shows or at the Maryland Artist Marketplace.

Holiday performance

Celebrate Yule Tide Traditions or Rock Your Jingle-Belled Socks Off with these Holiday Performances

Is it really Christmas without "The Nutcracker"? Does it really feel like the holidays if you haven’t kicked up your bell-bedecked elf shoes? For a full rundown on holiday theatrical events and where to catch the magical music of the holidays, head to our Holiday Performances Page.

People shopping on a Main Street in Maryland

Stuff those Stockings with Maryland Main Street Treasures

From the mountains to the sea, Maryland is home to vibrant downtowns and welcoming communities that make perfect holiday shopping destinations. Whether it’s a classic waterfowl decoy for dad, a funky, one-of-a-kind ornament for mom, or a delicious Smith Island cake for the whole family, Maryland's unique Main Street shopping destinations have the perfect gifts to fill every home this holiday season.

Father and son at a museum

Save a Bundle on Baltimore's Best Attractions During Baltimore Dollar (Or Less) Days

It’s the holiday season, and Baltimore’s biggest attractions are in the giving spirit, so they’re giving amazing admissions deals during Baltimore Dollar Days. December 8-9, admission to 11 of Baltimore’s top attractions are just a buck, or even free! Visit the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery Children’s Museum and many more. For a full list of participating attractions, visit our Baltimore Dollar (Or Less) Days page.

Enter to Win on Maryland Mondays!

Don’t miss your chance at free tickets for amazing events across the state. Every Monday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the Maryland Office of Tourism is joining with our sponsors to give away great Maryland travel experiences. We call them Maryland Mondays, but you can enter all week. This week, we’re giving away a private tour and tasting for 10 at the Tenth Ward Distillery, and four pairs of speed-pass tickets to Krampus Haunted Christmas presented by Bennett’s Curse. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to enter.

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