Baltimore's Holiday Events
Tuesday, October 15 - Sunday, January 26, 2014
Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place
Port Discovery's Holiday Springs and Sprockets features life-sized, kinesthetic sculptures and installations (think Rube Goldberg with a holiday theme!), Holiday Springs & Sprockets celebrates Americana nostalgia and childhood whimsy through a world of blinking lights, moving parts and quirky scenarios. Created by famed mechanical artist and sculptor, Steve Gerberich, visitors can bring sculptures to life with the touch of a button or the turn of crank!
Friday, November 15 - Thursday, January 2
The National Aquarium, 501 East Pratt Street
The gang is back to save the holidays in “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas!” So head to the aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater, where multi-sensory effects will transport you back to the Ice Age!
34th Street in Hampden
Saturday, November 23 - January 1, 2014
One block in Hampden puts on a Christmas light display that is surely visible from space! It's an explosion of holiday cheer--Christmas lights strung across 34th Street, inflatable snow globes, musical trains, blinking angels, and more! A few neighbors even allow visitors to peek inside.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
Friday, November 29 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Celebrate the holiday season at Baltimore’s largest holiday display of toy and model train layouts-and meet the big man himself! Enjoy indoor train carousel rides and crafts at Santa's North Pole workshop, and learn how the B&O rail celebrated the holidays with the new exhibit, "Home for the Holidays." And don't forget to visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frosty the Snowman on weekends through the 29th for photo ops and train rides!
Friday, November 29 - Friday, January 3, 2014
The Harbor East sidewalks will come alive as some of the Baltimore area's most talented artists treat you to festive window displays crafted for shops and restaurants, turning the neighborhood into a merry masterpiece for the holiday season!
3rd Annual Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular
December 6 – December 31
The Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular will be an unforgettable display of synchronized lights, brilliant lasers, and state-of-the-art video mapping projections, all choreographed to music and set to the backdrop of the iconic Inner Harbor landmark, The Power Plant. The show kicks off on Friday, December 6th with shows at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m. Visit itsawaterfrontlife.org for a complete list of show dates and times.
Hot Chocolate Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hot Chocolate, shopping and holiday cheer! Look for the Harbor East elves strolling the neighborhood delivering warm cups of hot chocolate.
Maryland Science Center
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Does the Ball Drop before your Bedtime? Not this year! Join the Maryland Science Center in its 6th annual New Year's Eve celebration at Midnight Noon, where you'll decorate party hats, make noisemakers, and create wintery snow globes while enjoying music and theatre performances for kids.
Port Discovery Children's Museum
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, activities throughout the day
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kids can get in on the excitement of New Year’s Eve before bedtime at our Annual Noontime New Year, featuring Eric Energy! Come dressed in your best royal costume to decorate numbers and make sound makers for the noon countdown, where you'll make a juice and cookie toast! Visit a royal barnyard, play at a royal bowling alley, catch a magic show, and much more!
12th Annual New Year’s Eve Deck Party
USS Constellation - Pier 1
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Doors open at 8:00 p.m., Show at 9:00 p.m.
Toast the New Year aboard USS Constellation, where you can sip champagne and watch the fireworks high above the Inner Harbor crowds! Enjoy a twilight menu, party favors, music, special tours and cannon firings all night!
Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Amphitheater, & Light Streets
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 9 p.m. -
Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 12:30 a.m.
Ring in 2014 alongside family and friends with live music and a dazzling fireworks display that's the largest in the region! Enjoy live music at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater before Baltimore lights up the skies!
Tuesday, December 31, doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Rams Head Live!, 20 Market Place
This show features one set with Keller & The Keels, a New Year's Party Set with Keller solo plus Keller w/ More than a Little.
Plan your trip!
- In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland during the War of 1812 June 10, 2012 - December 31, 2014 | All Day
- The Original Fell’s Point GhostWalk March 1, 2014 - November 29, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause February 11, 2014 - September 1, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Fell’s Point Haunted PubWalk March 1, 2014 - November 29, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- CAA Men's Basketball Championship March 7, 2014 - March 10, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm