German Christmas Village

2018 Christmas Village
November 16 - December 24

Come and enjoy an authentic German Christmas market right here in Charm City! From Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23) through December 24, Christmas Village in Baltimore returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to transform West Shore Park into European wonderland. Our huge heated festival tent and the beautiful outdoor wooden booths around the majestic Christmas Tree will harbor 45 vendors and their high quality arts and crafts from all over the world, to offer you the perfect Holiday shopping experience within a festive atmosphere! Don’t miss famous German vendor Kathe Wohlfahrt - with the skyline of an ancient German town as a backdrop, shopping for genuine German Schwibbbogen and Pyramids gets even more enjoyable. When you are done with Christmas shopping, have a seat in our Bavarian Beergarden and enjoy the German delicacies offered by our vendors, such as Brautwurst, Pretzls, Lebkuchen (gingerbread), Mulled Wine or a good German beer. Daily performances of local choirs, bands and performers and special themed weekend events will sweeten your visit at Christmas Village in Baltimore!

Stay tuned for 2018 schedule

2017 Christkind Opening Ceremony

November 25
2:30 p.m. | The original Christkind from Nuremberg arrives at the Inner Harbor on a decorated Water Taxi
3:00 p.m. | Official Opening Ceremony with the Christkind at the Christmas Village
4:30 p.m. | Official photo shoot with the Christkind and city representatives

November 26
Official Tree lighting ceremony
Kids from the 14 city districts will decorate the tree with self-painted ornaments
Various performances before and after the official lighting ceremony
4:30 - 4:50 PM Speeches by honorable Mayor Catherine Pugh (requested) and various city representatives
4:50 - 5:05 PM Official tree decoration by students from local schools
5:05 - 5:10 PM Official photo shoot with students and city representatives


Sun’s – Thur’s: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fri’s – Sat’s: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Days: first 3 Tuesdays Nov 28th, Dec 5th, Dec 12th


All Weekdays incl. Holidays: FREE of admission
Opening Weekend – Nov 26 and 27: FREE of admission
Baltimore’s Dollar Day Weekend – Dec 3 and 4: Along with the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and all the other attractions in the Inner Harbor, Holiday Passes for Christmas Village are $1 at this weekend!

Remaining Weekend days Dec 10 and 11, Dec 17 and 18, Dec 24:
Adult (19 and up): $ 5
18 and under: Free


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