German Christmas Village

Baltimore's authentic German Christmas Village returns Thanksgiving weekend

Enjoy an authentic German Christmas market right here in Charm City! From November 17 through December 24, Christmas Village in Baltimore returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to transform West Shore Park into European wonderland.

The huge heated festival tent and the beautiful outdoor wooden booths around the majestic Christmas Tree will harbor 45 vendors selling high quality arts and crafts from all over the world to offer you the perfect holiday shopping experience. 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 the Bavarian Beergarden and enjoy the German delicacies 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!


2018 Christkind Opening Ceremony

November 17
Inner Harbor Tree Lighting
Schedule of the day
4:40 - 5:10 p.m. | Dedication ceremony of the new Inner Harbor Christmas Tree with music and speakers
5:10 - 5:15 p.m. | Lighting Tree
5:15 - 5:30 p.m. | Official photo shoot with city representatives in front of the lighted Christmas Tree

November 18, 2018
Brunch with Gingy
Meet Gingy, our very own Baltimore Christmas Village mascot at our Opening Weekend Brunch in the heated Christmas Village tent. Tickets for your little ones will be available on soon.

November 24
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


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: Nov. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11


All Weekdays including Holidays: FREE 
Opening Weekend – Nov 24 and 25: FREE 
Baltimore’s Dollar Day Weekend – Dec 8 and 9: Along with the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and all the other attractions in the Inner Harbor, passes for Christmas Village are $1 on this weekend!

Remaining Weekend days Dec 8 and 9, Dec 15 and 16, Dec 22 and 23:
Adult (19 and up): $5
18 and under: Free


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