This Weekend in Baltimore

December 15-17

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Baltimore offers a great lineup of festivals, museum events and exhibitions, theatrical performances, sporting events, concerts and so much more. Check back each week to see our hand-picked event highlights. Get out, relax and have fun this weekend!

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B&O's Magical Holiday Express

December 1-31 | various times | B&O Railroad Museum

This annual tradition devoted to trains and your favorite holiday characters is sure to be a trainload of fun for the entire family! Depending on the date, Santa, Elsa, and Frosty the Snowman will make appearances.


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Ugly Sweater Fun Run with Charm City Run

December 15 | 9 a.m. | Starts at Thames and Caroline streets

Don your tackiest holiday swag and join Charm City Run for a 3-mile fun run.


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Free Saturdays at the Jewish Museum

December 16 | 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m. | Jewish Museum

During a Saturday visit to the Jewish Museum, admission is free. Prepaid and prix fixe Kosher brunches are also available (advance registration required).


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33rd Annual Merry Tuba Christmas

December 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Harborplace Amphitheater

More than 100 festively dressed tuba players with capture the spirit of the holidays as they blend their unique styles, rhythms, and progressions for all to enjoy.


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Holiday Heap

December 16 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Space 2640

Shop local as you browse wares from more than 50 independent crafters at this annual event. Admission is free, but you can purchase an early bird ticket for first dibs on the goods, breakfast treats and coffee, and a swag bag.


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Free Drop-in Classes

December 9 - 10 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Walters Art Museum

Drop in, explore cool materials, and create a work of art to take home every Saturday and Sunday. Each weekend features a new project. No registration required.


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Motor House Holiday Art Sale and Coat Drive

December 16 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Motor House

Browse work from The Motor House’s resident artists and other hand-selected craftspeople. Give a gift and get a gift by dropping off a gently used coat at the coat drive. Admission is free.


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Baltimore Santa Crawl 2017

December 16 | 1-9 p.m. | Fell’s Point

Join throngs of brightly clad bar crawlers for a jolly day of bar hopping through Fell’s Point. You’ll get a refillable Santa mug and exclusive all-day drink and food deals at participating bars.


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The United States Army Field Band

December 16 | 3 p.m. | Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics, and Broadway musicals.


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Home for the Holidays

December 16 - 17 | various times | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will play a special program of holiday favorites, and the tap-dancing santas from the Baltimore School for the Arts will perform. In the lobby, there will be holiday shopping, festive drinks, and a visit from Santa.


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Mistletoe Mayhem

December 16 | 8 p.m. | Power Plant Live!

Mingle and jingle at Baltimore’s biggest holiday bar crawl. Your ticket gets you access to every bar, drink specials, and a photo with Santa. There will be a costume contest and live music from Doc Marten and the Flannels.


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Ugly Sweater Day at PANDORA® Ice Rink

December 16 | Harborplace Amphitheater, Inner Harbor

Don your finest ugly sweater as you skate around this ice rink in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Santa is scheduled to make an appearance, too! Share a photo with Waterfront Partnership on social media for a chance to win prizes.


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Free Family Sundays at the Baltimore Museum of Art

December 10 | 2-5 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Art

Explore your creative side with hands-on art workshops in response to works on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art.


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Makeover Finale Party and Holiday Sale

December 17 | 3-11 p.m. | Normal’s Books and Records

One of Baltimore most beloved bookstores has gotten a makeover, and to celebrate, they’re throwing a party with live music, poetry, dancing, and more. They’ll also be having a 20% off sale on all their used merchandise.