Walking in a Baltimore Winter Wonderland
The holiday season is officially upon us. Grab your friends, loved ones, or even give some time to yourself to get in the festive spirit by taking part in one or more of these holiday activities in Baltimore.
Visit the giant Menorah in the Inner Harbor
Although the lighting ceremony for the menorah already occurred with the first candle this past Sunday, December 2nd, you can still go down to the Inner Harbor to look at the giant menorah. Each night during Hanukkah you will see that another candle has been lit.
Ice Skate in the Inner Harbor
Bring your own skates or rent a pair and skate under the lights of the outdoor ice skating rink located right in the Inner Harbor. Need to warm up after skating or aren't in the mood to skate and just want to watch others do so? Cozy up by the outdoor fire pits located right next to the rink.
More information on hours and prices of the skating rink here.
Visit Miracle on 34th Street
For the 72nd year, homeowners on 34th Street over in Hampden in Baltimore have been lighting up their homes. You may not find the real life Santa Claus like the one who rode in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Miracle on 34th Street but you will sure find many houses decked out in as many Christmas lights as their houses and yards can possibly fit. Check out past images of Micracle on 34th street houses and information on nearby parking.
Venture through the Baltimore Christmas Village
Whether you like shopping, eating, or surrounding yourself with Christmas scenery, it's definitely worth a trip to the Christmas Village over in the Inner Harbor. This small scale imitation of a German Christmas market offers sausages to sweets, hot ciders and hot chocolates to beers and Gluhwine, and a large array of gifts to purchase for yourself or others.
Here is more information on the hours and costs of the Christmas Village.
Visit the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon
Although the lighting ceremony already occurred this past Thursday, you can still visit the Washington Monument over in Mount Vernon to see it decked out in it's Christmas garb of lights.
Watch the New Year's Fireworks at the Inner Harbor
Staying around Baltimore for New Year's Eve? If so be sure to check out the New Year's Eve Spectacular right in the Inner Harbor. Live music starts at 9pm near the ice skating rink finishing with a dazzling firework display once the clock strikes 12.
For more details, visit the page.