Christmas In Baltimore

Here is the list of what you can and can’t do this holiday season. Just like everything in 2020, subject to change. If you have an event we can add to our list please email Donna Jean at

Event Name Location Date On/Off Notes
Ice Skating at the Four Seasons Hotel Harbor East 11/13-1/1-2021 On The hotel’s 5th floor Harbor Terrace will transform into a 1,800 sq. ft synthetic skating rink. With a view of the harbor and skyline.
Holiday Pop-Up Shop Sagamore Pendry Baltimore 11/13-12/20


On Local Baltimore Retailers
Lighted Boat Parade Middle River 11/28 On The biggest lighted boat parade on the East Coast with almost 100 boats!
B&O Railroad Museum Holiday Festival of Trains Baltimore 11/20 On Kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony and evening train ride at the B&O Railroad Museum!
Zoo Lights Maryland Zoo 11/20-1/3/2021 On Animals and Lights
Santa Arrives at B&O Baltimore 11/27 On Santa arrives by train.
Festival of Trees Timonium Fairgrounds 11/27-11/29 Virtual Benefit Kennedy Krieger. You can buy the decorated trees on-line.
Mayor’s Christmas Parade Hamden 12/6 Off 48th Annual
Night of 100 Elvises Lord Baltimore Hotel 12/5 Off 0 Elvises. Elvis has left the building for this year.
Miracle on 34th Street Hamden Nov-December On Iconic Christmas Destination


Inner Harbor Christmas Village Inner Harbor 11/26-12/24 TBD Planning to reopen.
Inner Harbor Ice Skating Rink Inner Harbor 2020/2021 Season Off Closed This Year
Hershey Park Candy Lane Hershey 11/13-1/3/2021 Open More lights than ever- 5 million! See Santa and his reindeer. They have implemented enhanced safety measures to address the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 that exists in any public place
Hershey Chocolatetown Hershey 11/13-1/3/2020 Open All new!


Inner Harbor New Year Eve Spectacular Inner harbor 12/31 TBD They have not made a decision yet.
Washington Monument Lighting Mt. Vernon TBD Looks like it will be virtual this year.
Gaylord National National Harbor Now until end of year. Temporarily Closed Including Christmas On The Potomac. They will continue to monitor things and make a decision if they will stay closed.
Radio City Christmas Show with the Rockettes New York City Nov/Dec Cancelled
Towson Christmas Tree Lighting Towson Circle December 4 On Santa Arrives
Towson Christmas Fire & Ice Towson December TBD Ice sculptures and firepits
Towson Farmer’s Market Towson Now until 11/19 On Fresh Vegetables and plants
Towson Winterfest Towson December TBD
Six Flags Holiday In the Park Lanham 11/14-1/1/2020 On Millions of glittering lights, dazzling holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, Santa’s village and many popular rides magically transform the summer thrill destination into a winter wonderland.
Maryland Zoo Lights


Baltimore 11/20-1/3/2020 On This seven-week event will bring twinkling lights and holiday flare in the shape of many of your favorite zoo animals to the Zoo. More than 50 light displays with 100,000 environmentally friendly LED lights will transform the Zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland!
Merriweather Symphony Of Lights Columbia Nov-Dec Coming Soon Website says 2020-2021 Season Coming Soon More than 300,000 lights.
Winterfest of Lights


Northside Park Ocean City 11/19-1/2/2021 On More than one million sparkling holiday lights and animated displays.
Lights On The Bay


Sandy Point State Park


11/22-1/1/2021 On More than 60 animated displays and colonial village.
Sailing Into The Winter Solstice Carroll Creek Park Frederick Nov-Feb 2021 On Lighted Boats
Garden Of Lights


Brookside Garden


Nov-Dec On More than one million colorful lights
Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival


Seneca State Park Nov-Dec On Winter Wonderland with 450 Illuminated Displays and lit trees
Winter Festival Of Lights


Watkins Regional Park Upper Marlboro Nov-Jan 2021 On Magical drive through holiday light show with over two and a half million lights
National Christmas Tree Lighting White House Ellipse Washington DC Nov TBD
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting


New York City Nov TBD
Towsontown Center Christmas Market


Towson Nov 13-15 On A weekend of great shopping, and unique artisans and crafters.
Towsontowne Center Santa Towson Nov-Dec On Center Court
Columbia Mall Santa Columbia Nov-Dec On Photo Taking in Center Court
White Marsh Mall Santa Columbia Nov-Dec TBD Photo Taking in Center Court