Some of these celebrations have already begun to light up the streets of Baltimore and the surrounding area. But be sure to check out all of events below, including the lighting of the Washington Monument (this Thursday), the parade of lighted boats in Fells Point (this Friday), and many more!
3rd Annual Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular
The light show is returning for its third year to electrify the Inner Harbor site with displays of synchronized lights, lasers, and projections all choreographed to music with the backdrop of Power Plant. Visit their website for a complete list of dates and show times. 601 E. Pratt Street, December 6-31.
Photos with Santa and Santa’s Place light shows
Come out to get your picture taken with Santa and tell him your holiday wishes. Enjoy a nightly show of lights composed to iconic holiday music. 200 E. Pratt Street, November 23-December 24, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Chanukah House
Bring the family and friends to browse the holiday lights, decorations, and recite the blessings of the menorah at The Chanukah House, pictured, above. 6721 Greenspring Avenue, November 29-December 4.
Miracle on 34th Street
One block in Hampden hosts a yearly Christmas display made possible by a group of neighbors who find enjoyment in spreading holiday cheer. We posted a video of last weekend's lighting, but the fun continues until January 1. 700 block of W. 34th Street. November 23-January 1. Dusk to 11 p.m.
Washington Monument lighting
The 42 annual lighting of the Washington Monument will be celebrated with musical performances, holiday activities, and festive food. A firework display and laser show choreographed to tunes will cap the evening. 600 block of N, Charles Street. December 5. 5:30-8 p.m.
Symphony of Lights
The Merriweather Post Pavilion grounds will radiate with a display of more than 75 animated stationary holiday lights. All proceeds will benefit the Campus Development Plan for Howard County General Hospital. 5950 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia. November 25-January 5, 6-10 p.m. $20-125. 410-740-7840, hopkinsmedicine.org.
Lights on the Bay
Drive along the two-mile marvel of more than 60 holiday light displays featuring illuminated dinosaurs, fairy tales, and Maryland icons. Ticket sales benefit the Anne Arundel Medical Center. Sandy Point State Park, Route 50, Annapolis. November 17-January 1, 5-10 p.m. $14. 410-481-3161.
Christmas Village in Baltimore
West Shore Park will be transformed into a traditional German Christmas market. More than 60 booths of vendors will sell traditional European food, sweets, drinks, and additional holidays gifts. Thousands of lights will create a Christmas atmosphere along with a big holiday tree. 501 Light Street, November 28-December 24. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats
Hosted by the Fells Point Yacht Club, December's annual parade sees more than 50 boats making their way from Fells Point to the Inner Harbor. All boats are decorated with holiday lights and other colorful decorations. December 7, 6 p.m.
Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade
Dress warmly for a night outside in Eastport to view illuminated boats and their jolly crews. To gain admission to the Harbor Queen, bring non-perishable food or money that will benefit the Food Bank. 317 First Street, Annapolis. December 14, 6-8 p.m.