Lighting up the neighborhood in Brewers Hill

Stay safe and wear a mask. If you choose to go out this weekend, follow the precautions that are designed to keep us from spreading COVID-19. While there are new restrictions from the city as cases rise, there’s still a chance to check out some holiday festivities and support local businesses, spaced apart. Here’s a look at a few options:

BmoreMindfulMarket’s Winter Wonderland: Dec. 12-13 at the Wine Collective. The open air market features local makers and vegan eats. It’s designed with pandemic precautions in place.

Youth Biz Holiday Pop Up Shop11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at The Avenue in White Marsh. Check out holiday gifts from entrepreneurs ages 8-18, organized by Bel Air’s Liberty Leadership.

Outdoor Winter Market: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 at The Potters Guild. Head to the Meadow Mill parking lot to check out ceramic gifts from local potters

Women Makers of Baltimore Holiday Market: 11 a.m. -4 p.m. at SoBotanical Studios. Peruse gifts from three women makers, plus aromatherapy.

Creature Comforts: 4-6 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 12 at Gallery Blue Door (virtual). Closeout the Mount Vernon gallery’s exhibition of artwork by Scott Philip Goergens, featuring 68 original paintings.

Holiday Pop-up Shop by Downtown Partnership: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. from Fri-Sun. at 100 N. Charles St. Support local makers and small businesses with your gifting, with 20 creators onhand.

Sharón Clark Trio: 7 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 13, at An Die Musik (streaming). Tune in from home for a holiday concert featuring the noted D.C. jazz singer.

Brewers Hill Xmas Holiday House Tour: 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Brewers Hill. Check out the decorations on 20 houses around the Southeast Baltimore neighborhood from a distance.

35th Annual Union Square Cookie Tour: 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. The big event in Southwest Baltimore goes virtual this year, with a chance to see the homes and architecture of the neighborhood “from the comfort of yours.” This year, it’s BYO cookies.

Zoo Lights: Through Jan. 3 at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. The festival of lights runs all holiday season at the Druid Hill Park zoo, with an option to drive or walk (Saturday only) to see the holiday lights. Reservations required.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.