Four Seasons’ Winter Village (Courtesy photo)
Four Seasons’ Winter Village (Courtesy photo)

It’s going to be a different holiday season, but the calendar goes on, and as we get ready for Thanksgiving, the festive events are starting. Get a look at how things are kicking off this weekend, plus a little streaming live music, and art openings.

Holiday Festival of Trains Tree Lighting: 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 at B&O Railroad Museum. Kick off the family friendly-festival with a 35-foot tree lighting and train ride on the Reindeer Railway. Plus, cookies and cider.

Virtual/In-Person Front Row: Caleb Stine: 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Creative Alliance. The Baltimore troubadour plays a show from the Patterson Theater, with a virtual option and limited in-person capacity.

Drive-In Movies: 7-10 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 21 at Druid Hill Park. The Baltimore Parks & Rec series closes out with a screening of the 2019 family film “Abominable.” Admission is $10 per car or socially distanced circle.

One Book Baltimore: Find Your Voice Panel: 3-4 p.m. on Sat., Nov 21 at Enoch Pratt Free Library (virtual). Young leaders speak about finding their voice and affecting change in their communities, inspired by D. Watkins’ book “We Speak for Ourselves.”

An evening of swing music: 7 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 21 at An Die Musik. The streaming concert features Danny Knicely (mandolin), Tom Mitchell (guitar, vocals), John Previti  (upright bass) and Aimee Curl (guitar, vocals).

The Leisure Dilemma: 6-9 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 21 at Current Space. Join the opening reception for a solo exhibition of You Wu. The work is described as an “installation diptych that explores leisure activities in the context of consumerism.” View through a window box on Howard Street.

Present Laughter“: 2-5 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 22 at The Senator Theatre. Check out a play that was filmed at The Old Vic in London on the big screen in North Baltimore. Noel Coward’s comedy is described as “giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.”

Holiday Exhibition: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20 at Hamilton Gallery. The gallery is open with over 300 pieces of artwork, and gifts ranging from $15-$300.

Winter Village: Through Jan. 17 at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. The fifth-floor terrace at the hotel gets festive, complete with a synthetic skating rink. Plus, check out holiday decor, beverages and cabanas with fire pits for rent.

Zoo Lights: Through Jan. 3 at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. This weekend marks the kickoff of a festival of lights 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.

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