This weekend brings an equal mix of festive celebrations to welcome the season, and markets that let you acquire local goods without a visit to the mall. Plus, check out parades on the water at the Inner Harbor and land in Hampden.
Community Mitzvah Day, Jewish Volunteer Connection’s largest volunteer event, takes place on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 at sites throughout the Baltimore area. This local event, now in its 14th year, brings the community together as volunteers to meet vital community needs and enhance the dignity of people who may need assistance at this time of the year. Mitzvah Day offers volunteer opportunities for every age, interest and ability. Volunteers will assemble winter care packages, make fleece blankets, help in soup kitchens and shelters, visit isolated seniors and much more. Join more than a thousand other volunteers as we do good in Baltimore and make a huge impact in one day!
You don’t want to miss this year’s biggest volunteer event! Learn more and register today!
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Purchase your tickets TODAY for an unforgettable holiday performance from VOCES8 this Friday, December 6. This world-renowned vocal ensemble will perform a breathtaking program in the resonant setting of the Church of the Redeemers’ nave. The program will begin at 7:30pm. Following the concert, join Church of the Redeemer in the Parish Hall for a reception and chance to meet the artists. Tickets are $30 and $25 for students with valid ID. Click here to purchase tickets.
Next Wednesday, December 11, head to Holiday East for Cookies & Cocktails – a tasty quest through Harbor East from 6pm – 9pm. Still looking for that perfect gift? Enjoy the sounds of the season, sweet treats and festive drinks while shopping the best of Baltimore. Participating neighborhood shops will each feature a unique bite-sized holiday confection. Reserve your Cookie Passport! The $10 pass includes one cookie at each participating shop, a signature ornament, and parking for the evening. 100% of tour sales will benefit The Family Tree. Plus enjoy photos with Santa Claus, music and cocktail bars along the way.
Charm City Hemp is opening a second location on the avenue in Hampden. Join them for their Grand Opening Party on Saturday, December 7. Starting at 10am, the day will be filled CBD sampling, complimentary food, beer and wine, goody bags and more! Head down to the Avenue for some shopping, fun and CBD.
Relax and truly get into the spirit of the season at Star Bright Farm’s Holiday Barn Market. Scheduled during the weekends in December from 10am – 4pm, embrace country life and an opportunity to get more out of shopping than just buying gifts at Star Bright Farm. With many new products added for the holiday season, along with all of last year’s favorites, there are endless gift options for the home and body. Local coffee and snacks are available to keep spirits high throughout the day. On Saturday, December 7, enjoy extended hours (10am – 7pm) with champagne shopping and sampling of culinary treats. Head down to Star Bright Farm for some warm and welcoming holiday cheer.
The holiday season arrives in Baltimore this weekend, with ceremonies like the lighting of Hampden’s Miracle on 34th Street and markets at AVAM and Zion Church. Plus, check out independent local shops and makers for Small Business Saturday and, new this year, Small Brewery Sunday. Here’s the rundown:
Take a night to embrace the holiday season on Friday, December 6, with the world-renowned vocal ensemble VOCES8 at Church of the Redeemer. Set in the beautiful nave of the church, enjoy a lovely holiday program from this London-based a capella group. The program will begin at 7:30pm. Following the concert, join Church of the Redeemer in the Parish Hall for a reception and chance to meet the artists. Tickets are $30 and $25 for students with valid ID. Click here to purchase tickets.