After a month of build-up and plenty of prep, it’s the time of year when things start slowing and we get down to celebrating the holidays. The markets, lightings and home tours are behind us. With a little spare time, you might find it’s a chance to enjoy the classic celebrations throughout the city. So this week, we’ve rounded up the ongoing holiday events around town, which will still be open over the next week to visit.
It’s also a time to look ahead to 2022, so we’ve got next weekend covered, as well: Let us help make New Year’s Eve plans with our picks of the parties around 2022.
Have a great holiday season and a fantastic start to 2022. Here’s a look at the calendar:
Christmas Village in Baltimore Through Dec. 24 at Inner Harbor West Shore Park. The German-inspired holiday market features a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Sample authentic food and drink, or browse gifts from vendors with ornaments, jewelry and arts and crafts.
Miracle on 34th Street: 700 block of 34th Street in Hampden. Enjoy one of the city’s brightest holiday events. Homes on the street are decked out in lights and decorations to make you merry.
The Reindeer Railway: 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 26 and 28 at the B&O Railroad Museum. Take an evening train ride on the B&O Railroad, and take in the holiday lights. Plus, Santa’s Winter Village will have holiday activities, and spiced cider will be in plentiful supply.
Inner Harbor Ice Rink: A winter wonderland awaits at the top of the amphitheater at Inner Harbor, with ice skating and plenty of family fun. Hours on Dec. 24 are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Dec. 25 is 3-11 p.m.
Four Seasons Winter Village Pop-Up: Through Jan. 2022 at Four Seasons Baltimore. On the fifth floor of the Harbor East hotel, escape from the city with an outdoor ice skating rink, cabanas and treats including a crepe station, hot chocolate, cocktails and more.
Zoo Lights: Through Jan. 2 at the Maryland Zoo. In Druid Hill Park, drive or walk to experience lights in the shape of your favorite animals. It features more than 80 light displays and 150,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights. The walk features snacks, hot chocolate and train rides.
Drive Through the Symphony of Lights: Through Jan. 2 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Take in all of the magical lights at Columbia’s premier venue from the comfort of your car. It’s open 6-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 5-10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Winter Land of Wonder: Through Dec. 30 at Port Discovery. A forest play area features a gingerbread house (non-edible), ice skating simulation and a chance to launch a snowball via catapult.
New Year’s Eve Events (all events Sat., Dec. 31):
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Revival’s Topside: 8 p.m. -1 a.m. at Hotel Revival. Ring in the New Year on the rooftop with a three-course dinner overlooking the city, featuring jazz from Marcus Johnson.
2022 Baltimore New Year’s Eve Party – Gatsby’s House: 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. The party features DJs spinning the hits, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a casino night.
NYE Live!: 9 p.m- 2 a.m. at Power Plant Live! Inner Harbor’s nightlife destination is opening up access to all bars, restaurants and venues to ring in 2022. Check out live entertainment, bull-riding, axe throwing and line dancing, all leading up to the New Year countdown.
New Year’s Eve at The Atlas Quarter: 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. at Harbor East. Four venues are teaming up to offer one combined party for New Year’s Eve. Tagliata, The Elk Room, Italian Disco and Monarque will have open bar, standing buffets and live entertainment throughout the night.
Deon Cole: 7:30 p.m. at Hippodrome Theatre. The comedian and actor, who is featured on Black-Ish and Grownish, performs stand-up at Baltimore’s iconic theatre on the COLEOLOGY tour.
Charm City Countdown into 2022: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Hilton BWI Airport. The 13th edition of this New Year’s Eve bash is set to ring in 2022 with the Time Traveler’s Ball. With 10 rooms, it features a gourmet dinner, open bar, live bands, party favors and more.
Baltimore Under the Stars New Year’s Eve Yacht Party 2022: 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at Inner Harbor Spirit Yacht. Spend New Year’s Eve on a boat with this party, themed “Pier Pressure.” The Great Gatsby-inspired bash features buffet dinner, party favors, open bar and DJs.
Charles Street Block Party: 9:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m. at 1117-1118 S. Charles St.: In Federal Hill, Banditos, Wayward and 101 Bar are teaming up for a three-venue party with one ticket. It features an open bar, early evening food and DJs.
Midnight At 7: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion. In Columbia, Merriweather Post Pavilion is the place to bring the family for a New Year’s Eve bash and get to bed early. The celebration will feature a chance to walk through the Symphony of Lights, and a fireworks display.
New Year’s Eve at Guilford Hall: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Guilford Hall Brewery. Opened this year, the German-influenced brewery has quickly become a destination for craft beer in Station North. A party in the Crown Room will help ring in 2022 with dancing, hors d’ouevres and an option for unlimited beer and wine.
Planet of the Drums/Craze/Charles Feelgood: 9 p.m.-4:30 a.m. at Baltimore Soundstage. Live music will keep the 2022 party going all night long at the Inner Harbor live music club.
This is the last events column from our Editor-at-Large Steve Babcock, who will start a new career opportunity after the new year! We wish Steve all the best, but we seek a new events insider. If you have interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Holidays! -The Eds.