We’ve eaten turkey and counted all the things we’re thankful for, now it is officially time for the holiday season! If Black Friday was not quite your thing, there are plenty of other places to shop and gather some local goods (or at least a local brew). Be sure to check them out:
The Baltimore Christmas Village kicks off at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor. There are over 50 vendors in a heated tent, along with plenty of German treats and mulled wine as you shop.
The Waverly Farmer’s Market takes it to the next level this Saturday with a Holiday Pop Up Market.
Head over to the Visionary Art Museum for their annual holiday art market: Bazaart. There is nothing wrong with getting a little bazaar with your art.
To top Saturday off, Hampden’s 34th Street will light up as Miracle on 34th Street. The lighting will happen between 5-6PM.
Light up with the whole city… the Washington monument that is. Enjoy over 20 local restaurants and food trucks as well.
Looking for a little outdoor activities to run the cookies off? It’s time to Kick It With Santa. It is a fun event for anyone who loves Christmas music, kickball, drinks, and silly costumes. Registration ends on December 1st.
Head over to Fells Point for an Old Tyme Christmas. Complete with breakfast with Santa, an eggnog contest, and a lighted boat parade.
Word on the street is that makers gonna make, make, make, make, make. And so is the case this holiday season in Baltimore. The Makers Alley will have local Baltimore craft and food vendors selling their unique items, which can help get your holiday gift list well on it’s way.
We’re not done lighting up the city yet. The Pagoda lighting will happen in Patterson Park from 5-6PM. Come join for some music, hot chocolate and a sweet treat.
The Charm City Craft Mafia Holiday Heap is my jam. In years past, it can get a bit packed. Everyone wants some craft. If you want to avoid the crowd, you can purchase tickets for an early bird shopping hour. You get to enjoy a more intimate experience with all the artists.
If you can’t make it to the Holiday Heap on the 12th, you can still see many of the vendors at the Peabody Heights Brewery for the Last Stop Hops & Shop. Also enjoy a brewery tour at 7PM, beer, and wood-fired pizzas by Dizzy Cow Pizzeria.
If you want to get real Baltimore on Christmas, head to the Baltimore Soundstage for a John Waters Christmas: Holier & Dirtier. A show for the “open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.” Sounds like a perfect balance to all the holiday perfection out there.
Happy Holidays, y’all!
With Love & Charm,