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Through December 18


Baltimore Flea and Craft Market. Arts, crafts and vintage from Bmore's best local vendors every Saturday in Fells Point. FREE admission. 11AM-4PM. Fells point, 1640 Aliceanna St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/798948304333131/



Through December 19


Savage Yuletide Festival. Celebrate the Holidays with the Savage Mill and #shopsmall. This community wide event is for the whole family to enjoy! Experience the warmth and joy of the holiday season at the Savage Mill! Every Saturday and Sunday between November 27- December 19th Savage Mill will have vendors inside the Mill selling holiday goods, wreath making, cider, and more! Kids and kids at heart will be able to meet Santa outside the doors with a beautiful backdrop of the Mill. There will be a history display of Santa Heim as well as walking tours with Carroll Baldwin Hall. There is so much more to this month long festival! FREE admission. Times vary. Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. https://www.savagemill.com/savageyuletidefestival/



Through December 23


Candy Lane in Center Plaza. Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way. See link for daily event schedule including food trucks, Thursday Happy Hour details, Santa visits, music and more. Selfies and family photos - including furry, four-legged family members - are encouraged. FREE, with onsite purchases and experiences available. 5PM-9PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Center Plaza, 100 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://godowntownbaltimore.com/candy-lane/



Through December 24


Christmas Village 2021. Christmas Village in Baltimore is a combination of an outdoor and indoor holiday market at West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor. The event is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany like the famous Christkindl Market in Nuremberg. From Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve 2021, vendors in wooden booths will sell traditional European food, sweets and drinks. You will also find great shopping opportunities with a large variety of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry as well as high-quality arts and crafts. The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain and along the Inner Harbor Promenade will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its traditional German style wooden huts to Baltimore. In addition a heated festival tent will create a Christmassy shopping atmosphere with more vendors, a food court and an event space. The unique atmosphere with thousands of lights, the big Gluhwine Pyramid, the delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine gets you and your family into the perfect Christmas spirit.​ FREE admission opening weekend; FREE on weekdays; $5 (18+) on weekends. 11AM-7PM Daily. West Shore Park, 501 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.baltimore-christmas.com/index.html


Photos with Santa. Get your photos with Santa at the Shops at Kenilworth this holiday season! Located on the second floor, near About Faces Day Spa & Salon from November 20-December 24. Reservations are encouraged; walk ups available as space allows. There is a fee to reserve your spot, but if you choose not to purchase when you visit your will receive a refund. See link for hours and reservation information. $19.99-$49.99 for photo packages. Hours vary, see link for details. The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Dr., Towson. https://www.facebook.com/events/479329283335670/



Through December 31


​Miracle on 34th Street. ​Celebrate the holiday spirit that one small miracle of a block shines! In the neighborhood of Hampden, the Miracle on 34th Street is a display of holiday lights in the 700 block of 34th Street between Chestnut Avenue and Keswick Road that takes place from the official lighting at 6 PM on the Saturday after Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve. FREE. 6PM-10PM or later. Hampden, 34th St between Chester Ave. and Keswick Rd., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/Miracleon34thSt/



Through January 2


​Zoo Lights. A brilliant seasonal spectacle is coming to the Zoo again this winter! Drive or walk through a festival of lights shaped like wildlife and your face might just light up too. Plus, get that warm glowing feeling inside knowing you are supporting the Zoo’s animal care and conservation work. The walking path has been expanded this year—now including Schaefer Plaza, the Farm Yard, and the train station! Advanced reservations are required and Zoo Members save $5 on all ticket types. $28 Walk Through; $33/vehicle Drive Through; $50 Brrr Fest (11/26 & 11/27 only); $28 Designated Driver Brr Fest 911/26 & 11/27 only. Times vary depending on ticket type - see link for details. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/special_events/zoo-lights/


Winter Wonderland. Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season along Main Street in Bel Air with light displays, including the Bel Air Armory, Harford County Courthouse and Harford County Sheriff’s Office. Downtown Bel Air will be lit with thousands of warm lights for the community to enjoy from 5-11 pm each night. Immerse yourself in the glow of holiday lights while enjoying live musical performances, carolers and much more! Plus you can check items off your gift giving list with extended hours in many of the shops. Complimentary Horse Drawn Carriage rides every Saturday from 5PM-9PM - sign up in person only, in front of the Armory. Stroll through the Train Garden at the Armory from 2PM-8PM and visit with Santa from 5PM-8PM on Saturdays (both events are FREE). Free metered parking available during the Winter Wonderland event. Downtown Bel Air, N Main St. Bel Air. http://christmasinbelair.com/winterwonderland-2/



Through January 9


Holiday Train Garden. It’s the most wonderful time of the year at The Shops at Kenilworth! Stop by the Food Court from Saturday, November 20-Sunday, January 9 during all mall hours to see the annual Train Garden display! FREE. 10AM-8PM. The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Dr., Towson. https://www.facebook.com/events/1028441947947244/



Through January 17

Inner Harbor Ice Rink. The Inner Harbor Ice Rink will return this year to kick off the holiday season in Baltimore.​ The Ice Rink will be open daily and there will be skate rentals available. The first 100 children will get free ice skating and skate rentals. $10 adults; $9 seniors, children & military; $4 skate rental; $150 season pass. 12PM-10PM Monday - Thursday; 12PM-11PM Friday; 10AM-11PM Saturday; 10AM-8PM Sunday. Top of the Amphitheater, Inner Harbor, 201 E Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/waterfront-fun/inner-harbor-ice-rink/


Through February


​Winter Village. Four Season Hotel Baltimore’s seasonal Winter Village returns to the Hotel’s outdoor terrace. The rooftop terrace will once again transform into a winter wonderland complete with an 1,800 sq. foot synthetic skating rink, all new cabanas with sleek fire pits for rent, festive food and beverage, and so much more. The Winter Village experience will be open to both hotel guests and locals alike Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 2PM-7PM. For additional information or to RSVP, visit Tock or call the Hotel directly at 410.576.5800. Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, 200 International Dr., Baltimore. https://www.harboreast.com/businesses/four-seasons-hotel-baltimore/



1-14


​Lord Baltimore Hotel’s Couture Tree Competition. The landmark hotel is turning to the public to pick the best trees around downtown. On the Lord Baltimore Facebook page, vote for trees from Dec. 1-14. The winner will be announced on Dec. 15. Check out trees through Jan. 6 at locations including LB Bakery, Fleur de Lis, Matthew Hair Salon, Nursing & Health Service Training, Café Poupon and The Professional Building, or view the Facebook album. FREE. https://www.facebook.com/events/1577190939133778/



2-5


Polar Express Train Ride. ​Don’t miss out on the journey of a lifetime as scenes from this celebrated holiday classic come to life before your very eyes! The conductor will punch your golden tickets and make sure you make it to The North Pole right on time, but not before you’ve enjoyed hot chocolate, cookies, and receiving the first gift of Christmas from Santa Claus himself! Ticket prices and times vary; see link for details. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Balitmore. https://www.borail.org/events/the-polar-express-train-ride/


​Merry & Bright. ​Get into the holiday spirit at Merry & Bright, a new seasonal pop-up experience premiering this December at Harbor Point! Purchase your Christmas tree, do some holiday shopping, sip festive cocktails, and maybe even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus, all under the Harbor Point Central Plaza’s canopy of lights. Best of all, every dollar spent at Merry & Bright will directly benefit local non-profit organizations or support local businesses. FREE. 4PM-8PM Thursday & Friday; 12PM-6PM Saturday & Sunday. Harbor Point Central Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.harborpoint.com/merry-and-bright



3-4


Holiday Fun. Federal Hill Main Street invites you to some Holiday Fun! On Friday, Sip & Shop at participating Federal Hill businesses and enjoy some great discounts, sales, and delicious treats! Look for the balloons! On Saturday, Santa is on the street, plus holiday crafts and refreshments. FREE. 4PM-7PM Friday, 1PM-4PM Saturday. Federal Hill, 42 E Cross St., Baltimore. https://fedhill.org/event/holiday-fun/


​Winter Wonderland and Bazaar. ​Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company's Winter Wonderland and Bazaar returns! The festivities begin with a preview night on Friday from 5:30pm-8:30pm, including photos with Santa (reservations required) and Santa's Holiday Shop. The Winter Market on Saturday will include a visit by the Ice Queen, food trucks, arts and crafts, local vendors and photos with Santa (reservations required). FREE admission; $20 photos with Santa. 5:30PM-8:30PM Friday, 9AM-12PM Saturday. CVFC, 11210 York Rd., Cockeysville. https://cvfc.org/winterwonderland/



3-5


​An Evening with André De Shields. ​Don't miss Baltimore native André De Shields, winner of the 2019 Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Hadestown), as he returns to his hometown to tell the story of Charm City and its influence on his journey to personal success, alongside the BSO. Ticket prices vary. 8PM Friday & Saturday; 3PM Sunday. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16926



3-23


A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's spirited adaptation of the classic ghost story. A delight for all ages, celebrate local history and Chesapeake culture while staying true to Charles Dickens' novella. This streamlined, nimble, and energetic production runs 90 minutes (with no intermission), and updated COVID-19 protocols* plus completely overhauled HVAC system will ensure a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable visit to the theatre. Ticket prices and show times vary. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 7 S Calvert St., Baltimore. https://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com/shows-tickets/christmas-carol-2021/



3


Highlandtown Art Walk and Photos w/Santa. FREE photos with Santa outside the holiday tree at the Southeast Anchor Library. Drop off your letters to Santa at his Highlandtown Mailbox. A live performance by Highlandtown #215 OrchKids and Juventud Latina. Visit ARt Walk venues for shopping, artist pop-ups, food, drinks and more. Shop, dine and enjoy the night at stores and galleries. FREE. 3601 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.ihearthighlandtown.com/2021/11/17/highlandtown-holiday-art-walk-santa-photos/


​Holiday Tree Lighting. Third annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Sagamore Spirit! Get into the holiday spirit at the distillery with music, warm cider, whiskey cocktails and family-friendly activities including children's cookie decorating. Great local vendors, including Bmore Greek Grill, CAnE Collective, Fuzzies Burgers, Suspended Brewing, and Black Acres Coffee Roasters, will be on campus all evening selling food and drinks.
This year, Sagamore is partnering with Baltimore Safe Haven to donate lightly used winter coats. Thank you for contributing if you can! Tree lighting at 7PM. FREE admission. 5:30PM-9PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/4577914282268211


Laraaji with William Cashion. ​Meditative celestial music by an artist who brings an abundance of joy to his performative sound baths. Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. William Cashion is best known as the bassist for Future Islands, one of the most formidable acts in indie rock. There will be seats on the theater risers. The theater floor will remain open and the audience is encouraged to bring pillows, rugs, and mats to sit on. Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $20, $17 members (+$3 service fee). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/laraaji



4-30


​Winter Land of Wonder. ​Step into a whimsical, winter forest play area. Enter inside a large, non-edible gingerbread house, simulate ice-skating on our imaginary frozen pond or launch a snowball with a catapult! FREE with museum admission - $19.95; children under 1 are FREE; military discount available; $2 Community Day on December 15th. 10AM-1PM or 2PM-5PM Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Port Discovery, 35 Market Pl., Baltimore. https://www.portdiscovery.org/news-room/december



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Old Tyme Christmas. Come to Fell's Point for Olde Tyme Christmas! Santa arrives by tugboat at 9am at the Broadway Pier to kick off the festivities. Events include photos with Santa, storytime, crafts, contests, letters to Santa, caroling, Christmas Tree lighting with Jamie Costello and Michael McCrary, and the day ends with the Lighted Boat Parade. Enjoy a festive day in the neighborhood! FREE admission; fees for some activities, see link for more information. 9AM-6:30PM. Broadway Square, Fells Point, Baltimore. https://fellspoint.com/events/old-tyme-christmas/


2021 Holiday Parade. ​Celebrate the season with local high school marching bands, street performers, mascots, dance troops and so much more - all leading up to the big guy in the red suit! Plus, Santa will be sticking around for “Skate with Santa” at the ice rink! Tickets for skating must be purchased in advanced online. FREE admission. 10AM-12PM. The Avenue at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Blvd., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/255538489770469


Bits & Bobs Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Cross Keys. Bits & Bobs is bringing over 50 local makers, artisans and local entrepreneurs for a festive one-stop holiday shop. Shop small, support local for everyone on your list. FREE admission. 10AM-2PM. Cross Keys, 5100 Falls Rd., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/291888152758915


Holiday Heap. The Charm City Craft Mafia’s much-anticipated maker market returns with dozens of local vendors. It’s one of the best places for one-stop local shopping experiences to cross everyone off the list. FREE admission. 10AM-5pm. 2640 Space, 2640 Saint Paul St., Baltimore. https://www.charmcitycraftmafia.com/holiday-heap


Star Bright Farm Holiday Barn Market. Head out to scenic Star Bright Farm for Mimosa Morning Shopping and Champagne Shopping in the evening. Beginning at 4PM, enjoy a cozy evening of live music with The Honey Dewdrops. See website for full events calendar. FREE. 10AM-8PM. Star Bright Farm, 2950 Garrett Rd., White Hall. https://www.starbright-farm.com/


​Liriodendron Holiday Open House. Come enjoy a holiday event at the beautifully decorated Liriodendron Mansion! Fresh green arrangements for sale, live music, art & craft vendors – and Santa will be here! Refreshments for sale by a local vendor. $5 suggested donation per group. 10AM-5PM. Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W Gordon St., Bel Air. http://christmasinbelair.com/event/liriodendron-holiday-open-house-3/


​Family Concert: Winter Wonderland. Welcome to a winter wonderland of musical merriment for the entire family. Start your holiday season with festive favorites from Disney’s Frozen, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite with dancers from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, and more! Listen closely, you might just hear those sleigh bells ringing on stage at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. $15-$20. 11AM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16912


Christmas Craft Show. Spend the day shopping great locally made art and craft vendors while sipping your favorite Harford Vineyard wine. Select wines for gifts, holiday gatherings and the long winter nights ahead. FREE admission. 11AM-5PM. Harford Vineyard & Winery, 1311 W Jarrettsville Rd., Forest Hill. https://harfordvineyard.com/event/christmas-craft-show/


Kerplunk! Saturday Family Drop-in Art Class. Come the fun in the Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge to create some golden light fall and holdiay themed art projects and be thankful for our holiday season together. This class will feature Bead & Gem Mosaic Ornaments. Covid protocols in place, see link for details. FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore.  https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/kerplunk-saturday-family-drop-art-class

Holiday Market & Party. Join Checkerspot Brewing for a Holiday Market featuring local vendors. There will be a customer appreciation raffle hourly; customers receive one raffle ticket per pint and raffles will take place at the top of each hour. Santa will make an appearance for photo ops with your favorite human or dog. Checkerspot will also feature two very limited holiday beer releases. FREE admission. 12PM-4PM. Checkerspot Brewing Company, 1399 Sharp St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/370111361466620


12 Bars of Christmas Crawl® - Baltimore. The 2nd Annual 12 Bars of Christmas Crawl® is coming to town! Put on your best holiday onesies, Santa suits, ugly sweaters, and elf costumes! It's the most wonderful crawl of the year! Ticket includes 16oz color changing Santa stadium cup for all your drinks, Santa Hat for the first 250 registrants, wristband for entry and food/drink specials, no cover. Registration open 12P-3P. Information on participating bars and drink specials provided through link. $18 until 12/2 - ticket price increases after this date; $20 at the door. 12PM-8PM. Luckie's, Power Plant LIVE!, 34 Market Pl., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/476429557127362


Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra:  A Steel Pan Christmas. Join the amazing Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra and the steel drum group Steel Pandemic for a holiday performance you won’t soon forget! The 1PM performance will be shortened and geared more toward children. See link for details. $10​; FREE children 10 & under. 1PM or 4PM. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Rd., Bel Air. https://www.purplepass.com/?inref=www.ssorchestra.org#mm=allevents/susquehanna%20symphony


Savage Mill Bridge Lighting. Get into the holiday spirit with the annual bridge lighting at Bollman Bridge. This year they will have carolers, a violinist, and special guests including Howard County Executive, Calvin Ball. FREE. 5:30PM. Bollman Bridge, Foundry St., Savage. https://www.savagemill.com/savageyuletidefestival/


Savage Tree Lighting. The Savage Community Association's Holiday Celebration includes the annual Tree Lighting on Baldwin Common by Santa. There is a food drive to support the local food pantry, vocal and musical entertainment provided by local school, church and scout groups. FREE. Baldwin Common, 9035 Baltimore St., Savage. https://www.facebook.com/events/1194103281112596/


Second Annual Lighted Boat Parade. Bear Creek Sailing is teaming up with Hard Yacht Cafe to bring fun to the creek during the holiday season! Be a part of the lighted boat parade! No boat, no problem - there are plenty of places to observe from land! Skipper who want to participate in the parade must register. FREE. 5:30PM-8PM. Hard Yacht Cafe, 8500 Cove Rd., Dundalk. https://bearcreeksailing.com/2021-bear-creek-lighted-boat-parade/



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Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktail Class. Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with the team at Sagamore Spirit for their Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. One of their teammates will walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and then you'll gather in one of the tasting rooms with individual stations to make some brunch themed cocktails, a Whiskey Crush and a Vanilla Whiskey Cold Brew. Tickets to this class will be sold in groups of two. There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit; see link for details. $25/person. 10:30AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/craft-your-own-brunch-cocktails-class/


The 48th Annual Mayor's Christmas Parade. ​It's that most wonderful time of the year! The Mayor's Parade is back after being forced to skip a year for COVID - bigger and more awesome than ever! Giant balloons, marching bands, Santa, local media celebrities and elected officials, Miss Yuletide, and all your friends and neighbors! The parade route runs down Falls Rd. from Coldspring Lane and turns onto W. 36th St. Make it Hampden for the holidays! FREE. 1PM-4PM. Hampden, W 36th St., Baltimore. https://baltimore.org/event/mayors-christmas-parade/


Town of Bel Air Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. The 31st Annual Town of Bel Air Christmas Celebration. Festivities begin with a concert on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. The parade will take place after and proceed down Main Street to the end of Lee Street. Then jump over to Shamrock Park for holiday music, free cookies and hot chocolate, and a bonfire. The event culminates in the lighting of the Town tree. See link for schedule of events. FREE. 2:30PM-6PM. Downtown Bel Air. https://www.belairmd.org/226/Christmas-Parade


​Winter Lights at the Observatory. The 7th Annual Patterson Park Lighting, now called Winter Lights at the Observatory! Live music, food vendors and trucks, local gift vendors, Santa & holiday characters, toy drive and more! Festival starts 4:30 pm, Lighting of the Observatory is at 5:50 pm. Don't miss this fantastic community kick-off to the holiday season! FREE. 4:30PM-6:30PM. Patterson Park, S Patterson Ave at E Pratt St., Baltimore. https://pattersonpark.com/winterlights



6-January 2


Holiday Festival of Trains. This holiday season, the B&O Railroad Museum is proud to announce the opening of their new Model Train Gallery featuring a painstakingly crafted HO Scale model layout of Baltimore in 1997. And as Holiday Festival of Trains returns to the B&O, they’ve transformed the Museum into a wonderland of festive fun with joyful traditions both new and old. With holiday offerings for kids from 1 to 92, the B&O’s Holiday Festival of Trains is sure to become a favorite way to greet the season! See full event list through the link provided. FREE with museum admission. Daily hours 10AM-4PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.borail.org/events/hfot/



6


Riverside Gazebo Lighting. Riverside's annual holiday celebration and Gazebo lighting! FREE. 5PM-6:30PM. Riverside Park, 301 E Randall St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/3028305937424403


Hanukkah Brew-Ha-Ha. Latkes, music, service, oh my! Join Union Craft Brewing for a Hanukkah BrewHaHa. You’ll eat, dance, and celebrate the last night of Hanukkah! At the BrewHaHa, you can #BeTheShamash by learning about and supporting organizations addressing food, education, and environmental justice issues in Baltimore through hands-on service. There will be latkes from Well Crafted Pizza, ice cream from the Charmery, and drinks from Union Craft Brewing to enjoy while you schmooze and connect with new and old friends committed to social justice and service. And of course, you’re invited to show off your Hanukkah spirit at the Hanukkah sweater contest! Covid protocols in place; see link for details. $18 in advance; $21 at the door. 6PM-9PM. UNION Craft Brewing, 1700 W 41st St., Suite 420, Baltimore. https://www.unioncraftbrewing.com/events/



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$10 Admission Day. It's $10 Admission Day at the B&O Museum, every second Wednesday! Stop by to see the birthplace of American railroading on a budget, with $10 admission available all day. $10. 10AM-4PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.borail.org/events/10-admission-day-2/


​Holiday Sip & Shop. ‘Tis the season for shopping holiday looks and gifts while enjoying in-store incentives, music and refreshments! Grab your girls and head to the Shops for a night of holiday shopping including a Swag bag to the first 100 guests to spend $50+ between 5-8pm (retail & service only); Photo Opportunity: snap a pic in the glam booth; and, a complimentary Personalized Gift Tag: by Amy Scripts; while supplies last. FREE admission. 5PM-8PM. The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Dr., Towson. https://www.theshopsatkenilworth.com/events/holiday-sip-shop-3/


​Handel Messiah. Edward Polochick leads the BSO Symphonic Chorale in this holiday favorite, Handel's Messiah, featuring the iconic "Hallelujah" Chorus. $17.50-$65. 7:30PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. ​https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16934


Tasha with Mini Trees, S. Raekwon. ​On her debut album Alone At Last, Tasha celebrates the radical political act of being exquisitely gentle with yourself. Across Alone At Last's seven tracks, Tasha sings mantras of hope and restoration over lush guitar lines inspired by the stylings of Nai Palm and Lianne La Havas -- both artists who, like Tasha, opt for a sweetness in their playing over the masculinized bravado that often accompanies the electric guitar. Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $18, $15 members (+$3 service fee). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/tasha



9-12


Merry & Bright. ​Get into the holiday spirit at Merry & Bright, a new seasonal pop-up experience premiering this December at Harbor Point! Purchase your Christmas tree, do some holiday shopping, sip festive cocktails, and maybe even catch a glimpse of Santa Claus, all under the Harbor Point Central Plaza’s canopy of lights. Best of all, every dollar spent at Merry & Bright will directly benefit local non-profit organizations or support local businesses. FREE. 4PM-8PM Thursday & Friday; 12PM-6PM Saturday & Sunday. Harbor Point Central Plaza, 1310 Point St., Baltimore. https://www.harborpoint.com/merry-and-bright



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Star Bright Farm Holiday Barn Market. Head out to scenic Star Bright Farm for Champagne Shopping in the evening. FREE. 4PM-7PM. Star Bright Farm, 2950 Garrett Rd., White Hall. https://www.starbright-farm.com/


​Stuff the Train Dance Party. This holiday season, the B&O Railroad Museum is joining forces with the Greater Chesapeake Charitable Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and DJ Kopec to collect toys for children in local hospitals, schools, and shelters. In support of the Stuff the Train Toy Drive, join DJ Kopec for a fun, all-ages Holiday Dance Party in the Roundhouse of the B&O Railroad Museum! Bring new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages, from infants to 18-year-olds. $20 adults, $10 children. 6PM-9PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stuff-the-train-toy-drive-holiday-dance-party-tickets-166831027093


The Classics Cocktail Class. Join Sagamore Spirit and dive into the intricacies of two of the most iconic whiskey cocktails, the Old Fashioned and Manhattan. Guests will enjoy a learning about history of this classic cocktails, then it's time to get hands-on. With individual bartending stations, you will mix up a traditional Old Fashioned and Manhattan using Sagamore's signature rye whiskey! There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit; see link for details. $25. 6:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. ​https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/the-classics-cocktail-class/


​December Movie Nights. Get your holiday on with Guinness Open Gate Brewery with Thursday holiday movie nights all month long! This week enjoy Jingle All the Way. Movie nights are held in a heated tent; seating is first come first served. FREE admission. 7:30PM. Guinness Open Gate Brewery, 5001 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe. https://www.guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com/brewery-calendar



10-12


Polar Express Train Ride. ​Don’t miss out on the journey of a lifetime as scenes from this celebrated holiday classic come to life before your very eyes! The conductor will punch your golden tickets and make sure you make it to The North Pole right on time, but not before you’ve enjoyed hot chocolate, cookies, and receiving the first gift of Christmas from Santa Claus himself! Ticket prices and times vary; see link for details. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Balitmore. https://www.borail.org/events/the-polar-express-train-ride/



10


Interactive Movie Night: Die Hard! Shout the lines, play games, imbibe Bruce drink specials, and win stuff! Creative Alliance is making your favorite Xmas action movie into an interactive movie night. Prizes for the best 80's/90's office holiday party attire! Your Ridiculous Hosts will be Jennifer Marsh & Heather Keating. A limited number of game packs will be available at the door for $5. Packs include everything you need to play the Die Hard Movie Game... which is made up. Come Early to get your pack, grab a seat, and mingle with your hosts before the show! Interactive Movie Nights are NOT recommended for children. Also, you may get wet. Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $15, $12 members (+$3 Service Fee). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/interactive-movie-night-die-hard


11-12


​Cirque Nutcracker. Troupe Vertigo’s acrobats, jugglers and high-flying aerialists join the BSO for this spectacular twist on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Ticket prices vary. 8PM Saturday; 3PM Sunday. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16935



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​Canton Holiday Market. Support Local! The Canton Holiday Market consists of a group of local artisans that have curated and/or created holiday gifts. This event will be in conjunction with the Annual Canton Day of Giving. FREE admission. 10AM-3PM. Church on the Square, 1025 S Potomac St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/595259661683615


Star Bright Farm Holiday Barn Market. Head out to scenic Star Bright Farm for Mimosa Morning Shopping. FREE. 10AM-4PM. Star Bright Farm, 2950 Garrett Rd., White Hall. https://www.starbright-farm.com/


​Make Your Own Mixers Class with Cane Collective. Saturday Funday – with Baltimore’s own, Cane Collective team! Learn how to use and make hand-crafted drink mixers in this hands-on class at Sagamore Spirit Distillery in partnership with cane Collective. Learn about the history and background of fresh mixer ingredients, followed by a demonstration on the tools and processes to make them at home. Guests will enjoy this interactive class followed by a whiskey and mixer tasting. Everyone will take home both their own handcrafted, 375ml mixer bottle, a 375ml bottle of a custom Sagamore Spirit – Cane Collective mixer and a 375ml bottle of Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey. Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $65. 11AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/make-your-own-mixers-class-with-cane-collective/


Kerplunk! Saturday Family Drop-in Art Class. Come the fun in the Creative Alliance Marquee Lounge to create some golden light fall and holdiay themed art projects and be thankful for our holiday season together. This class will feature hand made and decorated sketchbooks. Covid protocols in place, see link for details. FREE. 12PM-3PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/kerplunk-saturday-family-drop-art-class


Holiday Bizaar. Second Annual Holiday Bizaar at UNION Craft Brewing (how bizarre!). This pop-up market will feature favorite Local Artisans! See link for full list of participants. FREE admission. 12PM-5PM. UNION Craft Brewing, 1700 W 41st St, Suite 420, Baltimore. https://www.unioncraftbrewing.com/events/


Station North Holiday Market. Visit the Station North Arts District to get your unique, handmade, artful gifts for loved ones during the holiday season. Holiday market featuring Station North affiliated artists who will be selling hand-made prints, jewelry, ceramics, home goods, bags, food and more. Event includes a musical line up and yummy treats to keep you warm and cozy while you shop! FREE admission. 1PM-6PM. Station North, 4 W North Ave., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/station-north-holiday-market-tickets-185158452917


Little Italy Tree Lighting. Enjoy carols by Park School's a capella ensembles, an appearanc by Santa Claus with gifts and candy for the kids, complimentary hot beverages and homemade pizzelle, games and activities for everyone. FREE. 6PM. Corner of S High St. & Stiles St., Baltimore. ​https://www.promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org/christmas-tree-lighting.html


Drive-In Movies. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is excited to offer Drive-In Movie Nights in December 2021! This is a great opportunity to hop in the car and head out to downtown Bel Air with family & friends. This evening will feature The Santa Clause. The parking lot will open at 6:00pm and the movie will begin at 6:45. Advance tickets are required. Park your car, do some shopping, grab food to go prior to the show! $25/vehicle. 6PM-8:30PM. District Courthouse, 2 S Bond St., Bel Air. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-drive-in-movie-the-santa-clause-tickets-205323075847



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An Evening with Steve Gunn & Jeff Parker. ​For over a decade, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn has been one of American music’s most pivotal figures - conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes both live and on record, releasing revered solo albums ranking high on in-the-know end of year lists, alongside exploratory collaborations with artists as diverse as Mike Cooper, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman (whose most recent studio album he produced).​ Jeff Parker is known to many fans as the longtime guitarist for the Chicago–based quintet Tortoise, one of the most critically revered, sonically adventurous groups to emerge from the American indie scene of the early nineties. Aside from recording and touring with Tortoise, Parker has worked as a side man with many jazz greats, including Nonesuch labelmate Joshua Redman on his 2005 Momentum album; as a studio collaborator with other composer-musicians, including Brian Blade, Meshell Ndegeocello, and fellow International Anthem artists Makaya McCraven and Rob Mazurek; and as a solo artist. Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $25, $22 members (+$3 service fee). 7:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/evening-steve-gunn-jeff-parker



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Pet Photos with Santa Paws. Dogs deserve to meet Santa, too! Bring your good boys and girls to the B&O this holiday season to take their very own photos with Santa in the spacious Roundhouse. $20 digital image; $12 first print; $6 addl prints. 5PM-7PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.borail.org/events/photos-with-santa-paws/



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Carols & Cocktails - Craft Your Own Cocktails Class. Ready to celebrate the holiday season? Join Sagamore Spirit for a night of carols and holiday spirits for a holiday themed cocktail class! Join Sagamore teammates as they walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and the process of how they make their Rye Whiskey. Gather in one of the tasting rooms with individual stations to make some festive cocktails. You’ll get hands-on in creating two cocktails, a Sagamore Pear Sour and Gingerbread Eggnog. Your ticket includes shopping discounts and a fun welcome cocktail. Ugly sweaters and holiday attire are highly recommended! Two class times available. $30. 5:30PM or 7PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/carols-and-cocktails-craft-your-own-cocktail-class/



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The Classics Cocktail Class. Join Sagamore Spirit and dive into the intricacies of two of the most iconic whiskey cocktails, the Old Fashioned and Manhattan. Guests will enjoy a learning about history of this classic cocktails, then it's time to get hands-on. With individual bartending stations, you will mix up a traditional Old Fashioned and Manhattan using Sagamore's signature rye whiskey! There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit; see link for details. $25. 6:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. ​https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/the-classics-cocktail-class/


​Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School: Baltimore. Dr. Sketchy’s is back! A livelier life drawing event, Dr. Sketchy's is where artists of all levels draw fabulous burlesque and variety performers. Enjoy delicious cocktails and a performance by the model, and compete in fun contests to win free drinks and other awesome prizes! Artists start off with quick 1- and 2-minute gesture poses and gradually move up to 20-minute sketches. No drawing experience is necessary; just bring your own drawing materials—and cash tips for the model—and join in for some fun figure sketching practice! Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $12, $10 members (+$3 service fee). 7PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/dr-sketchys-anti-art-school-baltimore-0


Not-So-Silent-Night in Center Plaza. This holiday season, enjoy a spectacular Not So Silent Night dance party in Downtown’s Candy Lane.
Dance all night alongside colossal candy canes, ice cream cones, and more. Enjoy an open bar featuring local beer, wines, and canned cocktails.
Must be 21+. IDs will be checked at the door. $35. 7PM-11PM. Center Plaza, 100 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/434591315049894


December Movie Nights. Get your holiday on with Guinness Open Gate Brewery with Thursday holiday movie nights all month long! This week enjoy The Muppet Christmas Carol. Movie nights are held in a heated tent; seating is first come first served. FREE admission. 7:30PM. Guinness Open Gate Brewery, 5001 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe. https://www.guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com/brewery-calendar



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Breakfast with Santa. Join the B&O and Santa for a delicious breakfast buffet inside the B&O’s spacious Roundhouse, transformed into a holiday wonderland for the season. Enjoy a holiday story time, delicious breakfast, and photos with Santa! Plus, Santa will join you for a train ride and present kids with a special gift. Breakfast options include eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, fresh fruit, milk, coffee, hot tea, and orange juice. Grown-ups, treat yourself to a gift of your own with Bloody Marys and Mimosas, available on-site for $8! $42 adult; $36 child; $36 adult member; $28 child member. 8:15AM-10AM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-tickets-190516709607



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​The Reindeer Railway: Evening Train Rides & Holiday Lights. The B&O celebrates the wonder and joy of the holiday season with family-friendly festivities, and our famous train ride is no exception! Join them for evening train rides on the Reindeer Railway. After enjoying music and holiday activities in Santa’s Winter Village, take a festive train ride on the nation’s first mile including spiced cider for kids, spiked cider for adults, and cookies for all! The Reindeer Railway train ride includes reindeer antlers for children to help light the way for Santa. $30 adult; $​25 senior; $20 child; $10 members. 6PM-8PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-reindeer-railway-evening-train-rides-holiday-lights-tickets-195239305017


The Jonathan Gilmore Project Presents A Journey To Funktopia. Although Jonathan Gilmore began his professional music career providing support vocals for major national acts, he always knew he would need his own band to deliver the special brand of music he wanted to bring to the world. Jonathan knew a collective capable of delivering a big, beautiful, soulful sound would be an absolute necessity. He needed musicians and support vocalists who could match his power and prowess on stage. The end result is The Jonathan Gilmore Project (The JGP). The JGP will be premiering original music from the soon-to-be-released album, “Yes Love Music.” Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $28, $25 members (+$3 service fee). 8PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/jonathan-gilmore-project-presents-journey-funktopia


Feast of the Seven Fishes. Celebrate the Holidays with the Italian-American tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. in this class, participants will make Mussels - open face with Spice Tomato & Parmesan; Whipped Baccala & Garlic Toasts; Fried Calamari; Shrimp with Slow Roasted Fennel and Charred Citrus; Pasta alla Puttanesca; Crab, Tomato and Basil Risotto; Braised Cod in a Roasted Red Pepper Pomodoro Sauce with toasted Pine Nuts; and, Italian Cookies and Candies. $85/person. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feast-of-the-seven-fishes-tickets-211189472397


Craft Your Own Cocktail Class. Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Gather in Sagamore Spirit's tasting room with individual stations to make two signature cocktails. Get ready to get hands-on creating these thirst-quenching cocktails! Tickets for this experience are sold in groups of two. There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit; see link for details. $25/person. 6:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/craft-your-own-cocktail-class/


Leslie Odom Jr.: The Christmas Tour. ​Tony Award®-winning Leslie Odom, Jr. performs your favorite holiday songs with the BSO in a one night only special event. $65-$135. 8PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16936



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​Holiday Spectacular. ​The BSO brings an exciting holiday program to you featuring the ever-popular tap-dancing Santas, spoken word artist Wordsmith, and a few musical surprises. Make the festive Holiday Spectacular a part of your traditions. $22.50-$75. 8PM Saturday; 3PM Sunday. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16937



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​Mini Holiday Market at R. House. Four small, local, woman owned businesses will be popping up for a limited time. Grab a bite, a drink and come support small business. FREE admission. 11AM-4PM. R. House, 301 W 29th St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/225931509607117


​Santa's Souteast Neighborhood Ride. Santa is getting a lift from Baltimore City Fire Department and Engine 41 as he rides thru Highlandtown, Canton and Brewer’s Hill. Santa will make scheduled stops at 5 intersections, and you can give your letters to his elf! See link for list of intersections. FREE. 3PM-5PM. Various locations, Highlandtown, Baltimore. https://www.ihearthighlandtown.com/2021/11/14/santas-southeast-neighborhood-ride/


Tuba Christmas. ​Now in its 36th year, Baltimore tuba players join the holiday tradition to perform carols on instruments in the tuba family. FREE. 3:30PM. Harborplace Ampitheatre, 201 E Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/TUBAltimore/


​La Posada. The word posada means "shelter" or “inn” in Spanish. The tradition of the Posada recreates the Bible story of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem and their search for a place to stay. This event is a procession from Creative Alliance to Our Lady of Pompei Church (3600 Claremont St.). The community is invited to join a singing candle-lit procession through the streets of Highlandtown starting at Creative Alliance and stopping by local businesses until arriving at Our Lady of Pompei Church. The night ends with a fiesta, traditional food, performances, raffles, and piñata breaking to celebrate that all of us are welcome here! Everyone is invited to dress-up as angels, shepherds, or the three kings! Covid protocols in place, see link for details. FREE. 5PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/la-posada


Brewers Hill Holiday House Decorating Tour. Brewers Hill Neighbors is having a block party (weather permitting). Join them as they host another Holiday House tour of the homes that are decorated in Brewers Hill. Fun family event to stroll around the neighborhood to see all the decorated homes. 699 block of Grundy will be hosting a block party as well for people to hang out and enjoy the holiday festivities! FREE. 5PM-9PM. Brewers Hill, 600 S Grundy St., Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/303113501540873


Drive-In Movies. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is excited to offer Drive-In Movie Nights in December 2021! This is a great opportunity to hop in the car and head out to downtown Bel Air with family & friends. This evening will feature A Christmas Story. The parking lot will open at 6:00pm and the movie will begin at 6:45. Advance tickets are required. Park your car, do some shopping, grab food to go prior to the show! $25/vehicle. 6PM-8:30PM. District Courthouse, 2 S Bond St., Bel Air. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-drive-in-movie-a-christmas-story-tickets-205327970487



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Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktail Class. Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with the team at Sagamore Spirit for their Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. One of their teammates will walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and then you'll gather in one of the tasting rooms with individual stations to make some brunch themed cocktails, a Whiskey Crush and a Vanilla Whiskey Cold Brew. Tickets to this class will be sold in groups of two. There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit; see link for details. $25/person. 10:30AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/craft-your-own-brunch-cocktails-class/


Holiday Brunch. Take a break from the rush of the holidays and join Schola for brunch! This class will feature Bacon & Leek Tart; Poached Eggs over Asparagus with Hollandaise; Gingerbread French Toast; Cranberry Chocolate Chip Scones; Potato Pancakes with Herbed Sour Cream; and, Spicy Candied Bacon. $60/person. 11:30AM-2:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-brunch-tickets-169657358727


The Reindeer Railway: Evening Train Rides & Holiday Lights. The B&O celebrates the wonder and joy of the holiday season with family-friendly festivities, and our famous train ride is no exception! Join them for evening train rides on the Reindeer Railway. After enjoying music and holiday activities in Santa’s Winter Village, take a festive train ride on the nation’s first mile including spiced cider for kids, spiked cider for adults, and cookies for all! The Reindeer Railway train ride includes reindeer antlers for children to help light the way for Santa. $30 adult; $​25 senior; $20 child; $10 members. 6PM-8PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-reindeer-railway-evening-train-rides-holiday-lights-tickets-195239305017



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A Christmas Story, the Musical. From the songwriting team behind the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story, the Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Ticket prices vary. 7PM Tuesday & Wednesday, 2PM Thursday. The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore. https://baltimore.broadway.com/shows/christmas-story/



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The Reindeer Railway: Evening Train Rides & Holiday Lights. The B&O celebrates the wonder and joy of the holiday season with family-friendly festivities, and our famous train ride is no exception! Join them for evening train rides on the Reindeer Railway. After enjoying music and holiday activities in Santa’s Winter Village, take a festive train ride on the nation’s first mile including spiced cider for kids, spiked cider for adults, and cookies for all! The Reindeer Railway train ride includes reindeer antlers for children to help light the way for Santa. $30 adult; $​25 senior; $20 child; $10 members. 6PM-8PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-reindeer-railway-evening-train-rides-holiday-lights-tickets-195239305017



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Feast of the Seven Fishes. Celebrate the Holidays with the Italian-American tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. in this class, participants will make Mussels - open face with Spice Tomato & Parmesan; Whipped Baccala & Garlic Toasts; Fried Calamari; Shrimp with Slow Roasted Fennel and Charred Citrus; Pasta alla Puttanesca; Crab, Tomato and Basil Risotto; Braised Cod in a Roasted Red Pepper Pomodoro Sauce with toasted Pine Nuts; and, Italian Cookies and Candies. $85/person. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feast-of-the-seven-fishes-tickets-169654379817



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The Classics Cocktail Class. Join Sagamore Spirit and dive into the intricacies of two of the most iconic whiskey cocktails, the Old Fashioned and Manhattan. Guests will enjoy a learning about history of this classic cocktails, then it's time to get hands-on. With individual bartending stations, you will mix up a traditional Old Fashioned and Manhattan using Sagamore's signature rye whiskey! There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit; see link for details. $25. 6:30PM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. ​https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/the-classics-cocktail-class/


​51st Annual East Baltimore Christmas Caroling. Save the date for this year's caroling event hosted by the Polish Home Club! Caroling will kick off at the Polish Home Club. A program booklet will be distributed to participants. More details to follow at link provided. 7PM. Polish Home Club, 512 S Broadway, Baltimore. https://www.facebook.com/events/406201981159030 or https://mailchi.mp/29daf59dc8ba/phc-51st-annual-east-baltimore-christmas-caroling-2021


Cabaret Moderne with Mariah Bonner. Mariah, a cabaret artist based in Baltimore, will transport you to a world of fresh and modern Cabaret with her unique interpretations of American standards like Keepin' Out Of Mischief and Our Love Is Here To Stay French ballads such as Et Si Tu N'existais Pas and La Vie En Rose, and more. Marcus Dagan plays keys. Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $25, $22 members (+$3 service fee). 7:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/cabaret-moderne-mariah-bonner


December Movie Nights. Get your holiday on with Guinness Open Gate Brewery with Thursday holiday movie nights all month long! This week enjoy The Santa Clause. Movie nights are held in a heated tent; seating is first come first served. FREE admission. 7:30PM. Guinness Open Gate Brewery, 5001 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe. https://www.guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com/brewery-calendar



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Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktail Class. Looking to kick off your Sunday bright and early? Indulge with the team at Sagamore Spirit for their Craft Your Own Brunch Cocktails Class. One of their teammates will walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and then you'll gather in one of the tasting rooms with individual stations to make some brunch themed cocktails, a Whiskey Crush and a Vanilla Whiskey Cold Brew. Tickets to this class will be sold in groups of two. There will be updated tasting protocols and social restrictions when visiting Sagamore Spirit; see link for details. $25/person. 10:30AM. Sagamore Spirit Distillery, 301 E Cromwell St., Baltimore. https://sagamorespirit.com/tours-and-events/craft-your-own-brunch-cocktails-class/


The Reindeer Railway: Evening Train Rides & Holiday Lights. The B&O celebrates the wonder and joy of the holiday season with family-friendly festivities, and our famous train ride is no exception! Join them for evening train rides on the Reindeer Railway. After enjoying music and holiday activities in Santa’s Winter Village, take a festive train ride on the nation’s first mile including spiced cider for kids, spiked cider for adults, and cookies for all! The Reindeer Railway train ride includes reindeer antlers for children to help light the way for Santa. $30 adult; $​25 senior; $20 child; $10 members. 6PM-8PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-reindeer-railway-evening-train-rides-holiday-lights-tickets-195239305017



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Parent/Child Class: Making Pasta. Spend some time with your very special 'little chef' at Schola cooking together in our kitchen. The classes are designed to teach both parents and children how to do everything from rolling the perfect sushi to making great ice cream. Classes will last about two hours and culminate in a tasting of everything you've created. Prices for the class are per guest, so if you'll be bringing one child you'll need two tickets, if you're bringing two children, three tickets, etc. Making fresh pasta used to be commonplace but with the advent of easy to cook, dried pasta, fresh pasta has taken a back seat in the kitchen. Unfortunately, once you've tasted the fresh stuff, it is hard to go back! Join this class and use the pasta sheeter to create a few of the old favorites - fettuccine alfredo, pappardelle in Bolognaise and cheese raviolis in spinach pesto. $55/person. 12PM-2PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parentchild-series-making-pasta-tickets-203249784577


The Reindeer Railway: Evening Train Rides & Holiday Lights. The B&O celebrates the wonder and joy of the holiday season with family-friendly festivities, and our famous train ride is no exception! Join them for evening train rides on the Reindeer Railway. After enjoying music and holiday activities in Santa’s Winter Village, take a festive train ride on the nation’s first mile including spiced cider for kids, spiked cider for adults, and cookies for all! The Reindeer Railway train ride includes reindeer antlers for children to help light the way for Santa. $30 adult; $​25 senior; $20 child; $10 members. 6PM-8PM. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-reindeer-railway-evening-train-rides-holiday-lights-tickets-195239305017


The Art of Making Pasta I. Join this Schola cooking class and use the pasta sheeter to create a few pasta favorites - fettuccine alfredo, pappardelle in Bolognaise and cheese raviolis in spinach pesto. $59/person. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-making-pasta-i-tickets-203253606007


​Hank Williams Tribute. In the history of country music, no songwriter has recorded and penned so many songs that 50+ years later are still sung, recorded, and revered as “The Bible of classic country music." The Hank Williams Tribute is an annual country, honky-tonk, swingin’ extravaganza of musical friends collaborating to bring to life classic songs from the real roots of country music. GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with Robin & Linda Williams, and Phil Wiggins. Add to that a fabulous band: Patrick McAvinue (fiddle) and Mark Schatz (bass) and you’ve got a great country show - one that sells out every year! Covid protocols in place, see link for details. $25, $22 members (+$3 service fee). 7:30PM. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2021/hank-williams-tribute



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Parent/Child Class: Making Pizza. Spend some time with your very special 'little chef' at Schola cooking together in our kitchen. The classes are designed to teach both parents and children how to do everything from rolling the perfect sushi to making great ice cream. Classes will last about two hours and culminate in a tasting of everything you've created. Prices for the class are per guest, so if you'll be bringing one child you'll need two tickets, if you're bringing two children, three tickets, etc. Pizza, probably one of the most enjoyed foods in this country, is fun and easy to make from scratch at home. Participants in this class will learn to make both a thin crust and deep-dish pizza crust, craft sauces and prepare toppings for this ubiquitous food. You'll then spend the rest of the class making your own pizzas and eating them! $55/person. 12PM-2PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parentchild-series-making-pizza-tickets-203252532797


The Art of Making Pizza. In this Schola class, participants will learn to make both a thin crust and deep-dish pizza crust, craft sauces and prepare toppings for this ubiquitous food. You'll then spend the rest of the class making your own pizzas and eating them! $59. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-making-pizza-tickets-203256855727



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Parent/Child Series: Asian Dumplings. Spend some time with your very special 'little chef' at Schola cooking together in our kitchen. The classes are designed to teach both parents and children how to do everything from rolling the perfect sushi to making great ice cream. Classes will last about two hours and culminate in a tasting of everything you've created. Prices for the class are per guest, so if you'll be bringing one child you'll need two tickets, if you're bringing two children, three tickets, etc. Every culture has their version of a dumpling, but the Asian cultures have perfected them! Join this class to create the perfect fried wanton - the Crab Rangoon, then fold steamed shrimp dumplings and pork shumai and make a few classic dipping sauces to go with them. $59/person. 12PM-2PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parentchild-series-asian-dumplings-tickets-203251098507


Asian Small Plates. Join this cooking class to explore some Asian dishes that everyone loves...You will prepare several items and sit down for a tapas-style feast after. Korean Beef Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps; Shrimp & Pork Vietnamese Summer Rolls; Indonesian/Filipino Style Lumpia; Assorted Vegetable Tempura with Dipping Sauces; and, Momos: an Eastern & Southern Asian Style Dumpling served with a Chutney. $65/person. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asian-small-plates-tickets-203255461557


December Movie Nights. Get your holiday on with Guinness Open Gate Brewery with Thursday holiday movie nights all month long! For this final movie event, enjoy New Year's Eve. Movie nights are held in a heated tent; seating is first come first served. FREE admission. 7:30PM. Guinness Open Gate Brewery, 5001 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe. https://www.guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com/brewery-calendar



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​NYE with The Doo Wop Project. ​Join the BSO for this special New Year’s Eve concert featuring The Doo Wop Project as they trace the evolution of Doo Wop, from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Stick around to toast the new year following the concert with entertainment, food, drink specials, and a champagne toast at midnight! $25-$80. 8PM. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. https://my.bsomusic.org/overview/16938


Farmers' Markets


Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar. (April - December). The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar, returns for its 44th season. Just in time to kick off the spring season, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar welcomes back beloved elements like hot food vendors and the Bazaar’s artisans in a limited capacity. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar will continue maintaining public health regulations to provide a safe experience for all. Open Sundays 7AM-12PM, from April 4 through December 19. Holliday and Saratoga Streets, Baltimore. https://www.promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-farmers-market-bazaar

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Fells Point Farmers' Market (year-round). Located at the corner of Broadway and Thames Streets in historic Fell’s Point, this market is a long-standing tradition. (You can still see the old stall numbers etched in the curbs surrounding Broadway Square). Stop by for grab-and-go bites, fresh produce and spirits from local distillers. Located just blocks away from downtown hotels, it’s also easily accessible from Water Taxi Landing 11. Open Saturdays, December through April, from 9AM-12:30PM; May through November from 7:30AM-12:30PM. Broadway & Thames Streets, Baltmore. ​http://www.fellspointfarmersmarket.com/


Pikesville Farmers' Market. Local produce, meats, wine, spirits, candles, soaps and more! Open Tuesdays 2PM-6PM from May 18 through November 30. Pomona Square, 1700 Reisterstown Rd, Baltmore. https://www.pomchamber.org/farmers-market/


32nd Street Farmers' Market (year-round). ​The Waverly Farmers Market is more than a source of good food, it’s also the Charles Village social event of the week. Open year-round, rain or shine, the market provides fresh fruit and veggies, thick slabs of meat ready for the barbecue as well as baked goods and preserves, among other culinary delights.​ Open Saturdays 7AM-12PM, all year long. Located in the parking lot at the intersection of E 32nd Street & Barclay Street, Baltimore. https://www.32ndstreetmarket.org/map/



Ongoing Online and Virtual Enrichment Events
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Miscellaneous and Just for Fun


LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Mo Willems, beloved children's author, invites you into his studio every day for his lunch doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles! New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1PM and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new lunch doodles! FREE. https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems


Mitchell School of Fine Arts Classes. ​Artist-owner Trevor Twist has modified youth and adult art lessons of varying skill levels through a virtual classroom, focusing on artist expression across the likes of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Ongoing. Times and prices vary. Via Zoom. https://www.mitchellartschool.com/classes--private-lessons.html


Museums, National Parks and Gardens


Volunteer Park Conservatory Live Stream. You can get "plant therapy" on your couch for free through their live streams. Word is these live streams happen around mid-day, but if you miss a live stream, Instagram holds onto them for 24 hours; just check out their "story." FREE. https://www.instagram.com/vpconservatory/


Virtual Tour of The Waddesdon Manorm in Waddesdon, England. This Neo-Renaissance style château that has been a Rothschild family home since the late 1800s. The house, the grounds, and the majority of the collections seen throughout the home have been left to the National Trust, so that the public can visit and appreciate the home and gardens. The gardens were designed by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild with help from landscape architect Elie Lainé. The breathtakingly beautiful interiors of Waddesdon Manor can also be virtually toured using the link provided. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyYuxTfdtKo


Virtual Tour of Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France. Claude Monet's garden inspired much of his painting. Royal Academy curator Ann Dumas introduces Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny in Normandy, which is open to the public between March and November and maintained by a team of gardeners led by James Priest. FREE. Garden tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjWx2WNXFF4


Virtual Tour of Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago IL. With over 50,000 members, the Chicago Botanic Garden has the highest membership of any public garden in the United States. The Garden consists of 385 acres and has a grand total of 27 gardens and four natural areas. Some of the 27 gardens include the English Walled Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Plant Science Center. Boyce Tankersley, director of plant documentation, takes you on a tour of what's in bloom this summer. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV0Ryaw0hGc


Virtual Tour of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou, HI. ​The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden sits on 17 acres and it includes not only its own garden, but a nature preserve as well. With waterfalls, streams, and a boardwalk situated on the Pacific coast, this virtual tour is certainly a calming one, both visually and audibly. Expect to see more than 2,000 plant species, including over 80 species of heliconias and bromeliads, not to mention coconut and mango palm trees that have been around for over a century. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtZ0dcUzGX8


​Virtual Tour of Kew Gardens, Richmond, England. Kew Gardens is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which also includes Wakehurst, a historic house and garden located over an hour away, in West Sussex, England. Located on 326 acres and boasting its own palace, Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This virtual tour of 10 of the top ten sites in the Kew Gardens, also includes Kew Palace, the main surviving structure is known as Dutch House, which was once the residence of King George III and his family. Kew Gardens and Wakehurst have a grand total of approximately 27,000 taxa of plants, over 8 million specimens of plants and fungal herbarium, and a seed bank that contains more than 40,000 species. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioG_Vfh0Kxw


Virtual Tour Five National Parks. If you want to escape to the great outdoors, you can virtually explore national parks. Google Arts & Culture teamed up with five national parks across the country to provide video tours led by rangers. From glaciers in Alaska to volcanoes in Hawaii, the tours will take you on incredible journeys. FREE. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks


Museum Tours from Around the World. On Google Arts & Culture, you can take a virtual tour of thousands of museums around the world. According to Fast Company, the tech giant partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries, some of which include the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and London's National Gallery. FREE. https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

Virtual Tour the Louvre. While the Louvre in France is closed, you can virtually tour their exhibits. Tours allow you to zoom in on certain pieces and descriptions for more information. FREE. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne


Virtual Tour Buckingham Palace. An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of national celebration. It is also a busy working building welcoming tens of thousands of people through its gates each year for Investitures, Garden Parties, Audiences and other events. Explore this magnificent building via a virtual tour. FREE. https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace


Virtual Tour of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL. Vizcaya is a Mediterranean Revival-style villa with Baroque elements that was once the home of businessman James Deering. The estate consists of 43 acres. It took eight years and $15 million to build the villa, and another year to complete the Italian Renaissance-style gardens and Vizcaya Village, which consists of 11 buildings across 12 acres, including greenhouses, fields, staff quarters, a garage, barns, and workshops. Explore the grounds and buildings in this virtual tour. FREE. https://vizcaya.org/virtualtour/


Virtual Tour of The Frick Collection, New York, NY. ​This Beaux Arts-style mansion located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was once home to Henry Clay Frick, one of the most prominent industrialists during the Gilded Age. Take a virtual tour and see Old Masters paintings, decorative arts, and European sculptures in this former residence turned art museum, which includes Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Whistler, Bellini, Vermeer, and Goya, to name a few. FREE. https://www.frick.org/visit/virtual_tour


Virtual Tour of the Vatican Museums. Instilling a sense of wonder in everyone who enters, the 15th century Sistine Chapel is most renowned for Michelangelo's ceiling frescos. You'll have them (and the rest of the place) to yourself if you visit virtually, before making your way through a whole series of Vatican Museums—not least, Raphael’s Room and the New Wing. FREE. http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.1.html


The National Museum of Natural History. One of the world's most visited museums, and in our own backyard, this branch of the Smithsonian is magic at keeping kids of all ages entertained and learning. If your household could use some of that right now, head on in and start exploring the fossils, ocean life, even the insect zoo. And for pure eye candy, hit the Gems and Minerals Wing, or the Butterfly Pavilion. FREE. https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour


Volcanoes National Park. ​It may not be the best known of our national parks, but Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island is certainly one of the most unforgettable, as you'll experience on this ranger-led tour. You’ll see stunning images of the rippling black rock formations and the still-fiery lava flows that feed them. You’ll also stand inside a rainforest, go underground to tour a lava tube and take a helicopter flight over an active volcano—a vantage you’d be hard pressed to find on an actual visit. FREE. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/hawaii-volcanoes/nahuku-lava-tube-tour​


The British Museum. ​Home to no fewer than 8,000,000 works, this is one of the world's largest collectiosn. Even the tiniest objects hold their own on this virtual tour - you can view individual pieces, play audio to learn more, and search for related works. There's also a scrolling capability that lets you go back thousands of years. FREE. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/


Tour the Taj Mahal. Built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor in memory of his favorite wife, who died during childbirth, the Taj Mahal is one of the most lavish architectural tributes on earth. For perspective on how the marble exterior shade-shifts throughout the day, from early-morning pinks to dusky blues, check out this video. The persistent thrum of tour groups makes the scene that much more realistic. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=665AHTNpf2o


Virtual Deep Dives. Immerse yourself in the deep blue sea. NOAA is willing to take you there gear and cost free: You can do a series of virtual dives through National Marine Sanctuaries, whether you want to peace out to the waters around American Samoa (don’t miss Big Momma), the Florida Keys (have a look at the Aquarius Reef Base research center) or any of several spots in between. FREE. https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr/


​Street Art Tours. If you’ve ever turned a city corner to be stopped in your tracks by the Technicolor explosion of a mural, you know the impact of street art. You can explore the world’s best graffiti, from Buenos Aires to Bombay, in Google’s impressive Street Art collection. See dozens of collections of the world's street art including giant abstractions that transform no-nonsense industrial buildings in Moscow, portraits in the arrondissements of Paris, and in Berlin, relive the fall of the wall through its iconic graffiti. FREE. https://streetart.withgoogle.com/en/online-exhibitions


Northern Lights. The traditional version of Northern Lights chasing includes piling on layers of clothing, waddling into a gorgeous but bone chilling expanse, waiting, running inside to warm up and repeating this dance hoping that you don't miss your chance. One advantage of watching from home, which you can do thanks to Manitoba’s Churchill Northern Studies Center, is that you cut straight to nature’s most amazing light show. Late winter into early spring happens to be among the best times to tune in. FREE. https://explore.org/livecams/aurora-borealis-northern-lights/northern-lights-cam


​The Great Wall of China. Of the Great Wall's 4,000 total miles, 3,000 or so are walkable. Visit this New Wonder of the World virtually and start doing reconnaissance for your own trek without wearing out the tread on your gym shoes. FREE. https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china


Zoos and Aquariums


Smithsonian National Zoo Webcams. ​Aquariums and zoos across the country are live streaming their animals, so you can see what they're up to. Smithsonian's National Zoo has webcams of naked mole-rats, lions, giant pandas, and elephants. While the webcams will remain online, the animals might not be visible because volunteers won't be operating the webcams. FREE. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams


Houston Zoo Webcams. Tune in to the Houston Zoo webcams to see giraffes, gorillas, elephants, chimps, rhinos, and and leafcutter ants. FREE. https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/


The Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams. Through 10 webcams, you can virtually visit sea otters, moon jellies, sharks, penguins and other see creatures. FREE. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams


The National Aquarium Webcam. Tune into the National Aquarium's Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home. Cameras are only live streaming during business hours. After hours you can enjoy a previously recorded live stream segment. FREE. https://www.aqua.org/Experience/live#pcr


San Diego Zoo Webcams. ​The country’s most-visited zoo, with more than 3,500 animals in residence, was a pioneer in the world of open-air habitats and remains a leader in conservation science. You can catch a number of the most beloved inhabitants on live streams. Your virtual visit even has an edge over real life: Though mega-celebs Bai Yun Xiao Liwu were repatriated last year, you'll still find great archival footage of them on the Panda Cam. FREE. https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams


Safari Live. SafariLive comes very close to the experience and thrill of going on a safari. Track lions, leopards and hyenas as you make your way around herds of wildebeest and elephants, all while expert rangers school you on what you're seeing. Great inspiration to book your next safari, when we are all out of our social isolation, of course. https://www.facebook.com/WildEarthLIVE/ or https://www.facebook.com/WildEarthLIVE/videos/904091053345547/


Musical Performances


BroadwayHD. BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater fans started in 2015, has long been bringing Broadway performances to people’s living rooms. On the platform, subscribers will find a combination of acquired performances including performances of Cats, The King and I, and Sound of Music, along with originals the platform filmed including performances of Kinky Boots and 42nd Street, from Broadway, The West End, and other elite venues around the world. The platform is currently offering a free seven-day trial, along with a wildly affordable $8.99 monthly plan. So go ahead and watch as many times as you want. You can even sing along if you please because you’re in your own house, who’s going to complain? $8.99/month or $99.99/year after the 7 day FREE trial. https://www.broadwayhd.com/


Digital Stage from The Kennedy Center. Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center's stages and beyond. They'll feature original works, new clips, and the best of their vast archive which you can also explore on your own. FREE. https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/


Berlin Philharmonic. ​​The legendary Berlin Philharmonic is essentially playing house concerts with no door charge. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL and receive free access to all concerts and films. FREE. https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/live​​


Sydney Opera House. Now is your chance to take a peek inside the Sydney Opera House. Accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, cellist Benjamin Schwartz and soprano Nicole Car, you'll wander through a day in the life of the site, from early morning, before the performers arrive, to stolen moments between acts. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hunddVoMjo


Educational Resources and Entertainment for Kids


Scholastic Education Courses. To help millions of students whose schools have closed continue to learn, Scholastic is offering free day-by-day projects. According to its website, “Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers.” The educational projects are categorized by grade levels, which range from pre-k and kindergarten to grades 6 plus. FREE. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html


Coloring Pages. Baltimore artist Landry Randriamandroso has announced that he will be posting coloring pages for kids and adults on his Facebook page. FREE. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012200018757


Science at Home. These science experiments, brought to you by the Maryland Science Center, will keep kids' minds learning and engaged. FREE. https://www.mdsci.org/learn/resources/science-at-home/


American Visionary Arts Museum Educational Resources. ​AVAM offers art workshops at the museum year-round that complement their collection and exhibitions. With these videos, they are coming to YOU with how to's of art projects you can do right at home with everyday household items. Enjoy, and have fun! FREE. http://www.avam.org/for-educators-and-educatees/educational-resources.shtml


Baltmore Museum of Industry. Museums offer a rich learning experience which doesn’t have to stop when you’re at home.  Keep kids of all ages engaged during this break from school with these FREE activities designed and collected by the education staff at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Check back regularly for new activities that explore local industry which we hope will inspire the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. FREE. https://www.thebmi.org/visit/visit-from-home/


Mother Goose on the Loose. ​This exciting fun-filled story time uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Mr. Cork is presenting his interactive story time via his Facebook page. He goes live every day at 10:30AM with a new story and at 4:30PM with a dance party! FREE (tips accepted via Venmo and Paypal). https://www.facebook.com/sprocketlearning/


​Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to teaching students about the history and culture of the Chesapeake Bay’s communities and environment. Scroll down this home page to the Classroom Resources section for links to lessons and videos that you can introduce to children who are home from school. FREE. http://cbmm.org/learn/school-programs/


​The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium. The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium has created a webpage to provide access to many at home learning resources from some of New York City's cultural institutions. Check back often. More content connections are being added everyday! FREE. https://macaccess.org/home-new/at-home-activities/


Wilkening Consulting. A Seattle based parent and museum consultant has compiled a list of museums with online lesson plans and learning. Check back often for updates and additional links. FREE. http://www.wilkeningconsulting.com/parental-resources.html


Neil Gaiman Reads. English author, Neil Gaiman, is known for writing a vast array of books from graphic novels to children’s books, from short stories to collaborations with the late-great Terry Pratchett. Readers may also know Neil Gaiman for his soothing voice when he reads the likes of Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwocky in no other than a tulgey wood for a charitable cause. Gaiman has shared free online readings of his works The Graveyard Book and Coraline. Head to his Mouse Circus website for younger readers to listen. FREE. http://www.mousecircus.com/videos/


Goodnight with Dolly. Beginning April 2nd, everyone’s favorite Book Lady, Dolly Parton, is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly reading select Imagination Library books. It is the hope that this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates. There are also links for activity sheets on the site. FREE. https://imaginationlibrary.com/goodnight-with-dolly/


ZUMBA & More with Alondra. Zumba and exercises for kids and teens with Alondra through Facebook Live! A unique way of exercising through dance and movement. Say goodbye to stress and have fun! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @alondraGrisel-Flores. FREE. Tuesdays at 6PM. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/zumba-more-alondra or https://www.facebook.com/Creativealliance/


Exercise Classes and Videos


Barry's Bootcamp. Can't get to the gym? Barry's, a gym in NYC, will be streaming a band workout at least once a day on its Instagram. FREE. https://www.instagram.com/barrys/channel/​​

YMCA Exercise Videos. During this time of uncertainty, the Y is here for you. The Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. The Y is offering a variety of at-home exercise options called YMCA 360. You can take group exercise classes for all ages right in your own home at no charge for a limited time! Find some of your favorite classes by browsing videos. https://ymca360.org/


Kore Bootcamps. Virtual Bootcamp! Keep fit while social distancing. $50, first month only. https://korebootcamps.com/


​Yoga Live! Movement as a Self Love Language. While you can’t head to Creative Alliance, that doesn't mean you can't continue monthly yoga sessions! Grace Marshall will be on Facebook Live Saturday mornings providing all with her Yoga: Movement as a Self Love Language workshop! This yoga class contains a plethora of movement styles for you to experiment with and incorporate into your own routine at home. Work with the natural rhythms of your body and learn breathing techniques to increase the mind and body connection. Visit this Facebook event on Saturday to join in Live! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @gracemarshmallow. FREE. https://www.creativealliance.org/events/2020/yoga-movement-self-love-language-2


Cooking Classes and Videos


Baltimore Chef Shop. The “recipes and tips” section of Baltimore Chef Shop has instructions and videos for some fun and kid friendly recipes. FREE. https://www.baltimorechefshop.com/recipes


Great Italian Cooking Lessons With Massimo Bottura. On MasterClass, the subscription site that taps into the expertise of top names in a variety of fields, from the arts to business, you can learn the secrets of contemporary Italian cuisine with the maestro himself, Massimo Bottura, whose three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana twice took top place at the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards. The course, called Massimo Bottura Teaches Modern Italian Cooking, covers a lot of ground, from learning how to make Mediterranean-style sole to a “better than panettone” souffle. $90. https://www.masterclass.com/  You can also find Bottura cooking lessons for free with the recently launched “Kitchen Quarantine” series on his Instagram site, where the famous chef shows what he’s cooking at home during the pandemic. https://www.instagram.com/massimobottura/channel/?hl=en


How To Make Carbonara With Michael White. Chef Michael White of Marea, Morini, and Ai Fiori knows carbonara. He talks through what al dente means, how to cook spaghetti perfectly al dente, whether you should use guanciale, bacon, or pancetta, and whether it’s ever appropriate to throw your spaghetti against the wall. The real secret, though, is copious amounts of pecorino and parmesan cheese. FREE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-IDUHH0_ow