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A Festive Escape to Baltimore

by Mary Melnick

Nov 14, 2023

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Destinations / North America

Embark on a family trip to Baltimore, Maryland, to experience a winter wonderland and the magic of the holiday season. Charm City offers a joyous escape with classic holiday activities, holiday markets and more. Families can immerse themselves in holiday cheer with these unique Baltimore events:


Enchanting Ice Rink

Lace up your skates and prepare to skate around at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Ice Rink. The open-air ice rink offers a breathtaking backdrop for wintertime skating. Whether a skating pro or hitting the ice for the first time, Inner Harbor Ice Rink offers tons of fun for the family.


German Christmas Village

You don’t have to travel to Germany to experience authentic German Christmas traditions. Head to the German Christmas Village in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and browse through charming wooden booths with bright lights and festive decorations. The booths will have Christmas goodies from handcrafted ornaments, delicious treats and unique gifts. Don’t forget to fill up on German sausages and pretzels and (for parents) wash it down with a mug of mulled wine.


Polar Express Adventure

On select dates in November and December, climb aboard the Polar Express Train Ride for a magical journey to the North Pole. Join the crew as they take travelers on a festive journey through a snow-covered wonderland with singing elves, dancing bears and a visit with Santa Claus. Onboard, sip on warm cider, enjoy delicious cookies and get in the holiday spirit with festive activities.


Witness the Miracle on 34th Street

Check out the awe-inspiring Miracle on 34th Street lights and decorations in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood. Spanning more than 70 years, this tradition transforms the streets into a dazzling display of holiday cheer. Decorations include beloved characters, reindeer and a hubcap tree.


Winter Village at Four Seasons Hotel

Head up to the fifth-floor terrace of Four Seasons Hotel and enter into the Winter Wonderland at the Winter Village. Skate across a synthetic skating rink and take in panoramic views of the harbor. The space is filled with festive décor, live music and holiday offerings.




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