It’s the Holidays! How to Celebrate in Maryland this Year

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It’s the Holidays! How to Celebrate in Maryland this Year

December 14, 2020

Attention 1305, your presents is requested; it’s officially the holiday season! We understand that this year the holidays may look different, but we hope that you all can still experience some holiday cheer.

So, we are listing COVID courteous celebrations below. Let’s have a holly jolly good time! Please don’t forget to distance yourself from others and use PPE.

Let’s Get Lit

Walk, or drive-through the tree-mendous light shows and displays this holiday season.

Maryland’s Miracle on 34th Street

Step into a Winter Wonderland this month, right from your home in Maryland.

Hampden’s Miracle on 34th street is currently open to the public and free. The Avenue is carefully decorated with twinkling lights, astounding displays of Disney characters, trains, trees, menorahs, and artwork. Experience the holiday spirit and support local by ordering carryout from 34th Street eateries.

SPCA’s Lights on the Bay

The SPCA is woofing you a happy holidays. For $20/vehicle, you can witness dazzling light shows and displays during a two-mile drive in Sandy Point. The immersive holiday event is happening until January 2nd.

Purchase tickets here.

The Light Walk

It’s the most wine-derful time of the year at Old Westminster. Their annual Light Walk is currently open to the public, with limited admission and spacing. For free, guests may walk the 120-foot Winter Wonderland, illuminated by 250,000 lights. We definitely recommend ordering a glass, or bottle, of their wine.

The Light Walk does not accept reservations in advance. The Farm is also accepting any donations for local food banks.

The Symphony of Lights

Columbia’s stunning Symphony of Lights is open until January 2nd at 10:00 p.m.

For $20/vehicle, guests will drive throwing a twisting Land of Enchantment, with various animations and decorations. You are guaranteed to experience the holiday cheer by witnessing the 300,000 twinkling lights.

Zoo Lights

The Maryland Zoo has transformed itself into a Dreamland this winter.

For $45/vehicle, you can drive-through 100,000 LED lights and animal shapes, illuminating your favorite zoo exhibitions and displays. Drive-throughs run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Tickets may be purchased here

For $20/person, you can walk-through the Zoo Lights on Saturday. There will be hot chocolate, snacks, and carousel rides. Due to the CDC guidelines, space is limited, so order your tickets as soon as possible; tickets may be purchased here.

All dollars and purchased tickets go toward the Zoo’s mission: environmental sustainability, conserving wildlife, and protecting our animals.

Sleigh What?! Wonderlands and More

Visit these unique Baltimore holiday attractions.

Winter Village

Baltimore’s Four Seasons Hotel’s Winter Village will be up-and-running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until January 17th, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Whilst listening to lively music, guests can ice skate, sip on gourmet hot cocoa, apple cider, or sampling savory or sweet crȇpes.

Click here to reserve a (semi-) private cabana and/or a festive feast.

Hollins Market

On December 18th and December 19th, the B&O Railroad Museum is hosting their annual Hollins Market and Reindeer Railway. After walking through the Village and enjoying the brilliant lights, patrons will board the decorated B&O train. Whilst departing, guests may enjoy some spiked cider.  

Tickets may be purchased here.

Holiday Paddle Party

Spruce up the holidays with Tiki Lee’s Dock Bar’s Holiday Paddle Party. It’s encouraged that you wear your tackiest sweaters and holiday attire, whilst paddling along the river. Afterwards, stop in for warm drinks and a bonfire.

Tickets and board rentals may be purchased here.

Happy Holidays

We hope all of our residents at 1305 Dock Street have a very happy and healthy holiday season!


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