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It’s a Waterfront Life!

Monday, November 21st, 2011
It’s a Waterfront Life in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this Holiday Season!
It’s a Waterfront Life…

With so much to see and to do in Baltimore, this holiday season, everyone will be talking about the festivities surrounding the Inner Harbor!  Starting mid-November all the way through to the end of December, enjoy fun-filled activities at The Maryland Science Center, West Shore Park,  Harborplace Amphitheater, Harborplace & The Gallery, the Inner Harbor, the Inner Harbor & Fells Point, The National Aquarium, Power Plant, and Harbor East!

Below you will find the full list of scheduled activities,

for more information and parking options simply click here!

Maryland Science Center

Friday’s After Five, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5pm – 8pm)
Special discounted admission after 5pm–$8

All Day Dollar Days, Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4
Dollar Discount days are back. Visit the Maryland Science Center this weekend and admission is only a dollar.
IMAX films require an additional ticket.

Midnight Noon, Saturday, December 31 (10am – 2pm)
Dance the day away to the sounds of the popular kids band, Milkshake, as they help us count down to a Happy New Year’s at noon. The day includes arts and crafts activities and a ball drop at noon. All activities are free with paid admission.

West Shore Park

Winter Wonderland at West Shore Park, Saturday, November 19 (1pm – 5pm)
Join the Waterfront Partnership and our team of elves for a fun-filled afternoon at West Shore Park. A Families of all denominations will enjoy live music, games, arts and crafts. Create your own festive lantern and participate in the Holiday Lantern Parade!

Holiday Lantern Parade and Santa’s arrival, Saturday, November 19 (5:30pm)
Join the merriment and take part in the City of Baltimore’s first-ever Holiday Lantern Parade along the Inner Harbor’s promenade. Festive lanterns, cascading ribbon trees, towering umbrellas, bands, illuminated stilt walkers, and costume characters will come together as Santa makes his way to his home at Harborplace! PARADE ROUTE: West Shore Park to Harborplace Amphitheater.

Harborplace Amphitheater

Santa’s Place (Photos and Light Shows), Saturday, November 19 – Saturday, December 24
Monday – Saturday (11am – 7pm), Sunday (11am – 6pm)
Enjoy special Holiday Light Shows (6pm – 8pm) choreographed to your favorite tunes.

28th annual Merry Tuba Christmas, Saturday, December 3 (3pm)
Over 200 festively-dressed tuba and euphonium players will capture the spirit of the holiday as they blend their unique styles, rhythms, and progressions for all to enjoy.

Harborplace & The Gallery

WINTER HOURS: Monday – Saturday (10am – 9pm*), Sunday (*Noon – 6pm)
*Restaurants may remain open later. Holiday hours can be found online at www.harborplace.com

Inner Harbor

Tall Ship, Thursday, November 17
The 323′ Norwegian tall ship arrives and will be docked thru Saturday, November 20 a the Inner Harbor West Wall (adjacent to West Shore Park).

Inner Harbor and Fells Point

Baltimore Parade of Lighted Boats, Saturday, December 3 (6pm)

National Aquarium

Polar Express Takes the Harbor, Friday, November 18 (5pm – 9pm)
Special Polar Express screenings, hot cocoa, cookies and more! Special Admission $8 after 5pm. 4D Film require an additional ticket.

Friday’s After Five, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (5pm – 8pm)
Special discounted admission after 5pm – $8

World Holiday Traditions, Friday, December 2 (5pm – 9pm)
The Aquarium’s Cultural Series celebrates a diversity of holiday traditions through art, music, dance, and literature. Special visit from Santa and Puffin! All activities are included with admission of $8 after 5pm.

All Day Dollar Days, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4
Admission is only a dollar, excludes 4D film.

Power Plant

Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular, Saturday, November 19 – Saturday December 31, Sunday – Thursday: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, Friday – Saturday: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm
Power Plant lights up the Inner Harbor this holiday season with an unforgettable display of lights, lasers, music and more! Sure to become downtown’s most electrifying attraction, you won’t want to miss this must-see event!

Power Plant’s “Rock the dock” Family Holiday Bash, Saturday, December 10 (1pm – 5pm)
Don’t miss the festive live music, holi- day themed arts and crafts, games, food and drink, great giveaways and even train rides along the promenade! After the kids finish the decorating, we invite you to“rock around” the Christmas Tree for a holiday bash you won’t soon forget!

Harbor East

Joy-Jingle-Jam @ 800 Block Aliceanna Street, Saturday, December 3 (Noon – 5pm)
A festive Holiday Concert with visit from Santa and his helper. The VIPs from noon – 2pm and The Kelly Bell Band from 3pm – 5pm will be joined by a strolling Santa and his Elf taking photos. Harbor East Restaurant stands will be open for your enjoyment.

Let It Snow Celebration, Sunday, December 18 (Noon – 5pm)
The entire Harbor East neighborhood will be blanketed with holiday cheer, including Ice Carvings, Holiday Music and Strolling Entertainment making it merry and bright.

Inner Harbor Light Show For The Holidays!

Friday, November 18th, 2011

This year Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will debut a laser and light show to kick off the holiday season. From mid- November throughout December the Waterfront Partnership will host “It’s A Waterfront Life” light show. November 19th starts off the festivites with Power Plant laser show, parade, arrival of Santa Claus, music and light show in the harbor.

Shows will run until December 31 on Sunday -Thursday at  6 p.m.,7 p.m., 8 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Waterfront Partnership will offer discounted parking at The Gallery Garage downtown and in Harbor East, where some parking will be free at select garages and $3 parking will be available on Caroline, Fleet and Eden streets.

For more information on events, deals and discounts the group is offering throughout the campaign, visit the “It’s a Waterfront Life” website at www.itsawaterfrontlife.org.

Plan your winter getaway! Bed & breakfast rooms and suites still available Friday and Saturday nights.  Visit our specials page for last- minute discounts and enjoy the experience of a winter wonderland  light show during this glorious time of year!!

Baltimore Grand Prix Countdown!

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Just 17 days to go!  Baltimore is buzzing with excitement as Labor Day weekend quickly approaches and with it the 2011 Inaugural Baltimore Grand PrixBaltimore Grand PrixThe grand stands have been erected, race walls are going up and the city streets indeed look like the race course they will become on September 2nd.

Restaurants, bars, nightclubs and attractions are rolling out the red carpet with checkered flag specials and themed events during Baltimore Race Week (Aug. 28 – Sept. 4) for the 100,000+ visitors expected to flood the city for Indy car racing at it’s finest.  From Baltimore Grand Prix-fixed menus at local restaurants, to happy hour specials, free and discounted admission at various family-friendly attractions, and free concerts and events in the Inner Harbor and Harbor East areas, the jam-packed week promises race fans and unforgettable Charm City experience.  Click here for Baltimore Race Week events and specials.

Situated on the outskirts of the race course and within an easy walk of all the action, 1840s Carrollton Inn is the perfect spot to spend Baltimore Grand Prix weekend.  Rooms and suites are unique and charming, treating guests to a true and authentic Baltimore experience.  All accommodations include a full gourmet breakfast served from a menu each morning… so fill your tank before a busy and exciting day on the town!  The inn is footsteps from Little Italy, the Inner Harbor and Harbor East.  With a Charm City Circulator stop just outside the main entrance, Baltimore’s free, eco-friendly transportation is the perfect alternative for getting around on this busy weekend.

Rooms and suites are still available but won’t be for long!  Click here for reservations.

Baltimore Holiday Happenings

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

With the holidays right around the corner, you simply cannot afford to miss out on all the exciting events happening in Baltimore around the 1840s Carrollton Inn. With its elegant charm city accommodations and warm hospitality, the Carrollton Inn offers romantic, spa, all-inclusive, celebration, elopement, and intimate wedding packages. Our gift cards are a great way to show someone you love them this holiday season.  Click here to purchase gift certificates online.  While staying with us check out some of the holiday event in Baltimore!

The 27th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas on December 4, 2010, from 3:30 – 4:30 PM at Harborplace Amphitheater. Celebrate the holiday season with one of Baltimore’s most highly anticipated annual events.  Hundreds of festively dressed tuba and euphonium players will assemble at the Harborplace Amphitheater for a special holiday concert.

Baltimore Lighted Boat Parade on December 4, 2010, at the Inner Harbor at 6 pm. Come down to the Inner Harbor to see the annual Baltimore Lighted Boat Parade. More than 50 pleasure crafts make their way from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to Fell’s Point. All boats are decorated with holiday lights and other colorful decorations.  Make plans to stay down at the Waterfront for dinner following the parade.

7th Annual Fell’s Point Olde Tyme Christmas on December 4, 2010, in Fell’s Point Broadway Square. This year’s Fell’s Point Olde Tyme Christmas is going to be bigger and better than ever. Over 5,000 visitors are expected this year!  Baltimore’s ACE of Cakes, Duff Goldman will light Broadway Square.  Music group Smooth Tease along with caroling group Joyous Voices will add to the festivities.  Horse draw sleigh rides will also be available.  This event is fun for all ages!

Program:

9 am-St Nick arrives by tugboat at Broadway Pier
9 am- 12 pm-Breakfast and photos with St. Nick

9 am – 6 pm-Festive holiday vendors Broadway Square

11 am – 3 pm-Gingerbread House, Fell’s Point Visitor Center
12 pm – 5 pm-Annual Fell’s Point eggnog contest

1 pm – 6 pm-Live holiday music on Broadway Square

2 pm – 6 pm-Horse Drawn Carriage Sleigh Rides

4 pm – 6 pm-Victorian Christmas carolers

5:15 pm-Lighting of the Broadway Square by Duff Goldman

6 pm-Parade of Lighted Boats

Miracle on 34th Street on 34th Street in Hampden! One block in Hampden puts on a Christmas light display that is surely visible from space. Neighbors in this block of row houses string Christmas lights across 34th Street. Inflatable snow globes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. The lights are on every night until January 1st, including all night on Christmas Eve. FREE.

Holidays Historic House Tour on Tuesday, December 14th, at 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Journey back in time this holiday season to experience four historic Baltimore Homes!  Get into the old-fashioned holiday spirit and visit four of Baltimore’s premiere historic houses decorated in their holiday finest.  Get a glimpse of how Maryland’s most prominent families celebrated this special time of year.  Tour Mount Clare Museum House (1760), Homewood Museum (1801), Carroll Mansion (1811), & Gramercy Mansion (1906) each decorated in period style.

Museum Gift Shops are stocked with unique holiday gifts. The tour will include bus transportation and lunch at the Carroll Mansion.

Baltimore Bed & Breakfast Holiday Open House Tour on Sunday, December 12th, at 2 – 7 p.m. Presented by the Better Baltimore Bed & Breakfasts to benefit Santa Claus Anonymous.

Rediscover the charm of the holiday season while you tour these six luxuriously appointed B&Bs as your sample treats inspired by the season. Find why Baltimore is becoming known as a haven for discerning B&B lovers the world over. The Inn at 2920, 1840s Carrollton Inn, Celie’s Waterfront Inn, Rachael’s Dowry Bed & Breakfast and Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast are proud participants of the tour. Tickets are $25 to $35 per person. Stop by 1840s Carrollton Inn, go online, or give us a call at 410-385-1840 to purchase your tickets!

Holiday Shopping at Harborplace & The Gallery. Harborplace & The Gallery will offer extended shopping hours prior to and after the holidays.

Mondays – Saturdays: 10 am to 9 pm and

Sundays: 12 pm to 6 pm

**They will be closed on Christmas Day.  Take advantage of the great $8 parking rate after 4 PM at the Gallery Garage (excludes special events).

Free Holiday Parking in Harbor East November 26 to December 24, 2010! Spend $100 at any of the Harbor East restaurants or retail shops and receive 3 hours of FREE parking.  Customers will receive a voucher once they have spent $100 and they can redeem the voucher at a participating Harbor East self-parking garage.  The 3 hours of holiday parking is available from 10am-10pm at the three Harbor East self-park garage locations:

Legg Mason Garage
1001 Fleet Street Garage
650 S. Exeter Garage

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Defenders’ Day! Weekend Events happening in the heart of Baltimore!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

September 10th, 11th, and 12th is the weekend to celebrate the War of 1812 in Baltimore at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, located only three miles from the 1840’s Carrollton Inn. Beginning on Friday evening with a ceremonial procession of over one-hundred War of 1812 reenactors, the procession will start at the Star Spangled Banner Flag House and continue to the Inner Harbor where a ceremony will take place at the amphitheater. Following the ceremony the “soldiers” will board boats and return to Fort McHenry. Other events include parades, fireworks, a ship-to-shore bombardment reenactment, and military bands. Don’t miss out on these historic events and a chance to become part of a Baltimore tradition while enjoying your stay at the 1840’s Carrollton Inn!

Labor Day Weekend at the Carrollton Inn!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Enjoy your extended Labor Day weekend at the 1840’s Carrollton Inn! During Labor Day weekend many events are taking place that you simply cannot miss out on!

Take a weekend away with us here at the 1840’s Carrollton Inn, you will not be disappointed!

Artscape 2010 this weekend!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The country’s largest free arts festival calls Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood  it’s home and we’re excited to welcome visitors from all over for this three-day festival, July 16 – 18. Headline performers include Musiq Soulchild (Friday), Gov’t Mule (Saturday) and Wale (Sunday).  More than 50 bands are scheduled to perform on four stages for a jam-packed weekend of live entertainment.  Enjoy dance, opera, theater, film, fashion, family events and international foods.  Visit www.artscape.org for more info.

If you’re staying with us at 1840s Carrollton Inn this weekend, you’re just blocks from the art and entertainment.  Our advice is to take advantage of the local metro, MTA and the free Charm City Circulator to get to and from the festivities.  Following are some suggested routes:

  • Stroll a few short blocks north on S. Front Street to the Shot Tower Metro stop.  Take the line headed towards Owings Mills and hop off at State Center Cultural Center.  From there, it’s about a 9-minute walk to the Artscape action.
  • Hop on the Charm City Circulator (Orange Route)  just outside the Inn’s entrance at Albemarle Square.  Get off at the Charles Street stop and then transfer to the Purple Route and ask the driver for the closest stop to Artscape.
  • Take the Charm City Circulator (Orange Route) to Howard Street and transfer to the Light Rail.  Hop off at Mt. Royal or State Center/Cultural Center and you should be in the midst of the excitement.
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The Boys are Back in Town

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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Our boys of summer are home and hosting the New York Yankees for a three-game series followed by the New York Mets for another three (6/8 – 6/13/10)  While I myself am a loyal Oriole’s fan (win or lose!), we welcome all of you New Yorkers and invite you spend a gorgeous summer weekend with us in Baltimore.  Highs in the 80s with sunshine and blue skies!

Rooms and suites are still available… and we’re family friendly so bring the kids for an All-American weekend.  Book now and reserve our “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” package to receive a bag full of ballpark snacks for game day and two complimentary combo tickets to the Babe Ruth Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards when you reserve any room or suite at regular rate.  I’ll be at Sunday’s game in my O’s tee with a Boog’s BBQ in hand and hope to see you there!

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