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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

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.

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!


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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