It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays around Charm City! Here are our favorite events this weekend!

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, November 24-26

Native American Indian Heritage Day
Friday, November 24 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museuem

Learn about, celebrate and recognize the contributions, culture, tradition and heritage of the indigenous Native American Indian tribes of Maryland on Native American Indian Heritage Day, recognized as an official State of Maryland Holiday and National day of celebration. Join Port Discovery as members of the Piscataway and Lumbee tribes and representatives from the Baltimore American Indian Center educate visitors with Native Storytelling, interactive Cultural Dance programs, Native American Indian arts activities and demonstrations. MORE

Festival of Trees by Kennedy Krieger Institute Inc.
Friday, November 24 @ 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Saturday, November 25 @ 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Sunday, November 26 @ 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Maryland State Fairgrounds

Even with all those elves, Santa himself couldn’t have designed a better fantasy world than Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees. It’s a three-day extravaganza of fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy train gardens, complemented by over 100 craft boutiques, holiday goodies and activities for kids of all ages. You can also enjoy a special line-up of nightly entertainment for the whole family! MORE

Black Friday Block Party
Friday, November 24 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Harbor East Baltimore

Join Harbor East for a sophisticated and civilized alternative to mall mayhem at the Black Friday Block Party. Skip the holiday stress and enjoy leisurely shopping events, mimosas and bloody marys from Loch Bar, wine from BIN 604, live music, a complimentary DIY hot chocolate bar and family-friendly activities for the little ones (including face painting, cookie decorating, a balloon artist and an appearance by Olaf!). MORE

A·MAZE·D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips – Opening Day
Friday, November 24 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Put on your thinking caps as you explore giant indoor mazes inside Port Discovery Children’s Museum! A·MAZE·D will challenge kids and adults alike with mazes by Dave Phillips. This puzzling exhibit gets you moving as you weave, turn and use logic, math and problem-solving skills to become a maze master! Jump from dot to dot in Hop Dots, confound yourself as you walk the puzzle mazes, and get lost in a giant walk-through cardboard box maze. MORE

Moon and Mercury Night
Friday, November 24 | 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Maryland Science Center
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to see the planet Mercury from 4:30 to 5:30 pm with a special early opening of weekly “Friday Night Stargazing”. Then enjoy a view of Earth’s Moon during the regular 5:30PM to 9PM observatory hours. MORE

Kid Workshop – Christmas Tree Ornament
Saturday, November 25 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Home Depot – Timonium

Join The Home Depot Timonium for a hands-on workshop where you and your child can create a holiday picture frame that doubles as a Christmas ornament. Perfect for gifting or adding to the family’s holiday decor. Once the picture frame is built, your child can decorate it with paint and holiday stickers. MORE

Holiday Fun at the BMI Farmers’ Market
Saturday, November 25 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Industry

Kick off the holiday season at the last BMI10 ammers’ Market of 2017 with a special appearance from Santa (10am to 12pm). Shop for local artisan goods, purchase a Christmas tree, and enjoy family-friendly activities under the outdoor pavilion. MORE

Holiday Train Garden – Opening Day
Saturday, November 25 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | The Fire Museum of Maryland

Watch as O-scale trains wind through a 20th-century town. On Opening Day, get a free photo taken with Santa in a Fire Chief’s sleigh, from 11 am until 2 pm. MORE

Miracle on Main Street Downtown Event
Saturday, November 25 | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM | City of Westminster Recreation & Parks Dept.

The Miracle on Main Street event is a series of fun activities for young and old alike to enjoy and get into the holiday spirit. The activities include the Jingle Bell Run, the Holiday Electric Parade, the lighting of the holiday tree, caroling with the Westminster Municipal Band, Santa’s Treat for Kids and a visit from Santa! MORE

Opening Weekend – Christmas Village in Baltimore
Saturday, November 25 @ 11:00 AM – Sunday, November 26 @ 5:00 PM | Christmas Village In Baltimore

The Christmas Village in Baltimore invites you and all your friends and family to come to their Opening Weekend! On Saturday at 3 pm, the original Christkind from Nuremberg will visit and officially open the Christmas Village. There will also be a live performance by our host Ingo Düe and various other performers! On Sunday, the huge tree lighting ceremony will take place at 4:30 pm to get everyone into the Christmas spirit! MORE

Let’s Talk Turkey!
Saturday, November 25 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center will be celebrating the Turkey with stories and a meet and greet with our very own gobbler. MORE

Mom and Me Antigravity Adventure
Saturday, November 25 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Movement Lab

You and your child can Flip and Fly together! In this one hour playshop at The Movement Lab, you can learn how to put on a performance for yourself in the Antigravity hammock. The class includes instruction in the arts of inversion and free play time to create together. MORE

Meet and Greet Tea Party with Annie and Friends
Saturday, November 25 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Sunday, November 26 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Charm City Players

Charm City Players celebrates its 5th “Annie”versary with its production of Annie. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray about an orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity, who charms everyone’s heart. Join your favorite characters for a very special pre-show tea party. MORE

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 25 | 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM | Hunt Valley Towne Centre

Join The Hunt Valley Towne Centre for their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Meet on Main Street to kick off the holiday season with live musical performances from Sparks Elementary and Jemicy School, complimentary hot chocolate, cookies and a special giveaway! Followed by a visit with Santa in Greetings & Readings. MORE

Miracle on 34th Street – First Lighting & Santa’s Arrival
Saturday, November 25| 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Hampden – 34th and Chestnut Streets

Visit Hampden for the largest light show in Baltimore City !! The lights will come to life on Saturday, November 25th with the arrival of Santa on or about 6:00. MORE

Garland Workshop
Sunday, November 26 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Becket Hitch

Join Kohli and learn how she created Becket Hitch’s much sought after tissue paper garland that premiered in her shop two years ago. Utilizing simple tools that you already have at home Kohli will walk you through how to make your own garland to add a bit of whimsey to your holiday decor. Participants will leave with a length of garland, extra supplies, some fancy scissors, and a wealth of ideas on how to translate this simple technique into their homes. MORE

Animal Craft Safari
Sunday, November 26 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | The Maryland Zoo

Children ages 4 and up are invited on a wild learning adventure with Zoo educator. On a craft safari, little explorers will meet a real creature from the Zoo’s animal embassy (weather and staff dependent), hear an animal-themed story. make a wildlife-related craft, learn about ecology and conservation of wild animals. MORE

Parent/Child Snowman Canvas
Sunday, November 26 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | The Pottery Stop

Come to the Pottery Stop for a parent & child painting event! Cost covers one 16″ x 20″ canvas and one 11″ x 14″ canvas to be painted by the parent/child team! Add an LED Light Kit for $5 each. For ages 8+ to do with an adult! MORE

Paw Patrol Skate
Sunday, November 26 | 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Hot Skates

Come skate with The Paw Patrol at Hot Skates! Bring your camera and wear your favorite Paw Patrol gear! After the skate, enjoy lunch and spend time in the arcade! MORE

Kiddos: Cross Stitched Owl Pendant
Sunday, November 26 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Domesticity: Fabric Shop & Craft Studio

Brin your tween to Domesticity to learn needlepoint while making their very own owl pendant! Perfect for a gift or a holiday talking piece – they’ll be thrilled with their creation. Class includes pendant, chain/keychain/ornament string, thread, and instruction. MORE