It’s the most waterfront time of the year.

Think the harbor is just for summer fun?  Think again! Here are some of our favorite things to do at the Inner Harbor during the holiday season so you can make the most of Charm City’s urban winter wonderland!

our fav winter activities on the waterfront

Ice Skating al Fresco

Dust off your old figure skates and head to the Pandora Ice Rink for some skating fun. Located between the Harborplace Pavillions, the rink is open for posted hours seven days a week with extended times on the holidays. Don’t miss their pajama skate events, FROSTfest, character skates, or their learn to skate program! Show your skating wristband to take advantage of great dining deals around the harbor at your favorite restaurants. Perfect afternoon adventure.

Admission is $7-$9 plus $4 for skate rental.

Hot Cider at The Best of Luck

Baltimore’s favorite sweet spot also serves up some of the city’s best cider! The Best of Luck is the perfect place to grab a cuppa and warm up after your skate or winter walk around the water.

The Polar Express at the National Aquarium

The time-honored holiday classic goes 4-D at the National Aquarium! Films are just $5 and can be purchased with general aquarium admission. {Psss… join us for our annual Pajamas and Polar Express Play Date at the Aquarium on December 16th! Advanced registration required.}

12 Days of Science

Deck the halls, journey to the Arctic, build a winter wonderland— there’s even MORE happening every day at the Maryland Science Center this holiday season, starting December 20th. Enjoy special themed activities all throughout the building. Free with paid admission.

Holly Jolly Trolley Lights Tour

The (cool)est way to see holiday lights in Baltimore? Aboard the Holly Jolly Trolley! Tours departing select days December 4th – January 3rd from the Marriott Waterfront Hotel and take you past the lights on 34th Street, the Washington Monument, and more. Tickets are $27.95/adults and $15.95/children.

enter to win tickets!

One of our favorite wintertime activities in Charm City is ice skating at the outdoor rink at the Inner Harbor! One lucky family is going to be skating al fresco, courtesy of Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore! Enter to win a family four pack of tickets. We’ll choose a winner on Sunday, December 13th.


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