Light shoes, family Reindeer Runs, Sock Monkeys, Dollar or Less Days, FabLab… so many things are happening in Charm City this weekend!

Don’t forget to join us for Breakfast with Santa at St. Pius X School! Exclusive holiday concert with Lisa and Mikel of Milkshake, baked goodies from The Corner Pantry, crafts, photos with Santa and MORE!

Baltimore Family Events this Weekend, December 8-10

Holiday Light Show at McDaniel College
Friday, December 8 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Saturday, December 9 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Sunday, December 10 @ 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM | McDaniel College

As part of McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration, the college hosts a drive-in light display that is synchronized to music throughout the holiday season. The inaugural Holiday Light Show is free and open to the public. (cool) progeny is a proud sponsor! MORE

Moonlight Madness
Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 PM – Saturday, December 9 @ 12:00 AM | Federal Hill

Head to Federal Hill for FREE holiday festivities and great local shopping! Merriment kicks off at 7:30 pm with a tree lighting and visit from Santa. Afterwards, stroll the business district and cross some shopping off of your list! MORE

The Lewis Lane Players present It’s a Wonderful Life- A Live Radio Play
Friday, December 8 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday, December 9 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Saturday, December 9 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Take yourself back to a day before television, when radio was king and the human imagination reigned. In the radio play genre, the troupe performs an old-style radio show before a “studio” audience. Just like in radio, actors may play multiple parts and the sound effects are created live before your eyes. MORE

Baltimore Dollar or Less Days
Saturday, December 9 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Sunday, December 10 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Baltimore, Maryland

Dollar or Less Days, presented by MECU of Baltimore returns! 14 of Baltimore’s best attractions offering free or $1 admission, kids who like baseball will be happy, kids who like underwater animal adventures will be stoked, and kids who want to see Baltimore from the top of the world will get their wish. MORE

$5 5K: Reindeer Run
Saturday, December 9 @ 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM | West Shore Park

Join Baltimore City Recreation & Parks at their last family-friendly $5 5K of 2017! Registrants will be Fueled by Zeke’s Coffee and light snacks provided. MORE

FABLAB at Roland Park Country School
Saturday, December 9 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Roland Park Country School

FabLab at RPCS is a fun event for families with children aged preschool through grade 5 to celebrate exploration, focus and collaboration! Come explore our newly renovated and expanded Innovation Space and get busy playing! MORE

Breakfast with Santa + Holiday Market: a (cool) progeny event
Saturday, December 9 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | St. Pius X School

HO HO HO — the holidays are here! Join (cool) progeny as we co-host Breakfast with Santa at St. Pius X School! Enjoy pastries, cocoa and coffee from The Corner Pantry while the kids try their hand of “elfing” in our Santa Workshop! We’ll have holiday crafts, volunteer opportunities, and more! MORE

B&O’s Magical Holiday Express
Saturday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sunday, December 10 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

Trains are magical during the holidays! There is no better place to be a child than at the B&O Railroad Museum! All aboard the B&O’s Magical Holiday Express, a holiday spectacular celebration in the B&O Roundhouse devoted to trains of all sizes and shapes, holiday festivities, and a winter wonderland of family fun and activities. MORE

Gingerbricks & Littles’ Day
Saturday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate the winter season with a fun event designed especially for children six and under! Help the creative chefs from McCormick design Gingerbricks with candies and icing – and put together a Gingerbread House that is larger than life! MORE

Through the Wardrobe: The Magical Gardens of Narnia!
Saturday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sunday, December 10 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

Rawlings Conservatory presents Through the Wardrobe: The Magical Gardens of Narnia! This year’s show will feature many of your favorite poinsettias from years past, as well as some exciting new cultivars, in a setting that celebrates C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia. MORE

Sock Monkey Saturday
Saturday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Don’t let the holidays drive you BANANAS! Relax by making your very own Sock Monkey—a great last-minute gift, and just something fun to do with the family. AVAM’s huge sock monkey making extravaganza is FREE to attend, but you must bring your own socks: 2 pair, clean & colorful (1 for your monkey and 1 to donate), and scissors to participate. Instructions, stuffing, sewing needles, thread, visionary baubles, and camaraderie will be provided. MORE

Science is Sweet!
Saturday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Sunday, December 10 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Partake in tasty science activities centered around Maryland Science Centers Gingerbread Lane exhibit. Test your own gingerbread house in the event of an “earthquake”, help the Gingerbread man get across the river, and learn unique ways to decorate a gingerbread house using science. MORE

Holidays At Hampton
Saturday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Sunday, December 10 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Hampton National Historic Site

Join Hampton National Historic Site as they celebrate “Holidays at Hampton: Through the Generations” Explore the historic mansion decorated for Christmases from the Early Republic through the twentieth century. MORE

Ho Ho Holiday Weekends
Saturday, December 9 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Sunday, December 10 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | PANDORA Ice Rink

Head to the PANDORA Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor every Saturday and Sunday in December and tell Santa what you want for Christmas! MORE

Family Concert: A Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 9 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

This holiday concert for the entire family features a single-actor adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Follow the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journeys with the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Musical selections include Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves and Tippett’s Suite in D. Fun for ages 4 and up! MORE

Gingy’s 5th Birthday Party
Saturday, December 9 @ 11:00 AM – 8:00 [M | Sunday, December 10 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Christmas Village In Baltimore

Celebrate Christmas Village’s 5th anniversary with our mascot Gingy’s 5th birthday! A big birthday cake and a lot of special kids’ entertainment like games, artists and face painting await everyone joining the party! MORE

Santa’s Streetcar
Saturday, December 9 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Sunday, December 10 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Baltimore Streetcar Museum

An annual Holiday tradition! Santa’s Streetcar includes a streetcar ride with Santa (and one additional ride). Refreshments and lots of holiday cheer as the Museum will be decked out for the holidays including a holiday model train display and thousands of lights. MORE

Holiday Tea
Sunday, December 10 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Relax and enjoy a special afternoon with Colonial Period teas, light pastries, good conversation, and the music of the season. Children 10 and older. MORE

Holiday Centerpieces and Natural Ornaments
Sunday, December 10 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

Make a festive centerpiece from evergreens, a holiday container, and a candle. Listen to holiday tunes, enjoy cookies, and create natural ornaments for your home or to give as gifts. Ages 5 and up. MORE

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress
Sunday, December 10 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

When young Hanna helps a miner carry a heavy sack of coal through a forest, she learns a valuable lesson about the power of a good deed. Help ring in Chanukah with this interactive children’s musical based on a classic Israeli children’s book, “Hanna’s Sabbath Dress” by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi’el. Children will join in holiday songs and crafts as they help create Hanna’s world and moonlit enchantment. MORE

Deck the Halls Santa Dinner
Sunday, December 10 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Harford Community College – Chesapeake Center

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind magical event where fun memories are sure to be made! Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by the elves in HCC Dining Services. After dinner, visit with Santa, have some cocoa and cookies while watching a classic holiday movie in the Chesapeake Theater. MORE

Toys for Tots Benefit Concert
Sunday, December 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Towson University – Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall

Enjoy the sounds of the season and make a difference for community children at the 15th annual concert, featuring the musicians of the Ken Ebo Jazz Orchestra who volunteer to present this joyous evening of holiday tunes sponsored by the TU Veterans Center. MORE


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