The November Megalist! From illuminating art displays to Beatles music festivals to kid-friendly-theatre to pie make-and-takes, there is no shortage of kid-friendly fun in Baltimore in this November! Here are our ‘must dos.’

52 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this November

Brilliant Baltimore
November 1 – 11 | Times Vary
Inner Harbor

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is uniting two of its marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City. Brilliant Baltimore will illuminate the city with literature, ideas, world-class light art installations, and live performances. MORE

Exploring Light and Science at Port Discovery
November 1 – 11 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Light: it’s dazzling, it’s electrifying, and it’s all around you! Join Port Discovery November 1 – November 10 as they join Baltimore in celebrating all things light during Light City! Plus, they’ll explore science and STEM as part of Maryland STEM Festival celebrations. Enjoy science-themed drop-in programs, hands-on science fun, interactive science shows and more! Note: The Museum is not open on Mondays. MORE

Inner Harbor Ice Rink Opening Night
November 1 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Inner Harbor Ice Rink

Join Waterfront Partnership on Friday, November 1 at 5:30pm for the opening of the Inner Harbor Ice Rink! Help us kick off the ice rink season and skate to groovy tunes and funky disco lights! The first 100 kids skate for free. Performance by Believe in Music. Cupcakes and FREE hot cocoa. The Inner Harbor Ice Rink sponsored by the Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds will be open daily and all holidays November 1, 2019 – January 20. 2020. MORE

Scrooge, The Musical
Friday – Sunday, November 1-10 | Times Vary
Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

SCROOGE! follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. MORE

Tarzan, The Stage Musical
Weekends, November 1 – 17 | Times Vary
Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience. MORE

STEM Family Fun Fair
November 2 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Part of the Maryland STEM Festival, bring the whole family for a series of fun-filled drop-in events that give kids (pre-K – 12) an opportunity to collaborate with one another to solve engineering and design tasks. Our event is sponsored by NDMU’s School of Education and is run by the Leadership in Teaching: STEM program’s faculty and students. This event is free and open to the public. MORE

Kids Cook Thanksgiving Treats
November 2 and 3 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Emma’s Tea Spot

Chef Jane Parker will guide children in making Thanksgiving Treats including Ice Cream Cone TeePees, Pilgrim Hats, Rice Krispie Candy Corn, and a Fall Fruit and Cheese Tray.Classes limited to 8 children, ages 5-11. Email Chef Jane for allergen info. Reservations required by Wed, Oct 30th. MORE

Pumpkin Drop
November 2 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maryland Science Center

When the Halloween festivities come to an end, bring your jack-o’-lantern to the Maryland Science Center for a memorable send-off. Their pumpkin launch tube is ready to propel your gourd down four stories from MSC’s roof to the patio below! It’s bound to be a smashing good time! MORE

Mindfulness Matters
Saturdays in November | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Social Studio Baltimore

Art can be meditative both in the making and the viewing! It can record the experience connecting to ourselves, each other and the earth as well as gratitude for these connections. During the month of November, Social Studios Saturday Workshops are all about mindfulness. Make zen tangles, mindfulness paintings, peaceful pathways paintings and clay desk fidgets for finger meditations. All ages. Children under 5 years old are free and must be accompanied by adult. MORE

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration
November 2 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with traditional dance performances and art-making activities for the entire family. Visitors can contribute to a community altar, enjoy special food and drink, and take tours of the collection in English or Spanish. This is one of the largest Diá de los Muertos celebrations in the region, so don’t miss out on the festivities! MORE

Kerplunk! Gratitude & Growth
Saturdays in November | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Alliance

Drop-in every Saturday from noon to 3pm for FREE art-making workshops that the whole family can enjoy. No registration required and all of the materials are provided. Throughout November, they will focus on expressing gratitude and growth through three dimensional art projects. MORE

BMORE Lit! Neighborhood Lights Pagoda Dance Party
November 2 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Pagoda at Patterson Park

Dance in the light of Patterson Park’s historic Pagoda Observatory as we celebrate our Brilliant Baltimore, as part of the 2019 Light City Neighborhood Lights program! With classic soul and funk tunes mixed by DJ Rob Macy of Save YourSoul, this neighborhood dance party will feature a special Pagoda light display, black lights, glow face paint and giveaways, performances, dancing light arches, food trucks and more. MORE

Wild About Bears
November 3 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Join the Zoo on November 3rd in celebrating and conserving wildlife during Wild About Bears day! Through zookeeper talks and hands-on activities, learn what makes bears unique, and how we are contributing to their conservation at the Zoo and around the world. Plus, come learn how you can help preserve bear populations and their habitats by making simple changes in your daily life that will contribute to a more sustainable future for bears and other animals!
This event is FREE with Zoo admission or membership! MORE

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
November 3 | 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

This critically acclaimed production created by Jonathan Rockefeller features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets faithfully adapted from four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle: BrownBear, Brown Bear10 Little Rubber DucksThe Very Lonely Firefly; and, of course, the star of the show –The Very Hungry Caterpillar. MORE

Cool Tot Time: Thankful Turkeys
November 6 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
St. James Academy

Join (cool) progeny for our Thankful Turkeys (cool) tot time at St. James Academy! We’ll be reading a Thanksgiving-themed story and making “thankful” and turkey crafts. Tot times are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregiver. Babies under 12 months of age are free! Please purchase $5/child pass in advance. Many times our Tot Times sell out in advance and can’t take walk-ins. MORE

Homeschool Days at the Jewish Museum of Maryland: Immigration
November 7 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jewish Museum of Maryland

Walk through the Jonestown neighborhood and experience the sights and sounds of Lombard Street and learn about the immigrant families that called this neighborhood home. Discover and experience tenement houses, sweatshops, and the outdoor markets that made Lombard Street the lively center for many immigrant families. Step into Maryland’s first synagogue, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, and learn about the different immigrant groups that worshipped inside the building and made it their own. Enjoy a living history character performance from special guest, Ida Rehr. Hear Ida share her story as a Ukrainian immigrant who worked in Baltimore’s garment industry. MORE

STEAM Shindig

STEAM Shindig 2019
November 8 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Garrison Forest School

Full STEAM ahead! Join (cool) progeny for a “Big Kids” night out at Garrison Forest School as we celebrate National STEAM Day on Friday, November 8! Enjoy pizza, explorations, and experiments designed for kids ages 4-10 (with their parents). Be inspired by female STEAM pioneers as you visit “their labs” and engage in hands-on activities related to their various fields. These activities are ideal for elementary school ages! MORE

Girl Scouts: Trashion Fashion with SEWSQUAD!
November 9 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society is celebrating the opening of their newest exhibition, “Spectrum of Fashion,” with a unique Girl Scout event! Join SEWSQUAD as they turn your closet cast-offs into this season’s must-have accessories. Join SEWSQUAD to turn your closet cast-offs into this season’s must-haves. SEWSQUAD experts will help you create a soon-to-be-favorite fashion item from your own old clothes. Girl Scouts of all levels are invited to use their creativity and teamwork and compete for prizes. Troops are required to bring their own used clothing items. MORE

Harvest Festival at R. House
November 9 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
R. House

R. House’s annual Harvest Festival returns! Free activities include pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, crafts, games and a curated class offering from Movement Lab. There’s also seasonal mini workshops, 20+ craft vendors in the Garage and they’re also bringing back Rattlewood bluegrass band. MORE

Family Arts Day
November 9 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Towson University Community Art Center

Experience the joy of being an artist at TU Community Art Center’s Family Arts Day. Drop in for a day of free interactive art activities, dance workshops, and gallery tours inspired by the current art exhibitions. All ages welcome. TU’s Opera in a Can presents “Mr. Brewster’s Invigorating Invention, Nov. 9 at 9:30am and 11am in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall. MORE

Mother Daughter Date Night in Old Ellicott City
November 9 | 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Old Ellicott City

Enjoy an evening in Old Ellicott City and be a part of their first MOTHER DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT! Moms and daughters of all ages are invited to choose an activity at one of our host businesses, create-rejuvenate-celebrate together, then receive discount coupons to continue the fun at participating restaurants and stores.  Dine and shop till your heart’s content! Mommy and me yoga, DIY flower bouquets, vintage dress-up photo booth, intro to ballet class, and more!  MORE

Meet Victoria Cossack, Author of Gus and the Greatest Catch of All
November 10 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Children’s Bookstore

While trying to break his own record of most fish ever caught, Gus falls overboard and realizes that he must change his tactics. He follows a clever, shape-shifting school of fish and comes to realize that it’s more fun when fish are friends, not food. Meet the author at The Children’s Bookstore! MORE

Charm City Players Presents Elf, The Musical
Weekends, November 9 – December 1 | Times Vary
Mercy High School

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. MORE

Disney’s Aladdin
November 13 – December 1 | Times Vary
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Check the website for performance times. MORE

COOL TOT TIME: Nuts About Squirrels
November 13| 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Michael-St. Clement School

Whisky, frisky, hippity, hop…up he goes to the tree top! Join (cool) progeny at St. Michael – St. Clement School as we go nuts about squirrels! We’ll enjoy a story, activities, snacks, and craft. Tot times are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregiver. Babies under 12 months of age are free! Please purchase $5/child pass in advance. Many times our Tot Times sell out in advance and can’t take walk-ins. MORE

Meet Innosanto Nagara – M is for Movement
November 13 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Children’s Bookstore

Here is the story of a child born at the dawn of a social movement. At first the protests were in small villages and at universities. But then they spread. People drew sustenance from other social movements in other countries. And then the unthinkable happened. The protagonist in this fictionalized children’s memoir is a witness and a participant, fearful sometimes, brave sometimes too, and when things change, this child who is now an adult is as surprised as anyone. Children’s book author and illustrator Innosanto Nagara’s books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be proactive citizens who are passionate about causes from environmental issues to LGBTQ rights and civil rights. MORE

Story time with Celesta: Fairy and Harpist
November 15 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Old Fox Books

Foxes, pirates, and now fairies! The magic of Old Fox brings lovely storytellers to their shop! Bring the little ones, enjoy the beautiful, gentle sounds of the harp and be enchanted by Celesta. Wings are encouraged but not mandatory… MORE

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride 2019
November 16 – December 1 | Days Vary, See Website
B&O Railroad Museum

All aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS™! Create a Christmas memory that you and your family will treasure forever – a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Immerse yourself in the classic children’s book THE POLAR EXPRESS™ by Chris Van Allsburg. In this beloved story, a young boy takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole and receives a special gift from Santa. Characters from this award-winning book come to life through this magical holiday experience. MORE

MakerSpace Family Workshop: Squawking Turkey
November 16 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Chesapeake Arts Center

Head to Chesapeake Arts Center for a MakerSpace workshop all about — turkeys! Let this little fellow tell everyone that Thanksgiving dinner is ready.  Just pull his string and he will announce proudly that the other turkey – the roasted one – is ready.  Yum! Yum! FREE but RSVP. MORE

Beatles Family Fest with Yellow Dubmarine at Carver
November 16 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am
George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology

The Beatles are the ultimate family rock band — the one that kids, parents and grandparents can all enjoy together. And the Baltimore-based band Yellow Dubmarine does reggae versions of classic Beatles tunes, complete with a full horns section! Reggae + Beatles = the most kid-friendly show on the planet. This show will be held at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, at 938 York Road in Towson. There’s plenty of free parking, and a beautiful auditorium where you and your family will have plenty of room to sit and enjoy the show, or stand up and dance! Plus, Carver students are involved in this performance. It’s going to be a multi-generational show, for a multi-generational audience. MORE

BSO Music Box: Great Big Animals
November 16 | 10:00 am and 11:30 am
Joseph Myerhoff Symphony Hall

Think big! Elephants, whales and rhinos are the stars of this show with a jazz quartet. Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of musicians of the BSO performing classical and children’s songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy. MORE

Fall Stellar Stretching
November 16 | 10:00 am and 11:00 am
Robinson Nature Center

Moving your muscles is not only fun, it’s “stellar” in this entertaining planetarium program. Hear stories about the constellations in our fall skies and enjoy stretches inspired by these tales. Get your wiggles, giggles and stiffness out as you move under the stars of the dome.  Pre-register to secure your tickets for both parents and adults.  3-8 yrs w/parent. $3/ticket or free with Annual Pass. MORE

Flight Fest
November 16 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maryland Science Center

Let your imagination soar at the Maryland Science Center for their fourth annual Flight Fest! Bring the whole family to learn about the science of aerodynamics and wings with games, activities and demonstrations. Participate in aeronautic challenges, an egg drop challenge and test out your own flying contraptions! MORE

Baltimore Boogie
November 16 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Come boogie with the kids at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center! Baltimore Boogie is the Children’s Center third annual community Dance Marathon event. Families are welcome to dance, play and stand for the kids from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. Registration is $25 and will include food, games and activities to keep you entertained for six hours while raising much-needed funds for patients and families. MORE

Campfire Cooking
November 16 and 17 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Nothing tastes better than food cooked over a fire. Hike to find kindling and learn about fire safety and how to build a campfire. Then make some classic campfire treats to enjoy. Adults and children 8+ $8 per person ($5 for ORNCC Members). MORE

Zoo Zoom 2019
November 17 | 8:30 am – 10:30 am
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Embark on a journey through the Zoo at this year’s Zoo Zoom: Expedition 8K presented by Chase. Dress up as your favorite animal and choose from either an 8K race or the 1 Mile Family Walk/Fun Run. Both courses will take you on an adventure through the center of the Zoo and past the NEW African Journey exhibits! Every dollar raised for this event goes directly to fund the Maryland Zoo’s animal care, education programs, and wildlife conservation. Members save an additional $5 off the lowest ticket price! MORE

Light-Up Elf Wreath/Pajama/Movie Night
November 19 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Made Me Mine

Made Me Mine’s Elf Craft/ Movie Night last year was a huge hit. Not an empty seat in the house! This year, they are bringing our “A Game” with this MUST HAVE deco mesh LIGHT UP Elf Wreath. Come dressed in your favorite comfy Christmas jammies and watch Buddy the Elf on the TV. This is the perfect project for 2 people to work on together so feel free to bring a friend, date, or little elf. Just one ticket needed per project. MORE

COOL TOT TIME: Monkey Adventures
November 20 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ClimbZone White Marsh

Ready to monkey around? Join us at ClimbZone White Marsh for a morning that is guaranteed to get the wiggles out! Little friends ages 2-5 will be able to soar to new heights on ClimbZone’s climbing walls. Those under 2 will be able to explore the bounce house and slide area. We’ll have monkey stories, songs, and crafts! Tot times are designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregiver. Babies under 12 months of age are free! Please purchase $5/child pass in advance. Many times our Tot Times sell out in advance and can’t take walk-ins. MORE

Tiny Tots: Signs of Fall
November 22 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Patterson Park Audubon

Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program where kids take a hike, make a craft, play a game, and read a story around a nature theme each month. Join Audubon to discover Patterson Park as an outdoor classroom. Space is limited and slots fill quickly. Please register in advance: baltimore@audubon.org or 410.558.2473. Meet at the picnic tables on the northeast shore of the Boat Lake in Patterson Park. For children ages 2-5. MORE

Tree Lighting on THE AVENUE at White Marsh
November 22 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THE AVENUE at White Marsh

Join WMAR-2’s very own, Jamie Costello, as THE AVENUE at White Marsh unwraps another magical holiday season with the 22nd Annual Tree Lighting! THE AVENUE at White Marsh Tree Lighting is one of the area’s most celebrated events with holiday music and giveaways for children beginning at 6pm! Santa will arrive to light the Christmas tree at 7pm – followed by a very special Skate with Santa on THE AVENUE’s 6,900 square foot outdoor ice rink! Ice Rink patrons will have access to one of the best spots to view the tree lighting (rink-side!) and the opportunity to enjoy their skating session with Santa! Plus, hot chocolate and cookies will be available for ice rink guests after the tree lights – compliments of Red Brick Station. For rink pricing information, visit www.whitemarshiceskating.com. MORE

Nic Stone and Laurie Halse Anderson in Conversation (Young Adult)
November 22 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Ivy Bookshop

The Ivy is proud (and humbled) to welcome two of our absolute favorite young adult and middle-grade authors, Nic Stone and Laurie Halse Anderson, for a spirited and lively conversation. They will be reading, discussing, and answering questions about their latest books, Jackpot (Stone) and Shout (Anderson), both of which bravely tackle important topics and themes many other writers have difficulty confronting. MORE

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns
November 23 | 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Disney brings everyone’s favorite nanny back to a new generation of kids. Mary Poppins returns to help the next generation of Banks children. Following in the footsteps of the original movie, the sequel delights with catchy songs and Disney’s animated magic. Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda star, with cameos by Meryl Streep and Dick Van Dyke. Enjoy kite designing and hot chocolate. Admission is free with donation of food items for Havre de Grace Elementary School Food Pantry. Recommended for ages 6+. Kids under 13 FREE when accompanied by an adult. MORE

Saturday Fun: Printmaking Workshop for Kids
November 23 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Explore the printmaking process by making a creative portrait print inspired by artist Elizabeth Catlett. Young visitors will hear the story, Jamilah Loves to Talk about Art and view prints from Elizabeth Catlett: Artist As Activist. This workshop is presented by printmaking artist Sean Montague of Ethnicitees, LLC. Free with museum admission. MORE

The More the Merrier: Story Time with Four Children’s Authors
November 23 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Ivy Bookshop

What do you get when you put four great picture book authors and illustrators in a room together? Tons of fun! Join The Ivy Bookshop for a special event featuring: Josh Funk (author of such silly books as the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, the It’s Not a Fairy Tale series, the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series, and more); Tara Lazar, (the “funny author lady” who wrote The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City, the sequel to the award-winning 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story, and other quirky titles); Laura Murray (author of five award-winning picture books in the series recounting the continuing (true?) adventures of the Gingerbread Man); and Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (who wrote the picture book, Mommy’s Khimar, which was selected as a Best Book of 2018 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and Shelf Awareness). MORE

The ART in eARTh: Environmental Adornments
November 23 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Robinson Nature Center

Join staff from Port Discovery Children’s Museum to examine our world through the arts. Participate in an interactive “pop-up” performance that follows nature’s expert builders as they spin a cobweb. Explore the grounds and gather natural objects to create unique works of art inspired by nature. Free with nature center admission. MORE

Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving: A (Cool) Progeny Play Date
November 23 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The St. Paul’s Schools

Looking for a way to give back as a family as we kick off the holiday season? Join (cool) progeny at St. Paul’s Lower School for our first-ever Friendsgiving — a celebration of friendship! We’ll have kid-powered service activities, seasonal fun, and MORE. Just $5/family — and that includes pizza dinner and dessert! With the team at St. Paul’s and several local charities, we’ve created a ‘buffet’ of service learning opportunities designed with kids in mind. Families can make dog toys and treats for a local shelter, decorate lunch bags for the hungry, design blankets for kids who could use a fleece hug, and more. It’s an evening of doing good, choosing kind, and giving back! MORE

Take and Bake Pie Drop In
November 24 | All Day (Register in Advance)
CAKE by Jason

Why just buy a delicious pie from CAKE when you can stop by and MAKE your own to bake fresh on Thanksgiving morning? Their Cake team will have pie pans prepared with dough and all the fillings necessary to make whatever pie your heart can dream up! As this is a mix and match class, please be aware that they cannot guarantee any non-contamination of products with common allergens used in the bakery. On arrival, receive your perfect pie shell and pie fillings. Then, the CAKE team will help you decorate your perfect pie! Will you cover your pie with dough and cut out decorations to go on top? Will you cover the top with their signature crumb topping and go for a rustic feel? Or maybe a sprinkle of sparkly coarse sugar for that Martha Stewart ”esque” feel! The choice is yours! MORE

Hoot’s Feast-ival
November 24 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Irvine Nature Center

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Hoot is getting ready too. Join Hoot at Irvine’s Native American Site for some games, crafts, and lots of delicious food. Learn about some of the foods that were at the first Thanksgiving and that they grow in our very garden at Irvine. Fun for all ages! MORE

Kennedy Krieger’s Festival of Trees
November 29 – December 1 | Times Vary
Maryland State Fairgrounds

Not only is Santa coming to town, but Festival of Trees is coming to town for the 30th year in a row, and it will welcome its one-millionth visitor! From Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1, the elves from the Kennedy Krieger Institute will transform the Maryland State Fairgrounds into a winter wonderland complete with decorated trees, a gingerbread town, shopping, holiday activities and entertainment for children of all ages. MORE

American Indian Heritage Weekend at Port Discovery
November 29 – December 1 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Learn about the traditions and heritage of local American Indian tribes throughout American Indian Heritage Weekend! Explore the American Indian heritage and culture up close and personal from the Baltimore American Indian Center, enjoy an intertribal dancing performance, plus take part in hands-on activities celebrating American Indian Heritage! This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. MORE

Turkey Tales
November 30 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center to celebrate the turkey… after all it’s been a rough week for him. They’ll have turkey tales, a turkey craft and they’ll meet one of the lucky ones that survived the holiday. Adults and children 5+ $2 per person (FREE for ORNCC members). MORE

Parent and Me: Holiday Cookies
November 30 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Baltimore Chef Shop

A class for young chefs and their parents to work together in the kitchen. Join us in this special holiday class to make traditional Linzer Torte Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons, and Gingerbread with Piped Frosting. Filling you with tasty treats and holiday cheer! For ages 8 – 17 plus an adult. MORE