You’ve ordered the turkey, figured out which pie you want to make, and unearthed the guest room… but have you thought about what to do with the kids the day after Thanksgiving? Here are a few fun events happening around town!

5 Things to Do with Your Kids on Black Friday

Celebrate American Indian Heritage Weekend at Port Discovery

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 (msac.org). Activities are free with paid admission. MORE

It’s Not Black Friday at SparTea — It’s PINK Friday!

SparTea has moved from Towson to the Village of Cross Keys… and is hosting their first “Pink Friday” in the new space! Drop your little one (and her bestie) off for a spa play date while you shop at Cross Keys (we hear Pied Piper is having a fabulous sale that day…). Spa Play Date activities include a holiday craft, mani, board games, snacks, cotton candy, lemonade, and more! Call for pricing and to schedule. MORE

Join the Family-Friendly Fun at Harbor East’s Black Friday Block Party

Join Harbor East for a sophisticated and civilized alternative to mall mayhem at the 3rd Annual Black Friday Block Party.  Skip the holiday frenzy and enjoy leisurely shopping events & sales, brunch cocktails from Bond Street Social, live music, complimentary hot cocoa and family-friendly activities for the little ones including visits from holiday characters, ornament making (complimentary) and a caricature artist ($5 per head, benefitting The Family Tree). MORE

Go Ice Skating On the Roof

On November 29, 2019, the Four Season’s fifth floor Harbor Terrace transforms into a 1,800 square foot synthetic ice skating rink boasting expansive views of both the historic Inner Harbor and city skyline. The rink will be filled with holiday sights and sounds featuring hundreds of twinkling lights, festive holiday decor and lively music. Guests can also warm up with holiday favorites, including hot chocolate topped with house made flavored marshmallows and hot toddies. Forgot your skates? They’ve got those covered with complimentary skate rentals. Tickets are $20-$30/person. MORE

Explore The Festival of Trees

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.

Festival of Trees will feature more than 800 uniquely decorated holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses designed by local artists, corporations and schools. While wandering through the winter wonderland, festival-goers will enjoy live entertainment and a visit to SantaLand. Santa’s ultimate theme park includes “reindeer” pony rides, carousel rides, carnival games, a race car simulator ride and a LEGO display, perfect for young engineers and builders. With more than 100 gift boutiques, a raffle and a silent auction, Festival of Trees is a one-stop-shop to check off everything on the holiday gift list. MORE