Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore, November 27-29

Virtual Festival of Trees, Holiday Train Winter Wonderland Walk, Saturday Morning Tunes TV, and MORE! Check out our round-up of virtual and in-person weekend fun for families in Baltimore! Looking for more ideas? Check out our Community Calendar.

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Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore, November 27-29

VIRTUAL | Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Virtual Festival of Trees
Friday, November 27 – Sunday, November 29

Celebrate the Holidays from Home with Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Virtual Festival of Trees.Te East Coast’s largest holiday extravaganza will blend past traditions with new experiences to offer families a safe and healthy holiday experience All is sure to be merry and bright this holiday season as the 31st annual Festival of Trees returns from Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29, 2020. With the health and safety of festival-goers being of utmost concern, Kennedy Krieger Institute will transform the iconic holiday event from a three-day in-person gathering to a hybrid experience. General admission tickets for the event this year are FREE and the virtual format allows families from near and far to experience the magic of Festival of Trees. MORE

Drive Through the Symphony of Lights
Friday, November 27 – Sunday, November 29
Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park

Drive through the Symphony of Lights, a time-honored Howard County tradition! Fun for the whole family! The light show is open November 25 – January 2nd and tickets are valid for any night except November 29, December 7 and 31 for walk through events. Open weekdays from 6 PM – 10 PM and Saturday/Sunday from 5 PM – 10 PM. MORE

VIRTUAL | Saturday Morning Tunes TV Episode 3: Food!
Saturday, November 28 | 7 AM
Hosted by WTMD

Concerts are definitely not happening right now. But the show MUST go on! And WTMD is super pumped to bring you Saturday Morning Tunes TV, a new series presented by Race Pace Bicycles with tons of fun stuff to entertain and educate (but mostly entertain) your kids. This is the Food!! edition of Saturday Morning Tunes, just in time for the holiday season. They’ll have food-themed songs from Brady Rymer and Parry Gripp, how to make French toast, how to eat birthday cake, a trip to the grocery store with Lisa Mathews and more! This show premieres for free, on-demand streaming at 7 a.m. Saturday November 28 on the WTMD Youtube page. MORE

Holiday Train Wonderland Walk
Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29
Old Ellicott City

The 22 year annual tradition of the holiday train gardens at Howard County Fire Station 2 is taking their act on the road this year, and lucky for us, that road is Main Street in Old Ellicott City! It’s a corona silver lining that safety concerns inspired the search for a new way to share their magic and with the support of Ellicott City Partnership, a walking tour concept was born. Starting on Shop Small Saturday, November 28, and running through New Year’s weekend, January 3, enjoy a new holiday attraction as you wander Main Street and discover seven delightful window displays. For those that love a little competition, scan QR codes at each window and participate in a scavenger hunt by way of your smart phone. Who will be first in the family to spot the ballroom dancers, Big Foot family or dancing elves? MORE

Holiday Train Garden at the Fire Museum of Maryland
Saturday, November 28 | 10 AM – 4 PM
The Fire Museum of Maryland

Enjoy the giant train garden here at the Fire Museum. The garden is included with your admission to the museum. Viewing the train garden will be socially distanced this year. Take a photo with their socially distanced Santa on opening day, November 28 from 11 – 2. Tickets at the door. MORE

VIRTUAL | Lift Every Voice Virtual Book Club: Josh Funk
Saturday, November 28 | 11 AM
Hosted by The Ivy Bookshop

The Ivy is excited to welcome Josh Funk back this fall to celebrate the second story about the New York Public Library Lions, Patience and Fortitude. Where Is Our Library? is a companion to Lost in the Library and our second picture book in partnership with the New York Public Library. You can order the book at IvyKidsAuthors.IvyEducators.com. Register in advance. MORE

VIRTUAL | Rock and Rhyme with Mr. Jon and Friends
Saturday, November 28 | 2 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Join multiple Parents’ Choice Award-winning children’s musician for an online concert. Mr. Jon and his funny friend George the Monkey put on their musical comedy show that is super-fun for the whole family. Using songs, rhymes, books and puppets, this concert is a show not to be missed! Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. MORE

Middle River Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, November 28 | 5:30 PM
Middle River

The Middle River Parade of Lighted Boats will kick off the Holiday Season by lighting up Middle River area with the best display of boats in the area on Saturday, Nov. 28 starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade is in its 20th year and takes place in the Wilson Point area and can be seen at the waterfront restaurants in that area. MORE

VIRTUAL | Blue Bunny Holiday Special with Todd, Peter and Emily
Saturday, November 28 | 6:30 PM
Hosted by The Blue Bunny Bookshop

Holiday Special with Todd Parr, Peter H. Reynolds and Emily Arrow! A virtual Independent Bookstore Day event for the whole family! Grab your cocoa and kick off the season with a very special Holiday event! Snuggle up and listen to Todd Parr read The Joyful Book, followed by Peter reading The Smallest Gift of Christmas. Then learn to draw some simple illustrations with Todd and Peter. And they’ve got special musical guest Emily Arrow rounding out the show! MORE


DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns or the food preferences of toddlers… even before the times of COVID). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates, COVID policies, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.

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