A Great Small Town ChristmasFairs & Festivals, Nature & Outdoor, Miscellaneous The town of Oakland celebrates the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony, sleigh rides, treats from Santa, music, dining specials and great shopping...
6:30pmPaula PoundstonePerforming Arts Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search For Human Happiness," Poundstone offers an...
Varies depending on dayA Christmas Carol at Chesapeake Shakespeare CompanyPerforming Arts The classical holiday story told with a Baltimore twist! Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic...
7-8:30pmHoliday Candlelight Stroll - AnnapolisHistory & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor Stroll through Annapolis alongside a colonial guide and learn about holiday traditions. Includes tour inside the historic Hammond Harwood House for...
7:30-9:30pmA John Denver Christmas with Chris Collins and Boulder CanyonPerforming Arts Celebrate the holidays with a Rocky Mountain Christmas. Enjoy classic John Denver interpretations of holiday classics plus all his biggest hits.
Christmas in the Village at Spruce ForestVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor Candle luminaries around fire-warmed studios and historic museums. Purchase gifts, and enjoy kids' activities, choral music & more.
10am-5pmCountryside Artisans Holiday Gallery & Studio TourVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, History & Heritage Holiday shopping in the countryside means you can discover meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine crafts on the Countryside...
5-7:30pmDoor to Bethlehem Tour at Seton ShrinePerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Miscellaneous Become part of the story with Mary and Joseph on this faith drama tour as they search for a place to rest on their journey to Bethlehem. Tour times:...
11amPLATINUM MOVIE: Green Book (2018)Performing Arts, Literary Arts Academy Award-winning film for best picture, Green Book, follows the true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of...
9am-4pmAnnual Christmas Open House at Ladew GardensVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Nature & Outdoor Seasonal resplendence as floral designers and Garden Clubs decorate the rooms of the circa 1747 Manor House, adorning walls, tabletops and fireplace...
8pmAnthony Walker & Friends: A Christmas CelebrationPerforming Arts When you hear the silky sounds of Anthony Walker, it’s easy to understand why this jazz is called smooth.
7:30-8:30pmHolidays of Light and Love with the Choral Arts Society of FrederickPerforming Arts, History & Heritage Join CASF for an evening of music celebrating the warmth of the winter season, and the holidays we cherish. Featuring guest artists Marjory Serrano...
7:30-10:30pmThe Lettermen Live Oldies & Holiday ShowPerforming Arts The "Romantic Boy Band of the Century" the Legendary LETTERMEN, with 75 hit albums, comes to Salisbury for a fabulous show with a 60`s song list and...
9:30pmPaula Poundstone (9:30pm Show)Performing Arts Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit.
7:30-9:30pmPinkham, Poulenc, and ChopinPerforming Arts Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Singers, and Peabody-Hopkins Chorus perform as part of the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Series.
Varies depending on dayThe Nutcracker - Eastern Shore Ballet TheatrePerforming Arts Travel with Clara and the Nutcracker to an enchanted forest and the Land of the Sweets in this dazzling full length production of the classic holiday...
7-9:30pmKrampus A Haunted Christmas presented by Bennett's Curse Haunted HousePerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Two nights in December, the legend comes to America. In German Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure who punishes misbehaving...
Varies depending on dayGarrett County Christmas Tour of HomesVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous First United Bank are proud sponsors of the 4th annual home tour. Proceeds from this tour will be donated to the GC Habitat for Humanity who provide...
Varies depending on dayMuddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show and SaleVisual Arts, Miscellaneous It's the Annual Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show and Sale! Come explore unique creations from over 40 local South County artists of almost...
Varies depending on dayBARE: Worldwide Musical PhenomenonPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Miscellaneous Bare, the worldwide coming-of-age rock musical phenomenon, and one the most significant pieces of contemporary queer musical theatre, follows a group...
7:30-9:30pmNational Philharmonic's Holiday Singin' PopsPerforming Arts Experience the joy and music of the holidays! Join top-level Broadway and international talent for a fun and festive evening featuring fresh new...
Varies depending on dayLaurel Historical Society's Holiday Open HouseVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Miscellaneous The Laurel Historical Society’s Holiday Open House features unique gifts, including the new City Seal collectible ornament that celebrates the City...
5:30pmNational Harbor Tree Light Show Presented by ChaseVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Through January 5, ignite your holiday spirit with the nightly lighting of the 56-foot tree at National Harbor. The light show is accompanied by...
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Annual Ornament Show & SaleVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Unique and affordable ornaments by regional artists are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the main gallery of the arts building. Back for the 11th year. Some dates coincide with the very...City: Solomons
Lights on the Bay5-10pmVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Ongoing Drive through 2mile festive light display at Sandy Point State Park. The festival highlights Annapolis and Eastern Shore Culture. Purchase your 3-D glasses upon admission to make the already magical...City: Annapolis
Miracle on 34th StreetVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Inflatable snowglobes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside. Lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1, including Christmas...City: Baltimore
Festival of TreesVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, History & Heritage Experience the historic 1820 residence transformed for the season with twinkling lights, wreaths and trees decorated by local individuals, businesses and nonprofits. Vote for your favorite. Closed...City: Frederick
Behind the Scenes MAC Lab Tours1-2pmHistory & Heritage, Miscellaneous Enjoy a free behind the scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), a state-of-the-art facility that houses over eight million artifacts, including collections from...City: St. Leonard
Annmarie Garden In LightsVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor Take a magical tour through the glittering woods. As you stroll, you will be transported to a fantastical place of spectacular lights & amazing "light sculptures." Enjoy music, cafe & ornament show.City: Solomons
Chestertown First Friday5-8pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink First Friday is a free event sponsored by Chestertown's downtown merchants, community organizations, and art galleries along Park Row, High Street, Cross Street, and Cannon Street.City: Chestertown
Victorian Christmas in BerlinFairs & Festivals Berlin, "The coolest small town in America," celebrates the holidays with a traditional Christmas tree lighting kick-off, caroling, a parade, art stroll carriage rides and a New Year's Eve ball drop...City: Berlin
A Great Small Town ChristmasFairs & Festivals, Nature & Outdoor, Miscellaneous The town of Oakland celebrates the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony, sleigh rides, treats from Santa, music, dining specials and great shopping with handcrafted and curated gifts.City: Oakland
Artists In Action - Cecil County Arts CouncilVisual Arts The Cecil County Arts Council invites you to bring your supplies and set up in the gallery on Wednesdays. Work alongside other artists in an open studio setting.City: Elkton
Holiday Gift Show and Art Exhibition - RiverArtsVisual Arts The Annual RiverArts Show features works for sale by members of the RiverArts community inspired by the holiday season. The perfect stop on your holiday shopping to see art reflecting the time of...City: Chestertown
2nd Saturday Contra Dance8-11pmPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Baltimore Folk Music Society presents Contras & Squares. You don't need a partner. Attend a workshop at 7:30pm. The Dance is from 8-11pm with a short break.City: Baltimore
Creative Outlet3-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural First Saturday of each month you can expand young people's appreciation of the arts and diverse cultures. Each session allows young people and their families to engage in art activities that focus on...City: Frederick
Open Mic Night at the Garfield Center for the Arts7:30-10pmPerforming Arts Play music on your own or with a band, read some poetry, do a stand-up routine. The options are limitless. E-mail Ford Schumann at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or for more information. Free to attend...City: Chestertown
Lunchlines Poetry GroupPerforming Arts, Literary Arts The "Lunchlines" poetry group, meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. Stop by to listen or join the fun. Bring your lunch and enjoy the merry, often comical, clever wordsmiths.City: Rising Sun
Spencer Finch - Moon Dust10am-5pmVisual Arts Spencer Finch’s impressive light installation Moon Dust (Apollo 17), first presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will illuminate the BMA’s majestic Fox Court for the next seven years.City: Baltimore
Laugh Riot at Positano Live Standup Comedy Saturdays7-10pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Ongoing Live Standup Comedy Show on Saturday Nights in Bethesda featuring local Maryland standup comedians. Check website for more information.City: Bethesda
Christmas on the Potomac Featuring ICE!Visual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Must-see holiday attraction, ICE! features Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Marvel at more than 2 million holiday lights, acres of decorations and holiday activities that will get you in...City: National Harbor
Monday Night English Country Dance8-10:30pmPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Ongoing English Country Dancing is joyous, lively movement to elegant music in a friendly, informal setting. The figures are simple, and each dance is taught and walked through. New dancers are always...City: Baltimore
Holiday Midnight Madness Shopping In AnnapolisVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals Lights, garland, action! Historic Annapolis' shops throw open their doors! Enjoy musical performances, food & refreshments & stroll Thursdays, December 5th and 12th, 2019; 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m....City: Annapolis
Garden of Lights at Brookside GardensNature & Outdoor, Miscellaneous Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. G-...City: Wheaton
A Christmas Carol at Chesapeake Shakespeare CompanyVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts The classical holiday story told with a Baltimore twist! Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic ghost story. City: Baltimore
Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of the YearVisual Arts, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Art Exhibit: Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2019 December 5 - January 7. Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5-7pm. Artist Talk: TBA Please use the A...City: Hagerstown
Festival of Wreaths - Carroll County ArtsVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous More than 150 unique decorated theme wreaths are up for the (silent) auction. Come and see amazing creativity on display. Vote for your favorite and place a bid. Join this holiday tradition as it...City: Westminster
Holiday Candlelight Stroll - Annapolis7-8:30pmHistory & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor Stroll through Annapolis alongside a colonial guide and learn about holiday traditions. Includes tour inside the historic Hammond Harwood House for additional seasonal spirit. Departs Info Booth at...City: Annapolis
Lights on the Bay - Sandy Point State ParkVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Miscellaneous Don't miss this spectacular drive-through holiday lights show beside the Chesapeake Bay. The event features dozens of animated...City: Annapolis
Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2019Varies depending on dayVisual Arts, Ongoing, Miscellaneous Juried Community Exhibit w/cash prizes! December 5, 2019 through January 7, 2020. Opening Reception: Thursday, 12/5 5-7pm. Gallery hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 11am-5pm & Saturdays 10am-4pm.City: Hagerstown
By Their Creative Force: American Women Modernists10am-5pmVisual Arts, Celebrating Women Acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of women artists to the development of American modernism, this exhibition features approximately 20 works from the BMA’s collection. Check schedule...City: Baltimore
Chestertown Second SaturdayVaries depending on dayFairs & Festivals Live music, amazing food and drink, and fun for everyone. Join us in downtown Chestertown for Second Saturdays, sponsored by Bad Alfred's Distilling. This event is held rain or shine. Guests of all...City: Chestertown
Countryside Artisans Holiday Gallery & Studio Tour10am-5pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, History & Heritage Holiday shopping in the countryside means you can discover meaningful gifts of local, original, high-quality art and fine crafts on the Countryside Artisans’ Holiday Gallery...City: Beallsville
David Brosch: Recent Work by a Printmaker10am-5pmVisual Arts David Brosch has focused most of his artistic efforts in the last few years producing monochromatic and full-color etchings and linocuts. This show will include limited edition hand-pulled prints.City: Laurel
Every Day: Selections from the Collection10am-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural Every Day: Selections from the Collection is the BMA’s first reinstallation of its contemporary collection centered on black artistic imagination. Nearly 50 works of painting, sculpture, video,...City: Baltimore
Exhibition: On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld CollectionVisual Arts, Celebrating Women, History & Heritage The exhibition features the work of Morris and Stanley Rosenfeld who created the world’s largest and most significant collection of maritime photography with more than one million images that are...City: St. Michaels
Exhibition: Reclaimed Creations11am-4pmVisual Arts Enter a wonderland of airy horses, birds, and sea creatures appearing to fly, swim, run and swirl. Sayaka Kajita Ganz creates sculptures from reclaimed plastic objects, arranging the fragments of...City: Towson
Figure Drawing at Cecil County Arts Council10am-12NVisual Arts Join the figure drawing group every week on the the 2nd floor of the gallery. All skills are welcome, must be 18 years to attend. Bring your art supplies. Tables and chairs are provided, easels...City: Elkton
First Friday Arts on the River5-8pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts Stroll the streets of this beautiful small town and visit the restaurants, art galleries and small shops. Enjoy special offers, light refreshments, wine tastings, the sounds of local musicians,...City: Snow Hill
Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art10am-5pmVisual Arts, Multicultural The exhibition offers a sweeping new perspective on the contributions black artists have made to the evolution of visual art from the 1940s to the present moment.City: Baltimore
Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi DietrichVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Celebrating Women, History & Heritage This exhibition features one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. The exhibition is on view through March 2020. The MdHS museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm,...City: Baltimore
Mickalene Thomas: A Moment's Pleasure10am-5pmVisual Arts, Celebrating Women The BMA’s commission is the artist’s most ambitious project to date, completely transforming the museum’s two-floor East Lobby and second-floor terrace into a living room for Baltimore.City: Baltimore
Portrait Study at Cecil County Arts Council1:30-3:30pmVisual Arts Portrait study takes place on the 2nd floor of the arts council every Friday. Enhance your skills with a live model each week. Bring your art supplies. Tables and chairs provided, easels are...City: Elkton
Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition: Reflections of Self10am-5pmVisual Arts Throughout time, artists have been skilled practitioners of self-reflection and introspection. This year’s county-juried exhibition highlights the variety of ideas that artists use to create...City: Laurel
Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at OurselvesVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage “Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves” is a new photography exhibition exploring themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in...City: Baltimore
Resident Artist Open House10am-2pmVisual Arts Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the museum's resident artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft. You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a...City: Sandy Spring
Spectrum of Fashion: Celebrating Maryland’s StyleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, History & Heritage This is a visually stunning installation highlighting the extraordinary breadth of the Maryland Historical Society’s costume collection across four centuries featuring nearly 100 examples of women’s...City: Baltimore
Times of Perception ExhibitionVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Multicultural A multimedia exhibition that reflects on the experience of Japanese internment, the Muslim Ban, and the treatment of Muslims after the War on Terror.City: Owings Mills
Tinam Valk10am-5pmVisual Arts With subdued colors and layers of texture, Tinam Valk explores land and seascapes. The mixed media paintings depict ambivalent situations that take the viewer on an emotional journey.City: Laurel
Walkersville Southern Railroad Santa Train First ClassVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, History & Heritage Ride the train with Santa in our First Class Dining Car. Four people/ table/$100 per table. Have your camera ready as Santa visits everyone. Enjoy hot chocolate and Uncle Ralph's cookies upon...City: Walkersville
Walkersville Southern Railroad Santa Train Regular Excursion11am-12:30pm, 1-2:30pm, 3-4:30pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, History & Heritage Ride the train with Santa and have your camera ready. Santa will visit with each family. Choose to ride in open car, closed car, or the caboose. ASL Santa on 11/30,12/1, 12/15, 12/21, and 12/22.City: Walkersville
Seeing the Invisible: INFRARED Photography Exhibition - Walter CalahanVaries depending on dayVisual Arts Stevenson University is proud to feature the infrared photography of Walter Calahan, Art...City: Stevenson
Baltimore Christmas VillageVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink Running for its 7th season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market. Over 50 local and international...City: Baltimore
Tidewater Players presents: Elf, The MusicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. ELF, THE MUSICAL is appropriate...City: Havre de Grace
Annmarie Ornament Show & SaleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Looking for a unique gift made with love? The Annmarie Ornament Show...City: Solomons
Sailing Through Winter SolsticeVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Visit 18 unique lighted boats sailing on Carroll Creek Linear Park. It is a joyous display and it is all for local charities. Dusk 'til dawn.City: Frederick
Annie - the musicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s heart despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.City: Chestertown
Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The MusicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Miscellaneous Make it a magical Christmas with tickets to see White Christmas, the musical, performed by Century Drama’s Opening Knights. Tickets are $12. Free admission to military. Toys for Tots collection boxes...City: Eldersburg
The Best Christmas Pageant EverVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't...City: Annapolis
Art For the Holidays Artists' Gallery All Member ShowVaries depending on dayVisual Arts “Art For the Holidays,” Artists' Gallery's all member show, features over 25 artists working in a varied of mediums. The show runs November 5 through January 12. A free reception will be held...City: Ellicott City
Artists in Fiction3pm, 7pmVisual Arts, Literary Arts Explore the fictions of your favorite artists, turning the pages of both popular and lesser-known novels, then join fellow readers and art enthusiasts one Wednesday a month to discuss forgotten...City: North Bethesda
Christmas in the Woods Craft ShowVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Get yourself in the holiday spirit by visiting Christmas in the Woods craft show. It's not just all about Christmas. There are Maryland themed items, sports photos, home decor, decorated trees,...City: Bel Air
Creative Writing Workshops Strathmore Mansion7pmPerforming Arts Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind! Whether you’re just starting out or have been writing for years, you are welcome; no experience is required.City: North Bethesda
New Media: Poetry in MotionVaries depending on dayVisual Arts An exhibit that transforms the gallery into a screening room to showcase recent video works by Vin Grabill, Brandon Morse, and Joon Sung. These artists experiment with time-based media to create...City: Ellicott City
A Christmas Carol, the MusicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD presents this holiday classic, reimagined by Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens.City: Bowie
Winter Festival of Lights - Watkins Regional ParkFairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Enjoy the spectacular drive-through holiday light show with more than a million twinkling lights. This year's festival features fun new displays. Don't miss the giant, 54-foot LED musical tree!City: Upper Marlboro
Winter LightsVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Nature & Outdoor The 3.5 mile drive through the enchanted setting of Seneca Creek State Park takes you past more than 380 illuminated displays and 65 animated vignettes that light up the night. 23rd spectacular...City: Gaithersburg
Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Gift Show at Sandy Spring MuseumVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features handmade jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts.City: Sandy Spring
Captured Light: Current Photographic Processes10am-5pmVisual Arts Juried exhibit of contemporary photography from artists across the Mid-Atlantic region.City: Germantown
The Polar Express Train RidePerforming Arts Embark on a magical re-creation of the classic children’s story on a real train. Families will love their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and cookies, caroling and holiday...City: Cumberland
Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show and SaleVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Miscellaneous It's the Annual Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show and Sale! Come explore unique creations from over 40 local South County artists of almost every medium. You won't want to miss it! Find...City: Edgewater
BARE: Worldwide Musical PhenomenonVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Miscellaneous Bare, the worldwide coming-of-age rock musical phenomenon, and one the most significant pieces of contemporary queer musical theatre, follows a group of high school renegades at a Catholic co-ed...City: Baltimore
The Secret Life of Earth: Alive! Awake! (and Possibly Really Angry!)10am-5pmVisual Arts, Nature & Outdoor, Ongoing Earthlings - climate change skeptics, the world's leading eco-scientists...City: Baltimore
National Harbor Tree Light Show Presented by Chase5:30pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Through January 5, ignite your holiday spirit with the nightly lighting of the 56-foot tree at National Harbor. The light show is accompanied by snowfall as two million twinkling lights come on...City: Middleburg