It's the Holiday edition of events in and around Maryland. Every year this state gets into the holiday spirit. Don't miss out. With a few weeks until Christmas, check out these ongoing events:
Symphony of Lights
Nov. 17, 6:00 pm - Dec. 17, 10:00 pm, $5
Symphony of Lights is a spectacular display of 70 larger-than-life, animated and stationary light creations. It is a treasured community tradition and a "must-see" during the holiday season. Enjoy the Symphony of Lights and all of the festivities!
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
The Nutcracker Tea
Dec. 14, 10am, $45-$60
Tea Time with the ballet and Mr. & Mrs. Claus! Fill your cup with holiday cheer as you experience the beauty and magic of Christmas at the holiday-decked Loews Annapolis. A traditional tea, including a festive flute of champagne for adults, will be served as excerpts from The Nutcracker ballet come to life on stage.
126 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Highlandtown Train Garden
through Dec.21, Free
A model train garden built by volunteers and housed in Firehouse #41 at 520 S. Conkling Street in Baltimore City. Open to the public and it is free. It is sponsored by CSX, The Baltimore City Fire Department and the Southeast Community Development Corporation.
Dec. 19, 6pm-9pm, Free
The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society will sponsor its 2014 Luminaria Night in Old Dundalk, Friday, December 19, starting at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park. The rain date is Saturday, Dec. 20. The event includes a visit by Santa and outdoor musical performances. For more information, call the historical museum at 410-284-2331 or visit www.dundalkhistory.org or www.dundalktraingarden.blogspot.com.
4 Center Place
Dundalk, MD 21222
S'mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice
Dec. 21, 6PM-8PM, $3
On this week, the Ursid meteor shower will be visible throughout the night. Gather around our campfire to learn about the solstice and the stars, then enjoy sing-a-longs and warm up while roasting s’mores.
1000 Lakeside Drive
Baltimore, MD 21210
More holiday steals here.
Dec. 19, 7:30pm-9:30pm, $25.
Music Director Tom Hall leads the Chorus, Orchestra, and audience in the magnificent choruses of Handel's "Messiah." Tom will be your musical coach and whimsical guide. Enjoy the surround-sound of this exhilarating experience, even if you don't sing along! Bring your own musical score or purchase one at the concert.
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Towson, MD 21204
German Christmas Village
Dec. 21, Free entrance
Baltimore's Inner Harbor West Shore Park will again transform into a traditional German Christmas Market! Running from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, the spirit of the Holiday season will be alive along the waterfront.
West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
Holly Jolly Pops
Dec. 10 -14, Check for pricing and times.
Jack Everly and the Tap-Dancing Santas are back! Experience this sparkling holiday celebration with full chorus, orchestra and guest vocalists. Carols, classical favorites, sing-alongs and more will get you into the holiday spirit and deliver fun for the whole family.
Jewish Maryland Book Festival
December 14 - 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Still looking for the perfect Chanukah gift? You are certain to find something here as we invite some of the region's best Jewish authors to talk about and sign their books. Included with museum admission.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202