Events in and around Baltimore



9th Annual Bulle Rock Turkey Trot

What: A 5K run and one mile walk through the Bulle Rock community and golf course on Thanksgiving Day. The event benefits the Susquehanna Hose Company, a fire company in Harford County.

When: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 26

Where: Residents’ Club at The Residences at Bulle Rock , 1200 Bulle Rock Pkwy, Havre de Grace, MD

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Thanksgiving Day Buffet

What: Rod 'N Reel Thanksgiving Buffet. Cost is adults $32.95, children ages 5-10 $17.95, children four and under $9.95

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 26 

Where: 4165 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach

More info: Call 410-286-2125


Brooks Financial Group Turkey Bowl

What: An annual Thanksgiving Day high shcool football game between the Calvert Hall Cardinals and the Loyola-Blakefield Dons.

When: Nov. 26 at 10 a.m.

Where: M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230

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Baltimore Bike Party Pajamboree

What: Join Baltimore Bike Party for the November ride through Baltimore with an after party at Ottobar.

When: Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: St. Mary's Park, Baltimore

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National Day of Listening with the Jewish Museum of Maryland

What: The JMM is participating in the National Day of Listening with StoryCorps. Bring your friends and family to the museum to participate in this national project that records, shares and preserves stories of people of Jewish heritage. All stories will be uploaded to the American Folk life Center at the Library of Congress and saved in the JMM archives. 

When: Nov. 27

Where: Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore

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Festival of Trees

What:  This Kennedy Krieger fundraiser is full of fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy train gardens, complemented by more than 100 craft boutiques, holiday goodies and activities for kids of all ages.

When: . Nov. 27 and 28, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Nov. 29 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace, 2200 York Road, Timonium

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Feasts with Beasts

What: It's the animals turn for a Thanksgiving meal.

When: Nov. 28 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Plumpton Park Zoo

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Owl Prowl

What:  From the website: "Venture into the woods of Bosely Conservancy on a cool fall evening to hear the call or catch a glimpse of these elusive " The program is for ages 8 to adult and anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Nov. 28

Where: Anita C. Leight Estuary Center , 700 Otter Point Rd., Abingdon

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Soulful Symphony with Darin Atwater

What: A concert featuring R&B and jazz artist Ledisi and Soulful hits.

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 27 and Nov. 28

Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Lights on the Bay

What: Drive-through holiday lights show beside the Chesapeake Bay. The event features more than 60 animated and stationary displays, including traditional Maryland-themed favorites, holiday and children's displays. Proceeds benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center. Cost is $14/car, $50/bus. 

When: Nov. 21 - Jan. 1 

Where: Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis

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Christmas on the Potomac

What: Vist the National Harbor for a magical Christmas wonderland of gleaming lights, nightly snowfall and beautiful dancing fountains.

When: Nov. 21 - Jan. 3

Where: Gaylord National Resort

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Holiday Spectacular concert

What: A holiday celebration featuring the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra Chorale, Mercy Madrigals, ensemble players and dance troupe.

When: Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.

Where: Mercy High School, 1300 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21239

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Christmas Village in Baltimore

What: West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will transform into a European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village. More than 50 international vendors – located both inside a heated festival tent and outdoors in traditional wooden booths – will offer unique giftware. 

When: Opening event Nov. 26. Runs through Dec. 27. Closed the first three Tuesdays in December, and Christmas Day. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Where: 501 Light Street, Baltimore

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Breakfast with Santa

What: Breakfast and cookies with Santa and the zoo animals. Tickets are limited.

When: Dec. 19 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Where: Plumpton Park Zoo

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Santa Speedo Run and Toy Drive

What: Run through downtown Annapolis in your undies, and bring a toy or book to donate to a needy child. Wear a Speedo-like bathing suit, or a two-piece if you're female (no thongs, please). Also bring sneakers, a Santa hat and other holiday flair, and a bag to put your clothes in while running. Wear your Speedo under your street clothes to just strip down to the Speedo at run time. 

When: Dec. 19. Check in begins at 10:30 a.m., and the run is at 12:30 p.m. 

Where: The run begins and ends at Blackwall Hitch, 400 Sixth St., Annapolis

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