Holiday Happenings Close to Home

December 13, 2019 | Events
Holiday Happenings Close to Home

ugly christmas sweatersResidents, the holiday spirit is in the air! Get festive with these many happenings throughout Fell’s Point, Canton, Highlandtown, Harbor East, Downtown, and Hampden! It’s the most magical time of year, so don’t miss out!

Festivities in Fells Point
Just a few steps away from your home at Union Wharf:

Mint & Major Pop-Up
Stop by the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore on Friday, December 13th from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. to finish your gift lists! Mint & Major carries jewelry, apparel, accessories, candles, books, beauty, and other stocking stuffers! Check out their brand here.

Gingerbread House Building Party
Yule have a grand time at this boozy gingerbread housing decorating class on Friday December 13th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $45/person—gingerbread house and cocktail included! Come learn royal icing and baking techniques from Pitango’s Bakery. 

A Winter Wonderland at The Choptank
Have your elf a Merry Little Christmas at the Choptank on Sunday, December 15th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Stop by to take a photo with Santa, ornament painting, and tastings from the Cocktail Competition. The vendors include: The Horse You Came In On Saloon, The Point in Fells, Wicked Sisters, Alexander’s Tavern, and more! Toys for Tots will also be on-site for donations!

Bad Santa Party at The Choptank
Feeling naughty? Come see Bad Santa at the Choptank on Saturday, December 21st from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Enjoy an ice luge and live music by Nelly’s Echo! There will be a Naughty & Nice Costume Contest, so wear Christmas-themed attire for 20% off your tab and a chance to win $200!

Christmas Cheers in Canton & Highlandtown
Close to home!

Winter Wreath Making Workshop in Canton
Spruce things up this holiday season at B.Willow’s Winter Wreathing Making Shop on Thursday, December 12th from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 for all supplies—including the 12” grapewood wreath. Bring a friend and a bottle!  

Highlandtown’s Inaugural Winter Wine-derland!
Highlandtown is hosting their Winter Wine-derland on Saturday, December 14th from noon until 5:00 p.m. Tickets range from $40 – $75 for a curated tasting of 50+ wines, discounted prices for bottles, complementary wrapping, and a boozy hot chocolate station. There will also be the following food from Dough Boy Fresh Pretzel Co. and Full Circle.

O’Donnell Square Lamppost Lighting Ceremony
Your presence is requested on Wednesday, December 18th from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Church on the Square. Don’t miss out on the Lamppost Lighting Ceremony, caroling, free hot chocolate, and mixed drinks with Santa Claus! 

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
Mama’s On The Half Shell is hosting their Ugly Sweater Christmas Party on Thursday, December 19th from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wear your most hideous and downright cringeworthy Christmas sweater for $5 X-Mas Crushes and ½ off burgers! Come eat, drink, and be tacky. 

Gingerbread House Making Contest!
Bring your creativity and decorating skills to Mahaffey’s Pub on Thursday, December 19th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.! Make or bring in your own gingerbread house to decorate! Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. If you do not have your own house, you may purchase one at the pub for only $10.

Holiday Happenings in Harbor East

Outdoor Rooftop Skating Rink
The Baltimore Four Seasons Hotel’s ice skating rink will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. until January 5th. Rent a pair of skates, and sip on some hot chocolate, while admiring the historic skyline of Baltimore. Bring your loved ones for a breath of wintry air, laughs, and/or romance. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. 

Christmas Day Brunch
What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Snowflakes! Come enjoy a delectable Christmas morning brunch at the Baltimore Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, December 25th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The festive menu will include: slow-roasted marinated ham, herb-roasted prime rib, crab cakes, and create-your-own omelettes and crepes! There will also be a raw seafood bar. We strongly recommend that you make a reservation in advance with details on your party.

Dashing Delights Downtown

Christmas Village in Baltimore
Baltimore’s Christmas Village will be open everyday from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. until December 24th, Christmas Eve! Come witness the Christmas magic with festive music, traditional dances, parades, cute shops, and Wednesday Wine and Beer Tastings!

Winter Warm-Up
It’s snow joke, the Baltimore Orioles are hosting their Winter Warm-Up on Saturday, December 14th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Admission is free for 2020 BirdLand members. NonBirdLand members have an admission fee of $5.00, or a winter-jacket donation to those in need. Come celebrate the yuletide season with food trucks, holiday music, complimentary hot cocoa/coffee, and converse with Mike Elias or Brandon Hyde! There will be complimentary parking. 

Ugly Sweater Contest!
Don we now our ugly sweaters at Mount Vernon’s Marketplace on their Holiday Karaoke Night, Friday, December 20th from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. At the end of the night, DJ Scotty will be announcing the first, second, and third-place winners for prizes! So, bring your ugliest sweater that you keep hidden in your back of your closet, some friends, and have a great night with karaoke!

Mistletoe Mayhem – Ugly Sweater Party
On Friday, December 20th from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., spread some holiday cheer at Power Plant Live! Purchase a ticket for $5 and wear a grotesque sweater for access to every bar, drink specials, carole-oake, prized contests, live music, and Santa! Yes, they know Santa. Don’t miss out and be put on the Naughty list! 

Snow Day Bar Crawl
Purchase a $20 ticket online for a snow-tacular bar crawl on Saturday, December 21st from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Tickets will give you access to: no covers, $2-$5 drink specials, 50% OFF drink specials, and 25% OFF food specials—along with a complimentary festive cup and koozie! Come in festive garb and be prepared to hear holiday classics all-day-long! 

Bike Party: December Ride!
Bundle up come ride out on Friday, December 27th from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.!

Happy Holidays from Hampden, HON!

Hampden Lights / Miracle on 34th Street
From now until December 31st, celebrate the countdown to the holidays with this festive and brilliant street equipped with inflatable snow globes, musical trains, and blinking angels. That’s right — It’s a Christmas movie come to life! Be dazzled by this Christmas Street with your friends and loved ones.

Season’s Greetings from Union Wharf
However you choose to celebrate this holiday season, we hope you make it a festive one and we wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday!