The sun is setting earlier and earlier and it can be hard to find fun things to do. We love to get outside and find different ways to celebrate the holidays. It can be hard to find the different activities so when I find them I love to share them. Thompson Mazda, in Baltimore, wants to make sure you know what is going on too.
There are lots of different places that take on the holiday feel around Christmas. Here are just a few that offer fun things to do in Maryland during the holidays.
Fun Christmas Activities in Maryland
Festival of Trees, located in Timonium at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, is a 3 day event hosted by Kennedy Krieger Institute. There will be about 600 holiday trees, gingerbread houses and wreaths. Check out Santaland to see the carousel "reindeer" pony and train rides, games, and crafts. And of course, who else would be in Santaland, but Santa, of course. November 25 - 27, 2016
Gaylord National Harbor's ICE is bringing some of the most talented ice carvers to turn national Harbor into a frozen wonderland. There will be ice slides, magical creatures and more to make this an experience to remember. Visit November 19, 2016 - December 3, 2016 and December 8, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Six Flags Holiday in the Park: Running from November 19th until January 2nd, see the winter wonderland that 6 Flags has created. There will be more than a million glittering lights and holiday entertainment. Yummy seasonal treats will be available to enjoy after riding the rides and of course, seeing Santa.
The Washington Monument Lighting: On December 1st, the Washington Monument will have its annual lighting in Mount Vernon's West Park. There will be music and festivities. Grab some food, watch the fireworks. I have heard there might even be a visit from Santa. He likes to stop by each year.
Annmarie Garden in Lights, located in Solomons: See the magical tour of lights as you go through the glittering woods. See light sculptures of mystical beasts, dinosaurs, wild animals, circus performers, airplanes, princesses, and pirates. The light display takes place from December 2nd through January 1st.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's A "Swingin' Nutcracker": The Nutcracker is a timeless tradition for the holidays. This year, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is adding a jazz twist making it a Swingin' Nutcracker. See the performance starting December 9th until December 11th.