The holiday season is in full swing in the Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. areas. There are so many great events, places to celebrate the season and holiday light exhibits to explore over the next few weeks. The holiday season has brought a wide variety of traditional performances from “White Christmas” to “Elf” to concerts at the Kennedy Center to the stages of Baltimore and Washington D.C. There are still many things to do and see from exploring holiday spectacular events to stepping back in time to witness Christmas celebrated a few centuries ago!
The Baltimore area has quite a few great family friendly holiday activities running through the end of the year. A big centerpiece for holiday cheer in Baltimore is the many different museums and parks in the Inner Harbor. The Inner Harbor has PNC Festive Fridays at Harbor Place Amphitheatre from 4 to 7pm on Friday, December 20th with live holiday entertainment, horsd’oeuvres, hot cocoa and more! Check out the Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular through 12/31/13. Every evening, performances start at 6, 7, 8 and 9pm with lights, lasers, video mapping projections all choreographed to music. You have to see it to believe it! This year a German Christmas Market Village was constructed for the holiday season. Wander through a market with 40 vendors selling traditional European crafts, arts, and jewelry and holiday gifts. Don’t miss the Miracle on 34th Street light display now through 1/1/2014. The B & O Railroad Museum has the Holiday festival of Trains and Toys now through 12/31/13 with visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman, toy train displays, train rides and more!
If you are looking for even more traditional holiday celebrations, don’t miss Christmas at Mount Vernon. The Mount Clare Museum House also celebrates the holidays in 19th century fashion. Our nation’s capital has free holiday celebrations at the National Botanical Gardens with toy train displays, miniatures of Washington D.C. landmarks and lots of greenery. The National Zoo presents Zoo Lights for the holiday season with entertainment, gingerbread house making events and light displays. Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor presents ICE! this holiday season, an interactive holiday extravaganza with displays sculpted out of 5,000 blocks of ice. If you enjoy seeing holiday lights displays, there are quite a few great exhibits in Maryland to explore this season. Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland runs through 12/31/13 with over 350 illuminated displays along the 3.5 mile drive through the park. The Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens is an outdoor winter wonderland in Wheaton, Maryland. Columbia, Maryland has the Symphony of Lights display through 1/5/2014 with 75 animated and stationary displays. All proceeds of this event goes to the Howard County General Hospital. Annapolis offers the Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park where you can drive along the Chesapeake Bay to see 60 different light displays. There is so much to enjoy over the holiday season in the Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. areas! Most of these events run through January 1st, which gives you plenty of time to see before they go away for next year. ezStorage wishes everyone a safe and Happy Christmas!