Discover Holiday Delights at the Baltimore Christmas Village

The festive Christmas Village in Baltimore is back for another year of shopping, holiday music, festive treats, and photos with Santa. This Christmas Village is an outdoor German Christmas market. It celebrates both vendors originally from Europe as well as local artisans. Grab your whole family and head up to Baltimore for a day trip of holiday shopping and eating.

The Christmas Village features an outdoor area and heated tent. The outdoor area is free to visit and includes several vendors, food options, and photos with Santa. Santa used to be inside the tent and could only be visited by paying the tent entry fee. However, this year they have moved him outside. Inside, you’ll find even more vendors and food options. The tented area is $5 on weekends but children under 18 can visit the tent for free.

Our favorite park about the Christmas Village is the food.  We especially enjoyed the spiced nuts from The Nut Roasters and giant, soft pretzels from the German Grill. Plus, don’t miss Brick N Fire Pizza who will be making pizza in a brick oven outside! Wash it all down with delicious mulled wine from the German Gluehwein booth.

Christmas tree and lights at the Baltimore Christmas Village

Baltimore Christmas Village Theme Days

Kids Corner and Family Fun Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Special children events will keep the kids busy while adults explore the market.  Little ones can enjoy face painting, balloon artists, caricaturists, giant games, and more.

Wine Tasting Events on Mondays and Wednesdays
Boordy Vineyards, Maryland’s famous winery, will present wine tastings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You can find them in the indoor Hofbrau Beer Garden. Each tasting includes different wine and cheese samples, a take-home Boordy Vineyard wine glass, as well as a $5 credit towards a four-bottle wine package and a free ticket for a wine tour at Boordy Vineyards in Baltimore County. Reservations for these events can be made in advance and you buy tickets starting at $15 online.

Ho Ho Happy Hour on Thursdays
Head to the Christmas Village on Thursdays for Ho Ho Happy Hour from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Discounts on drinks and weekly changing dish specials from restaurants in the Inner Harbor will be available. There will also be live music and DJs on the stage!

Baltimore Christmas Village Special Events

December 9 and 10: Anniversary Weekend
Celebrate the Christmas Village’s 5th anniversary with mascot Gingy.  There will be cake and kid’s entertainment including games and face painting.

December 16 and 17: “Thank You for Serving” Weekend
This weekend, the market is partnering with the Baltimore Inner Harbor Police Department to honor veterans and active service men and women in the Baltimore and Washington DC metro areas. ID holders will get free entry to the indoor area for themselves and close family members.

The Christmas Village is located in the Inner Harbor through Christmas Eve. They are open 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday as well as 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday through Thursday. Find more on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@bmorechristmas).

Starburst lights at the Baltimore Christmas Village

Good For
Holiday shopping

Cost
Free to visit the outdoor area
Free weekdays to visit the tent
$1 Days December 9-10
$5 to visit the tent on weekends (Free for children under 18)

Where
West Shore Park
501 Light Street

Getting There
The Christmas Village recommends parking at the Harbor Court Garage located at 30 East Lee Street for $8/day. Parking will need to be validated at the information booth to receive the deal.

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I'm Kelley Smith and I love sharing tips on how to best explore Washington, DC. I love pretty much anything I can eat plus really good beer and whiskey served by story telling bartenders. I also like sassy museum guides, photogenic architecture, and colorful urban gardens.

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