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Events this weekend (Dec. 1–3)

By LEISURE EDITOR | November 30, 2023



The city is welcoming all the Christmas Festivities with tree lightings, ice skating and boat parades!

We are almost at the end of the semester! Head downtown before your finals and enjoy all the winter festivities.


Highlandtown Holiday Celebration, 4:30–9 p.m. 

Kick off your Christmas celebration at Highlandtown near Patterson Park. The event features free photos with Santa, hot chocolate and the Highlandtown Holiday Night Market nearby. Don’t miss out on the performance and Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m.!

Sagamore Spirit Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 a.m. 

The Sagamore Spirit Distillery, located on the Inner Harbor waterfront, is lighting its signature tree at 7 p.m. This is a free event with live music, activities and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Just make sure to bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs to really take advantage of the atmosphere. 


Christmas Village 2023, 12–9 p.m. 

The annual Christmas Village in Baltimore is in full bloom in Inner Harbor! Visit the authentic German Christmas village with its many booths. There is also an ice skating rink near the waterfront that is open until 11 p.m. on Saturdays! The Christmas Village will run until Dec. 24, so you have a lot more opportunities to visit before finals.

Baltimore Lighted Boat Parade, 5:45–8 p.m. 

The holiday season welcomes back another treasured Baltimore tradition — the lighted boat parade! Over 50 boats decorated with lights will sail by Fells Point and Inner Harbor, and you definitely don’t want to miss them!


MICA Art Market, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.  

Support the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) art pop-up this weekend at the Brown Center on the MICA campus. This event features some of the best work from their students, alumni and faculty members. It’s a great place to find early Christmas gifts and art for your walls! 

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