Returning for its 8th season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market! Starting from Thanksgiving and running until Christmas Eve (November 25th – December 24th, 2021), a large variety of weekday and weekend events designed to please young and old await to be explored! Also, make sure that you don’t miss our Preview Weekend on November 20th and 21st.
The Liriodendron Mansion is thrilled to be hosting a special exhibition - Chadwick the Crab & All of His Friends – presenting a rare opportunity not only to view the stunning original illustrations from the beloved children’s book series, but to meet the illustrator and author, and purchase the works.
Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.
A holiday tradition returns to the historic Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air!
Visit on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am to 5 pm to tour the beautifully decorated historic mansion and enjoy holiday favorites including:
On December 4 and 5, the Dance Foundation of Maryland and Morton Street Dance Center will present a truly special Nutcracker at Chesapeake Arts Center. Born out of the pandemic and presented at a time when representation in the arts seems so critical, this fast-paced, original Nutcracker featuring dancers aged 7-64 is packed with spirit, spectacle, and the enchanting beauty of ballet.
Join us on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. for the Mayor’s Christmas Parade. Sponsored by community associations and businesses in North Baltimore’s Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tom Kerr at 410-366-0726.
Visit the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, MD for a free story time on Wed, Nov.17 & Dec. 8 at 10:30 am! Harford County Library librarians will share stories, songs, and rhymes all about the Chesapeake Bay and the animals that live there.
Then visit our special exhibit of original illustrations by A.R. Cohen of Chadwick the Crab & All of His Friends! Visit https://bit.ly/ChadwickExhibit for more information on the exhibit.
Our special children’s program Christmas for Kids will make its return with a brand-new twist, featuring Synetic Theater in collaboration with Young Audiences of Maryland. This performance is OUTDOORS, you may bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Lawn chairs available to rent at venue.
Join us for a special Winter celebration of our ancestors and the traditions that unite us. Learn about traditional ancestral veneration practices across cultures, open your heart to the wisdom of the Elder Circle, and appreciate performances and presentations that remember, revere, and celebrate those that have passed on. This program is led by Yoruba Priestess Iya Keturah and will include a special Masquerade dance by members of her Ile (West African Traditional Spiritual Community), as well as presentations from members of other ethnic and spiritual communities .
Celebrate the reopening of the BMA’s first floor with a day of activities inspired by the exhibition A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore and the new galleries dedicated to the art of Africa, Oceania, and Ancient Americas.
Experience performances, art-making, African storytelling. View A Modern Influence: Henri Matisse, Etta Cone, and Baltimore with free timed-entry passes and take a first look at the new Nancy Dorman and Stanley Mazaroff Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and The Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies.
Charm City Ballet (CCB) presents their 6th annual ballet production of "A Christmas Carol." CCB was voted "Best Dance Program" and "Best Performance Arts Program" in Baltimore's Child 2021 Readers' Choice Awards, and was also voted "Best Dance Company" in MD Theatre Guide's Best of 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. Original scoring and choreography combine to evoke emotion and bring this story to life. Join us, for this family friendly performance, as we bring this classic holiday tale to the stage.
Featuring Esther Krinitz's Holocaust survival story exquisitely told through 36 hand-embroidered works, this exhibition pays tribute to humanity's long history, past and current, of unjustly persecuted innocents and the dream of a world at peace. A preamble to Esther's fabric collages include South African Truth and Reconciliation embroidered testimonies, work gathered from Lily Yeh's partnership with Rwandan Tutsi genocide survivors, and more.
Get up and move, learn, and smile with artists and teachers who are excited to spend time with you! The Arts & Learning Kids TV show brings school lessons to life in your living room every weekend with fun and engaging arts-based learning for kids!
Episodes are tailored to lessons for students by grade levels: Explorers (preK-K), Discoverers (1st & 2nd), and Adventurers (3rd-5th)!
We’re excited to announce the launch of the “Virtually Creative” after-school program.
The “Virtually Creative” after school program is an extension of our onsite programming that takes place at John Ruhrah Elementary/ Middle and Tench Tilghman Elementary/ Middle. In an effort to continue supporting our schools we are providing afterschool programming online. Each day, students receive homework help and hangout time to connect with friends. They will also have virtual Restorative Practice circles every Friday. Below is a detailed breakdown of the Virtually Creative schedule.
Anchored by fantastical, handmade bedrooms created by three visionary artists as personal refuge, the American Visionary Art Museum explores the latest scientific research behind sleep as both force majeur to our total wellbeing and hypnagogic portal, enabling fresh revelations in science, art, and creative innovation of all sort.