Your first holiday season in Baltimore is a special opportunity to get to know your community in a new way. This is a special time of year, and in your new city, establishing new family traditions will help you acquaint yourself with your new surroundings. Here are five things to do during your first holiday season in Baltimore.
A Visit to Miracle on 34th Street
Inspired by the Christmas movie of the same name, couple Bob Hosier and Darlene Hughes created a Baltimore Christmas Tradition, Miracle on 34th Street. What started off as one house decorated for the holidays in the neighborhood has grown into the block now being decorated for Baltimore to enjoy. This is a great idea for your first holiday season in Baltimore because of the history and the iconic movie.
The Holly Jolly Trolley
This old time train tour will take you through Harbor East, Fells Point and Canton. The tour will teach you about local history of Baltimore and see the holiday sights. A tour like this is a great idea for your first holiday season in Baltimore because you can see the city from a new perspective. Kids and parents alike will enjoy this because of all the decorations and the local history.
Christmas Village at Inner Harbor
With a nod to the Christmas Villages of Germany, the Baltimore Inner Harbor has something for everyone in their Christmas Village. The market has wooden stalls as a nod to the German markets, mulled wine, sausages, and other German inspired food. Homemade gifts can also be found at the market. No first holiday season in Baltimore would be complete without a trip to this market.
A Lighted Parade of Boats
Baltimore Inner Harbor is the location of several holiday themed experiences including the annual lighted parade of boats. Starting in the Fells Point area, the boats make a slow journey to Baltimore Inner Harbor. There are several locations to view the boat parade along the route, the Inner Harbor, and another being Tidepoint and Broadway Pier in Fells Point. Each Baltimore community has something that makes their location special during the holiday season, and this one is perfect for your first holiday season in Baltimore.
The B&O Railroad Museum and Polar Express Train Ride
Weekends in November and December would not be complete without a ride on the Polar Express. Scenes for the classic movie come to life, and you get your golden ticket punched by the conductor. Hot chocolate, cookies, and Santa giving the first gift of Christmas complete the experience.
Baltimore is a city that is bustling with holiday events and this is just a small sampling of what you can see and do in the city. Looking for your next home in Baltimore or Howard County? Let VSells & Associates help. Contact us today to learn more or to set up an appointment.