This year, make the most out of the holiday break. Here are 5 Holiday activities for families in the Baltimore/DC area!

(via Baltimore Sun)

Go Ice Skating at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Finally, an outdoor ice rink returns to the Inner Harbor! Baltimore hasn’t had a seasonal outdoor rink since 2002. “It took several years to work out the logistics and bring skating back downtown,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of the Waterfront Partnership. The new rink will operate on McKeldin Square at Pratt and Light street for the next five winters. Schwartz also noted, “We like to create affordable, fun activities for locals here at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.” The new ice rink is a great addition to the Inner Harbor that will enable tourism in Baltimore to extend through the winter months.

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Drive Through the Symphony of Lights

Take your family for an unforgettable drive (or walk, or bike ride) through the Symphony of Lights in Columbia, MD. Held annually at Symphony Woods, this year’s display will be open November 15th – January 4th. All proceed benefit Howard County General Hospital. Learn more on the Symphony of Lights website.

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Visit Miracle on 34th Street in Hampden

If you’re a Baltimore native you’ve surely heard of Miracle on 34th Street in Hampden. Every year on the 700 block of 34th street between Chestnut Ave. and Keswick Road., the residents of 34th street put up a magnificent light display. Held from late November to early January, this major tourist attraction sometimes draws more than 1000 visitors in a single night! Top off this memorable trip with hot chocolate at Cafe Hon. Visit for more information.

Visit Baltimore’s German Christmas Village

Last year, in its first year running, Baltimore’s German Christmas village was a huge success with over 150,000 people enjoying the attraction. From Thanksgiving to Christmas eve the German Christmas Village offers more than 60 vendor booths selling traditional european food, drinks, and high-quality gifts. Learn more at

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Spend New Years Eve at the Inner Harbor

Make this New Year’s Eve one to remember at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! Ring in the new year with live bands and a spectacular fireworks display. The event is from 9pm – 12:30 am. Learn more here.

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