HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013

City Paper's Holiday Guide

PUBLISHED: DECEMBER 4, 2013

No matter which holiday you celebrate, this much is certain: There will be stress. Crossing all the names off your shopping list. Making sure the party you’re hosting goes off without a hitch. Spending time with the relatives you can only stand to spend time with once a year (and with good reason). What we’re offering with this here holiday guide is a chance to stop and actually enjoy yourself with all sorts of shows, plays, concerts, events to shut junior up, and then some. And there are even events that let you shop, party, or make time with your relatives more tolerable, so win-win!

Of course, the holidays are about longstanding traditions, those certain things that make the season complete, like the lights on 34th Street in Hampden or the lighting of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. There are also plenty of things unique to 2013 that we’re pretty psyched about: a new Christmas Village in the Inner Harbor modeled after a German market, the Baltimore Improv Group’s post-holiday extravaganza with cartoonist KAL, or the chance to spend New Year’s Eve with Jeezy. And so much more than that! It’s our gift to you. No returns! It’s free!

The Holiday Events Guide was edited by Brandon Weigel and compiled by City Paper interns Melaika Campbell, Megan Byrne, Chelsea Duff, H. Dean Freeman, Rebekah Kirkman, Sarah LaCorte, Sarah Nielsen, Patrick Pilkey, Kevin West, and Lauren Yeh.



SHOPPING

A Rock ’N’ Roll Art and Craft Sale. Get some holiday shopping done to the sweet sounds of Andy Bopp, Robert Mitchel, and Justin Kalnasy. Dec. 14 noon-6 p.m.,...

KIDS STUFF

Holiday Springs and Sprockets. An exhibit of holiday-themed mechanical sculptures created by Steve Gerberich. Through Jan. 26, Port Discovery and Children’s...

NUTCRACKING

 The Nutcracker. For 50 years, the Washington Ballet has performed The Nutcracker. Except it is set against 1782 Georgetown and stars George...

KWANZAA

Holiday Craft Ornament Workshop & Film Screening. Create ornaments and cards to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa and view the film A Ripple in Time, by local young...

A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND OTHER SEASONAL SHOWS

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.The Olney Theatre Center presents Paul Morella’s unique adaptation of the Dickens classic. Through Dec. 29, Olney...

OPEN HOUSES AND TOURS

20th Annual Symphony of Lights. Head to the scenic woods of Columbia for a drive-through tour of 70 large holiday light displays. Through Jan. 5, Symphony Woods, intersection...

MISTLE-ANEOUS

 $1 or Less Days. For less than $1, visit downtown museums and attractions, including the Babe Ruth Museum, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Christmas Village in Baltimore,...

CHANUKAH

Baltimore Chanukah Festival. This festival, on the last night of Chanukah, kicks off at Cheder Chabad in Park Heights with a Menorah Car Parade and ends at the Inner Harbor&...

HELPING OTHERS

 “A Holiday Art Show” to benefit Moveable Feast.Art from local artists will be showcased at this holiday-themed show. Free food and drinks will be available for...

TRADITIONS

10th Annual Fells Point Olde Tyme Christmas.The holiday season at Fells Point marks the arrival of Santa by tugboat at Broadway Pier, 9 a.m. on Saturday. Afterwards, head over to...

MUSIC

30th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas. Come hear over 200 musicians—tuba and euphonium players—perform holiday music. Dec. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Harborplace Amphitheater,...

NEW YEAR'S EVE

13th Annual Noontime New Year: Masquerade A Go-Go! Come enjoy the 13th annual New Year’s at noon, with games, music and events with your family, all before bedtime. Eric...

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