The 3rd Annual Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular.

The 3rd Annual Power Plant Holiday Light Show Spectacular. (June 19, 2014)

 $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, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Historic Ships in Baltimore, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Lexington Market, Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium Baltimore, Port Discovery, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Sports Legends Museum, and Top of The World Observation Level. Dec. 7-8, Downtown Baltimore,


A Very RoboCop Christmas. Nothing says Christmas quite like RoboCop. Enjoy a screening of the original 1987 film (get that remake nonsense outta here) and be sure to dress festively. Dec. 10, 7 p.m., EMP Collective, 307 W. Baltimore St.,, free.

Baltimore Clayworks Winterfest. Winterfest includes a holiday sale featuring handmade ceramic art. Some of the pottery sold was created by up-and-coming ceramic artists. Through Jan. 5, Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., (410) 578-1919,, free.

Bearings Craft Fair. Bearings Bike Project and Baltimore Free Farm are sponsoring this craft fair, which will also feature a happy hour. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash St.,, free.

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland. This two-day event begins with a holiday concert at Imagination Stage, with the groups including Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Chamber Singers, the GW Troubadors, Capital Blend, and Vox Pop. The second day features the live creation of ice sculptures and singing performances from students at schools Academy of the Holy Cross, Garrett Park Elementary School, and Norwood Middle School. Santa will make an appearance and have goodies for the kids to eat. Dec. 6-7, Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda,, Friday $10, children $5, Saturday free.

Brews and Board Games: Special Holiday Edition. Take a break from the holiday hustle and spend an afternoon playing your favorite board games. Dressed in your best holiday attire, naturally. Dec. 21, 4-8 p.m., the Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855,, free.

Burlesque and Bodypaint In the Spirit of Christmas. Body-painter Steven Freeman will transform burlesque performers into colorful holiday displays. Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m., Crazy Russian, 8209 Pulaski Highway, Rosedale, (410) 686-1110,, $10.

Comedy Cantonese. Headliner Marion Grodin will provide the laughs, while Magooby’s will bring the buffet of Chinese delights (Kosher and non-Kosher options available). Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m., Magooby’s Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, (410) 252-2727,

Festival of Wreaths. Join Carroll County Arts Council for the 16th Annual Festival of Wreaths. A silent auction will be held for these exquisite and creative pieces. Through Dec. 8, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, (410) 848-7272,

Hack and Slash Christmas Massacre. The comedic duo of Hack and Slash are back again for their popular Christmas event. Bring donations of food and clothes for those in need and hey, wear your PJs as always. Dec. 13-15, 8 p.m., Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, (410) 636-6597,

Hangover Brunch. Start your New Year’s Resolution a day late and recover from your big night with brunch. There will be greasy food like bacon and home fries, and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. Jan. 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., B&O American Brasserie, 2 N. Charles St., (443) 692-6172,

Historic District Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Time to get all artsy and crafty for the holidays! The Ellicott City Historic District Partnership is once again hosting its annual window-decorating contest. Elected by popular vote, the winners will receive ad spaces in The Baltimore Sun and in The Business Monthly. Get excited, it’s your time to shine! Dec. 9, Ellicott City Historic District,

Holiday Breakfast at the Y. Food, pictures with Santa, and fun activities at your local Y. Times vary by location. Dec. 14, 9-11 a.m., various locations,, $5, members free.

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 filmmakers. Dec. 7, 11 a.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800,

Holiday Festival of Trains. The “oldest railroad station in the country” has a train garden for the holiday season. Through Jan. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City, (410) 461-1945, $6, kids $4.

Holiday Fireworks. Watch the sky light up with fireworks at the National Harbor. Fridays at 7 p.m. until Dec. 20, National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National Harbor,

Holiday Swing. Come take a dance class. Groove to the sound of Daryl Davis’ classic Motown swing hits. Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Blackrock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, (240) 912-1057,, $20.

Jingle Fells Holiday Pub Crawl. This non-denominational pub crawl through Fells Point is aimed at spreading holiday cheers of all kinds. At 12 participating bars, pub crawlers can get $2 Miller Lites and $3 Blue Moons. The first 500 people will receive free Santa hats and reindeer antlers, but everyone who comes is welcome to bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Registration will take place at DogWatch Tavern at 709 S. Broadway from 1-6 p.m., and all participants must receive a wristband. Dec. 14, 1-9 p.m., (410) 267-6030,, $8.

Kwanzaa Celebration. Participate in “Drum Talk” with Sankofa Dance Theater drummers and beat-box artist Shodekeh and enjoy a workshop on Kwanzaa principles with Culture Kingdom Kids. Dr. Maulana Karenga, founder of Kwanzaa, joins. Dec. 28, noon-4 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800,, included in museum admission.