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Maryland for the Holidays: Fun and Safe Winter Festivities

Holiday events

Happy holidays, Zenith residents! The holidays may be a bit different this year, but there are still plenty of safe ways to celebrate. Whether you want to see the stunning lights, or engage in a fun holiday activity, you can still enjoy the season despite COVID restrictions.

 

Miracle on 34th Street
Experience a real-life Miracle on 34th Street on Hampden’s 34th Street, which has been turned into a Christmas wonderland for this season! The Street is in its 73rd year and while it may look a bit different this year, the same Christmas spirit is still there.

 

Maryland Zoo Lights
The Maryland Zoo is only 15 minutes away from your home at The Zenith and has a spectacular light show, open Wednesday-Sunday until January 3. The lights can be enjoyed either up close or from the car, with walk-through tickets available on Saturdays and drive-through available the rest of the days!

 

Winter Village at the Four Seasons
The Winter Village at the Four Seasons Hotel in Harbor East is an incredible holiday experience. The fifth-floor terrace has been converted into a winter wonderland with a synthetic skating rink, live music, and holiday food and drinks! The Winter Village is open Friday-Sunday from 2-7pm until January 17.

 

Reindeer Railway Evening Trains & Holiday Lights
Stop by B&O Railroad Museum right down the block from Zenith for their Reindeer Railway evening trains, being run Fridays and Saturdays until December 19 from 6-8pm. Look at the beautiful lights and walk around the Winter Village to see the shops while you enjoy an evening of Christmas fun.

 

The Light Walk
The holidays can be expensive, but luckily there are some free holiday events to enjoy, including the Light Walk at Old Westminster Winery! The walk-through light show is open daily with live music and pizza and wine served from Friday-Sunday.

 

Nightly Holiday Tree Light Show
The National Harbor Waterfront District is hosting nightly tree lightings from 5:30-9pm until January 3. The light show showcasing the 56-foot tall tree takes place every half hour and is a breathtaking display!

 

Virtual Polish Christmas Caroling
While there cannot be in person parades this year, we can still make the most of it with virtual parades! On Wednesday, December 23 from 7-8:30pm, you can follow the virtual route of the Polish Home Club’s 50th annual Christmas Caroling Parade. Although the event cannot be in person, you will still be able to experience the joys of caroling from the comfort of your home.

 

Merry Main Marketplace
The Merry Main Marketplace in Ellicott City is running on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm up to December 20. The holiday market has lots of small business vendors including gift shops, food stands, and more! There is also a Wonderland Walk scavenger hunt for some extra fun while at the market!

 

Holiday Paddle Party
Paddle boarding can be a winter activity too! Stop by Tiki Lee’s Dock Bar on Sunday, December 20 at 12pm for their Holiday Paddle Party. Get decked out in your craziest holiday gear and get ready to paddle!

 

Happy Holidays
From The Zenith family to yours, we wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season.