Christmas Village in Baltimore 2016
The new Baltimorean Holiday tradition!
After a tremendous success of Baltimore's sister market - Christmas Village in Philadelphia, which developed within the 8 years of its existence into one of the world's 10 best Holiday markets - Baltimore got it's own version of a German style Christmas Village in 2013.
In 2016, Baltimore's original German Christmas Market will return to West Shore Park/ Inner Harbor from Thanksgiving Day (November 24th, 2016) through Christmas Eve (December 24th, 2016). The regular opening hours will be Sun - Thur 11am - 7pm and Fri - Sat 11am - 8pm, with the first three Tuesdays (November 29th, December 6th and 13th) being closed days!
A lot of exciting events and attractions are waiting for our visitors! The well-known and beloved weekend events such as the Opening Ceremony with the Christkind from Nuremberg along with the official Tree Lighting Ceremony and the German American weekend will be back and a couple of new events will be added.
If you want to beat the crowd and enjoy Christmas Village for free, come down to the Inner Harbor on a weekday and enjoy our Winetasting events, daily Happy Hours, Kids Fridays and daily live performances by locals artists at our stage!
Christmas Village in Baltimore is a combination of an outdoor and indoor Holiday Market at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor. The event is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany like the famous Christkindl Market in Nuremberg.
From Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, vendors in more than 50 booths will sell traditional European food, sweets and drinks. They also offer a great shopping experience with international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts.
The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its traditional German style wooden huts to Baltimore. In addition a heated festival tent (60' x 180') will create a Christmassy shopping atmosphere with more vendors, a food court and an event space.
The unique atmosphere with thousands of lights, the big Holiday Tree, the delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine brings you and your family into the perfect Christmas mood.