Opening Ceremony

Once again, the original Christkind from Nuremberg will open the Christmas Village in Baltimore with her solemn prologue! She will be accompanied by city officials, a local choir and musicians from the Baltimore area to kick off the 2017 Holiday Season on Saturday, November 25th. Meet her and her pals Santa and Gingy around the Inner Harbor after the Opening Ceremony and take a picture with them.

Meeting the Christkind is not the only thing we have planned for the weekend: we'll bring back the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, November 26th! Watch our 21-foot-tall Christmas tree get illuminated and decorated. Children representing 14 Baltimore district schools will participate by individually decorating an ornament to be added to the tree. Live performers and bands will be creating just the right atmosphere - sounds fun, huh? 


November 25th - schedule of the day:

2:30pm - the original Christkind from Nuremberg is arriving at the Inner Harbor on a decorated Water Taxi
3:00pm - the official Opening Ceremony with the Christkind takes place at the Christmas Village

Guests of Honor at the Opening Ceremony:

Thomas Bauer, President of German American Marketing, Inc. and founder of the Christmas Village

After the official Opening Ceremony the Christkind will walk through the market and give out candies to the small ones - be sure to be there and take a picture with the Christkind and give her your gift wish list!

Stage Schedule

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Live music by Mark Vidor (outdoor stage)
4:00pm - 5:00pm: Ingo Düe
5:00pm - 6:00pm: Vincent Borrelli
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Saved Renegade


November 26th - schedule of the day:

4:30pm - the official Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place

Guests of Honor at the Tree Lighting Ceremony:

Bernard C. Young, City Council President

Stage Schedule

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Dance performance by Ballet Nouveau
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Live music by Mark Vidor (outside stage)
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Live music by Cecilia Grace