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 2016 Holiday Season on Saturday, November 26th.

Meeting the Christkind is not the only thing we have planned for the weekend: we'll bring back the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and we will have many other performers and bands to entertain you - sounds fun, huh? 

November 26th - 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 offical 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

Holger Mahnicke, Head of Department: Communications and Culture of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Sam Rogers, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Visit Baltimore

Anton Smoot, President German Society Maryland

Ursula Wagner, representing the City of Nuremberg

After the offical 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!

4:30pm: when it's getting dusky it's time to start our Tree Lighting Ceremony; City Representatives and the Christkind will light our beautiful 21-foot Christmas Tree

Guests of Honor at the Tree Lighting Ceremony:

Bernard C. Young, City Council President

Eric T. Costello, Councilman District 11

Noelle Hewitt, Director of Marketing at Waterfront Partnership


November 27th - schedule of the day:

11:00am - 7:00pm: spectacular performances of OneLifeWonder during the whole day

11:00 am - 7:00 pm: Caricatures by AtomicCupCakeArt

3:00pm - 4:00pm: traditional English sword dances and holiday ritual dances performed by Charm City Rapper 

6:00pm - 7:00pm: live music by Mak Artist