With the holiday season fast approaching, there’s no better way to get in the spirit than to start celebrating early. Here are some of the best November events to get you in a festive mood.
WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS
11/19-1/3: Northside Park, Ocean City. Head downy ocean for a dazzling holiday light display with hot chocolate and pictures with Santa.
CIRQUE DREAMS: HOLIDAZE
11/20-21: Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Christmas ornaments come to life in this variety show full of mind-bending stunts, Broadway tunes, and holiday fun.
MARYLAND CHRISTMAS SHOW
11/20-22, 27-29: Frederick County Fairgrounds, Frederick. Browse gifts by local artisans, craftsmen, and merchants with a big-top tent holiday show.
A TUNA CHRISTMAS
11/20-12/20: Spotlighters Theatre. Follow local news reporters in this Christmas story set in small-town Tuna, TX.
A CARROLL’S CHRISTMAS
11/20-12/31: Mount Clare Museum House. Step back in time and experience a Colonial American Christmas with the Carroll family.
HOLIDAY MAKER SERIES: CANDY MAKING
11/21: Maryland Science Center. Make your own chocolate creations in this holiday-themed workshop, perfect for a homemade gift or holiday treat.
MAGICAL HOLIDAY EXPRESS
11/21-22 & 12/1-1/3: B&O Railroad Museum. lThe holidays mean all train everything at the B&O, with train rides, model train layouts, and special appearances by Santa throughout the holidays.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
11/27-29: Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. This Land of Pleasant Living tradition features life-sized holiday scenes, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, and live entertainment.
FESTIVAL OF WREATHS
11/27-12/6: Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster. Deck your halls with one of 150 decorated wreaths from this annual silent auction.
HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF TRAINS
11/27-1/24: B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City. Start the season with the museum’s annual celebration of toy trains.
11/28: Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick. Bring cash or canned-food donations to hear sing-alongs, see silent films, and enjoy Tuba Christmas, a four-part Christmas carol ensemble featuring 80 regional tuba and euphonium players.