Dec. 6: Breakfast with Santa at the B&O
B&O Railroad Museum. 901 Pratt St. 9:15-11 a.m. Tickets $26-40 via Eventbrite
He’s been known to crunch on a cookie or two—sometimes followed by a glass of milk. But when Santa needs something a bit more filling, he starts with the most important meal of the day. This Sunday, wake the family up bright and early to join Saint Nick for a delicious (and distanced) breakfast in the B&O’s historic (and spacious) Roundhouse building—which has been transformed just in time for the holidays to feature the museum’s signature 35-foot Christmas tree. Catch up with Claus over piles of pancakes and snag socially-distanced photos with the man in red before he starts making his annual rounds. Then, hold onto your antlers and climb aboard the Reindeer Railway train.
Dec. 6: Sunday Funday at The Admiral’s Cup
The Admiral’s Cup. 1647 Thames St. 3-6 p.m.
Winter will be here in a few short weeks, but December is off to a mild start—meaning booze on the patio at this Fells Point pub is still in season. Swing by The Admiral’s Cup this Sunday to wash down brunch with craft brews outside. Then get ready to bust some throwback moves with The Loose Cannons, who will performing live from the balcony all afternoon. This local acoustic duo is bound to crank out some ’90s classics along with their signature harmonized vocals, so prepare to get down to the alternative sounds of Phish, Oasis, and The Dave Matthews Band.
Dec. 5: Santa Sets Sail in Harbor Point
Cindy Lou’s Fish House at the Canopy by Hilton Harbor Point Hotel. 1215 Wills St. 12 p.m.
The new Canopy by Hilton Harbor Point Hotel is kicking its first holiday season off right. What better way to take advantage of its waterfront location—while also keeping visitors safe—than by putting Santa on a sailboat? On Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 at 12 p.m., locals are invited to stand six feet apart on the shore and watch as Santa trades in his sleigh to set sail across the harbor. Snap a few photos, wave to Old Saint Nick, and stick around to enjoy brunch and holiday cocktails on the heated patio at Cindy Lou’s Fish House—Canopy’s new restaurant from Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group.
E.C. Pops. 3709 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
DJ Kopec is back this weekend for another crazy, quarantine dance party. But this time, he’s turning out more than just tunes. This holiday season, the Ellicott City entertainer and former Ravens cheerleader is giving back to families in need with his Stuff The Train Toy Drive—and you can join, too. Bring a toy (or two) to E.C. Pops, where Kopec will be collecting toys from 6 p.m. to midnight as part of the district’s annual Midnight Madness shopping event. You can also make donations from home online via the toy drive’s Amazon wishlist. Help the part-time DJ and dad of three reach his goal of 20,000 toy donations and then celebrate by tuning in to Kopec’s Facebook Live for one incredible dance party.
Dec. 4: Virtual Holiday Heap
Virtual 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
If you missed the train on this week’s cyber shopping craze, fear not. The local creators at Charm City Craft Mafia are bringing their annual Holiday Heap to the world wide web. Today through Sunday, CCCM’s virtual marketplace will feature the works of dozens of local, small vendors. Shop leather goods from Almanac Industries, self-care staples from Priya Means Love, papercut prints from artist Annie Howe, and more to fulfill your crafty cravings. Plus, stick around on social media for games, activities, freebies, live demos, and your chance to win a raffle basket stocked with handmade goodies.