Nov. 30-Dec. 24: Christmas Village
501 Light St. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Inner Harbor will transform into an authentic German Christmas market. Starting on Saturday, Baltimoreans can stroll along rows of vendors selling traditional German food and drinks, as well as handmade crafts, toys, and ornaments. With live Christmas music and an atmosphere of cheer, the market is sure to stoke your holiday spirit.
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Eve
Locations, times, and prices vary.
Over the past few years, the night before Thanksgiving has become known as a night of late-night revelry as Baltimore natives return to their old stomping grounds to reconnect with friends from near and far. This Thanksgiving Eve, make your way through the crowds at mainstay neighborhood haunts like the Waterfront Hotel, Cross Bar, and Looney’s for all-night drink specials and live music, or catch up over rounds of beer at Jailbreak Brewing Co. and Black Flag Brewing Co.
Nov. 30-Dec. 22: Men On Boats
Baltimore Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Times vary. $20-74.
A one-armed man makes his way through the American West on—you guessed it—a boat during this hilarious play opening this weekend at Baltimore Center Stage. Follow the journey of an explorer John Powell and learn about the untold history of the Grand Canyon, as well as the trials and tribulations of traveling through uncharted lands. Return for performances on the 12th, 15th, and 19th to join the artistic staff of Center Stage for AfterThoughts, a post-show discussion with company members.
Rituals: Bar & Venue, 12 W. North Ave. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. $10.
Whether you spent Black Friday scoring deals on holiday gifts or recovering from a turkey-induced food coma, make your way to Rituals on Friday night to support this annual Baltimore Planned Parenthood fundraiser. With a can’t-miss lineup of local acts like hip-hop legend Eze Jackson, Joe Keyes and The Late Bloomer Band, and synth-drum duo Wume, as well as appearances by a host of rising visual artists, this do-good concert brings together some of the city’s best talent in support of a worthwhile cause.
Nov. 23: Cross Street Holiday Market
Cross Street Market, 1065 S. Cross St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
If you haven’t yet visited the newly revamped Cross Street Market and experienced the historic market’s wide range of local food and drink purveyors, this annual holiday shopping extravaganza is the perfect opportunity. Get into gift-shopping mode and browse through wares by more than 40 Baltimore makers and vendors, and, after snagging something for everyone on your list, stick around to grab lunch from Cross Street favorites like Pizza di Joey, Gangster Vegan, Phubs.