Holiday happenings entice all

Students can enjoy endless holiday festivities this year, as there are many holly jolly activities near Stevenson University this winter.

Event: Holiday Open House and Pictures with Santa
Location: Baltimore Humane Society – 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
Distance from SU: 7.3 miles, 13 minutes
Date: Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Visit the Baltimore Humane Society and bring your pets, kids, or just yourself to take pictures with Santa! You can even take your pictures home with you that day.


West 34th Street from above sparkles with holiday cheer. (Photo from

Event: Christmas Light Display
Location: West 34th St. Baltimore, MD 21211
Distance from SU: 19 miles, 25 minutes
Date: Every night until Jan. 1

This “Miracle on 34th Street,” which is “surely visible from space” is put on by residents of 34th street in Baltimore. Stop by to see inflatable snowmen, snow-globes and a beautiful Christmas light display. A lucky few may be allowed to visit inside some of these homes!


Event: Winter Festival of Lights
Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Distance from SU: 37.1 miles, 57 minutes
Date: Every night until January 1

Pick an evening this winter to drive to Prince George’s County and experience this spectacular drive-through event. This year’s festival has new attractions and features over 1 million lights!


Event: Holidays at the Weinberg Center for the Arts: Ornament
Location: 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD, 21701
Distance from SU: 34 miles, 48 minutes
Date: November 30, 7:30 p.m.

Get ready for a spectacular light, smoke, and laser show featuring the sounds of the acclaimed Christmas carol tribute group, Ornament! The group emulates the sounds of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and is considered a must-see, “even for the Scrooges among us.”


Event: A Christmas Carol – Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Location: 7 South Calvert St. Baltimore, MD 21202
Distance from SU: 13 miles, 26 minutes
Date: Select dates from Dec. 8 to Dec. 23

Set in Victorian-era Baltimore, this adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic celebrates the culture and history of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.


Event: Brookside Garden of Lights and Model Trains
Location: 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
Distance from SU: 29 miles, 46 minutes
Date: Nov. 25 – Jan 1. (Closed Dec. 24-25)

 The Brookside Gardens truly has it all. See a spectacular light display, model trains continuously rolling through a holiday landscape, and enjoy hot winter beverages while listening to one of the nightly musical performances.


The flour and grain mill at Mayberry Mill is the site of crafts and gifts items. (Photo from

Event: Mayberry Mill Arts, Crafts, and Gift Show
Location: Historic Mayberry Mill, Westminster, MD 21158
Distance from SU: 34 miles, 48 minutes
Date: Until Dec. 3

This flour and grain mill, dating back to the pre-civil war era, is holding a holiday craft show featuring handcrafted items and greenery, plus demonstrations!


Event: The B & O’s Magical Holiday Express
Location: 901 W Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21233
Distance from SU: 12 miles, 26 miles
Date: Dec 1. – 31. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This spectacular celebration includes all kinds of trains, holiday festivities and a “winter wonderland” of family fun and activities. People of all ages are welcome and will enjoy this annual holiday event. Lastly, you can walk around a 30-foot Christmas tree and enjoy all of the surrounding decorations!


Event: Candlelight Tour of Havre de Grace
Location: Susquehanna Museum, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Distance from SU: 38 miles, 50 minutes
Date: Dec. 9, 4-8 p.m.

Enjoy this tour of candlelit downtown Havre de Grace, put on Smithsonian’s list of the nation’s best small towns. Tourists will stroll through a selection of historic homes and attractions, and will be exposed to the beautiful streets of Havre de Grace and its holiday entertainment.


Holiday-goers can enjoy Six Flags’ winter wonderland during the season. (Photo from

Event: Six Flags America – Holiday in the Park
Location: Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave, Bowie, MD 20721
Distance from SU: 35 miles, 52 minutes
Date: Weekends and select weekdays from Nov. 18 – Jan. 1.

Six Flags invites guests to join them for an experience that is “uniquely Six Flags.” With a spectacular light display, holiday entertainment and delicious seasonal treats. Six Flags-goers can visit Santa and combine holiday traditions with a thrilling family experience.


Event: Riversdale by Candlelight
Location: 4811 Riverdale Rd. Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Distance from SU: 33 miles, 46 minutes
Date: Dec. 29. 6-9 p.m.

This candlelit Riversdale House Museum tour invites guests to “make merry” while enjoying refreshments, live music and children’s activities.


The Howard County Conservancy will host a Natural Holiday Sale (Photo from

Event: Natural Holiday Sale
Location: Mt. Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Rd., Woodstock, MD 21164
Distance from SU: 9.2 miles, 26 minutes
Date: Dec. 2.,  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Howard Country Conservancy’s Natural Holiday Sale will connect people to nature through gifts, critter crafts, music and refreshments.


Event: Pandora Ice Rink at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Location: 201 E Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202
Distance from SU: 13 miles, 26 minutes
Date: Daily until Jan. 15.

Pandora’s ice rink, located at the top of the amphitheater in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, is a place to get a workout, “break the ice” on date night, or just simply skate!


Skaters can enjoy ice skating outside under the lights in Glen Burnie. (Photo from

Event: Glen Burnie Outdoor Ice Skating
Location: 103 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Distance from SU: 20 miles, 29 minutes
Date: Varying hours, 7 days a week from November to March

A great opportunity to get outdoors, enjoy music and fun skating with friends and family.


Event: Liberty Mountain Resort
Location: 78 Country Club Trail, Fairfield, PA 17320
Distance from SU: 40 miles, 1 hour
Date: Open depending on temperature

Fans of skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and those who just want to have a good time will enjoy what Liberty Mountain Resort has to offer.

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