Towns around the Chesapeake Bay have holiday celebrations underway, but what’s really cool about the Bay — as opposed to large, big city displays — are all the water-related and Colonial events.
If you want traditional or small-town holiday events, you’ll find them near the Chesapeake Bay and they welcome visitors; you become part of the fun. And, in Maryland, it’s oyster season!
Here are some of the highlights:
Candlelight Colonial Tours:
- Annapolis Candlelight Stroll – Fridays & Saturdays (except Dec. 13) 7p-8:30p
- Here’s a list of Virginia’s historic home tours
Holiday Light Displays:
- Lights on the Bay at Sandy Point State Park – Annapolis (Now – Jan. 1)
- Miracle on 34th Street – Baltimore (Nov. 29 – Jan. 1)
- Garden in Lights – Solomons (Dec. 5 – Jan. 5)
- Chesapeake City Winterfest – Chesapeake City (Dec. 1 – Jan. 3)
- Winterfest of Lights – Ocean City (Now – Jan. 4)
- Here’s a list of Christmas light displays in Virginia
The Maryland state visitors office has put together a list of holiday train experiences. Most are in the Baltimore area. You can find them here.