Staying Home for the Holidays: How to Safely Celebrate the SeasonDecember 16, 2020
The holidays may look a little different this year, but there are COVID conscious ways to safely celebrate the holidays and get into the spirit of the season.Liberty residents, please practice PPE, stay distanced, and have fun!Walking in a Winter WonderlandStep into a Winter Wonderland, right in your home state of Maryland with these festive holiday experiences. Candlelight Stroll For $23/person tickets, Annapolis is hosting a candlelight stroll on December 18th, 19th, 26th, 27th, and 31st from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Roam through Maryland’s glowing historic capital, whilst soaking in the colonial and Victorian architecture, and charming shops. Guests will travel back in time with their tour guides (that will be dressed in period-attire).Hollins MarketOn December 18th and 19th, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., the B&O Railroad Museum is transforming into Santa’s Winter Village. Whilst in the Village, patrons can sample cookies and deliciously spiked cider. B&O’s trains will also be lit up for children and adults alike. Purchase $10-30 tickets here.Winter VillageThe Winter Village at Baltimore’s Four Seasons Hotel will be open until January 17th, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. everyday. The Hotel’s fifth-floor terrace has frosted over, resulting in a 1,800-foot synthetic skating rink. Whilst skating, patrons will experience holiday cheer and stunning harbor views. Guests may rent out fire pits, sip on European hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows and/or apple cider, eat trail mix, and listen to music. Tickets and fire pit rentals are available here. Winter Wonderland in Bel AirBel Air’s Winter Wonderland is open on December 19th, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Stroll down socially-distanced Main Street and experience the brilliant lights and festivities. Whilst basking in the holiday spirits, guests may eat, visit the various boutiques, and go on a carriage ride! No ticket purchase is necessary.Watt’s Up?Experience the holiday cheer with dazzling, glittering, and sensational light shows.Drive Through the LightsUntil January 2nd, Columbia’s Symphony of Lights on Mondays-Fridays from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., or Saturdays and Sundays from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Hosted in the Merriweather Post Pavilion, guests will drive up the glistening trail with gleaming displays and animations. The lights consist of more than 300,000 bulbs. Tickets are $20/vehicle and may be purchased online.Holiday Tree Light ShowUntil January 3rd, from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., National Harbor Waterfront District will have their 56-foot tree with over 2 million lights. Stop by for the nightly tree lights show. To follow COVID-19 courtesies, guests must wait in a socially-distanced line. (It’s the perfect excuse to get some hot chocolate and warm yourself up).Lights on the BayAnne Arundel’s SPCA is hosting their annual “Lights on the Bay” event, until January 2nd. To witness the spellbinding light shows, tickets must be purchased online here. Merry & Bright NightsOn December 19th and 20th, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., TrinityLife and TrinityKids are hosting a free drive-through celebration. Every vehicle will receive hot cocoa, cookies, and gifts whilst enjoying various light shows.Miracle on 34rd StreetHampden’s annual Miracle on 34rd Street is open to the public. Stop by to witness the joyful, twinkling, and dazzling lights; it’s as if you’ve stepped into the North Pole. The Avenue’s eateries are open for carry-out.The Light WalkOld Westminster’s Winery and Vineyard has transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Patrons may sample seasonal wines and yummy pizzas, and also stroll through the 120-feet lightshow with over 250,000 bulbs. As a result from abiding by state guidelines, spaces are limited. Please note that reservations are not available at this time.Winterfest of LightsOcean City’s Winterfest of Lights is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Walk-through the various light displays, witness the 50-foot Christmas tree, whilst sipping decadent hot chocolate. Tickets are only $5/person and may be purchased here.Zoo LightsThis holiday season, the Maryland Zoo is offering a drive-through and/or walk-through light shows. Be on the look-out for your favorite zoo exhibitions and animal displays. Information on times and days may be found on their website, as well as tickets and pricing.Happy Holidays From the Liberty Harbor East family to yours, we hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season!