Noteworthy Places to View Christmas Lights in Baltimore

Despite the stress of 2020, the holidays are finally here along with hopes for holiday cheer. Although many holiday traditions are being altered or skipped this holiday season, there is still cheer to be found! In many cities, including Baltimore, a festive activity that is still socially-distant is viewing Christmas lights around the town.

Whatever you’re looking for this year, there are multiple options for a festive outing either walking outdoors or driving past in your car. Check out the list below for the top spots to get lost in the twinkle of Christmas lights!

  1. 34th Street in Hampden

The neighborhood of Hampden has a long-standing tradition for their 34th street Christmas lights this year being their 73rd anniversary. Perfect for the whole family, they have dazzling displays of lights. The event officially opened the first week of December, despite some debate around timing for opening. It is free to view, but residents do ask that all visitors are cognizant of Covid-safe practices like masks and social distancing and do not linger, so that all can view without increased risk.

For more details you can check out their website: HERE

  1. Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

Another great option for those looking for a drive-through option is at The Festival of Lights at Watkins Park. The park created a spectacular light experience with over 2.5 million lights and a massive 54-foot LED tree. They ask all visitors to purchase tickets in advance and remain in their car for the exhibit.

For more information you can look at their website: HERE

  1. Lighted Boat Parade at St. Michael’s Harbor

For an exciting water-front holiday experience, be sure to check out the Lighted Boat Parade at St. Michael’s Harbor! On Saturday, December 12th from 5 – 8PM you can watch boats decorated in holiday lights sail through the harbor. Please practice appropriate social distancing.  

For additional details, check out the event web listing: HERE

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