Free and Cheap Weekend Events in Maryland
It’s our second week of December already! Since I know you don’t want to spend a lot of money on events every weekend, I’m listing FREE or cheap events happening in the Maryland and DC area.
**Santa Pictures at Local Malls and Shopping Centers**
Holiday Hayrides through the Festival of Lights
Take a hayride through Watkins Regional Park as you enjoy the Festival of Lights! Cider, cookies, live animals, and the gift shop awaits.
December 9; 4-8pm
Accokeek Foundation – Accokeek
Features seasonal 18th century interpretation and merriment including caroling by the fire, musical performances, wreath decorating using fresh-greenery, eco-friendly gift and craft-making for the family, hot cocoa, and popcorn.
MakeBreak Christmas T-Shirts
December 9; 1-3pm
Get ready to create the most stylish Christmas shirt around. Buy the shirt, supplies provided.
Kids Club® North Pole Photo Props
December 9; 10am-12pm
Kids will make fun props and then strike a pose in front of a festive photo backdrop.
Christmas in St. Michaels
Various locations in St. Michaels
A number of Christmas events including Breakfast with Santa, Santa’s Wonderland, Celebration of Choirs, Tree Lighting and more. Some events have a fee.
The Gift of the Mad Guy
Dec 9th and 16th
Mainstage at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House
Children’s Christmas play about generosity by Building Better People Productions.
Eastport Yacht Club Parade of Lights
December 9; 6-8 pm
Annapolis City Harbor
Enjoy a parade of lights when more than 70 power and sailboats show off their holiday decorations.
Dollar or Less Days
Admission to various museums and exhibits in Baltimore for $1 or less.
A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Eric Byrd Trio
Dec 11; 6-8pm
Montpelier Arts Center
The Eric Byrd Trio returns to celebrate the music from the Peanuts’ Charlie Brown Christmas show.
Gingerbread House Show and Contest
Darnall’s Chance House Museum – Upper Marlboro
Come view a beautiful display of gingerbread houses and vote on your favorite.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ 4-D Experience
$5 additional to admission price
National Aquarium – Baltimore
Experience a magical twist on a holiday classic this winter! After being ousted from Christmas-town because of his bright and shining nose, Rudolph sets off on a series of funny and endearing adventures.
Holiday Movie at the National Harbor featuring: “Elf”
Dec 9; 2-4pm
National Harbor – Plaza
Bring blankets and chairs to catch a classic holiday movie outdoors.
The calendar is being updated daily with Holiday Events for the Month of December so check out the calendar page often for more events and activities.