‘Tis the Season in Baltimore City

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Here at Hopkins, we were spoiled with a long, temperate, colorful fall, so it’s hard to believe we are now at the start of the holiday season. The smell of crisp winter air accompanies the sight of early-bird decorators, and the long list of Baltimore holiday events is all cued up and ready to go! Many students have already packed up and headed home with the anticipation of a hearty home-cooked Thanksgiving meal with family. Others have decided to stick around and get a jump start on all the city has to offer during this festive time:

  1. Who wouldn’t want a good excuse to eat more pie? Winners of the 5K Gobble Cobble Turkey Trot in Harbor East this Thanksgiving morning will get free pies from a local Maryland bakery!
  2. This real-life Miracle on 34th Street will light up Hampden—just a few blocks from campus—starting November 28. Nothing puts our community more in the holiday spirit.
  3. A night filled with potato latkes, dancing, and face painting, the lighting of the giant menorah in the Inner Harbor is a great celebration for all.
  4. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s Kwanzaa Celebration 2015 will feature an African musical performance, candlelight Kwanzaa ceremony, and more.
  5. Students and residents will step back in time for the 12th Annual Fell’s Point Old Tyme Christmas, where vendors will line cobble-stone streets and Santa arrives by tug boat.
  6. Our students love visiting the Inner Harbor, especially when an ice rink is involved! A few steps away from the ice, the harbor will be transformed into Christmas Village from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve.
  7. Harbor East, a neighborhood most known for its incredible shopping and entertainment (read about one student’s experience), will unveil this year’s Window Wonderland on November 19. Shops and restaurants will feature unique holiday windows designed by some of Baltimore’s most talented local artists.

To discover more about the holidays on the Homewood campus and in Baltimore:

As temperatures drop, we’re all wondering when we’ll see winter’s first flurry… keep up with our current students to see how Baltimore becomes a winter wonderland!