So much of what I love about Christmas is the spectacle, tradition, and ritual. As an adult, my love for the holiday has grown. I’m especially fond of Black Christmas movies and the Yuletide escapism they offer. In case you were unaware, a place exists to vacate your everyday life and fully immerse yourself in the fantasy of Christmas. Christmas Village in Baltimore is an indoor and outdoor holiday market modeled after traditional markets in Germany. 

Baltimore’s Christmas Village is located at West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor. The street address is 501 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, 21230. The Christmas Village will run from November 24 through December 24, 2022. It is open Sunday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

There’s also an ice rink at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Harbor Place. Tickets for adults are $10, children and seniors $9, and military $9; you can rent skates for $4. 

I hope you enjoy this photo essay by Cameron Snell. The photos were taken during the special preview weekend on November 19. The Christmas Village is an opportunity for wonder, nostalgia, and memory-making, and to do some shopping for ornaments, jewelry, food, and other handmade wares.

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Teri Henderson

Teri Henderson is the Arts and Culture Editor of Baltimore Beat. She is the author of the 2021 book Black Collagists. Previously, she was a staff writer for BmoreArt,...