55 FREE Christmas Events In Maryland (And DC) For Kids!

Jingle bells and Santa’s elves, and everything is merry and bright. As a parent, you really want to make Christmas magical for your kids.

However, the idea of shelling out gobs of money for every magical experience is enough to turn you into a Grinch! Fortunately, there are FREE Christmas events in Maryland (and DC)!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and feel great about taking your kids to these FREE Christmas events!

Annually begins in November, a number of boats transformed through the creative minds of many Frederick friends, set sail on the Creek.

Sailing Through The Winter Solstice By Color On The Creek

Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at the Annual Winter Festival of Lights. On Christmas Day the festival is FREE.

Watkin’s Regional Park Winterfest

Explore the farm by candlelight, meet and learn about heritage breed animals, and shop locally at the Visitor Center gift shop.

Winter’s Eve At Piscataway Park

The 26th annual holiday train garden returns to the Ellicott City VFD in 2023! Worked by The Howard County Fire & Rescue Train Garden Crew.

Ellicott City VFD Train Garden

This residence in Ellicott City, MD is amazing. Bryan Bartlett decks out his home and synchronizes the lights to an amazing soundtrack.

Ellicott City Lights Christmas House