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Christmas Village sails into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for the 2015 Holiday Season

11/26/2015, 8 a.m.
Christmas Village in Baltimore will again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional, indoor and outdoor German ...
Christmas Village in Baltimore will again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional, indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market, open between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26 and Sunday, December 27, 2015. (Courtesy Photo)

— Christmas Village in Baltimore will again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional, indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market, open between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26 and Sunday, December 27, 2015. Inner Harbor is invited to enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, two Christmas Trees, live music at the main indoor stage presented by Condor, entertainment, children’s activities and more than 50 vendors. Shop for high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drink. On top of opening for an extra weekend, other additions for 2015 include new decorations like Original Herrnhut Stars, daily happy hours, food and drink areas, vendors and tasty treats. Admission is free on weekdays and opening weekend, and only $1 on December 4 and 5, 2015. Admission for all other weekends is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-18 and free for toddlers under 3. Spread holiday cheer by following @baltimorexmas on Twitter and Instagram, liking Christmas Village in Baltimore on Facebook, and visitinghttp://www.baltimore-christmas.com

Now in its third year, Christmas Village in Baltimore has grown into one of the region’s most unique and charming holiday attractions, with 200,000 people expected in 2015. Authentic wooden huts, a huge heated tent, two Christmas trees and festive decorations will pop-up on West Shore Park, located in between the Maryland Science Center and the Baltimore Visitor Center. It’s the most wonderful time of year on the Baltimore Waterfront, as Christmas Village is located just steps away from popular holiday attractions like Waterfront Partnership Ice Rink (Inner Harbor Amphitheater), Santa photos (inside Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion), Polar Express 4-D Experience (National Aquarium), 12 Days of Holiday Themed Science (Maryland Science Center), and Merriment and Melodies (Harbor East).

More than 50 international and local merchants are already busy preparing high-quality and lovingly crafted gifts. Famous German vendor Kathe Wohlfahrt will return with thousands of ornaments, genuine German Schwibbogen and pyramids, advent calendars and limited edition holiday decorations. With toys, apparel, jewelry, decorations, home goods, artwork and more, there will be something for everyone on Santa’s list.

Follow the smell of gingerbread and Schnitzel to a full menu of European food, sweets and drinks, including mouthwatering German bratwurst served on a warm roll (Brötchen). Look for a huge food variety this year, including different sorts of gingerbread and mustard. On top of the great shopping and dining experiences, visitors will enjoy the glorious Christmas Tree in West Shore Park, live entertainment at our Christmas Village Stage presented by Condor, theme days and weekends and other surprises to be announced.

Within the heated tent, have a seat in our Hofbrau Beer Garden and enjoy the German delicacies offered by our vendors, such as Bratwurst, Pretzls, Lebkuchen (gingerbread), mulled wine or a good German Hofbrau beer from Munich. A further special themed area, our alpine "The Alm", will enrich the outdoor area. Designed after the cozy ski huts in the Bavarian Alps, this additional food court will serve Schnitzel, Baked Cheese on a stick, Potato Salad and Potato Latke.