Bel Air, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, Harford County is filled with charming small towns. From main street Bel Air to Concord Point lighthouse in Havre de Grace, there is of shortage of charm, and things to keep you busy this holiday season. We have compiled a list of Holiday Events and sights to see in HarCo from Thanksgiving through New Year.
Bel Air Festival of Trees
This annual, weekend-long event showcases Christmas trees of all sizes, gingerbread houses, and holiday wreaths, each decorated and donated by local businesses, organizations, and individuals. The trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses are sold by silent auction with the funds benefitting Cancer LifeNet at the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center. Special events and activities are featured for the entire family including boutiques, cafe, bake sale tables, entertainment and children’s crafts and activities.
Small Business Saturday
You will feel like you just stepped into a Hallmark Christmas movie shopping on Main Street in Bel Air, and Havre de Grace. Christmas music fills the air, and lights twinkle in window displays. There are so many unique shops and restaurants you’re sure to find the gifts you need.
Winter Wonderland Bel Air
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season along Main Street with light displays, including the Bel Air Armory, Harford County Courthouse and Bel Air Town Hall. From November 26, 2022 – January 2, 2023, downtown Bel Air will be lit with thousands of warm lights for the community to enjoy from 5-11 pm each night. Immerse yourself in the glow of holiday lights while enjoying live musical performances, carolers and much more! Plus you can check items off your gift giving list with extended hours in many of the shops.
Bel Air Christmas Parade
Main Street at Churchville Road to Lee Street and ending at Hickory Avenue. Community bonfire and singalong in Shamrock Park with free cookies and hot chocolate at 4:00 pm and the Tree Lighting at Town Hall at 4:45 pm. Scheduled to appear: Stilt walkers and acrobats, local high school marching bands, costumed characters and mascots, beauty queens, dancers, floats, musical groups and even some special equestrian guests, ending with The Living Christmas Tree and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!
Candlelight Tour in Havre de Grace
Annual Candlelight Tour sponsored by the Lock House Museum in Havre de Grace, MD. This self-paced tour includes 17 homes, museums, and churches located across the Havre de Grace. Tour-goers will receive a map and a brochure of the stops along with a collectible button for entry. Enjoy a meal or shopping before or after the tour as many restaurants and shops have special deals for ticket holders!
Steppingstone Museum Teddybear Tea
Guests will enjoy finger sandwiches, refreshments and holiday stories while cuddling their favorite stuffed animal or doll.
Aberdeen Christmas Street Celebration
We will be celebrating our 45th year with craft vendors, festival of trees, parade, tree lighting and more, all taking place in downtown Aberdeen.
The Nutcracker at the Amoss Center
A Harford County tradition for over 30 years!
Ring in the holiday season with a magical journey to the Land of Sweets. With magnificent scenery, gorgeous costumes, and exquisite dancing, it’s a holiday feast for young and old alike!
Drive in Christmas Movie
Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to grab their tickets and meet you in Downtown Bel Air for an evening under the stars and in front of the big screen!
We can't think of a better place to be this Holiday Season. Merry everything!
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