A List of 2023 Holiday Events in Eastern Baltimore County

Here is a list of holiday events in Eastern Baltimore County for 2023. This page will be updated with new events as soon as we are notified. If there are any events not on the list, please email us at eastcountytimes@gmail.com.

Friday, Nov. 24
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company Train Garden
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company announced their train garden will open on Friday, Nov. 24 and will run through the holiday season.

Saturday, Nov. 25

The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company Train Garden
The Dundalk train garden opens this Saturday, Nov. 25 and will run until Monday, Jan. 1.

Middle River Lighted Boat Parade 
The annual Middle River Parade of Lighted Boats takes place Saturday, Nov. 25 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Maryland Aviation Museum to Host Train Garden
The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum’s 9th annual Plane and Train Garden will run from Nov. 25 to Jan. 7. Times have been announced.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Bethlehem Steel Star Lighting 
Tradepoint Atlantic continues a holiday tradition of the lighting of the Bethlehem Steel Star on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Kingsville Tree Lighting 
Beltway Lending is hosting its first annual Kingsville Tree Lighting event in the bank’s parking lot of at 7400 Bradshaw Road in Kingsville on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m

Friday, Dec. 1
Perry Hall Community Tree Lighting 
The Perry Hall Improvement Assocation will hold its annual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Essex VFC to Hold Tree Lighting
The Essex Volunteer Fire Company will hold a tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Road.

Edgemere Community Tree Lighting 
Edgemere Sparrows Point Rec. Council will host the annual Edgemere Community Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 1 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2
THE AVENUE Announces Holiday Parade Lineup
The AVENUE at White Marsh will hold its 25th Annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 2nd starting at 10 a.m. Full lineup has been announced.

DRC to Hold Holiday Hoopla

The Dundalk Renaissance Corp. will hold their Holiday Hoopla on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 2 at Historic Dundalk Town Center. Events start 1:30. Dundalk Christmas Parade is scheduled for 4 p.m.

OLMC Christmas Tree Lighting 
Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Essex will hold a tree lighting after 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Dec.2.

Essex Community Tree Lighting at the Museum

The Essex Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc. will host the Essex Community Tree Lighting on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

Bear Creek Boat Parade Returns to Dundalk
Bear Creek Lighted Boat Parade is back again for its 3rd year and is scheduled for Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

Oliver Beach Community Christmas Tree Lighting 
Robert Oliver Park presents Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 3
Watersedge Community Tree Lighting
Join the Watersedge Community in Dundalk on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. for the annual community tree lighting.

Kingsville Community Tree Lighting
The Greater Kingsville Civic Association and St. John’s Epicopal Church will hold the annual Kingsville Community Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Dundalk Christmas Tree Lighting Returns

The 5th annual Dundalk Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.

Overlea Community Tree Lighting
The Overlea Community Association will hold the 10th Annual Overlea Community Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

National Night Out to be Held Throughout County

The Baltimore County Police Department will participate in the 40th year of National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 1. This annual community-building event promotes police-community partnerships and allows neighbors and law enforcement members to come together.

Some of the scheduled events include block parties, carnival games, school supply drives, educational seminars, and more! At the heart of each event is the spirit of togetherness and a goal to ensure every community in Baltimore County remains safe and happy for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

On Tuesday, August 1, turn your porch light on to show your commitment to your community and public safety.

The following is a list of some of the events scheduled in each precinct. More events may be added, and some may change closer to the date, so bookmark this page and check back to plan your participation.


Name of Group: Oella Community Association
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Westchester Community Center (2414 Westchester Avenue)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Medwick Garth Community Association
Activity: Community gathering
Location: South Medwick Garth/Overbrook Road
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Kensington Community Association
Activity: Community gathering
Location: College Rd/Dorchester Rd
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Academy Heights Community Association/Paradise Community Association
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Christian Temple Church (5820 Edmondson Ave 21228)
Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Halethorpe Civic League
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Halethorpe Civic Center (1900 Northeast Ave 21227)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Lansdowne Improvement Association
Activity: Community Gathering
Location: Hillcrest Park (3800 Hollins Ferry Rd 21227)
Times: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Concerned Citizens of Catonsville
Activity: Neighborhood Walk and Gathering
Location: Banneker Community Center (27 Main Ave., 21228)
Times: (Walk) 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Gathering) 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.


Name of Group: Graystone
Activity: “Unity event”, meet newly elected board
Location: 1905 Gwynn Oak Avenue, 21207
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Woodmoor
Activity: community get together
Location: PAL Center (7111 Croydon Rd. 21207)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Stevenswood Improvement Association
Activity: Neighborhood Watch
Location: Community (Carlson Lane, Kenjac Rd, Edcrest Rd, Steveswood Rd)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Hilltop Community Association
Activity: National Night Out
Location: Brookmont Drive between Lukewood Dr. /Lawnwood Circle
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Fairbrook
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Entrance of Winding Brook & Fairbrook Rd.
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Powhatan, Gwynn Oak, Gwynndale, Robin Hill
Activity: Community Cookout
Location: Powhatan Elementary School lot
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Twelve Trees
Activity: Community pool and block party
Location: 26 Papago Ct. at the pool
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Franklintown
Activity: Food, drinks, music, prize wheel
Location: Windsor Mill Rd. and N. Forest Park, 21207
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Edmondson Heights
Activity: Games and snacks at the park
Location: Edmondson Heights Park (Granville and Harwall roads)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Orchard Glen
Activity: Community gathering with games and raffle
Location: Milford Garden Dr. and Milford Garden Ct. 21244
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Name of Group: New Towne Community Association
Activity: Officer’s meet with community. Topics covered are home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic Violence, Child Seat Installation, Fire Department, DJ children’s activities. McGruff will be attending. Bicycle registration.
Location: Central Park (corner of New Town Blvd and Fitch Hill Road)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Chartley HOA, Country Club Estates Community Association
Activity: Officer’s meet with community. Topics covered are home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic Violence, Mobile Command Post, Child Seat Installation, Fire Department, BG&E demonstration, DJ. McGruff will be attending. Bicycle registration/safety inspection.
Location: Chartley Shopping Center (100 Chartley Drive 21136)
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Name of Group: Queen Anne Village Homeowners Association
Activity: BBQ Cookout
Location: Countess Drive and Wimbledon Lane @ the pool
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Creekside @ Quarry Lake HOA
Activity: Ice Cream Social / Community Gathering
Location: dead end of Granite Ridge Court
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Colonial Village HOA
Activity: Community Meet and Greet
Location: Mayflower Court
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Pahls Crossing HOA
Activity: Community Gathering
Location: Pahls Farm Way and Red Jonathan Court
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Parke at Mt. Washington
Activity: Community Gathering
Location: Blackberry Road and Evanston Road
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Williamsburg Community Association
Activity: Car Caravan (Twice around the neighborhood)
Location: Starting at Bedford Elementary School (7407 Dorman Dr. 21218)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Villa Nova Homeowners Association
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Prince George Road and Buckingham Road
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Residences @ Pomona Park
Activity: Community gathering
Location: 1 Pomona North 21208 – Clubhouse/Community pool
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Valleybrook Homeowners Association
Activity: Community Picnic w/ Live Music
Location: Ending at Winand Elementary School – 8301 Scotts Level Road, 21208
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Pikesville Township Association
Activity: Community Gathering – food trucks, live music and activities
Location: Yeshivas Toras Simcha School – 110 Sudbrook Lane, 21208
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Name of Group: Campus Hills
Officer Assigned: Community Outreach Team
Location: Seaword Road (Between Sawyer Court/Shelley Road)
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Glendale/Glenmont
Activity: Block Party
Location: Loch Raven United Methodist Church (6622 Loch Raven Blvd)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Name of Group: Briarcliff Apartments
Activity: Community meet and greet, Safety handouts, bicycle course
Location: 599 Cranbrook Rd (Tennis Courts)
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Name of Group: Harford Park Community Association
Activity: Block Party/cookout, Fire Department
Location: Harford Park Community Association building (2522 Linwood Avenue)
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Perring Park Citizens On Patrol
Activity: Block party with Kona Ice Truck
Location: 8902 Harford Rd (behind Harford Hills Elementary School)
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Overlea Community Association
Activity: Community Potluck dinner
Location: Natural History Society of MD (6908 Belair Rd)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Name of Group: Elmwood Belmar Community Association
Activity: Food, ice cream, games.
Location: Elmwood Elementary School (531 Dale Avenue)
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Cowenton
Activity: Cookout/picnic, White Marsh Vol. Fire Dept., Child ID, face painting, Delegates Szeliga, Senator Jennings attending, MSP, Transit & Amtrack police
Location: White Marsh Vol. Fire Dept. (10331 Philadelphia Road 21162)
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Linover Improvement Association
Activity: Cook Out and Block Party
Location: 4304 Fullerton Ave. (Pavilion)
Time: 6:00-8:0 p.m.
Name of Group: Brandywine Townhomes
Activity: School supplies, honorary awards, face paintings, snacks& games
Location: McKay Circle, Rosedale MD. Near the community benches
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Garden Village
Activity: Games, face painting, talent shows
Location: 6011 St. Regis Rd.
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Hazelwood Park East
Activity: Community Cookout
Location: Freedom Church – 5310 Hazelwood Ave 21206
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Holland Hills
Activity: Community Cookout
Location: Dead end of Radecke Ave – Park
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Name of Group: Sussex Community Association
Activity: Community block party, Kids Activities
Location: 300 Block Margaret Ave. Essex, MD 21221
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Hawthorne Community Association
Activity: Block Party, Music, Vendors, Face Painting, Kona Ice
Location: Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center (2109 Eastern Blvd. 21221)
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Precinct 11 PCRC/Aero Acres Civic
Activity: Community food truck, Kids Activities
Location: Salvation Army Field (1400 Fuselage Ave, 21220)
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Bird River Road Neighborhood Association
Activity: Community Gathering, Food Truck
Location: Our Lady Queen of Peace Church (10003 Bird River Rd. 21220)
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Hendersen Webb
Activity: Community Activities, Nature Displays, Kids activities
Location: Hartland Rd. 21221
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Name of Group: Turners Station Conservation
Activity: Community gathering, cookout
Location: Sollers Point Community Center (323 Sollers Point Road)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Old Dundalk / Dunlogan
Activity: Snacks/games/books
Location: Heritage Park (2717 Playfield St)
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Name of Group: Boston Courts
Activity: Food/snacks
Location: Villager Circle/ Redrose Way
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Old Inverness
Activity: Food/snacks
Location: Wise Ave Volunteer Firehouse
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Name of Group: EHS Community Affairs and Dundalk Farms
Activity: Food/snacks/music
Location: 2023 Merritt Ave
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: St. Helena
Activity: Hamburgers, hot dogs, and pony rides
Location: 6509 Colgate Ave. (St. Helena Community Center)
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Name of Group: Watersedge
Activity: Community celebration
Location: Watersedge Park
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.

The Essex Cube Has Been Removed and Retired

-photo courtesy of Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River-

There were reports and photos on social media that the Essex Cube was removed on Friday, March 4.

The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc, which announced last year that the Cube would be replaced by a new landmark, confirmed the removal on Friday. The cube is now at the museum. A statement was released by the museum on Friday.

“As many of you may have noticed, the Essex Cube has been relocated from its location on Eastern Blvd. to make way for the new Essex Landmark Sculpture, which will be installed later this Spring. Rest assured, the Cube is safe in storage until it can be reinstalled at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River (Essex Museum). The Heritage Society is working closely with the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce and its Eastern Baltimore County Task Force to ensure that the Cube will be preserved for ourselves and future generations. More details will follow, and we will be asking for the community’s support with this project,” said the statement.

“We are looking forward to the beautiful new Essex Landmark sculpture which represents the beauty and hardworking people in our community. Progress is a great thing, and these are exciting times for Essex.”

The removal of the Essex Cube has brought some controversy as some folks were wearing “Save the Cube” shirts at last year’s Essex Day.

Fullerton Fireworks to Return in 2022

The Fullerton Fireworks Foundation announced that its firework show will return for the first time since 2019 on Sunday, July 3. The 2020 and 2021 events were canceled because of COVID-19.

The field at Fullerton Elementary School will open at 3 p.m. with vendors selling food. Hotdogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, crab cakes and pit beef are among the food items that will be sold by vendors.

The band “Awaken” will starting playing at 5 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m.

The Fullerton Fireworks Foundation is still looking for sponsors. Sponsorship packages start at $50 and corporate sponsor packages are available for $6,000.

For more information, visit the Fullerton Fireworks Facebook page.

Community to Hold Ukraine Candlelight Vigil

The Perry Hall Family Worship Center and the Office of Councilman David Marks are sponsoring a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims and families of Ukraine. This event is open to all.

The event will be held at Honeygo Park, 9033 Honeygo Blvd. in Perrt Hall on Friday, March 4 from 6 to 7 p.m.

“Please join the Perry Hall Family Worship Center and our office – and the larger community – at this candlelight village on Friday at 6 p.m. at Honeygo Park,” Councilman Marks said about the event. “Everyone is welcome.”

For more information about this event, go to the event’s Facebook page.

Community Food Drive to be Held at Fullerton Weis on Saturday

This weekend, Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6, Saving IND (Institute of Notre Dame) will hold its second annual community food drive at Weis Markets, located in the Fullerton Plaza Shopping Center at 7927 Belair Road in Fullerton from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The goal is to collect as much non-perishable food as possible. The donations that Saving IND receive will go to the Student Support Network, as well as a Catholic charity in downtown Baltimore.

Last year, this group collected approximately 5,000 pounds of food and 150 turkeys. The food drive is sponsored by Weis Markets and Councilman David Marks.

Saving IND was formed by a group of dedicated Institute of Notre Dame (IND) alumnae after the historic 173-year-old all-girls high school at 901 Aisquith Street in Baltimore City was abruptly closed with little advance notice in June 2020. Saving IND is now working to open a new school, to be known as Marian Preparatory Academy, in Baltimore County.

The original IND was founded in 1847 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. In addition to its proud academic tradition of educating young women and developing future leaders, IND anchored Baltimore during some of its most difficult storms. IND provided shelter as part of the Underground Railroad and served as a medical facility during both the Civil War and 1918 flu pandemic.

AVENUE to Alter Holiday Tree Lighting

The Avenue at White Marsh announced it will still hold its 24th Annual Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 19 but announced the event will not hold a large community gathering.

“Due to the tremendous number of people this event typically draws and the limited viewing space available, it does not yet seem appropriate to host an event and encourage a gathering of this magnitude,” said a statement from The Avenue at White Marsh.

“Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to eliminate all festivities with exception to the countdown and tree lighting on Friday, November 19th.”

THE AVENUE explained the tree will be lit but the event will not be as festive as the shopping center’s street will not close and Santa will not attend.

The AVENUE Tree Lighting was held virtually and the Holiday Parade was canceled in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

“Customers patronizing THE AVENUE will enjoy the moment and the community will be invited to view the lighting via Facebook,” said The AVENUE.

A decision has not been made for the 2021 Holiday Parade as the AVENUE said they with consult will Baltimore County before making an announcement about the status of the parade.

Angel Park To Hold 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Angel Park will hold their 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run on Sunday Nov. 7 at 8:30 a.m. The park is located in Perry Hall at 9685 Honeygo Blvd.

The 5K run will be an out-and-back course starting and finishing at Angel Park. Runners will exit the park and turn right onto Honeygo Boulevard heading toward Belair Road. Runners will turn right onto Forge Road to head toward the turnaround point (near Anvil Court). After turning around at this point, runners will backtrack and head back the same way they came to end up at the finish at Angel Park.

The 1 Mile Walk will consist of an out-and-back course on paved surfaces.

Entry Fees for the 5k is $30 for registrants ages 11 and up until Nov. 1; $35 after Nov. 1 including race day, $25 for registrants ages 10 and under until Nov. 1; $30 after Nov. 1 including race day (age discount will be applied at checkout) The 1 Mile Walk is $15 for all ages until Nov. 1, $20 after Nov. 1 including race day.

The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.
Angel Park will also provide a virtual race option for those who would like to participate but are not local, or do not feel comfortable attending an in-person race at this time. Here’s how the virtual race works:
1. Register for the virtual event, and sign up for text or e-mail notifications
2. Your race swag will be available for pickup at our Friday packet pickup, or you can choose to have it mailed to you for a $5 fee.
3. You’ll receive a text or email (if you opt in) when the VIRTUAL race “starts” on Nov. 6.
4. Run your race and submit your results either by text message or email (if you’ve opted in) or by heading to the results page here by Nov. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take photos prior, during and after your race. You will be able to share them on the runsignup.com photo page here or on social media using ##angelpark5K2021

*Virtual race performances are not eligible for the overall event awards, but we’ll certainly be acknowledging the winners in our post-race communication.
Awards will be given to Top 3 overall male and female runners. Top male and female runners in each of the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+

Race shirts will be guaranteed to all 5k and 1 mile participants who register by Oct. 29 (sizes and availability cannot be guaranteed after the 29). Water stations out on the course and at the finish, as well as course marshals guiding you on the route.

For more information, go to https://www.angel-park.org/

Heritage Museum to Hold Paranormal Night

The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River will hold for a FREE Paranormal Preview Night!

The Baltimore Paranormal Society will be on hand to discuss how they conduct paranormal investigations, demonstrate their equipment, and tell stories about recent ghostly activity in the building.

Visitors will also get a paranormal tour of the museum, showing all of the spirits’ favorite hotspots! This event is FREE and open to the public. The museum will be decorated for Halloween and the gift shop will be open!

For questions or to RSVP, email essexmuseum@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page