Posted Friday, November 12, 2021
As the winter season nears, there’s a lot to think about, from winterizing your vehicle to planning holiday events. There are many opportunities for shopping, merriment, and entertainment in and around Randallstown, Maryland. Whether you need to find a massive craft fair to help you finish your seasonal gift shopping or you’re looking for designer-made decorations to display in your decked-out home for the holidays, you’ll find everything that you need at these events.
Browse our top picks for local holiday fun here and make sure to include your favorites on your calendar so you don’t miss a thing as the season fills up with excitement.
November 13 & 14, 2021
The annual Historic Oakland Holiday Craft Fair will take place from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday November 13 and 14. The fair takes place at the Historic Oakland Manor on 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia, Maryland. Vendors can reserve space on the main floor, second floor, or in the vendor tent. Tickets are free but you must reserve them in advance through Eventbrite.
Attendees will have an extensive variety of crafts and art to explore with 60 exhibitors anticipated for the juried craft fair. A variety of roving local performers will enhance the festive atmosphere, making this the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts.
November 26, 27, and 28, 2021
The 15th annual Carroll County Festival of Trees is scheduled for Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28 this year at John Street Quarters on 28 John Street in Westminster, Maryland. The event, hosted by The Shepherd’s Staff, features a stunning display of beautiful handcrafted trees. You’ll also find a selection of artisan gifts for sale so you can complete some of your Christmas shopping as you take in the displays.
The trees are listed for silent auction with both virtual and buy now options available. The auction runs through Sunday at 2 pm. If you win a tree, you can pick it up Sunday evening between 4 pm and 6 pm. This is the perfect way to ace your holiday decorating and get one of the most stunning trees in the neighborhood with minimal effort.
A photo booth, raffle, and live music will add to the fun at this popular holiday event. All proceeds go to benefit The Shepherd’s Staff, a Christian support and outreach center. Sponsors interested in supporting the event can sign up through November 5 for inclusion in the event program and signage.
November 27, 2021
On Saturday, November 27, you can explore the delights of the 8th Annual Sykesville Holiday Marketplace from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event will take place in The Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Ag Center 706 Agriculture Drive, Westminster Maryland. You can anticipate more than 150 vendors as the marketplace enjoys a triumphant return after being canceled in 2020. You’ll find a variety of handmade one-of-a-kind crafts as well as popular products from direct sale companies.
This is a wonderfully diverse holiday market with products that include candles, food and drinks, wood crafts, glassware, jewelry, ceramics, toys, and more. Food and beverages will be available to purchase as snacks during the event as well, so you can fuel up for hours of shopping as you explore the expansive space.
For children, you’ll find visits with Santa available as well as free face painting. Don’t miss the raffle tables where you can stop and enter to win exciting prizes. There is no entrance fee, so you can channel all your available funds toward your holiday shopping for the season.
November 26, 27, and 28, 2021
In 2021, the Kennedy Krieger Institute will host the 32nd annual Festival of Trees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on 2200 York Road in Timonium, Maryland. The event opens daily at 10:00 am throughout the weekend. The festival includes a variety of stunning decorated trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses. These treasures aren’t just for display, they’re also available for sale so you can add an expert touch to your home holiday decorating. You can browse gifts, crafts, ornaments, and novelties from local vendors as well and get started with all your holiday shopping.
If you’re looking for something really special, check out the silent auction items. These include everything from family vacation packages to valuable sports memorabilia. You can bid both in-person and online, making the excitement accessible even if you’re staying in this season.
Santa Claus will be on hand for visits as well as many other characters including Disney princesses, making this a great event for families. Adults and children alike will thrill to the holiday train display as well. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the 25,000 families and children that the Kennedy Krieger Institute supports each year.
November 5 to January 9, 2021
Toby’s Dinner & Show will host White Christmas The Musical this year, from November 2021 to January 2022. Make this a holiday tradition with your family as you settle in to the musical and comedic delights of this beloved show. Based on the film, the musical follows a pair of singing, dancing WWII vets who join forces with a pair of singing sisters to fill a rustic Vermont inn with cheer for the holidays.
Along with the entertainment, you can enjoy a buffet dinner. The menu changes with each show, but recent features have included Virginia ham, roasted turkey breast, baked tilapia, scalloped potatoes, steamed broccoli, and more. Check the online listings for more details on what you can expect for your dining experience during the show.
Did we include your favorite holiday events in our listing? If there are any local happenings that we missed, contact our team at Exclusive Motorcars and let us know so we can pass along your recommendations. We want to make sure our customers are always headed in the right direction for local fun.