Just in time for the holiday season, it's now easier than ever to get down to Washington, DC from Baltimore's Penn Station. As Baltimore Sun reports, The MARC train, which previously ran on weekdays only, will run nine round trips on Saturdays and six round trips on Sundays. A full schedule is available here.
If you're looking to make the trip, there's plenty of holiday events happening in DC:
- Top 10 Holiday Activities
- Events and Activities in December
- 15 Best Places to Go with Kids
- And more at About Washington, DC.
Of course, you don't have to travel south to find festive things to do. The Baltimore Holiday Hub has plenty of ideas to keep you busy through the new year.
More Baltimore-focused Transportation Guides:
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Can't keep it all straight? The Baltimore Holiday Hub can help. It has plenty of events listings, shopping guides, and other ideas to keep you busy until we get to 2014.
Image courtesy Christmas Village in Baltimore.
With so much going on in Baltimore from November until the New Year, it's hard to keep track of what to see and where to go. Whether you want to plan out some great activities for the family or are looking for some shopping tips, the Baltimore Holiday Hub will keep you busy throughout the holiday season. Inside, you'll find:
- guides for celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve
- guides for holiday lights, train gardens, and craft shows
- guides for finding the best spots to shop in Baltimore
Head on over to the Baltimore Holiday Hub and start marking your calendar with holiday events!
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Relatives bragging over Thanksgiving dinner about the bargains they plan to snag at the mall over the weekend? Consider sharing a story about the local businesses and families you plan to support by spending a little extra right here in Baltimore.
- Vote for Your Favorite Shopping Neighborhood: In the spirit of Small Business Saturday, the antithesis of Black Friday, vote for your favorite shopping neighborhood in Baltimore and let others know the best places to shop local.
- Holiday Craft Shows in Baltimore: As the holidays get closer, what better gift than one that supports local businesses and artisans? These holiday craft shows in the Baltimore area are filled with unique gift ideas.
- This Weekend: Station North Arts Market Black Friday Market; Bmore Flea at Penn Station; BAZAART: Holiday Art Market at the American Visionary Art Museum; and Merry Mart at the Creative Alliance.
- Baltimore Shopping Districts: With so many options, why would you shop anywhere else?
For more shopping and services in Baltimore, click here.
Image courtesy Station North Arts Market.
As the holidays approach, it can be all too easy to pass up local businesses in favor of big box bargains. But when we overlook the little guy, we're passing up on quality and -- more often than not -- sending our hard-earned money far, far out of Maryland.
In the spirit of Small Business Saturday, the antithesis of Black Friday, vote for your favorite shopping neighborhood in Baltimore below. And when your relative starts bragging over Thanksgiving dinner about the bargains they plan to snag at the mall over the weekend, consider sharing a story about the local businesses and families you support by spending a little extra right here in Baltimore.
If cooking isn't in the cards this Thanksgiving, there are plenty of places where you can let professional chefs do the work for you. Some of the places open for Thanksgiving in Baltimore include:
- Bistro 300 (Hyatt Regency): Thanksgiving-inspired brunch and dinner buffet
- Capital Grille: traditional Thanksgiving dinner and regular menu
- Charleston: southern-influenced Thanksgiving dinner (vegetarian option available)
- Diamond Tavern (Hilton Baltimore): Thanksgiving-inspired brunch
- Grano Emporio: traditional Thanksgiving menu and regular menu
- Kali's Court: 5-course Thanksgiving dinner and regular menu
- Langermann's On Light: all-you-can-eat buffet dinner
- Mama's on the Half Shell: regular menu
- McCormick & Schmick's Seafood: traditional Thanksgiving dinner
- Mount Washington Tavern: traditional Thanksgiving menu and regular menu
- The Rowhouse Grille: house-smoke turkey dinner with modified bar menu
- Rusty Scupper: Thanksgiving buffet
- Ruth's Chris Steak House: 3-course Thanksgiving dinner
- Wit & Wisdom: 3-course Thanksgiving dinner
For more details, check out this year's Thanksgiving guide. There, you'll also find a list of events happening over Thanksgiving weekend.
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Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. Are you ready for America's most cherished holiday? Check out the guide to Thanksgiving weekend in Baltimore, where you'll find:
- a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner
- events happening over Thanksgiving weekend
- tips for ordering groceries, cooking turkey, and decorating
- a list of area shopping centers.
Along with Thanksgiving comes the rest of the holiday season. Make sure you support local businesses and artists by shopping at holiday craft shows and other local retailers. Parents might also want to book brunch or a photo session with Santa.
Photo by Marjory Collins. Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
Veterans Day is Monday, November 11. Over the weekend and throughout the month, there are several activities planned to honor those who have served. Find something that inspires you below, or plan your own outing to a military site in Baltimore.
Towson University Veterans Film Series
Fridays through November 22, 7 p.m.
In tribute to Veterans Day, Towson University is presenting this free film series in the college's Van Bokkelen Auditorium. Upcoming screenings include:
- Friday, November 8, 7 p.m.: "Jarhead" (2005)
- Friday, November 15, 7 p.m.: "Service" (2011)
- Friday, November 22, 7 p.m. "Act of Valor" (2012)
Veterans Day Weekend Celebration at the B&O Railroad Museum
Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, November 10
As a salute to Veterans, the B&O Railroad Museum will display items from World War II and from various branches of the military. Veterans with proof of military service will receive free admission over the weekend.
Veterans Day Ride to Arlington Cemetery
November 11, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meet at the Battley Harley-Davidson (7830 Airpark Rd., Gaithersburg) at 7:30 a.m. for a ride down to Arlington Cemetery. The ride kicks off with free coffee and doughnuts.
Re-StART with ART
Friday, November 15, 6-9 p.m.
Proceeds from this art auction at Church of the Redeemer (5603 N. Charles St.) will benefit The Baltimore Station, a therapeutic recovery program that helps homeless men -- primarily veterans -- battling addiction. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Photo by Tyler Merber, Flickr.
November is here, which means fall is in full swing and the Thanksgiving holiday is on the way. Stay in-the-know about all the upcoming events and festivals -- including the Maryland Irish Festival, the Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys and the Festival of Trees -- with this November events calendar.
Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, so get the plans started with this Thanksgiving guide. Of course, before Thanksgiving comes Veterans Day, meaning this is a great month to visit a military site in Baltimore like Fort McHenry, the Maryland Historical Society Museum, or even Fells Point.
The season's pleasures can seem all too fleeting, but there's still time to savor the change of color and the crisp fall air.
- Perfect Places for Leave Peeping Near Baltimore:Whether you want to escape the city for a few hours, the day, or the weekend, you don't have to go far to see the full spectrum of colors.
- Unique Ways to See Fall Foliage in Baltimore: From a window seat on the light rail to the basket of a hot air balloon, there are some pretty unique ways to check out the change in color.
- Fall Fun at Baltimore-Area Farms: There's not much time left to enjoy the fall harvest, so get in the pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and hayrides before it's too late!
Photo of changing leaves in Druid Hill Park by sidewalk flying, Flickr.