Baltimore December 12, 2017
7 Weird And Wacky Holiday Traditions You’ll Only Get If You’re From Baltimore
If you were born, raised, or have lived in Baltimore for a while, then you likely know about some of these holiday traditions. Check out this fun list and see how many you do! There’s no Christmas like a Baltimore Christmas, that’s for sure.
1. Sauerkraut at Thanksgiving
First of all, you can't kick off the holiday season without chowing down on traditional sauerkraut at Thanksgiving. This has been an area staple throughout the decades, and many Baltimore families still have this dish on their table each and every Turkey Day.
2. Hampden's Miracle on 34th Street
This quirky display includes hub cap Christmas trees, Natty Boh angels, and more. There is truly no other place quite like it.
If you ever happen to spot an army of Krampus's caroling around Baltimore, don't be frightened. It's simply the kooky tradition known as Krampuslauf and it's a lot of fun not only to watch, but to participate in as well.
4. Washington Monument Lighting
Most people associate fireworks with the Fourth of July, but they're an annual must at the lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument. Make sure to attend this festive event at least once.
5. Baltimore's Christmas Village
Each holiday season along the harbor at West Shore Park, you'll find this unique German Christmas village. Traditional German food is available for purchase, and you can witness dancing and buy handmade items. It's a fun way to spend a weekend morning.
6. Mayor's Annual Christmas Parade
Floats, decorated cars, and more festive things can be seen at this annual parade. It's usually at the beginning of December, kicking off the holiday season with spirit galore.
Head to most states for Christmas dinner, and you'll find ham, stuffing, etc. In Baltimore, many folks are sure to include at least one, if not several seafood dishes. It doesn't get any better than that!
Be sure to also check out
Baltimore’s Christmas lights road trip before it’s too late! Happy holidays 🙂