Winter Wonderland: Harford County, Maryland



Experience the beautiful holiday scenery that you see in the Hallmark movies when you embark on a trip to Bel Air, Maryland for their Winter Wonderland experience. On Saturday, from November 26 through December 17, enjoy the spirit of the holiday season with beautiful light displays along Main Street, holiday shopping from local boutiques, store fronts that glow with cheer and warm up with hearty meals at one of several dining establishments.


Experience Harford’s agriculture while getting into the holiday spirit with the annual Highland Holiday Tractor Parade on Saturday, December 3! Set up along the sidelines to watch beautifully lit tractors travel through Street, Maryland to arrive at Falling Branch Brewery for an evening with food trucks, beverages, and holiday cheer.


Experience the beautiful "Ladew Christmas" tradition this year from December 8-10. After touring the historic Manor House that will be decorated for the holiday with floral designs and glowing lights, take home some annual holiday floral arrangements, potted topiaries, living ornaments, or a DIY arrangement kit to do with friends and family! The festive fun will have holiday eats and drinks and access to the Ladew Gift shop for some last-minute holiday gift ideas!


Travel to Havre de Grace, Maryland (also known as the “Decoy Capital of the World”), for the Annual Havre de Grace Duck Drop. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with live music, activities, the "Duck Drop” at midnight, and a spectacular midnight firework display at Concord Point Park. A large, wooden canvasback duck, covered in colored lights honors Havre de Grace’s local waterfowl heritage.


Calling all Celtic music fans and libation enthusiasts! Don't miss out on the Winter Celtic Festival happening from January 12-15 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Brace the cold weather with your Celtic tribe as you face the different challenges along the official Celtic Battle Pub Crawl and Kilt Competition for changes to win amazing prizes and giveaway. This unique long-weekend event is one that is sure to keep the winter exciting and fun for all!