Annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting

Popular Tradition Attracts Thousands, Kicks Off Holiday Season in Baltimore Region with Fireworks, Live Performances

Kick off the season at the region's longest running holiday tradition with 15,000 of your friends and neighbors. The 46th annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting will take place Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5-8pm. The Monument Lighting will feature a holiday village, live performances and a spectacular fireworks display. This year's stage show will be emceed by Wendel Patrick and WYPR’s Aaron Henkin. 

Whole Foods Market Family Area (South Park):
Crafting with the Walters Art Museum
Photos with Santa
Costumed Characters
Face Painting

City College Choir
Kristin Toedtman w/Peabody Community Chorus
BSO OrchKids 
Harbor City Music Company
Baltimore Rock Opera Society
Morgan State Choir
and a special surprise grand finale performance

Holiday Village Vendors:
Baltimore Main Streets
Baltimore Waffle Company
Brew House No. 16, Inc.
BricknFire Pizza Company
Charm City Circulator
Chick-fil-A Inner Harbor
Deddle's Mini Donuts
DelMarVa Popcorn and Nut Co
dizzy cow pizzeria
Domino Sugar
Flash Crabcake
Gypsy Queen
Horseshoe Casino
Koopers Chowhound
Lexington Market
London Court Beverage Bar Service
Mexican On The Run Food Truck
Mt. Vernon Conservancy
Nando's PERi-PERi
National Federation of the Blind
Revival Hotel at Mt Vernon Place
Southern Management Corporation
The Green Bowl Food Truck
The Residences at Sutton Place
The Time Group
The Urban Oyster
The Verandah
Thin Blue Smoke 
Whole Foods Market
Woody's Roadside Cantina
Zeke's Coffee

New this year, watch the monument lighting stage performances from the warm, crowd controlled Graham auditorium inside The Walters Art Museum. The museum is open for a free family festival from 5-7:30pm, with warm bathrooms, stroller parking and a sensory break area. For parents of little ones or people with disabilities, the sensory break area and the indoor viewing of the performances may make the experience a little more enjoyable. The live streaming begins at 6:30pm in the Graham Auditorium. For questions, contact Colleen Oyler at, or call 410-547-9000, ext. 300.