December 1 - Cocktail Bar & Live Music at The Wine Bin

December 1 - Festive Fridays: Craft Cocktail Crawl at Columbia Lakefront 

December 1 -  Midnight Madness in Old Ellicott City 

December 1 - "Rivers, Rocks and RailRoads" with Ned Tillman at Howard County Historical Society Museum

December 2 -  45th Holiday Mart Juried Arts & Crafts Show at GaryJ. Arthur Community Center

December 2 - Annual Bollman Bridge Lighting at Historic Savage Mill

December 2 -  Breakfast with Santa at Seasons 52

December 3 -  Holiday Open House at Belmont Manor

December 4 -  Twinkling Tots  at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods 

December 5 -  Christmas in the Park at Gary J. Arthur Community Center

December 7 -  Military Appreciation Night at Symphony of Lights

December 7 -  Open House & Holiday Sale at Howard County Arts Council 

December 8 -  Festive Fridays: Family Fun Friday at the LakeFront Columbia

December 9 -  Holiday Decorating Workshop at Robinson Nature Center

December 10 -  Deer Santa at Robinson Nature Center

December 10 -  Holiday Afternoon Tea at Belmont Manor 

December 10 -  Holiday Bubbles Tasting at The Iron Bridge Wine Co. 

December 10 -  Kupcakes with Santa at Kupcakes Co.

December 9-10 Nutcracker on Ice at Columbia Ice Rink

December 11 - Tail Lights at Symphony of Lights at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

December 12 -  Introduction to Ghost Investigating at Belmont Manor & Historic Park 

December 13 - Gemind Meteor Shower at Howard County Conservancy

December 15 - Smoking Hot Holiday Party Weekend Featuring Blue Miracle

December 16 -  Santa's Soaring Adventure at Terrapin Adventures

December 24 -  3rd Annual Hawaiian Shirt Christmas Eve Dinner at The Iron Bridge Wine Co.

December 24 -  Christmas Eve Buffet at Alexandra's American Fusion

December 27 -  Pentaplay at Shadowland Laser Adventures

December 28 -  Dickens Literary Afternoon Tea at Elkridge Furnace Inn & Garden House

December 30 -  Mr. Fezzywigs Holiday Ball with Maryland Brewery Tours

December 31 -  Midnight at 7 at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

December 31 -  New Year's Eve Celebration at Columbia Inn at Peralynna

December 31 -  New Year's Eve Dinner at The Iron Bridge Wine co. 

Music & Performing Arts:

December 1-31 Holiday Model Train Garden at B&O Railroad Museum Ellicott City

December 1-31 Symphony of lights at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

December 1-31 Toby's Dinner Theatre Presents Miracle on 34th Street at Toby's Dinner Theatre

December 8-23 Madagascar - A Musical Adventure at Red Branch Theatre Company 

December 2 - District 5 in Concert at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia 

December 2 - Symphonie Fantastique at Jim Rouse Theatre

December 4 -  Howard Community College Music Spotlight Concert at Monteabaro Recital Hall

December 5 - Howard Community College Jazz Ensemble Concert at Monteabaro Recital Hall

December 7 - Celtic Christmas featuring Irish Music at Baldwin's Station 

December 9 -  Voices 21: Concerts at Christ Episcopal Church 

December 14 - Red Molly's Abbie Gardner & We're about 9  Concert at Baldwin Station 

December 16 -  Family Holiday Concert at Jim Rouse Theatre

December 16 - Tales of the  Tannenbaum at Howard County Conservancy 

Art Exhibits:

December 1-15  Art Howard County 2017 at Howard County Arts Council 
Showcasing artists who live, work, or study in Howard County, Maryland are the focus of Art Howard County 2017, a biennial, juried exhibit featuring work in a variety of media. This year’s guest juror is Thomas Engleman, Gallery Director and Professor of Visual Arts at Howard Community College.

December 1-15 CHROMA at Howard County Arts Council 
Reality proves a fertile playground for the imaginations of the artists showcased in this gallery exhibit. Sabine Carlson’s colorful oil paintings depict fragmented figurative imagery in abstracted landscapes, while Robert Mathews creates unsettling portraits of his ‘imaginary friends.

December 1-31 The Gift of Art at the Artist's Gallery 
Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City continues its current show of artwork to inspire gifts for friends, family and loved ones during the months of December.“The Gift of Art” includes additional small wood objects, ceramic pieces, jewelry, small paintings and other interesting work. Holiday Reception will be held on Saturday, December 16 from 2pm-5pm.