Join in the festivities and family fun in Downtown Columbia and the Merriweather District this holiday season. 

Color Burst Ice Rink

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The Color Burst Ice Rink at Merriweather District is back for the 2022 – 2023 season! There will be plenty of celebrations and themed events throughout the season, as well as music and pop-up food and beverage. 


Symphony of Lights

Symphony of Lights DisplaysThe Symphony of Lights has been a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition set in the historic Merriweather Post Pavilion. Made up of more than 300,000 bulbs, this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations. With the addition of new lights and a refreshed course, your time walking through the twinkling, winding path will surely be a night to remember!

A portion of the proceeds from this event benefits the Howard County General Hospital.

Clove and Cardamom

Cozy up this winter with the warm spices of Clove and Cardamom, one of Merriweather Districts' latest restaurants. We recommend the Harissa Glazed Lamb Chops, Tandori Shrimp Tacos, and the signature Clove and Apple Cake with Cardamom Ice Cream. 

Mall in Columbia

Stop by the Mall in Columbia this holiday season and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! There will be holiday events, festive photos with Santa, and everyone’s favorite Beary Merry Scavenger Hunt! See what's happening this holiday at the Mall in Columbia here


*header photo image credited to Merriweather District