"Tis the season! This weekend kickoff with holiday joy for all to explore! So grab your family and friends from afar to see what Howard County has in store!  #explorehocomd 

HoCo Family

Symphony of lights 
Light displays, both animated and stationary, glow with a total of 300,000 LED lights on a 1-mile scenic drive through downtown Columbia. Visitors can listen to seasonal music on the HCGH Symphony of Lights FM radio station while driving through the lights.

Santa Saturdays at Savage Mill 

Mistletoe and Moonlight Makers Mart
Holiday Mart with local and regional artisans including organic, minimal-ingredient soaps and lotions, nature-inspired art, and handcrafted jewelry.

Annual Bollman Bridge Lighting
Lighting beings at 6pm. Santa will be visiting the New Weave Building from 5-8pm

Deck the Halls - Old-Fashioned Fun for Children
Create old fashion holiday decorations. Ages 5-12. $5 per child

Holiday Hop
Artist Demonstrations and Refreshments at the following locations: Discoveries of Ellicott City, Syriana Cafe & Gallery, Taylor’s Collective, The Artist’s Gallery, ClayGround Studio, Made on Main, West End Open Studios.

Jingle Bell Run 
Festive Holiday themed 5K that raises money to support the mission of the Arthritis Foundation. All ages

HoCo Festival

Holiday Mart Craft Show
Maker designed goods curated and juried.

HoCo Music 

Holiday Kickoff Jam with Rolling Road
Free admission. Acoustic classic rock.

Psychedelic Folk: Miles Gannet and Sean P. Finn

HoCo Art

Art Maryland 2018
Artists selected for Art Maryland 2018 include: James Adkins, Jennifer Becker, Joan Bevelaqua, Jean Cathey, Patricia Chevez, Karen Crouse, Eileen Crowe, Kyle Drummond, Ginny Fan, Barbara Ferrante, Stuart Gaines, Christina Guercio, Nancy Hannans, Caroline Hatfield, Courtnee Hawkins, Donald Hobart, Jennifer Hudson, Dilay Kocogullari, Megan Koeppel, Ona C. Martin, Wyatt Mitchell, Gail Nickells, Rebecca Pauvert, Zina Poliszuk, Angelina Prestel, Roxana Sinex, Joan Tarbell-Plato, Saroja Trollinger, Samantha Uptegraff, Varada Vaidya, Meghan Walsh, and Eileen Williams.

The Art of Abstraction
Some of the greatest art comes from those working outside the box. Take a look at
abstract art that uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create compositions that depart from the depiction of reality.

Director's Choice
Curated by Arts Council Executive Director Coleen West, featuring artwork selected from this year’s Art Maryland exhibit entries. Selected artists include: Jennifer Becker, Cheng Cao, S. Mark Cates, Warren Chambers, Virginia Chandler, Kari Gillman, Catriona Gunn, Nataliya Gurshman, Caroline Hatfield, Sarah Higgins, Dilay Kocogullari, Megan Koeppel, Wyatt Mitchell, Kate Norris, Andrea Sauer, Peter Stern, David Therriault, Fahimeh Vahdat, Meghan Walsh, and Bonnie Zuckerman.

Director's Choice will be on display from November 2 - December 14, 2018


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