Christmas in the Park

christmas in park

Event Info

Kick off the holiday season with Howard County’s Tree Lighting ceremony! Enjoy an evening of caroling and light refreshments, topped off by our magical tree lighting. Info: 410-313-7275. 

All ages / Saturday, December 14 / 4-5:30pm / Free

Centennial Park South Entrance, 10000 Route 108 Columbia, MD 21042

Photos from Christmas in the Park 2018. 


When/where is Christmas in the Park this year?
Christmas in the Park will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 4-5:30pm at Centennial Park in Ellicott City.

Is this event free?
Yes, Christmas in the Park is a free event open to all ages. As this is a popular public event, the available parking at Centennial Park will fill quickly so please plan accordingly.

What’s the earliest people can arrive for Christmas in the Park?
We encourage those driving to arrive starting at 3:30pm.

Can I bring my dog to this event?
We do not encourage attendees to bring dogs, unless they are service animals.

Is there an inclement weather date for Christmas in the Park?
There is no rain date for Christmas in the Park this year. In the event of dangerously severe weather, the event will be cancelled.

Will there be food and drink for sale?
The concession stand at the Centennial Park Adventure Shack will be open during the event with a limited menu. The Adventure Shack will open at 3pm on the date of the event.