Dishin' with Downtown Diane

October 30, 2018 - 5:23 pm

With a chill in the air, Ravens football back in Charm City and holiday festivities beginning to roll in here's a few November happenings you may wish to add to your calendar. Happy, healthy holiday season to you!

Charm City Fringe Festival
When: November 1-11
Where:  Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District
This 11 day festival in the Bromo Arts District lives up to its "Most Eclectic" award won by Baltimore Magazine. Enjoy unique regional and local acts. View the full schedule at

Baltimore Ravens at Home
Cheer on the Baltimore Ravens as they play at M&T Stadium for three games this month.
November 4 vs. the Steelers
November 18 vs. the Bengals 
November 25 vs. the Raiders 
For all the details on game day festivities visit

Orioles Trey “Boom Boom” Mancini supporting the Ravens last season. (Photo credit: Diane Macklin)

Pandora Ice Rink
When: Opens November 9 at The Inner Harbor
The Pandora Ice Rink is one of many waterfront festivities held around the Inner Harbor. Ice skating is quickly becoming a holiday tradition in Charm City. The rink will remain open through January 21. View more waterfront events at

Baltimore Whiskey Festival
When: Thursday, November 15,  6-9 p.m. 
Where: The Assembly Room 
Enjoy unlimited sampling, gourmet food and seminars at this grand tasting event to be held in a new location this year, The Assembly Room. Full details and tickets

Baltimore Whiskey Festival offers unlimited sampling and seminars and the perfect souvenir glass. (Photo credit: Diane Macklin) 

Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Dinner
When: Thursday, November 15,  6:30 p.m. 
Where: Gramercy Mansion
If you prefer wine, treat yourself to this extraordinary wine dinner by Chef's Expressions at the gorgeous Gramercy Mansion; a portion of proceeds benefit the Visit Baltimore Foundation. View menu and more details here:

Brew and Bourbon Classic
When: Saturday, November 17   Noon-5PM
Where: Laurel Park
Enjoy this exciting day at the races with unlimited tastings of the latest in beer and bourbon. There will also be music, food trucks and Wagering 101 sessions. View beer,  spirits and ticket information at

Baltimore Christmas Village
When: Preview Weekend November 17-18
Where: Inner Harbor
This indoor/outdoor holiday market is like an escape to the Christmas markets of Germany. This year it's even bigger. Enjoy European food and drink and specialty vendors for holiday gift shopping. The mulled wine is a favorite, and the bratwurst is a must try. This twinkling light village is open through Christmas eve with a few exceptions. View schedule and all events

Christmas Village Brew ( Photo Credit: Diane Macklin) 

Miracle on 34th St
When: Saturday, November 24 through Tuesday, January 1
Where: Hampden
Baltimore's own Miracle on 34th St gets lit up for the season on November 24.  This holiday experience has become a tradition for many, and it is truly a magical experience.  View more details at

Miracle on 34th St. Hampden lights up for the season November 24 (Photo credit: Diane Macklin)

Festival of Trees Benefits Kennedy Krieger Institute
When: November 23-25
Where: MD State Fairgrounds
Get in the true holiday spirit at this three-day event filled with beautifully decorated trees, gingerbread house, and wreaths. Enjoy craft vendors, tasty treats and plenty of family fun activities. View the full schedule of events at

Bazaart Holiday Market
When: November 23-24
Where: American Visionary Art Museum
This art market kicks off Small Business Saturday. Support artists, purchase one of a kind gifts from over 40 vendors. View all details at  

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