Come Explore Winter Wonderland in Bel Air
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season along Main Street with light displays, including the Bel Air Armory, Harford County Courthouse and Harford County Sheriff’s Office. From November 27, 2021 – January 2, 2022, downtown Bel Air will be lit with thousands of warm lights for the community to enjoy from 5-11 pm each night. Immerse yourself in the glow of holiday lights while enjoying live musical performances, carolers and much more! Plus you can check items off your gift giving list with extended hours in many of our shops.
Downtown Light Displays
Nightly 5:00 to 11:00 pm
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season with warm white lights throughout historic downtown Bel Air.
Nov 27th thru Jan 2nd
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Saturdays 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Enjoy a complimentary carriage ride through Downtown Bel Air courtesy of the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sign up in person only in front of the Armory on the evening you wish to ride. Reservations are only accepted in person on the day of the ride. We will accommodate as many groups as possible. Rides last approximately ten minutes and the carriage holds your group of up to four adults. You will be given a time slot and your party will be asked to return to the Armory at that time which will give you an opportunity to shop and enjoy our local restaurants! For additional information and updates, please visit our Facebook page.
Visits with Santa
Saturdays 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Visit Santa in front of the Harford County Courthouse or hand deliver your letter to him with your special Christmas requests. While you are there, keep an eye out for the Snow Sisters!
Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Special Events & Attractions
Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas will be fun-filled in historic downtown Bel Air!
Downtown Lighting – November 27, 2021
Join us as we turn on the lights for the first time along Main Street!
Live Musical Performances – each Saturday night
Live musicians will be performing on the stage at Frederick Ward Armory Park each Saturday from 5-8pm.
Ferris Wheel – December 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2021
Take a ride and see Bel Air from Santa’s perspective! Ferris Wheel is located on Lee Street between Main and Bond Streets in the municipal parking lot. Hours are December 4th from 3 – 9pm, December 5th from 5 – 9pm and December 11th and 12th from 3 – 9pm. All rides are complimentary. Donations towards next year’s Winter Wonderland activities will be gladly accepted!
Winter Wonderland Market – December 18 & 19, 2021
Come to the Bel Air Armory to shop the Winter Wonderland Market! Local vendors will have plenty of unique and handcrafted gift items available for you to choose from. The Market will be open Saturday 2pm – 8pm and Sunday 12pm – 4pm. Interested in being a vendor? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drive In Movie – December 11, 2021
The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is excited to offer a Drive-In Movie Night featuring The Santa Clause! This is a great opportunity to hop in the car and head to downtown Bel Air with family & friends. Tickets are required and can be purchased HERE.
Drive In Movie – December 18, 2021
The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is excited to offer a Drive-In Movie Night featuring A Christmas Story! This is a great opportunity to hop in the car and head to Downtown Bel Air with family & friends. Tickets are required and can be purchased HERE.
Train Garden – Saturdays during Winter Wonderland
Enjoy a stroll through a Christmas themed train garden on Saturdays, November 27 – December 18 Sunday, December 5 in Suite 101 of Armory Marketplace. The display will be free and open to the public from 2pm – 8pm each Saturday and 3pm – 8pm on Sunday, December 5th. A scavenger hunt will be available at the door to help you locate special holiday items throughout the display!
The Town of Bel Air and the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation are proud to bring Winter Wonderland to downtown Bel Air.
Recommended parking in the Hickory Parking garage, downtown Bel Air parking lot or on Main Street. All parking is free in Bel Air after 5pm & on Saturdays and Sundays.
Check us out on Facebook @WinterWonderlandBelAir
Winter Wonderland will be adhering to the CDC guidelines throughout the event.
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