Holiday Events

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Nov 16 to Jan 01
Nov 16 to Jan 01

Holiday Events

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Consistently ranked one of the best cities in America during the holidays, Annapolis is a great place to spend the weekend enjoying time with family and soaking in the holiday spirit.

Lights on the Bay

Nov 20 to Jan 02

Homestead for the Holidays

Nov 28 to Dec 19


Naval Academy

Ten Things to Do in Annapolis (Hint: There’s Something Here for Everyone in your Family)

Check out some of our most popular things to do for the whole family while you're here in Annapolis. READ MORE

Family Friendly

Experience Annapolis Virtually

Experience Annapolis Virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE


African-American History in Anne Arundel County

African-Americans have, for over 350 years, comprised a major in the development of Maryland.. READ MORE

On The Water

Visit the Sailing Capital of the U.S.

Whether you’re a veteran sailor or considering dipping your toe in the water for the first time, Annapolis has something to offer. READ MORE

Arts & Culture

Meet the Area’s Local Arts Community

Take a peek into Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's talented and diverse arts community. READ MORE


Order Take Out, Choose Delivery, Purchase for Later

Annapolis-area restaurants have come up with a host of creative ways to continue satisfying the foodie in all of us. READ MORE


5 Ways to Enjoy Annapolis' Nightlife

Annapolis is a great pick for your next night out on the town, offering a little something for every taste. READ MORE


Seasonal Shopping in Annapolis

No matter the time of year, you'll find that perfect little something in Annapolis. Click here to learn more. READ MORE


Five Overnight Ideas in Annapolis

For those of us that love our job but are looking for some much-needed time off, Annapolis offers the perfect night, or weekend, getaway. READ MORE


a walkable town...

Visitors Center

Downtown Annapolis

Select a point of interest on the left, or click “see all” below. Need help with ideas on where to go or how to start? Come to the Visitors Center on West Street in the Arts District for suggestions and guidance!

Annapolis Towne Centre

Shop, dine, or relax at the Annapolis Towne Centre, just minutes up the road from downtown Annapolis.

Arts District

From fine art galleries and performing arts centers, to ballet theaters and city-wide film festivals, Annapolis’ art scene is in full bloom all year long.

Arundel Mills

As Maryland’s largest outlet mall, Arundel Mills offers visitors an almost unimaginable number of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

City Dock

Sit along Ego Alley watching the boats, grab a bite to eat, or shop 'til you drop at one of Annapolis' favorite spots.

Clock Tower Place

Clock Tower Place and the surrounding area is a delightful mix of retail shops, restaurants and small businesses that welcomes you with open arms and a pride in ownership that makes you want to pull up a chair and stay a while.


Spend some time in the small Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport for an alternate view of the Annapolis.

Herring Bay

From Bay-side dining to on the water activities, Herring Bay is what the Chesapeake is all about.

Historic London Town

An active archaeological site meets a replicated colonial settlement at Historic London Town and Garden.

Main Street

As the heart of the city, Main Street and its unique charm offer Annapolis’ visitors the best of the city’s dining, shopping, and history.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Towering over historic Annapolis, the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium plays host to everything from the heated football and lacrosse games to some of the area's most popular events.

Sandy Point State Park

Since 1952, Sandy Point State Park has been a haven for nature lovers, beach-goers, and fishermen.

State Circle/Maryland Avenue

With the Maryland State house at its center, State Circle is home to the highest concentration of 18th century buildings in the country, now housing a variety of retail shops, antique stores, and more.

United States Naval Academy

Established in 1845, The United States Naval Academy has played a significant role in the development of both Annapolis and the United States.

Westfield Annapolis

Looking for something bigger than the boutiques of downtown Annapolis? Head to Westfield Annapolis Mall.

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discover our ANNAPOLIS

Bay Life Redefined

Annapolis has been social distancing for centuries. Spending time out on the water is the perfect way to experience Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay Redefined.

Dining Redefined

Our local restaurants are the bread & butter of our community. Experience all of the ways they have Redefined serving an amazing dining experience here in Annapolis.

Quality Time Redefined

Time with those you love is precious. Explore new ways to spend quality time in Annapolis Redefined.

Art Redefined

More than ever, people need artistic expression. From murals to galleries, discover what speaks to you in Annapolis' Art Scene Redefined.

History Redefined

This Navy town is known for rolling with the punches. Learn about our town's past history and today's history Redefined.

community blogs and insights

  • November 27 2020
    The Concierge Desk: Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites Hanover
  • November 25 2020
    A Surge in Outdoor Art
  • November 24 2020
    Walking Tour at London Town
  • November 23 2020
    Iron Rooster, Breakfast All Day!
  • November 22 2020
    Harvest Dining at The Prime Rib at Live!
  • November 19 2020
    The Return of Rams Head On Stage
  • November 18 2020
    Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
  • November 17 2020
    Portrait Tips from Annapolis Pro Photographers
  • November 16 2020
    Dangerously Delicious Pies Lands in Annapolis