What to Drink at Baltimore's Christmas Village

by Jennifer Waldera on Dec 11, 2015 in Culture

It’s December, so we hardly need to have any better reason to raise a glass. Whether it’s at holiday parties with colleagues and get-togethers with family, or just in anticipation of your January credit card statement, there are plenty of opportunities to throw back a few this month.

One of our favorite ways to get in the holiday spirit(s), though, exists only during this time of year. The Baltimore Christmas Village at West Shore Park is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday season, get some holiday shopping in, and imbibe a bit.

Meandering around the German-inspired market, visitors can enjoy live stage performances, photography classes, wine and cheese tastings, and pick up any number of unique gifts from vendors selling the likes of hand-painted glasses, books, soap and body butter, warm hats and scarves, candles, instruments, ornaments, and plenty more.

In addition, food vendors are on hand with plenty of bratwurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, potato salad, gingerbread, and other German cuisine (as well as some local noshes like crab cakes), both savory and sweet.

However, what goes better with cool weather, holiday shopping, and brats than a few German beverages?

This year, the market is offering three types of Gluehwein, including a variety with traditional mulling spices as well as a blueberry and a cherry version. All are imported directly from Nuremberg’s Gerstacker Weinkellerei and are served in one-of-a-kind mugs that change each year - a perfect opportunity for collectors.

For beer, Hofbrau is on tap and in bottles in Original, Dunkel, and Weizen, as well as the Oktoberfest which is offered exclusively on tap. Bottles of Stiegl and Stiegl flavored with grapefruit are also available.

Drinks are permitted throughout the market both inside heated tents and outdoors.

We can’t think of a more spirited way to celebrate the holidays while also knocking out the holiday shopping. Prost!

Photos via Christmas Village in Baltimore


Tags: Beer, Festival, Food, Holiday, Outdoor Seating, Spirits, Wine
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Using Peas to Make Gin Might Lead to More Environmentally Friendly Spirits, Studies Show

Using Peas to Make Gin Might Lead to More Environmentally Friendly Spirits, Studies Show

Scientists may have discovered a more environmentally friendly way to make one of the world's most popular spi...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jul 23, 2019
Drink a Classic Cocktail for a Good Cause During Negroni Week, June 24-30

Drink a Classic Cocktail for a Good Cause During Negroni Week, June 24-30

Negroni Week 2019 is June 24-30, so drink this classic cocktail for a good cause....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jun 19, 2019
What to Do if Your Uber, Lyft, or Cab Driver Ever Strays From Your Destination or Makes You Feel in Danger

What to Do if Your Uber, Lyft, or Cab Driver Ever Strays From Your Destination or Makes You Feel in Danger

If you're taking an Uber, Lyft, or cab and feel unsafe, there are steps you can take to protect yourself....read more ›

by Nina Starner Jun 19, 2019
SPONSORED
Visit Drink Baltimore on Your Phone
Behind the Bar: Kat Corbo of The Study & Winner of Speed Rack 2019

Behind the Bar: Kat Corbo of The Study & Winner of Speed Rack 2019

This time on Behind the Bar, we spoke to Kat Corbo of The Study, who recently won Speed Rack 2019....read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 15, 2019
Where to Drink Outside in Baltimore During Summer 2019

Where to Drink Outside in Baltimore During Summer 2019

Whether it's on the waterfront with seafood and crushes or on a dog-friendly deck with whiskey, outdoor drinking is a staple in this city....read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera May 14, 2019
Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Have Merged in a $300 Million Deal

Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Have Merged in a $300 Million Deal

In a huge move for the American craft beer community, Boston Beer and Dogfish Head have agreed to a merger valued at $300 million dollars. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 10, 2019
Welcome Warmer Weather & Sip These Spring Cocktails in Baltimore

Welcome Warmer Weather & Sip These Spring Cocktails in Baltimore

With snow and winter winds behind us, it’s time to step into spring. Is there any better way to put a spring in your step than with some seasonal si...read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Apr 17, 2019
A New, High-End Blend of Jack Daniel's Whiskey is Now Available in the United States

A New, High-End Blend of Jack Daniel's Whiskey is Now Available in the United States

A new, high-end blend of Jack Daniel's whiskey, known as Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold, which was previously only ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 15, 2019
Coopers' Craft Bourbon Is Now Available in 12 States With a New Barrel Reserve Expression

Coopers' Craft Bourbon Is Now Available in 12 States With a New Barrel Reserve Expression

Coopers' Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon has debuted an entirely new label design, has expanded to more states...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 3, 2019
Neighborhood Bar Crawl: Brewer's Hill

Neighborhood Bar Crawl: Brewer's Hill

Is there a better name for a place to bar hop in Baltimore than Brewer's Hill? Here's our guide to their best bars. ...read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Apr 2, 2019
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close