Christmas in Baltimore: Hampden’s Miracle on 34th Street

Every year in Baltimore, millions of people from all over gather together on a small — but mighty — street. 34th Street, located in the popular Hampden neighborhood, has been dazzling tourists and locals alike since 1947 (the same year Miracle on 34th Street premiered in theaters), with intricate Christmas lights, dazzling decorations, and unique artwork.

The decorations go up in late November, and are up until January. Some homes even double as open houses for artists, people sell hot cocoa and cookies, and some people even show holiday movies. Hampden itself is a ton of fun, with excellent restaurants and shops.

If you’re planning on coming to see them, I suggest on a weekday evening, when parking and traffic won’t be a nightmare. Fridays and Saturdays are always busy here.

About Veronica Webb

Veronica Webb is a self professed comic book nerd, with a strong focus on Archie and Golden Age comics. She also enjoys Disney World more than the average person, and bad movies. Speed Racer is one of her favorite movies. Seriously.