• Thursday, December 5:
CCBC Dundalk will host its annual Winter Bazaar 11 a.m.-3 p.m in the College Community Center Lobby at 7200 Sollers Point Road. The Winter Bazaar is a fundraiser to benefit the CCBC Dundalk Student Life Pantry.
The CCBC Dundalk Winter Bazaar is free and open to the public, featuring a wide variety of holiday items and gift ideas for family, friends and even pets. Local vendors will be on site with handmade crafts, artwork, jewelry and more.
Over the past year, CCBC Student Life Pantries have distributed more than 24,000 items to aid CCBC students and their families. But the struggle goes beyond the boundaries of CCBC. According to a 2019 study performed by the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, approximately 48% of community college students are food insecure.
For additional information about the Winter Bazaar, contact Jacqueline Bullard at 443-840-3809.
• Friday, December 6
The North Point Village Civic Association will host its annual Children's Christmas Toy Party at the Seasoned Mariner, 601 Wise Avenue, from 7-11 p.m. This is a fundraiser to collect toys and money to purchase additional toys for needy children in the Dundalk area.
The North Point-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Edgemere Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event will include free holiday snacks, hot chocolate, crafts, community organization tables, and music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance. This is an Edgemere-Sparrows Point Recreation Council event.
• Friday, December 6 and December 13:
Odd Fellows North Point No. 4 will hold its annual Christmas gift-wrapping fundraiser and is seeking volunteers. This begins at 6:30 p.m. on both days. Volunteers will wrap gifts for a minimum fee, and will put items together. Volunteers will also respond to children’s letters to Santa. For more information, contact Ella Reid by email at Ellareid17@gmail.com. The fundraiser will be at 9401 North Point Rd.
• Friday, December 6:
Dundalk American Legion Post 38, located at 3300 Dundalk Avenue, will host Karaoke with Fun Time Karaoke with Annette & "Wild" Bill from 8 p.m.-midnight. Join the community for an evening of good singing and a fun time. Please call the Post at 410-288-2297 with any questions.
• Saturday, December 7:
Essex Volunteer Company No. 51 will host a Christmas fair from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Rockaway Beach Hall off Turkey Point Road.
Cost per person is $95.00 before September 19. After September 19 cost is $100. Make checks payable to Patapsco Class of 1969. Other Patapsco High alumni and guests are welcome!
The Dundalk Renaissance Corporation will host its annual Holiday Hoopla Street Fair in the Historic Dundalk Town Center from 12 to 4 p.m. The event will feature a train garden. Children can submit letters to Santa. Vendors and holiday inflatables will be present. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
Dundalk Eastfield Recreation Council’s Annual Christmas Parade and Santa-in-the-Park will begin at 4 p.m. in front of Dundalk Elementary School. The parade will proceed through the Dundalk Shopping Center before returning to Heritage Park. Any organization is welcome to be a part of the parade. Contact Alan Holcomb at 410-790-2948 for more information.
Charm City East Moose Lodge 70 will host a painting afternoon, located at 7418 Eastern Ave., from 3-5 p.m. Price is $30 per person. They will have tuna or chicken salad sandwiches with chips and a soda for sale for $5. Please either mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeff at 410-598-7857 to make a reservation. For members and qualified guests only.
Lodge Forest United Methodist Church will hold its second annual “Brunch With St.Nick” from 10 a.m.-noon. This is a free community event. Please call 410-388-0562 to make your reservation. Space is limited. Located at the corner of North Point Rd. & Lodge Forest Dr., just past Food Lion.
Bethel Assembly of God, 7360 Waldman Ave., will host a Vendor and Craft Show in the fellowship hall from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, contact Audre at 443-224-6231.
The Patapsco High School Black Box Theater will host Snacks with Santa from 2-6 p.m. The cost is $5 for children. Adults and infants get in for free. Attendees will be able to make crafts and more. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Lesley Pilon at 443-847-0220, or by email at email@example.com.
• Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8:
Santa’s Workshop takes place from noon-4 p.m. at the Takos Visitors Center at North Point State Park. Activities will include photos with Santa, a Peanuts train garden, a silent auction, Christmas crafts for kids, Secret Santa, Scales and Tails and more. Snacks and drinks will be available. Admission is free, but a park entrance fee of $3 will be in effect. This event is sponsored by North Point State Park Volunteers. For more information, call 410-477-0757 or follow North Point State Park Volunteers on Facebook.
• Sunday, December 8:
Chorus of the Chesapeake will host Toys for Tots at American Legion Post 38 (3300 Dundalk Ave.), beginning at 3 p.m. The Chorus will host a benefit show for Toys for Tots. The cost of admission is one unwrapped toy with a minimum value of $10 or a donation. Checks must be maid payable to Toys for Tots.
The benefit show will feature performances by Chorus of the Chesapeake, Bay Bridge Connection BHS quartet, Star-Spangled Chorus Sweet Adelines, Lustre Sweet Adelines quartet, Heart of Maryland Chorus, Taylor Made BHS quartet, and Even Money BHS senior quartet.
Ateaze Senior Center will host a Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa's Workshop from 3-5 p.m. The event will include a sing-along, hot cocoa, cookies, and free photos with Santa. This event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Ateaze Senior Center at 410-887-7233.
• Saturday, December 14:
St. Johns Lutheran Church’s annual toy give-a-way- If you are clearing out your children’s/grandchildren’s toys in anticipation of Christmas, please consider donating any good, useable toys, dolls, games, puzzles, books etc. to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 518 Franklin Avenue in Essex. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All toys are given away free at our annual toy give-a-way. Help make a Christmas for other children who may not be as fortunate as yours.
Patapsco High School will hold a Christmas party at the Seasoned Mariner, 601 Wise Ave., from 4-8 p.m. All classes are welcome to attend. Each attendee will be responsible for his or her own bill. For more information, contact Stan Morrow at 410-285-8475.
Cookies and Hot Chocolate with Delegate Bob Long will be held at Boulevard Diner from 3-6 p.m. The event is free. Everyone who attends is asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need.
Drug City Pharmacy is hosting sELFies with Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults and children will have the opportunity to have a free polaroid taken with Santa Claus and small gifts will be available for all the good boys and girls. Friendly and well-behaved pets are also welcome.
• Sunday, December 15
The Watersedge Recreation Council is hosting its annual Watersedge Rec Christmas Party at 7894 Dundalk Ave. from 4-6 p.m. All children are welcome. Santa and Mrs Claus will be in attendance for kids to take pictures with, and all children will receive a toy and tasty treat. For more information, contact Scott Smith at 410-978-3529.
• Friday, December 20
The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Train Garden Committee will host the annual Dundalk Luminaria Night, beginning at 6 p.m. In addition to the display of luminaria, white paper bag lanterns will be displayed throughout Veterans Park. The evening will include caroling and outdoor musical performances, weather permitting. Light refreshments will be served to all attendees. The highlight of the event will be the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by fire truck at approximately 6:30 p.m. Families will have the opportunity to visit Santa inside the museum, explore a vintage fire truck outdoors, and the train garden will operate additional hours as necessary, based on public turnout.
• Saturday, January 25:
The Patapsco High School Boosters Fundraiser Class of 2022 will hold a public event at Pinland Bowling Lanes at 10 N. Dundalk Ave. from 6-9 p.m. Cost of admission is $10 per person. Shoe rental is concluded. A bake table, 50/50 and raffle baskets will be available. Twenty percent of Duckpond sales will be donated to the organization.