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November 22, 2022
Family conversing in front of installation at Candy Lane

Candy Lane opens for its second season on December 3. Here’s everything you need to know about this holiday attraction.

What is Candy Lane?

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life holiday installation produced by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and the Center Plaza Foundation complete with a candy stick forest, 30 foot ice cream cones, and two weeks of events that offer a little something for everyone!

Where is Candy Lane?

Candy Lane is located in Center Plaza, a greenspace located at 100 N. Charles Street. (Please note: The 12 Days of Candy Lane are outdoor events — dress appropriately!)

Where do I park?

Parking is available directly under the plaza in the Parkway Garage with the entrance on Fayette Street. Street parking is also available around the Plaza.

What is there to do?

Attend one or more of our 12 Days of Candy Lane events.

    • Parkas and Pajamas (Saturday, December 3 | 7pm – 11pm): An Apres-Ski party to mark the official start of the holiday season. With live music, drinks and food trucks – this 21+ event will get everyone in the holiday spirit.
    • Family Fun Day (Sunday, December 4 & 11 | 2pm – 5pm): This inclusive day will include visits from Santa, rowhome gingerbread making, and all sorts of crafts and activities for all. Dec. 11 event will also feature live performances from OrchKids.
    • Trivia Night (Tuesday, December 6 | 5pm – 8pm): Assemble your team and join for one or all three rounds of trivia starting at 5 PM.
    • Date Night (Wednesday, December 7 | 5pm – 8pm): Book a date night bungalow with your sweetie – or best friend – and enjoy couples’ holiday photos, spiked hot cocoa, and s’mores. Bungalow reservations can be made in advance and spaces will be limited.
    • Christmas Karaoke Night (Thursday, December 8 & 15 | 5pm – 8pm): Grab your neighbor, colleague, or crush and meet for a karaoke evening featuring your favorite holiday tunes.
    • Frozen Sing-a-Long (Friday, December 9 | 5pm – 8pm): Complete with a hot cocoa bar and swing set installation – attendees of all ages belting “Let It Go” with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf themselves during this free family event.
    • Artmageddon at Candy Lane (Saturday, December 10 | 5pm – 8pm): Join Black Genius Art Show for a battle of the artists at Center Plaza!
    • Holidays are a Drag Bingo (Tuesday, December 13 | 5pm – 8pm):  Grab your bingo buddy and join Baltimore’s most beloved Drag Queen Brooklyn Heights for an evening of prizes, entertainment and of course happy hour specials.
    • Paws, Claus, and Claws (Wednesday, December 14 | 5pm – 8pm):  A night for the dogs, we’ll have photos with Santa, dog treats, and human treats all evening long to benefit BARCS.
    • Not So Silent Night (Friday, December 16 | 7pm – 11pm): The final evening of Candy Lane will conclude with the Not So Silent Night soirée – a ticketed, 21+ holiday party that includes an open bar, sugary treats, and a dance party in the middle of Candy Lane. Themed outfits are encouraged.

Outside of planned events, you can challenge your friends in the Candy Lane Race, feel like a kid again on one of our swings, snap a photo in front of our candy installations, or take a load off in one of our greenhouses (unless they are reserved for an event).

Are the events free?

Most of the 12 Days of Candy Lane are free or low cost, but there are a few that are ticketed or have a registration fee:

Are dogs allowed?

Four-legged family members are welcome to join in the holiday festivities as long as they remain leashed. Be sure to mark your calendar for Paws, Claus and Claws on Wednesday, December 14 for dog photos with Santa!

Will there be food?

We will have food trucks on site during each of the 12 Days of Candy Lane with both sweet and savory options. Be sure to check each event listing on our calendar for the food lineups. You are also welcome to bring a picnic or patronize one of the surrounding local restaurants.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

No, outside alcohol is not allowed. However, our Candy Lane bar will be serving up beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and spiked hot cocoa!



While we want you to enjoy and interact with Candy Lane, we want to remind you to please be respectful. Do not kick, climb, or punch any of the installations. Thank you!