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Fireworks show during Baltimore's annual monument Lighting Celebration
A Baltimore Tradition

Monument Lighting

Illuminating the historic Washington Monument is a holiday tradition that DPOB has been involved in for decades. The night includes caroling, food, a local makers market, and good cheer. Fireworks cap the evening marking the official start of the holiday season.

The 50th Annual Monument Lighting, presented by BGE is taking place on Thursday, December 2 from 5-8pm. 

50th Anniversary Celebration

 The celebration, presented by BGE, is taking place Thursday, December 2 from 5-8pm

In 2015, the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy led a multi-award winning renovation on the Washington Monument.

Mount Vernon Place Conservancy has funded and cared for the monument and surrounding park spaces for many years.

Did you know? The Washington Monument is open to the public. The gallery is free. Climbing the 227 steps to the for timeless views of the city of Baltimore is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds support the Conservancy.

Fireworks show during Baltimore's annual monument Lighting Celebration

50 Years of Celebration and Local Traditions

After taking a year off in person because of Covid, we are back and read to celebrate the big 50 together in Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. From local performers to regional eats, we are going big be celebrating Baltimore’s very best.

Thursday, December 2 will feature good food and great performances!

A Taste of What’s in the Works

Enjoy food from vendors like… 
Dizzy Cow Pizzeria
Craving Potato Factory
Boss Burger
Flash Crabcake Co.
Deddle’s Donuts
Kooper’s Chowhound Food Truck
Lattimore’s Funnel Cakes
Taco Bar Food Truck
Selina’s Mobile Delights – Sweets & Treats
SoBeachy Haitian Cuisine
Gypsy Queen Food Truck
Ekiben and more!

With music & cheer from…
Brandon Woody
Baltimore School for the Arts
Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory
DJ Impulse
Morgan State Choir
and special guest emcee, Brave Williams!

Adult Beverage provided by Kiss Tomorrow Hello and Bar Movement…

Cocktails – $10
Mount Vernon – Absolute Vodka, Cranberry, Rosemary
Washington Place – Sagamore Rye Whiskey, Lemon, Sahe, Black Tea
Monument – Beefeater Gin, Blueberry, Lemon, Thyme

Beer – $6
Guiness Stout
Guiness Gingerbread Stout
Guiness El Dorado Amber Ale

Must be 21+ w/ valid Id. Credit only. No Cash. Last call at 8:15pm.

Makers Market sponsored by WPM Management…
The Black Genius Art Show
Chase Street Engraving & Printing
Regal Clothing
Miles of Moisture
Hon’s Honey

Partners in Cheer

2021 Sponsors

Thank you to the incredible businesses and organizations helping to make this year’s event a monumental success.


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Mount Vernon Place Conservancy

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Baltimore Office of Promotions & The Arts (BOPA)

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Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

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Mercy Medical Center

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WPM Real Estate Management

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Domino Sugar

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The RMR Group

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Ellin & Tucker

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First National Bank

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Midtown Baltimore

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