Top 10 Events in Westminster-Carroll: Dec 26 - Jan 1

By Ashley Fisher December 21, 2022

You can check out our full event calendar HERE, but the list below are our Top 10 picks for events and activity ideas happening in and around Carroll County this week. Don't miss out on all the fun, and please be sure to let them know you saw it in Macaroni Kid Westminster-Carroll!

Events are subject to change or cancellation. Please confirm events prior to attending.

Top 10 of the Week

Dec 26th - Jan 1st

  1. Train Garden at the Mall - Check out our holiday train garden by Boscov's sponsored by the Four County Society of Model Engineers in late Nov. through early January. 
  1. 12 Days of Exercise at Finksburg Library - Join the fun, and get those little ones moving with Mr. Chris, the Exercise Elf. He will work on holiday-themed individual fitness with a scarf, ball, beanbag, and hula hoops. Then you can take on PE holiday-themed stations!
  1. Healthy New Year Appetizers at Exploration Commons - Why wait for the new year to start eating healthily? In this hands-on class, we will prepare delicious appetizers that everyone will love and will support your health goals too. These can be prepared for your New Year's Eve party or anytime as a healthy snack.
  1. Gnomes at Night at North Carroll Library - Join to make a couple of holiday gnomes that resemble St. Nick! Gnomes are said to bring good luck, happiness, warmth, and a little bit of magic for the new year!
  1. Radical Reptiles at North Carroll Library - Nicole Osborne presents an exciting line-up of exotic reptiles in this interactive program - with a chance to hold/touch the reptiles! Learn about reptile care, fun facts, and more!
  1. Cosmic Nights at Stratosphere - Get ready to see how we transform the park after dark! We turn off the lights, pump up the music and fire up the party lights! All ages welcome! 
  1. First Day Hike 2023 - Say “Happy New Year'' with a walk in the woods. The volunteers will offer four guided hikes. After hikes, enjoy light refreshments around the campfire. They will also offer crafts for kids.
  1. Unlimited Fun at Players Fun Zone - All You Can Play Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, and Inflatables plus add on options for Arcade, Glo-Golf and VR.
  1. Visit Piney Run Nature Center - Head to Piney Run Nature Center to visit the animal exhibits and play! Take a hike around the park when you're finished! There are also playground structures to play on.


  1. Public Skate at Reisterstown Sports Complex - Come and skate for the holidays!