It’s finally here! Experience the warmth and joy of the holiday season at Savage Mill during the Savage Yuletide Festival!

Savage Yuletide Festival

November 27 – December 19
Savage Mill and Historic Savage, MD
Experience all our unique shopping destination, small businesses, and historic community have to offer during this celebration of holiday traditions for the whole family!

SHOP SMALL WITH SAVAGE MILL

Saturday, November 27, 10 am
Savage Mill
Savage Yuletide festival kicks off on #SmallBusinessSaturday with Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Howard County Tourism. Throughout the festival, we encourage people to shop small with our unique collection of businesses as well as the Holiday Market artisans that will be here. 

MEET SANTA

Saturdays and Sundays, November 27 – December 19,
12 – 4 pm
Savage Mill Atrium
Kids will be able to meet Santa inside the Mill’s atrium, where he’ll pose for photos with the little ones. Santa will be masked for everyone’s safety. Masks are not required for photos but are recommended.

Savage Mill Ghost Tours
Savage Mill Ghost Tours

MUSIC

Sunday, December 5, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Acoustic Music Jam
Inside Savage Mill
Local musicians Matt Arbach and Jeff Smith perform acoustic Christmas, folk, and classical music. Made possible with the support of Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage’s community center, in celebration of its centennial.

BRIDGE LIGHTING

Saturday, December 4, 5:30 pm
Bollman Bridge, Foundry St.
Come in person or watch on our Facebook Live! This year we will have carolers, a violinist, and special guests including Howard County Executive Calvin Ball!

MUSIC

Sunday, November 28, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Acoustic Music Jam
Inside Savage Mill
Local musicians Chuck Gamber, Tom O’Farrell, and others perform century-old folk music interspersed with holiday tunes. Made possible with the support of Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage’s community center, in celebration of its centennial.

MUSIC

Sunday, December 12, 11:30 am – 2 pm
Fiddlers Folly (Chuck Gamber and company)
Inside Savage Mill 
Local acoustic trio perform Christmas and folk music on fiddle and mandolin. Made possible with the support of Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage’s community center, in celebration of its centennial.

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

Santa Heim, Merryland: Savage’s Year-Round Christmas Village
Sundays, December 5 and 19, 12 – 1:30 pm
Meet at the Paymaster’s Office, adjacent to the Little Lot
Join us for this walking tour highlighting the Santa Heim years of Savage Mill and the surrounding community. From 1948-1951, the former cotton mill and the surrounding town were transformed by Harry Heim, a Baltimore businessman, into a year-round Christmas village. More and tickets here. 

Savage Mill Ghost Tours

THEATER

A Christmas Carol
December 2 – 12
Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St.
Pasadena Theatre Company presents six performances of this beloved favorite at Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage’s community center, this holiday season. The performances are part of a year-long celebration of Baldwin Hall’s centennial, which includes reviving the stage and returning it to its original use. More here.

CAROLERS

Pasadena Theatre Company Sings Holiday Favorites
Saturday, December 4, 4 – 5 pm
Inside Savage Mill
Children and adults from the cast of this year’s performances of A Christmas Carol will sing Christmas favorites.

TREE LIGHTING

Savage Community Association’s Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 4, 5:30 pm
Baldwin Common
The Savage Community Association’s Holiday Celebration includes the annual Tree Lighting on Baldwin Common by Santa; a Food Drive to support our local food pantry; and vocal and musical entertainment provided by local school, church, and scout groups. More here.

SANTA HEIM HISTORY DISPLAY

Santa Heim, Merryland
November 27 – December 19
Inside the New Weave Building, Savage Mill
Historic photographs, Christmas ornaments, and other souvenirs from the years 1948-1951, when the Mill and the neighboring town of Savage were transformed into Santa Heim, a year-round Christmas village, and the Mill produced a third of all handblown Christmas ornaments sold in the U.S.

HOLIDAY MARKET MERCHANTS

Santa Heim Holiday Market
Saturdays and Sundays, November 27 – December 19
Inside and Outside Savage Mill
A variety of artisans will be set up throughout the Mill on Saturdays and Sundays offering holiday gift items including unique jewelry, pottery, candles, body products, handbags, handbound journals, crocheted and embroidered items, home decor items, live wreaths and seasonal greenery, and works of art.