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

Savage Yuletide Festival

November 26 – December 18
Savage Mill and Historic Savage, MD
Experience all that our local small businesses and historic town have to offer during this magical season.


Saturday, November 26, 10 am
Savage Mill
Savage Mill Yuletide festival kicks off on #SmallBusinessSaturday with the grand opening of our Holiday Makers Market, performances from local musicians, special offers from our unique locally-owned shops, pictures with Santa, and a chance to receive a free Savage Mill Gift Card! You can also look forward to a surprise visit from a special guest and free apple cider for everyone!


Friday, December 9, 4 – 9 pm
Inside Savage Mill
We’re staying open late so that you can enjoy a glass of wine with friends and shop beneath the glow of our holiday lights. You can look forward to festive live music, exciting giveaways, and exclusive offers from our shops. The wine is on us…you bring the merriment!

Savage Mill Ghost Tours
Savage Mill Ghost Tours


Saturdays and Sundays, November 26 – December 18,
12 – 4 pm
New Weave Commons, Savage Mill
Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our newly opened “New Weave Commons” each weekend throughout the Festival. He’ll be available for photos with visitors…including your well-mannered four-legged companions.


Saturday, December 3, 6 pm
Bollman Bridge, Foundry St.
Come in person and watch the magic happen! This year we will have carolers, a “cheermeister” (student from Bollman Bridge Elementary) to light the bridge, and special guests including Howard County Executive Calvin Ball!


Savage Community Association’s Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 3, 6:25 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.

Savage Mill Ghost Tours


Saturday, November 26, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Joyous Voices Carolers
Inside Savage Mill
Seasonal caroling group serving the Baltimore-Washington region, in Dickensian-costumed quartets singing traditional and contemporary a capella holiday songs.
(Also Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 6 pm)

 1 – 3:30 pm
DIY Jazz Trio
New Weave Building Bridge
Local musicians Matt Arbach and friends perform holiday favorites.


Friday, December 9, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Camerata Musica
Inside Savage Mill
Camerata Musica is an energetic group of singers who specialize in madrigal pieces with rich harmonies.


Sunday, December 11, 1 – 3 pm
Columbia Big Band Bones
New Weave Building Bridge
This group of local trombone players began as the trombone section of the Columbia Big Band, a part of Columbia Bands, Inc. 


Sunday, December 18, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Chesapeake Brass Authority
New Weave Building Bridge
Performance by this mid-Atlantic quintet comprised of Jeff Johns, Jamin Morden, Len Morse, Ryan Petersburg, and Chris Rehagen.


Saturday, December 3, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Fiddlers Folly (Chuck Gamber and company)
New Weave Building Bridge
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.


Sunday, December 4, 2 – 4 pm
Schoolhouse Theatre Arts
Inside Savage Mill
This youth theater troupe based in Howard County consists of elementary, middle, and high schoolers from around Maryland. They will be singing some holiday classics and favorites. Please feel free to join in their caroling!


Saturday, December 10, 1 – 3:30 pm
Matt Arbach Jazz
New Weave Building Bridge
Holiday jazz favorites performed by Matt Arbach. Made possible with the support of Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage’s community center, in celebration of its centennial.


Saturday, December 17, 12 – 4 pm
Alex Barnett Classical Guitar
New Weave Building Bridge
Holiday pieces performed by this classical guitarist from Baltimore.


Santa Heim, Merryland
November 26 – January 7, 2023
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 hand-blown Christmas ornaments sold in the U.S.

Exhibition and tours organized in cooperation with the Savage Historical Society.


Santa Heim, Merryland: Savage’s Year-Round Christmas Village
Sunday, December 4, 3 – 4:30 pm; Saturday, December 10, 2 – 3:30 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 town were transformed by Harry Heim, a Baltimore businessman, into a year-round Christmas village. No charge, but a canned good donation for the Savage Food Pantry is encouraged. RSVP here.

Savage Mill Ghost Tours


Saturdays and Sundays, November 26 – December 18
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, sweets, crocheted and felted items, home decor items, pup treats, live wreaths and seasonal greenery, and works of art.

Savage Mill Ghost Tours