It’s the most wonderful time of year!

Prepare to add OEC to your calendar for all the sparkly magical quintessential holiday moments you’ve been longing for.

Help us celebrate the wonder and resiliency of our 70+ awesome shops, salons, museums, galleries and restaurants during SHOP SMALL SATURDAY on NOVEMBER 27.  The fun starts at 10 am at the Welcome Center.  Shop and dine till your heart’s content.  Get the scoop HERE.

Next up is our 43rd Annual MIDNIGHT MADNESS on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3.  There’s a menorah lighting at 3 pm, Main Street tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 pm, live music throughout town, a beer/wine garden, a visit from that jolly guy in the red suit and of course one-of-a-kind shopping and dining delights galore.  Study up on the details HERE.

The next week it’s time for the Third Annual OEC Cookie Crawl.  Come for a night full of family friendly fun around town and FREE cookies!  Planning details HERE.

Throughout the season experience the HOLIDAY TRAIN WALK, NOVEMBER 27 – JANUARY 2.  See the creative genius of the Howard County Fire Department Volunteers & Friends as they transform 9 Main Street windows into wonderlands, each offering its own scavenger hunt.  Learn more HERE.

Let Old Ellicott City be the host to your holiday merry and bright moments!


Special thanks to our holiday sponsors and partners!