Start: December 3, 2021
5:30 pm
End: December 4, 2021
12:00 am

Event Venue

Main Street - Old Ellicott City - 21043

Embrace the holiday spirit at our 43rd Annual Midnight Madness!

Our 70+ one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants have decked their halls, and stocked their shelves with treasures to make your holiday merry and bright.  Find sidewalk sales, festive cocktail & food offerings, plus specials galore.

New in 2021 – Menorah Lighting in celebration of Chanukah on the lawns of the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin at Main Street and Ellicott Mills Drive at 3:00.  Brought to us by our friends @ChabadEllicottCity. Come for live music, children’s programs, latkes, donuts and more!

The evening fun kicks off at 5:30 at our tree lighting ceremony featuring our NEW bigger and brighter Main Street tree at the Welcome Center (8267 Main Street).  Hear carols from the Mount Hebron High School Chamber Choir, celebrate with local and state dignitaries, see Santa, his Elf and even The Grinch, and help us count down to the sparkling ceremony finish.

The Long Reach High School Madrigals and men’s Heart of Maryland A Capella Chorus join our strolling playlist starting at 7:00.  Find them at the Welcome Center, Howard House, Thomas at the Time, Tiber Park, B&O Plaza and more.

Live music by local favorites, Work In Progress, goes from 7 to midnight at the Wine Bin.  There’s a wine, beer and cocktail garden there and a heated tent full of local artisans and great holiday gifts.

Enjoy some food and live music on Lower Main Street near the B&O Railroad. Jimmy’s Seafood and Bull on The Loose will be serving food.

Returning for an encore performance in 2021, enjoy the magic of the Holiday Train Walk at 8 different Main Street windows.  Challenge your fellow merry makers to the scavenger hunt at each window by way of the QR code and your smart phone.

Yes, of course there will be a free shuttle running 6:30 pm – 12:30 am from the outer parking lots!  Uber and Lyft encouraged too.  Come early, stay late.

There’s no place like Old Ellicott City to make your holiday wishes come true.  Join us for this 43 year old beloved tradition!

Here’s the start of the specials galore!
Stay tuned for more

Clipper's Canine Cafe30% off all dog & cat HOLIDAY toys
Discoveries20% off sterling & gemstone jewelry
Ellicott Distilling Co.Free samples of EDC spirits & Liqueurs
Enjoy a cocktail at the indoor bar
or heated deck
Our bottles are perfect holiday gifts
Gott EfniSpend $50, get free gift
Mini Cacti with Hat
Made on MainHandmade OEC themed ornaments
Sterling gemstone jewelry custom set while you watch!
FREE ornament earrings with $30 purchase
Manor Hill TavernCozy up at the Tavern during MM!
Featured cocktail Jingle Juice -
Don Q, Bailey's, Van Gogh Dbl Expresso, Frangelico,
Whipped Cream & a Chocoalte Graham Cracker Sprinkle
Park Ridge Trading Co.Free Giant OEC Train Rice Crispy Treat
with every $25 purchase
at Stone House Collective
15% off any one Retroplitan item
Roa Tech10% off any product purchase
Meet the Grinch 7 - 10 pm
Smoke Capital10% off cigars, CBD, glass & hookahs
Southwest Connection20% off all sterling silver charms
10% off all Hoodies
Switchplates $5 each
Sunflower Trading Co.Featured items -
Irish sweaters, German best dress ivy caps,
Scottish beanies & scarves, and fedoras & bomber hats
Sweet CascadesSipping Chocolate to keep you warm!
Handmade truffles -
build your own box of happiness
Sweet Elizabeth JaneLive music, homemade cookies &
specials throughout the store
Wine BinHeated tent!
Enjoy live music 7p - 12a
Sharing proceeds from our Wine/Beer/Cocktail Garden
with Voices for Children



Fees & Tickets

Ellicott City

The Ellicott City Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to preserve the heritage and vitality of historic Ellicott City, Maryland while creating and enhancing economic growth.