Mark your calendar for the 2018 40th Midnight Madness anniversary celebration throughout the Old Ellicott City historic district.  Shopping, libations, dining and merriment will abound. Strolling carolers and Santa will help set the mood for this annual holiday event.  Find that unique gift for your special someone and enjoy our restaurants that will be serving festive selections late into the evening.

FREE Parking Shuttle 6pm – 12:30am  LAST PICK UP 12:20
Parking is easy!  Visitors are welcome to park just outside of town and take the free shuttles to Main St.  LAST PICK UP LOOP IS 12:20AM  Catch the continuous running shuttle* at these locations:

  • Corner of Main St & Church Rd
  • The Wine Bin (8390 Main St)
  • St Peter’s Episcopal Church (3695 Rogers Av)
  • George Howard Building (3430 Court House Dr)
  • Circuit Courthouse (8360 Court Av)
    *Shuttle loop takes 15-20 minutes depending on traffic & number of riders

Thank you to Su Casa, our shuttle sponsor! 

Kelsey’s Irish Pub also offers shuttle service to & from town, leaving their restaurant at the top of every hour with the last trip into town at 11pm.  Contact Kelsey’s directly for more details.  410 418-9076

Taking Uber?
Use these addresses to avoid the traffic:

  • East / Baltimore County side use 4 Frederick Rd Ellicott City, MD 21043 (Old Mill Cafe)
  • West / Howard County side use either 3000 Milltown Dr (Roger Carter Center), then it’s just a quick walk down the hill into town


Our 2018 Festivities include

Tree Lighting Ceremony  6pm  B&O Museum Plaza
Holiday tree lighting kicks off the evening on the outdoor plaza in front of the B&O Railroad Museum.
Ballerina’s from the Ballet Conservatoire EC Ballerina Project perform following the lighting.

Visit Santa! 4 – 8pm  Firehouse Museum  *NEW LOCATION*
Santa will be in residence at the firehouse museum to say hello to all the good girls & boys. Parents are welcome to take their own photos! (Located at the corner of Main St & Church St)

Lego Holiday Train Garden  6 – 10pm B&O Museum
Thomas & Friends trains, plus two huge Lego winter cities!  Restrooms available.

Winter Holiday Market   6pm to midnight  Wine Bin parking lot
Featuring live music, winter wine, craft beer & Irish coffee for sale plus lots of local vendors in a heated party tent. More info

Shopping & Dining Specials


A Journey From Junk
Free gift with purchase
All ornaments buy 2 get 1 free
20% off Linwood gently used clothing
Open 8am – 8pm

A Very Merry Main St
Enjoy refreshments, sales & specials

Antique Depot
Free pizza, sodas, & sweets (while supplies last)

Attic Antiques N Things
Buy 1 get the next 30% off

Classic Interiors
Complimentary votive of their signature scent, Sweet Grace, from the Bridgewater Candle Company to the first 40 customers

Clayground Studio and Gallery
Stop in to receive a coupon good for:
$15 off any regularly priced Pottery & Mosaic Classes (reg. $45)
$45 off any regularly priced Glass Fusion Class (reg. $95)

Clipper’s Canine Cafe
20% off all pet toys & beds
20% off Christmas toys, bagged treats & chews

20% off all sterling & gemstone jewelry

EC Pops
Spend $50 & get a free Thymes Frasier Fir sachet
Spend $75 & get a free Thymes Frasier Fir travel candle

EC Rising
Free EC holiday ornament with your purchase of $50+

Jaxon Edwin
Warm up with ‘adult’ coffees
Menswear, food, and more

Made on Main
FREE beaded earring with purchase of $25+

Museum of Howard Co History Gift Shop
50% off select EC themed items & historical books, glassware and more

Ooh La Lal Salon
20% off all hair care products
Gift Certificates available!

Park Ridge Trading
20% all Christmas items

Primitive Beginnings
15% off storewide
Refreshments too!

Sayre’s Eden Boutique
20% off your entire purchase

Southwest Connection
20% off all Kachina dolls
20% off all Crystal necklaces
Featured Fudge Flavors: Famous Pumpkin Pie & Peppermint Bark fudge

St. Peters Episcopal Church

  • Heavenly Sweets Sale! Homemade cookies, candies & other treats
    $8/lb plus free bakery box with red bow (Credit cards accepted)
  • Visit with St. Nicholas 7:30 – 8:30pm
  • St. Peters is a park & ride shuttle stop into town!

Sweet Cascades Chocolatier
Custom select your handmade truffles gift box

Sweet Suds Bath Boutique
Free Bath Salt Sundae with any $50 purchase.

Su Casa
Enjoy refreshments while exploring their newly expanded store

Sweet Elizabeth Jane
Fix your own Hot Chocolate Bar
Holiday Open House w/ sales & specials throughout the store

Welcome Center
Ellicott City & Maryland themed gifts and clothing
Public restroom available

Wine Bin
Wine & craft beer tastings
Get a $10 gift certificate with each $100 gift certificate

Women’s Healing Center 8167 Main St 2nd Fl
Free goodie bag to the 1st 25 visitors


Judge’s Bench
Amuse Bouche Pop-Up (limited quantity); complimentary w/ select beers & drinks
Open at noon

Ellicott Mills Brewing Co
Warm German glühwein & eggnog specials plus traditional holiday German meals

Little Market Cafe
Free stocking stuffer with every gift card purchase over $20 while supplies last
Candied bacon!
Specialty coffees & hot chocolate + full menu until midnight

Matcha Time Cafe
Serving ramen & vegan ramen til midnight

Manor Hill Tavern
Kitchen open until 11PM, Brick Oven Pizzas until Midnight
Pick up complimentary Christmas cookies + Tavern coupon

Syriana Cafe
20% off your purchase
Free specialty tea & pastry bites

All specials are at the discretion of the business and may be subject to change. For buy 1 get the second item discounted sales, the discount will be taken on the lowest priced item.


A special thanks to our Sponsor Partners:



Adopt a Building Friends

A Journey from Junk
Interiors Design Program at CCBC
Ho Co Economic Development Authority
Patapsco Heritage Greenway
Tea on the Tiber & Alison Burkowske
Waverly Real Estate Group



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