Annapolis is a summer destination for many every year. The town on the shores of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay is a water lover’s paradise. But when the water and the weather cools – winter water temperatures only reach the low 50s – there is still plenty to enjoy. From holiday celebrations to indoor activities when the snow is falling, you will find something to fill every day of your Annapolis winter vacation.
Lights on the Bay
This holiday light show runs from mid-November to early January. See the lights on display from five to ten p.m. nightly, weather permitting. The over sixty displays of animated and stationary lights located at Sandy Point State Park include a display of Old Time Annapolis City, the North Pole and an animated display of midshipmen throwing their hats at graduation. All proceeds of the event go to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park
Head indoors to this waterfront attraction at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Housed in the historic McNasby building – the last oyster-packing plant to operate in Annapolis – the museum hosts an annual winter lecture series on topics like traditional wooden shipbuilding on the Chesapeake Bay, or the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a Chesapeake Bay icon in the Annapolis area. Check their schedule and for specific event times.
Live! Spa On Your Next Annapolis Winter Vacation
Destress and calm your mind and body with a visit to Live! Spa and Salon inside Live! Casino & Hotel. Treat yourself to a restorative message, body polish, body wrap, facial, or other advanced skincare and anti-ageing treatment. Indulge in a mani-pedi or a fresh new ‘do. Add in waxing or makeup lesson/application to completely refresh.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
If you’ll be in town when the calendar turns to a new year, head down to City Dock. Enjoy as the sky above Annapolis Harbor bursts with light in celebration of the incoming new year. Check out a cruise on the bay to get even closer to the fountains of light.
Winter Activities in Annapolis
A vacation rental by At Home Annapolis puts you in the thick of the action during your winter stay. Enjoy the privacy of one of our luxury homes or condos. Our rentals can house your entire group, with units sleeping six or less to units for you and sixteen of your closest friends and family. Stay in historic downtown Annapolis or wake up to the view of the town’s scenic waterways. Book now to start planning your unforgettable Annapolis getaway!