Winter Wonderland

Light is a symbol of hope, goodness, intelligence, knowledge, and joy. Light connects many holidays and traditions celebrated during the winter, where night sneaks in earlier each day. This year our annual Winter Wonderland event is reimagined as a 7-week celebration of winter holidays that incorporate light: Diwali, Christmas (Advent, Light Displays, and Tres Reyes Magos), Hanukkah, Yule, and Kwanzaa.

Join us online each week for a short documentary video featuring local tradition bearers discussing their community’s holiday. Then follow along at home with a family-friendly activity and craft. The Ward Museum is providing FREE take-home kits with the materials needed to complete the at-home activity and craft (Supplies limited). Take part with us, all winter long, as we celebrate cherished Illuminating Traditions!

Craft kits for the first four crafts will be available for pickup beginning November 13. The remaining three craft kits will be available for pick up beginning December 11. Reserve yours today at 410-742-4988 ext. 115 or email

***Let us know if you’d like one for older kids (Tuesday’s videos/crafts) or younger (5 and under; Wednesday’s videos/crafts)… or both!***

Winter Wonderland: Illuminating Traditions Drop In Art Craft Supply List

Winter Wonderland: Illuminating Traditions Drop In Art Jr Craft Supply List

Don’t forget to show us your crafts for a chance to win special prizes and holiday gifts! Message your photos to us on Instagram or Facebook at @WardMuseum or email them to

Winter Wonderland: Illuminating Traditions Online Art Gallery Coming Soon!

Thank you to our community partners and sponsors!

Chesapeake Utilities

Community Foundations of the Eastern Shore

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

Maryland Traditions

Salisbury University

Susan K. Black Foundation

For more information or for your organization to participate in the programming

contact or call 410-742-4988