GBC-sponsored Inner Harbor light show a hit among Baltimoreans


Above is a video from the New Year’s Eve show, complete with fireworks.
Thanks to donaldrparksiii for the video pulled from YouTube.

The end of the year brought the end of the Inner Harbor Light Show. The show previewed the GBC’s concept for year-round entertainment intended to pump up the “fun” element at the Inner Harbor after dark.

Viewers of the light show enjoyed the unique nature of the concept and felt pride in Baltimore after seeing the vibrant lights and music against the backdrop of Barnes and Noble, Hard Rock Cafe and Phillip’s Seafood at the Inner Harbor.

“I was recently in town for the holidays and got to witness the marvelous lighting spectacular at the Power Plant. As a native Baltimorean it made me proud,” Darl Andrew Packard, theater designer and graduate of Goucher College, said.

“I can’t tell you how proud I was as a native Baltimorean to come home and see so much pride and joy celebrating the city.  I can just barely as a youngster remember back before the Barnes and Noble days and it was great to see the city come so far.”

Viewers posted multiple personal videos on YouTube to share their own experiences at the light show and also shared their feelings about it.

“this was an amazing night i really loved it when they played T.S.O. That was so cool!” — Austin51100

“love it? will be taking my nieces, nephews, and godkids to see it in person soon. thanks for sharing” — llcherry0306

“Great work. You really set the bar. Much Baltimore love? to you all.” — 481smallbatch

 “This was so awesome. I have been waiting to see this happen live. You have to go see it. It happens every hour on the hour in the down town Baltimore Inner Harbor on the from of the Power Plant,” posted thepauldj when he uploaded his own video on Dec 10.

jk1168 uploaded their video Dec 19, saying, “Lights, lasers, projections, fireworks, and music bring the Power Plant buildings at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to life this holiday season. Super cool. It’s like the buildings come to life.”

Beyond local viewers, the show received notoriety in the press. The light show was included in the reasoning for Baltimore’s vote in the top 10 destinations for holiday lights by Yahoo! Travel.

The GBC unveiled its concept last May, proposing a compelling nighttime water and light show, coupled with projections on buildings, LED lights and lasers as part of its proposals for revitalizing the Inner Harbor. The show ran from mid-November to New Year’s Eve.

The show was made possible by the generous support of the following GBC members:

  • Constellation Energy Group
  • The Cordish Companies
  • Waterfront Partnership
  • The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Exelon
  • Visit Baltimore
  • M&T Bank
  • T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
  • PNC
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Legg Mason, Inc.
  • The Abell Foundation
  • Saul Ewing LLP
  • Stevenson University
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • General Growth Properties
  • Under Armour
  • Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Share your thoughts, photos or videos of the light show on GBC’s Facebook page.

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