Holiday Happenings in Bowie

We've got a variety of events scheduled over the next several weeks to help celebrate the holidays!

Holiday Events



  • A tree lighting ceremony and caroling 
  • Candlelight tours of Belair Mansion
  • Opportunities for giving
Check out the complete list of activities in our 2017 Holiday Happenings brochure.

Picture of mansion sunroom decorations

Holiday House Decorating Contest



Each year, the City of Bowie holds a Holiday House Decorating Contest for the residents of Bowie to showcase their holiday decorating skills. Ring in the holiday season by decorating your home, completing the application form below and returning it to City Hall by the deadline for your chance to win! 

2017 House Decorating Contest Entry Form - Entry deadline is Monday, December 11, 2017 at 5 p.m.