Published Date:  Monday, March 20, 2017

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore Supports Light City with Special Packages and Restaurant Deals

Baltimore, MD – The 3rd Annual Light City, taking place April 6th-21st, promises to bring in thousands of visitors and residents to the city to enjoy the return of the nation’s first large-scale light, music and innovation festival. Light City, a free festival of light, music and innovation, returns to Baltimore for its third year in April 2018. Light City expands to three weekends with Neighborhood Lights, the community artist-in-residence program kicking off April 6-8; Light City featuring the BGE Light Art Walk April 14-21 and Labs@LightCity, the festival’s daytime innovation conferences April 18-21 at the IMET Columbus Center

Light City, attracting more than 470,000 to Baltimore during its second year, took place Friday, March 31 through Saturday, April 8, 2017. View the Light City 2017 Image Gallery here.

Launched by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in 2016, Light City is the largest festival of light, music and innovation in North America. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. 

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, located at the Inner Harbor where many of the activities will be taking place, is embracing the nine day festival by partnering with the festival organizers, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.  The hotel will be providing rooms for some of the top entertainers scheduled to perform and also assisting with local VIP events in addition to featuring special packages and restaurant deals. For more information on the hotel packages and restaurant specials, log onto

“Light City is such a unique and amazing event and we are proud to support the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Our location is ideal and we like to find ways to better connect with the local community and also provide our guests with personalized experiences and services unlike any other hotel,” said Bob Haislip, General Manager for Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. 

The hotel package and restaurant specials include:

  • Light City Package includes FREE overnight valet parking, a complimentary glow cocktail in Explorers Restaurant, a special glow bag filled with fun accessories to use while touring the festival, as well as a room with the best views of the Inner Harbor to see oversized art installations, light displays, sculptures and interactive technologies.  (Light City Package is available 4/14-4/21 and includes 1 complimentary Glow cocktail per adult on the reservation per night and 1 Glow bag per stay. Parking is included for one vehicle per stay.)
  • Explorers Restaurant will be featuring several specialty cocktails including the “Golden Hour,” the official drink of the festival in addition to the “Shamrock” and the “Grasshopper.” All drinks will be available in the bar and restaurant for $6 during Happy Hour, 4-7 pm. 
  • Royal Sonesta Harbor Court will also be participating in the United Way of Central Maryland’s Light City promotion where area hotels contribute $1 per occupied room night on April 7-April? and also $1 per “Golden Hour” cocktail sold.
  • A Glow Buffet will be available in the lobby so guests can stop by and pick up fun, light up items, such as glow necklaces and bracelets, and wear them while enjoying Light City!



The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, a full service hotel located in Baltimore’s picturesque Inner Harbor, is uniquely located close to the waterfront and highlights the energy, liveliness, history and vibrancy of Charm City. With over 203 spacious guestrooms and 21 suites, the hotel offers a perfect destination for social events, business meetings and conferences alike.  Within walking distance, guests will delight in finding world class attractions, shopping destinations, museums, historic sites, entertainment venues, theaters and sports arenas. For business travelers, the hotel is conveniently located close to the Convention Center and downtown business districts and provides easy access to both Amtrak’s Penn Station and BWI airport.  For more information, log onto or call 410-234-0550.


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