Downtown Delights in December

Throughout November, we know you’ve seen hints of the holiday experience up and down the 50-block historic district of Downtown Frederick. From the twinkling lights on the trees lining the streets, to Frosty Friday, the official kick-off for the season, this past weekend, it’s definitely time for some holiday magic.  Are you not sure where to start with your plans? Here are some weekend highlights coming up!


A Christmas Story at Maryland Ensemble Theater

December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd from 8 — 10pm

December 3rd, 10th from 3 — 5pm

Traditional Village Christmas at the Catoctin Mountain Furnace

December 2nd from 10:00am — 4:00pm

Holiday Magic at Rose Hill Manor Park

December 2nd from 10:00am — 12:00pm

Santa Train at Walkersville Southern Railroad

December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th and 23rd from 11:00am — 3:00pm

Christmas in the Barn at Linganore Winecellars

December 2nd and 3rd

First Annual Proper Cocktail Holiday Ball at McClintock Distilling Company

December 8th at 7:00pm

Santa Run 5k/10k presented by the YMCA of Frederick County at Monocacy Village Park

December 9th from 10:00am — 1:00pm

Museums by Candlelight by the Historical Society of Frederick County

December 9th from 12:00 — 7:00pm

Holiday Open House at Thorpewood

December 9th from 3:00 — 8:00pm

Christmas in the County at Green Meadows Petting Farm

December 10th from 1:00 — 5:00pm

Festival of Lights presented by Celebrate Frederick in the City Hall Courtyard

December 15th from 4:00 — 9:00pm

A Christmas Carol, presented by Maryland Ensemble Theater, at The Weinberg Center

December 15th from 7:00 — 9:00pm

December 16th from 2:00 — 4:00pm & 7:30 — 9:30pm

December 17th from 2:00 — 4:00pm

Santa & Mrs. Santa at Roads and Rails Museum

December 16th from 2:30 — 5:00pm

Brunch with Santa at The Braddock Inn

December 17th from 10:00am — 2:00pm

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship by Visit Frederick

December 26th from 4:00 — 9:00pm


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