December 2008 Events in Frederick County

Even without looking at a calendar, it’s easy to tell that it’s almost December.  Is anyone else sick of being cold already?  Anyways, here’s a list of some events I’ve found going on this December.  As always, there are some I’ve probably missed so feel free to add to the list in the comments section.  And once again, here’s a more complete list from the Official Tourism website for the month of December.

Wednesday, December 3rd is the Scents and Sweets Competition presented by Celebrate Frederick.

The holidays bring out the creativity in all of us, so why not let the gingerbread structures and floral arrangements at this year’s Scents & Sweets competition inspire you? Celebrate Frederick and The Holiday Committee will present this year’s event on Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. There you’ll find holiday scenes you won’t believe are made out of gingerbread and incredible combinations of fragrant flowers you’ll want for your dining table.

Friday December 5th is the Kris Kringle Procession.

Kris Kringle is coming to town on Friday, December 5th, as the star of this year’s   Kris Kringle Procession. Presented by Celebrate Frederick and The Holiday Committee the event begins at 6:30 p.m. on East Street in Frederick and ends with the lighting of the City tree in Baker Park.

First Saturday, December 6th has the theme of A Holiday Recipe Tour.

This yummy First Saturda on Saturday, December 6th, 5 – 9pm will make you want to get the home fires bright as you collect FREE holiday recipes from participating Downtown Frederick merchants, enjoy FREE hot cocoa & carriage rides, holiday entertainment and more! Visitors will also enjoy free Uncle Ralph’s Cookies at several merchant locations and at the hot cocoa stations.  Stroll the luminary-lit streets of downtown while shopping for the holidays and eating at fabulous restaurants!

December 5, 6 and 7th head out to New Market for Christmas in New Market.

The weekend of December 13th and 14th is Children’s Weekend.  Click here for the schedule of events.

Ride with Santa on the Walkersville Southern Railroad the first two weekends of December.

An annual Holiday tradition is again at the Weinberg on December 12-14th.  To see the Nutcracker Ballet, click here for ticket info.

Friday December 19th is the Festival of Lights.

Don’t miss one of the holiday season’s most inspiring events. Each year the Festival of Lights brings the true spirit of the season to young and old alike. The event begins as groups of carolers sing their way through the streets of downtown Frederick. The carolers meet at City Hall for a short program, which includes additional carols, greetings from local dignitaries, and an inspirational message. The highlight of the evening comes at the program’s end, when the lights outside City Hall are dimmed, and candles are passed from neighbor to neighbor, filling the courtyard with light, as the audience sings “Silent Night”. This event truly captures the meaning of the holiday season.

Another holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol, will be performed at the Weinberg December 19th-21st.

And finally, also at the Weinberg on New Year’s Eve, is the Hooray for Hollywood New Year’s Eve Gala.

At this spectacular Black Tie benefit for the Weinberg Center you can:

  • dance the night away to the hit, 10-piece band “Round Midnight”
  • indulge your senses with fabulous hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Canapés
  • toast the New Year with an open bar
  • test your luck in the exciting Monte Carlo casino room
  • cozy up with classic films in a private movie screening area
  • countdown to midnight with a nostalgic multimedia show
  • take home elegant party favors and fun surprises
  • spoil yourself with an upgraded VIP hotel and limo package



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  1. Also, on the First Saturday Dec 6th, an exhibit opens, titled Peace on Earth, that will run from Saturday December 6 through Monday December 29. The gallery hosting this show is Studio 11 and is located at 218 N Market Street in Frederick, MD. There will be an opening reception on Saturday December 6 from 5PM until 9PM.

    The opening reception will be held in conjunction with Frederick’s December First Saturday. During Frederick’s First Saturday, you can enjoy exhibit openings, guest artists and live entertainment designed to showcase the best of Downtown Frederick on the First Saturday of every month from 5-9pm. You’ll also enjoy extended shopping hours at many of the fine locally owned and operated specialty stores. So, stop by the opening reception and enjoy the holiday season in downtown Frederick.

    I hope to see you on December 6 for some art and holiday cheer !!


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