I had a great time downtown yesterday for Frosty Friday. It was a bit cold and windy, but there were a lot of people roaming around. I didn’t see a lot of them carrying bags, but the restaurants seemed busy (Except Bombay Grill where we went. That place was pretty quiet.). Hopefully people spent lots of money downtown! Speaking of spending money, it’s almost December, which means shopping for the holidays, but also means that there are several events going on in town to get ready for the holidays.
Celebrate Frederick has several events in December. Wednesday, December 2nd is the Holiday Art Competition and the Scents and Sweets Competition. Friday, December 4th is the Kris Kringle Procession. Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th is the Candlelight House Tour. The following weekend, the 12th and 13th is Children’s Weekend.
Fun for children of all ages, this year’s Children’s Weekend will be held Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13. The activities are presented by Celebrate Frederick and the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee.
The joy of the holidays is embodied in the children who partake in a weekend full of activities just for them! From ornament painting and storytelling, to belsnickeling, and breakfast with Santa, there are a variety of activities hosted by Frederick City businesses that work together to create this magical weekend.
December 5th is First Saturday. This month’s theme is A Holiday Recipe Tour.
The City of Frederick is offering weekend carriage rides for $10.00 per person.
Ride the train with Santa. Adults $10, seniors $9, children $7, babies under one free. Trains at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 each day. Hot chocolate and cookies in the museum. Reservations recommended.
December 11th, 12th and 13th, head over to the Weinberg for the annual performance of The Nutcracker. Among other shows at the Weinberg in December is the Messiah Sing-Along on the 22nd, and Jim Brickman’s Beautiful World: Christmas performance on the 23rd.
This Christmas season, pianist Jim Brickman is creating a “Beautiful World” for audiences seeking an escape from the hectic demands of the holiday season! In a very special concert, Jim and guests present an evening of dazzling solo piano, vibrant vocals plus warmth and humor. Jim weaves together new and old traditional holiday favorites, all the hits and songs from the fall album release, Beautiful World. An unforgettable night to remember with Jim Brickman’s Beautiful World Christmas 2009.
For more on the holidays in Frederick, check out the Frederick Tourism Holidays in Frederick page.
Update: Just got word that the Weinberg is not having a New Year’s Eve Gala this year so we deleted that portion of this post.