December 2009 Events in Frederick County

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.

Click here for the calendar of events for Children’s Weekend.  Finally, Friday,  December 18th is the Festival of Lights.

December 5th is First Saturday.  This month’s theme is A Holiday Recipe Tour.

Take a Holiday Recipe Tour in Downtown Frederick during the December First Saturday on Saturday, December 5th from 5 – 9pm.  Collect Downtown Frederick merchants’ favorite recipes throughout downtown and take home a great cook booklet keepsake!  Many merchants will be serving free cookies including Uncle Ralph’s and Cakes for Cause cookies.  Enjoy free carriage rides and hot cocoa along with tons of holiday entertainment throughout downtown!  As well as the Scents & Sweets gingerbread houses displayed at select locations.  Also, enjoy guest artists, exhibit openings and special activities at downtown’s many specialty stores and restaurants from 5 – 9pm.

The City of Frederick is offering weekend carriage rides for $10.00 per person.

The Walkersville Southern Railroad will be having several Santa Train rides on the weekends of the 5th and 6th and the 12th and 13th.

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.


7 thoughts on “December 2009 Events in Frederick County

  1. Apparently the Weinberg is not having their New Year’s Eve Gala this year. If you hear of anything going on in town on New Year’s Eve, let us know and we can put together a separate post just for New Year’s events.


  2. Any word on where/how to get tickets to the TOP CHEF finale at VOLT? FNP says Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Tourism Council of Frederick County Inc., are hosting.


  3. Now through January 2nd, Crumland Farms is having a Holiday Light Spectacular.

    This year, why not create a holiday tradition? Visit the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Crumland Farms—a mile-long wonderland of dazzling light displays for young and old. Enjoy one delightful animated scene after another, including Rudolph’s Flight School, Holiday at the Zoo, Victorian Holiday and Toy Land—all from the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle.


    • There are several local churches and non-profits selling tickets where they will get a % of the ticket price. FMH Volunteers, The Banner School, Yellow Springs PTA, Redeemer Church and others. Or you can contact me and I will donate a portion of the proceeds to charity. (Fred. Co Humane Society, PPF and Christmas Cash for kids.


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