Things to Do in Frederick Md This December 2017

The Holidays are the most charming times in Frederick Maryland! The shopping is great and there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy:

First Saturday in the Historic District

Every Saturday in December is a “First Saturday”! December in FrederickThe month is themed “Holiday Nights”, with each Saturday full of nights of shopping and dining. There will be sales! There will be evenings of carriage rides, food and beer & wine tastings, art exhibit openings, guest artists, caroling and other live entertainment, and sales! Kids of all ages will enjoy free hot cocoa and make-your-own S’mores. Participate in the downtown Frederick Holiday Scavenger Hunt! And there will be sales! 5 pm to 9 pm. December 2nd, 9th, and the 16th. (see the Downtown Frederick Partnership Website for details:)

Frederick Md Christmas Special Events

The Arts in Frederick

  • Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center: Arts & Crafts Expo Dec. 2. Holiday Art Competition, Dec. 2, Super Secret Elf Workshops for kids, Dec. 2, and more.
  • Concerts at Frederick Community College,  Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker, Dec. 9, Wind Ensemble, Dec. 8, Dec. 2. The Spires at Christmas, Dec. 2., Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale and Fundraiser, Dec. 1. String Ensemble Dec. 3.
  • Christmas Cottage, Way Off Broadway, A Children Theater Christmas Carol, through Dec. 23. Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Dec. 23 – 24.
  • Santa’s Christmas Day, The Performing Arts Factory.
  • Maryland Ensemble Theater A Christmas Story, Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells, A Christmas Carol, and the Comedy Pigs. Winter Class Registration.
  • The Weinberg:  It’s a Wonderful Life, Dec. 1st, Shadows of the 60’s Motown Tribute, The Nutcracker , A Christmas Carol, The annual Messiah sing-along, Dec. 19. Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler, Diana Bogart Band.
  • Countryside Artisans of Maryland, Dec. 1-3, 9-11. Tour studios in Frederick County & Montgomery County
  • Christmas with the Frederick Chorale,  Frederick Chorale. Dec. 3 – 4 at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 118 E. 2nd St. Frederick.

For Frederick Kids

Frederick Non-Profits

Are you looking for a way to volunteer? Volunteer Match is a website to find local volunteer opportunities.

  • Christmas Cash for Kids, everyday on WFMD, 930 AM
  • Toys for Tots, Westview Shopping Center, Dec. 9th.
  • Harvester Holiday, Dec. 2, 11 am to 2 pm. Rose Hill Manor. Visit with Santa, ride a tractor-drawn wagon through downtown Frederick. Train display, crafts and shopping.  Support local Charities.
  • EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!
    Social Ministry’s Winter Market will be held Saturday, December 2, from 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, December 3, from 8 am to 1 pm.
    at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E Church St. Frederick. All proceeds from the donations will go to Operation Second Chance.
  • See more non-profit events on the Frederick Community Calendar
  • The Frederick Rescue Mission welcomes food donations for Christmas Dinner, as well as volunteers.
  • Jingle Bell Run/Santa Stroll, Dec. 2, Historic Downtown Brunswick. Costume judging, hot cocoa, tree-lighting, an entire day of fun. Bring canned goods for the Brunswick Food Bank.
  • Maryland Event Calendar for Walking, Running, Cycling, etc.
  • Patty Pollatos Calendar of Events
  • Key 103 Radio Community Events Page

For History Buffs:

For Frederick Foodies

Linganore Winecellers:  Christmas in the Barn, Dec. 2 – 3. Closed Christmas Day. Reservation Recommended.

Holiday Festivals Around Frederick County

New Year’s Eve

  • Hogmanny Scottish Celebration, Urbana Volunteer Fire Department
  • Scottish First Footing, New Year’s Eve in Brunswick, Square Corner Park
  • Fifth Annual New Years Eve Key Drop, Dec. 31, Suspension Bridge over Carroll Creek.
  • Family New Year’s Eve Celebration, Dec. 31, Adventure Park U.S.A.
  • January 1 – Freezin’ for a Reason, Take a plunge in the Potomac River, Brunswick, proceeds go to Beacon, Special Olympics.
  • The 1st Annual PROPER Cocktail Holiday Ball” Benefits The American Cancer Society, McClintock Distilling, 35 South Carroll St. Frederick Md. Fri. Dec. 8, 7 pm to 11:30 pm.

Consult the websites above for more wonderful Frederick events. Times and dates are not guaranteed.

Enjoy the blessings of family and friends this Holiday season!

Karen Highland

I'm a real estate agent, real estate blogger, communications director, a wife, mom (empty nest - yay!), dog-lover, and wine-lover. Frederick Md is a great place to live, work and brag about! The Highland Group. 301-401-5119 Google

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