It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to be in Downtown Frederick! Take in one of our very fun events happening this weekend with a family sing-along, a cocktail competition, and even a holiday candle-making workshop! You can stroll along the creek to check out Sailing Through the Winter Solstice, then grab a bite to eat and get shopping. There’s fun for all ages, including breakfast with Santa and a fully improv version of A Christmas Carol. We can’t wait to see you downtown this weekend!
Festival of Lights
Friday, December 16, 7pm
City Hall, 101 N Court St
Don’t miss one of the holiday season’s most inspiring events. Free to attend, and open to all. Hosted by Celebrate Frederick.
Each year the Festival of Lights brings the true spirit of the season to young and old alike. Holiday greetings, carols and an inspirational message are all part of this community tradition-based event that highlights the true meaning of the holiday season. Attendees join in the program with a moving candle lighting ceremony, filling the courtyard with magnificent light.
The 2022 Festival of Lights will once again include a special musical performance by The Frederick Children’s Chorus. The Chorus was founded in 1985 by Judith L. DuBose, and is dedicated to encouraging every child to be the best singer that they can be.
This year’s program will also include remarks from Mayor Michael O’Connor, an audience sing-along of favorite carols and a moving candle lighting ceremony. Festival organizers are also excited to welcome Dr. Annesa Cheek, the 11th President of Frederick Community College.
Bar Room Blitz @ McClintock Distillery
Friday, December 16, 7:30pm-10pm
35 S Carroll St
The Bar Room Blitz from McClintock and Modern Bar Cart is back for round two! Join us at this cocktail competition for a cause, where you’ll try hand-crafted cocktails presented by the top bartenders from around Frederick and vote for your favorite one. The winners move on to the head-to-head round, where they will get secret ingredients and have to whip up a final cocktail for you to decide who is the champion!
Each bartender is competing for a charity of their choice, and 100 percent of the profits are donated to a non-profit. Ticket price includes tastes of all first round cocktails and both of the finalist cocktails as well. Passed appetizers available with ticket and beer and wine available for purchase.
Bah Humbug! @ New Spires Stages
December 16 & 17, 7:30pm-8:45pm, Pay What You Can
15 W Patrick St
This December Endangered Species (theatre) Project present, BAH HUMBUG! Michael Harris & Friends bring the Fully Improvised version of A Christmas Carol to Frederick! Yes, you get to Choose Your Own Scrooge as four brilliant improvisers turn your suggestions into a Never Seen Before, Never to Be Seen again reboot of the Dickens’ Classic. Hilarious, Unpredictable and full of Audience Participation, Bah Humbug is everything you never knew was in the Story of Scrooge. If you love A Christmas Carol, if you hate A Christmas Carol, then Bah Humbug is for you.
Shows are 70 minutes with no intermission.
These performances are Pay-What-You-Can! Choose from any price listed or pay with Cash at the Door.
Breakfast with Santa @ Brewer’s Alley
Saturday, December 17, 10am-2pm
124 N Market St
Visit with Jolly Old St. Nick, enjoy our delicious Christmas themed brunch menu and make memories with us! Make a reservation today at 301-631-0089. You and the kiddos are going to have a great time!
Sip & Pour Candle-Making Workshop @ Chappelle & Co.
Saturday, December 17, 3pm-4:30pm, $50
223 N Market St
Saturday, Dec 17th is Sip & Shop in Downtown Frederick! Join us for our Sip & Pour Candle Making Workshop. Sample our available beverages while you create your own 8 oz soy wax candle!
Choose from over a dozen of our classic scents or mix it up with our featured holiday fragrances like eggnog, peppermint, pine, and many more!
All materials & supplies are included for this workshop. No experience is required! More info here.