It’s the holiday homestretch in Downtown Frederick! This is our final Top 5 of 2022 (we’ll be back in January!), and there are fantastic holiday activities all around town this week and next. Our merchants are open and buzzing with activity, ready to help you with your final dash toward the shopping finish line! While you’re here, stop by your favorite eatery for a bite, and get ready to celebrate. We can’t wait to see you downtown!
Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley @ Maryland Ensemble Theater
Wednesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 22, 8pm, $15-$32
31 W Patrick St
As the family gathers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy to celebrate Christmas, Mary – the bookish middle child of the Bennets – finally has her day. Set two years after the events of Pride and Prejudice, this winning sequel with period style and modern wit is sure to delight Jane Austen fans and newcomers alike.
Audio description services can be arranged for this charming play in advance through the box office.
Tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for Seniors (65+) and Military, and $15 for students. A limited number of tickets for each performance are available as Pay-What-You-Will. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (301) 694-4744, online at marylandensemble.org, or in person at the MET box office.
Ugly Sweater Party @ Brewer’s Alley
Thursday, December 22, 8pm-12am
124 N Market St
Get ugly with us and sport your ugliest holiday themed sweater. Prizes and giveaways! Three bars! No cover! Live Music from Dan Carter 8pm-11pm.
Festivus at the Xtivus @ Tenth Ward Distilling Company
Friday, December 23, 12pm-10pm
55 E Patrick St
We’ve got a lot of problems with you people! Come out for Tenth Ward’s favorite holiday, air your grievances and test your feats of strength. Enjoy Seinfeld-inspired cocktail specials and…the infamous Festivus pole.
Cookies for Santa DIY Class @ Give Rise Studio
Friday, December 23, 3pm-4:30pm, $35
125 S Carroll St
Join us for a fun filled decorating lesson + create Custom Cookies to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve! Ticket price includes: – 8 Mini Christmas themed Cookies – 5 icing colors -Sprinkle mix – All needed decorating supplies – 1 1/2 hour lesson.
Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship
Monday, December 26, 4pm-9pm
The beloved Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship returns this holiday season in Downtown Frederick. This special open house celebrates Frederick’s tradition of religious diversity, local history, and the holiday season on Monday, December 26, 2022 from 4PM-9PM.
This is Frederick’s most popular church tour and is a great opportunity to step inside some of its most beautiful buildings. As the sun begins to set, visitors can tour many of Frederick’s famous clustered spires and other historic houses of worship by candlelight. Guests will be welcomed with special programs, angelic choirs, and nativity scenes. Stop by the Information Center at 19 E Church Street to pick up a printed map of participating sites and other information about Frederick including dining, shopping, and lodging guides. All event information can be found here.