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22 Things to Do During the Holidays in Frederick, Maryland

on November 23, 2015

Scents and Sweets Ferris Wheel

BEER & COOKIES WITH FLYING DOG & OTTERBEIN
On-going while supplies last
Get your hands on Flying Dog’s limited edition Holiday Collection and the Otterbein’s Holiday Collection that pairs with it. (We found ours at Riverside Liquors.) Or find one of their Beer & Cookies pairing events taking place around the region. Check out how Sarah hosted a #beerandcookies pairing party last year here.
http://flyingdogbrewery.com/events/#

HOLIDAY APPETIZERS WINE PAIRING
Nov 1-30, 2015 | Linganore Winecellars’
Planning a holiday get together? Discover how to pair savory holiday favorites with Linganore wines. You’ll be the hit of the party with award winning wines and divine dishes.$10/person. Reservations Recommended.
http://www.linganorewines.com/ai1ec_event/holiday-appetizers-wine-and-food-pairing-of-the-month/?instance_id=22381

FROSTY FRIDAY
Nov 27, 2015 | 9 am – 9 pm | Downtown Frederick
Frosty Friday kicks off the holiday season with a full day of great shopping, fun events, live entertainment and plenty of holiday cheer! Join us for extended shopping hours, carolers, holiday music, pictures with Santa and horse-drawn carriage rides! And if you’re actually reading this, consider this an “Easter egg,” Taste Frederick Food Tours’ Chief Eating Officer and Founder, Sarah Kurtanich will be performing as a certain icy queen’s sister at 6 pm in Everedy Square and Shab Row as we wait for Santa’s arrival!
http://www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar/events/view/2006/redirTo:Lw

JUNIE B. JONES IN JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS!
Nov 28 – Jan 3, 2015 | Maryland Ensemble Theatre
Back again by popular demand! Junie B. is a first grader with an attitude. The holiday sing-along should be fun, but when it’s time for the Secret Santa drawing, Junie B. picks the one person she’d rather not have –Tattletale May. Don’t miss this family-friendly story, with a message about the importance of giving.
http://marylandensemble.org/junie-b-jones-2015

2015 HOLIDAY BEER DINNER
Dec 1, 2015 | 7 – 9 pm | Brewer’s Alley
Every year Brewer’s Alley hosts a beer dinner with an exciting menu comprised of dishes that pair brilliantly with limited release beers from the Brewer’s Alley portfolio. For the 2015 Holiday Beer Dinner the chef has prepared a menu of game meats and seasonal vegetables. The beer pairings, prepared by Brewmaster Tom Flores, all compliment the dishes they accompany while remaining seasonally appropriate. Please visit their website to take a look at the menu! $45 per person plus tax & gratuity. For reservations please call 301-631-0089.

HOLIDAY DESSERTS WINE PAIRING
Dec 1-30, 2015 | Linganore Winecellars’
Every Day the Month of December: Closed Christmas Day. Tantalize your taste buds with an array of Linganore wines, perfectly matched with a variety of desserts. Find your favorites to complete your holiday meal. Shop our Tasting Room for the perfect holiday gift.$10/person. Reservation Recommended.
http://www.linganorewines.com/events/events-at-the-winery/

SCENTS & SWEETS COMPETITION
Dec 3, 2015 | 5:30 pm
Local professional and amateur bakers and florists create gingerbread structures and floral arrangements for this judged competition. Attendees will have the opportunity to take home a bit of holiday cheer by participating in the annual silent auction during the event. www.celebratefrederick.com

CHEESE & WINE 101
Dec 3, 2015 | 7 – 8:30 pm | Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop
Join us on a guided taste tour through the basic styles of cheese. Featuring cheese from Europe and the United States and perfect wine paired with each style.
http://crisafullischeeseshop.com/event/cheese-wine-101/

GIFTS OF THE MAGI
Dec 4 – Jan 3, 2015 | Maryland Ensemble Theatre
It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless. Based on O. Henry’s famous story, this heart-warming holiday musical follows the couple as they struggle to afford gifts for each other. What they find, however, is the true meaning of the holiday and that sacrifice may just be the most meaningful gift of all.
http://marylandensemble.org/the-gifts-of-the-magi

THREE FIRST SATURDAYS
Dec 5, 12 & 19, 2015 | 3 – 9 pm | Downtown Frederick
Beat the hustle and bustle of the shopping season and Get It Downtown. Over 80 shops, galleries and restaurants will be open until 9 pm. Join us for shopping, carriage rides, hot chocolate, and live entertainment.
http://www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar/events/view/2007/redirTo:L2NhbGVuZGFyL2V2ZW50cy9pbmRleC8yMDE1LzEy

ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR
Dec 5-6, 2015 | Downtown Frederick
This self-guided tour takes visitors inside private homes elaborately adorned with holiday décor in historic Frederick. Visitors are delighted with the architectural nuances, holiday decorations and historical significance of these magnificent homes. Sat 5-9pm, Sun 12-4pm.
www.celebratefrederick.com

THE WINE KITCHEN SUNDAY FUNDAY TOUR
Dec 6, 2015
Join us for the first ever Wine Kitchen Sunday Funday Tour! This exciting new tour will take you on a tasting excursion that will delight your taste buds with a trip to three Wine Kitchen locations in Leesburg, Purcellville and Frederick. You will enjoy a fixed menu of two specially created courses, each paired perfectly with a glass of wine, at all three locations. Choose your closest pick up location and prepare to enjoy great food, fine wine and beautiful views!
https://www.restonlimo.com/events/wine-kitchen-sunday-funday-tour/

KRIS KRINGLE PARADE
Dec 11, 2015 | 6:30 pm | Downtown Frederick
Kris Kringle is coming to town as the star of this year’s Kris Kringle Procession presented by Celebrate Frederick. The event begins at the corner of South Carroll and West Patrick Streets in Frederick and ends in Baker Park with the lighting of the City Tree. The procession mirrors the small town charm that makes Frederick so special during the holidays. Local children dressed as reindeer, snowflakes, angels, elves and gifts will accompany costumed characters, some modern, some traditional, through Frederick’s downtown streets.
http://www.celebratefrederick.com/calendar-event/kris-kringle-procession/

THE NUTCRACKER
Dec 11 – 13, 2015 | The Weinberg Center for the Arts
Maryland Regional Ballet, under the artistic direction of Joyce Morrison, will perform its 35th annual “Nutcracker” at the Weinberg Center this winter. Once again the Weinberg state will become a magical place where trees grow, mice battle with toy soldiers, snow falls, and dolls come to life, making a young girl’s fanciful dreams come true.
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/6405/the-nutcracker-ballet/

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND FRIENDS
Dec 12, 2015 | 8 – 10 am | Adventure Park USA
Join us for breakfast and meet Santa and his favorite friends from the movie Frozen! http://adventureparkusa.com/events.php

MUSEUMS BY CANDLELIGHT
Dec 12, 2015 | Various locations in Frederick County
Frederick County’s numerous historic sites and museums provide visitors with a living reminder of this area’s splendid past. During Museums by Candlelight, special programming and hands-on fun will delight visitors of all ages, and special children’s activities are featured at most locations. This is a self-guided event.  Visit many locations, or just a few, in any order.  Enjoy period demonstrations, living history vignettes, hands-on crafts, refreshments, tours, music, holiday decorations and historic settings by candlelight as night falls.
http://www.visitfrederick.org/members/members/index/mcl

HOLIDAY “HOME” DINNER BY BRYAN VOLTAGGIO
Dec 17, 2015 | 7 – 9 pm | Family Meal Frederick
Family Meal will offer a 3 course “holiday inspired” dinner with dishes from “HOME” by Chef Bryan Voltaggio. The menu will consist of favorite dishes from celebrations with friends and family. Included in the dinner is a signed copy of his book. Chef Bryan will be present preparing dinner and signing cookbooks.
http://www.voltfamilymeal.com/

X-MAS LIGHTS RIDE, 2015 EDITION
Dec 18, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Baker Park
It’s happening again. Last year, 200+ riders joined us downtown in Frederick City for a big, lights filled ride around town. This year we’ve partnered with Blue Side Tavern to make the event better than ever. asual, super slow bike ride through Baker Park and downtown Frederick. 3 mile ride. Mostly flat. Bring a decorated holiday theme’d bike. Or winter themed. Whatever. You can also wear a costume, for bonus points. Every one has to decorate!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1929584440599366/

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Dec 18 – 20, 2015 | The Weinberg Center for the Arts
Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved story with a message that never grows old.
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/10628/a-christmas-carol-5/

TAKE A PRIVATE FOOD TOUR WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
Through Dec 30, 2015 | Available Tues-Fri
Gather a group of 6-24 friends/family members/co-workers and take a delicious tour of downtown Frederick, MD during the most festive time of year. You’ll enjoy bites and sips at 6 different restaurants and specialty food shops while getting a taste of the neighborhood’s history, culture and architecture. Do something they’ll be talking about well into the new year and fill out our Private Tour Interest Form today!
www.TasteFrederickFoodTours.com/private-group-tours/

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION/FLYING DOG MOVIE SERIES
Dec 30, 2015 | The Weinberg Center for the Arts
Enjoy this cult classic and some craft beers to round out the holiday season.
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/8763/national-lampoons-christmas-vacation/

NYE BASH FEATURING VINYL RHINO
Dec 31, 2015 | 7 pm | Champions Billiards Sports Campaign
Join us this New Year’s Eve for an unforgettable party featuring “The Best Band in Frederick,” VINYL RHINO! Ticket purchase includes the entry, party favors, champagne toast, and a complimentary breakfast buffet after the ball drops!
http://frederickchampions.com/event/nye-bash-featuring-vinyl-rhino/

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