November 29 – December 3, 2011
Hospice Festival of Trees, Exhibit and Bidding
The Foundry, 401 Market Street. Bids taken until 5pm Sat Dec 3rd.
View and bid on beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and festive trims. FREE!
December 1 -31, 2011
Downtown Denton Business Windows
Come see Denton’s windows get decked out as artists and
businesses transform shop windows into “An Old Fashioned Christmas.”
Contact: 410.479.4315 or www.downtowndenton.com FREE!
December 1, 2011
Denton’s Annual Holiday Parade
Features marching bands, Santa, and the best of the season. Following the parade, watch the illumination of the Courthouse Green and enjoy a holiday musical performance. Contact: (410) 479-2050 FREE!
December 2, 2011
Denton’s Miracle on Market Street.
Take a free ride on the Candy Cane Express through downtown Denton, tell Santa your holiday wishlist and view the decorated holiday windows and gingerbread houses! Downtown businesses will be staying open late, so you’ll even be able to do your holiday shopping! FREE! Contact: 410.479.4305 www.downtowndenton.com
December 3, 2011– 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 4, 2011 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Christmas in Caroline at the 4H Park
4-H Park, Detour Road off Route 16, Denton
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at this great event featuring crafts, collectables, gifts, country store, fresh arrangements and wreaths and a silent auction. There will also be costumed characters, photos with Santa, and a kidsmake-it-take-it workshop. FREE! 410.479.0565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3, 2011
‘Tis the Season Holiday Event at Adkins Arboretum
Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Rd, Ridgely MD 21660
Ring in the holiday season with a full day of cheer at Adkins Arboretum. Festivities will begin with the annual Holiday Wreath Sale, offering unique hand-crafted wreaths and assorted greenery. Workshops featuring the Arboretum’s signature holiday swags, natural topiary, and hand-mixed winter birdfeed will be offered throughout the day. In the evening, enjoy a celebration of light, music, and fellowship. Sample hors d’oeuvres in the gallery accompanied by hand-bell and vocal choirs, then join an Arboretum docent in a luminaria-lit walk along the Blockston Branch, stopping along the way to sing carols and sip hot cider by a roaring bonfire. A Delmarva Stargazer will be on hand to uncover the mysteries of the winter sky, and horse and wagon rides around the Arboretum’s meadows will also be available. For more information, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org.
December 3 & 4, 2011
Toy and Model Railroad Exhibit
Caroline County Library, North County Branch, Greensboro
Come to the Toy Train and Model Railroad Exhibit for train layouts, steam-powered toys, refreshments and more! There will be refreshments provided by the Friends of the Caroline County Public Library, a Train Set Raffle and silent auction. FREE!
Contact: (410) 482-217
December 3, 2011
Greensboro’s Lighting of the City
Parade begins at 6:00 pm
Parade ends at Carnival Grounds, Sunset Ave, Greensboro
Greensboro lights up the town along the Choptank River in this festive evening, featuring a parade that ends at the Carnival Grounds where you can enjoy hot chocolate and visit with Santa! Contact: 410.482.6222 FREE!
December 3, 2011
Outstanding Dreams Farm 1st Annual Holiday Open House
Located at 24480 Pinetown Rd in Preston. Enjoy a unique shopping experience featuring a full line of warm, comfortable Alpaca clothing and toys. Tour the farm and visit the alpacas while you do your holiday shopping! The Holiday Open House will feature door prizes, store specials, refreshments and a raffle for a life size alpaca stuffed animal! Begins at 10am
December 3, 2011 6:45 pm
Ridgely Old Fashioned Christmas
Ridgely’s Old Fashioned Christmas features a parade, refreshments, Santa, the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree and more! The parade begins at Martin Sutton Park at 6:45 p.m. and proceeds to Town Hall, followed by Town Hall Open House and Santa. Contact: 410.482.8026 FREE!
December 10 – 31, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Enchanted Campground Driving Tour
Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton
Take a relaxing ride through the festive twinkling lights around Martinak’s campground. Donations of canned goods are being accepted for St. Martin’s Barn, and cash donations are being collected for Hospice of Caroline County. Contact: (410) 820-1668
December 10 & 11, 2011 & December 17, 2011
Santa’s Magic Workshop
Martinak State Park 4:00 pm– 7:00 pm
Have a great time making decorations and crafts, visit Santa, see the train garden, enjoy tasty goodies and hot chocolate, or take a hayride through the park’s Enchanted Campground! Contact: 410.820.1668
Old Fashioned Christmas in the Federalsburg
Celebrate the season at the Federalsburg Historical Society’s old-fashioned “Christmas in the Museum!” following Christmas Parade. Santa will even be there!
December 17, 2011
Hillsboro’s Luminary Tour
The town of Hillsboro is lined with 1,500 luminaries during Hillsboro’s Luminary Tour. Light refreshments will be served at the town hall with Santa! Contact: 410.820.2967 FREE!