December Events in Caroline County
December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 5:00 pm
Preston Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 1 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Community Club of Preston hosts its Holiday House Tour. Seven Preston area homes will open their doors to help welcome the Christmas season, including the Dalton Home, the James home, the Brookhart home, the Gayhart home, the Coulbourne home, the Helgason home and the Woodward home. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale on December 1 at the Preston Historical Society, 167 Main Street in Preston, where refreshments will be available to tour guests (13+). Cost is $25. For more information, call 410-310-5454.
Christmas Open House
December 1 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Preston Historical Society, 167 Main Street, Preston
Preston Historical Society hosts its 5th Annual Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 167 Main Street, in Preston. There is free admission as well as free refreshments for guests and goody bags for children. Baked goods and holiday items will be available for purchase, and a 50/50 raffle will be conducted. For more information, visit prestonhistoricalsociety.com, Facebook at “Preston Historical Society,” or call 410-310-5454.
Christmas in Caroline
Saturday, December 1 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
4-H Park, Detour Road off Route 16, Denton
Get a head start on holiday shopping at Christmas in Caroline, featuring artisan crafts, collectables, gifts, wreaths, a silent auction, food, costumed characters, children’s activities and more. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a 5K Reindeer Run will take place on Saturday. The race registration opens at 8 a.m. and the run starts at 9 a.m. For details, call 410-479-0565.
Outstanding Dreams Farm’s Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 1 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Outstanding Dreams Farm, 24480 Pinetown Road, Preston
Celebrate the season at Outstanding Dreams Farm’s annual Holiday Open House. The event features farm tours, unique holiday gifts, seasonal refreshments and more. From luxurious Alpaca sweaters to toys crafted from Alpaca fiber, find a gift for everyone on your list at this family-friendly event. Attendees will also have a chance to meet the growing herd of Huacaya Alpacas and learn about the wonderful world of alpacas. For more information, call 410-673-2002 or visit OutstandingDreamsFarm.com.
Ridgely’s Old Fashioned Christmas
Saturday, December 1 • 6:45 p.m.
Parade ends at Ridgely Train Station, West Railroad Avenue
Get into the holiday spirit at Ridgely’s Old Fashioned Christmas, featuring 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 ends at the Ridgely Train Station on West Railroad Avenue for pictures with Santa and refreshments. For details, call 410-634-2177 or email email@example.com.
Mid-Shore Community Band Holiday Concert
Tuesday, December 4 • 7 p.m.
North Caroline High School Auditorium, Ridgely
Kick off the holiday season with a special performance by the Mid-Shore Community Band. This concert is becoming its own holiday tradition. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear local volunteer musicians spread a little cheer through a mix of well known and lesser-known holiday tunes. Donations to the Mid-Shore Community Band are always gratefully accepted. For more information, call 410-479-8120 or visit CarolineRecreation.org.
Denton Holiday Parade and Lighting of the Green
Thursday, December 6 • 6 p.m.
Market Street, Denton
Get into the holiday spirit with marching bands, Santa and the best of the season. Following the parade, which starts at 6 p.m., watch the illumination of the Courthouse Green and enjoy a holiday musical performance. For details, call 410-479-2050.
Greensboro’s Lighting of the City and Parade
Saturday, December 8 • 6 p.m.
Greensboro River Park, Greensboro
Celebrate the season at Greensboro’s Lighting of the City. The annual parade starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the lighting of the city, cookies, hot cocoa and pictures with Santa Claus. For more information, call 410-482-6222.
Santa’s Magic Workshop
Saturday, December 8 and 15 • 4-7 p.m.
Friday, December 14 • 5-8 p.m.
Martinak State Park, 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton
Spread some holiday cheer at Santa’s Magic Workshop. Make a holiday ornament, visit Santa Claus, see the train garden, enjoy tasty goodies and hot chocolate, or take a holiday hayride through the illuminated Enchanted Campground. Visitors are asked to bring one canned good. The event is co-sponsored by Maryland State Parks and Caroline County Recreation & Parks. For details, call 410-820-1668.
Federalsburg Christmas Parade
Monday, December 10 • 7 p.m.
Main Street, Federalsburg
Bring the whole family for a traditional small-town Christmas parade. Line up starts at 6 p.m. at University and Bloomingdale Avenues. Santa Claus will visit the Federalsburg Heritage
Museum after the parade. Rain date is December 13. For more information, call 410-754-8173.
Old Fashioned Christmas in the Museum
Monday, December 10 • 6-10 p.m.
Federalsburg Heritage Museum, Covey and Williams Alley, Federalsburg
Celebrate the season at this Federalsburg Historical Society event. Santa Claus will be paying a visit to the museum after the Federalsburg Christmas Parade. Free refreshments will be served. For more details, visit HistoricFederalsburg.org.