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December Events in Caroline County
December 1 - December 10
Holiday Exhibit and Boutique
FACES Gallery, 7 North 4th Street, Denton
Through January 20, 2018, Thursday – Saturday • Noon – 4 p.m.
Christmas quilts and seasonal fiber art exhibit; unique gifts handcrafted by local artists will be available for sale. For details, call 410-479-1009 or FiberArtsCenter.com.
Federalsburg Tree Lighting
Friday, December 1 • 6:30 p.m.
West Central Avenue and Park Lane
Don’t miss the annual tree lighting ceremony. Feel free to join in this festive tradition.
Christmas Open House
December 2 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Preston Historical Society, 167 Main Street, Preston
The theme of this year’s open house is “Away in a Manger: Nativity Scenes to Celebrate the Season” and will feature a wide variety of nativity scenes collected by historical society members over the years. The house will be decorated to celebrate the Christmas season. Guests will enjoy light refreshments, a chance to win door prizes, a chance to participate in a 50/50 raffle, and children will receive goody bags. There will also be a bake sale table. For additional information, call 410-924-9080, or visit www.prestonhistoricalsociety.com or Facebook at “Preston Historical Society”.
First Saturday Guided Walk
Saturday, December 2 • 10 – 11 a.m.
Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely
Explore the Arboretum’s diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by an Arboretum docent naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through majestic beech trees, traverse the native meadows and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside path. Guided walks are free for members and free with admission for the general public. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last about one hour. Visit AdkinsArboretum.org or call 410-634-2847 for more information.
Ridgely’s Old Fashioned Christmas
Saturday, December 2 • 6:45 p.m.
Town Hall, Ridgely
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 Town Hall for pictures with Santa and refreshments. Get more information about this free event by calling 410-634-2177.
Federalsburg Lighting of the Water Tower
Sunday, December 3 • 5 p.m.
Come celebrate the return of this Federalsburg tradition. Meet Santa at 5 p.m., enjoy Christmas Music by the Federalsburg Community Choir starting at 5:30 p.m. and watch the dedication and presentation of lights. The event takes place at M&M Refrigeration in the Caroline Industrial Park located at Railroad Avenue and South University Avenue (across from Federalsburg Elementary School). For more information, visit Federalsburg.org.
Sunday, December 3 • Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Visit with Santa after the parade at the Firehall where refreshments will be served. Craft projects will be available for the children. A letter box will be on site where children can send a letter to Santa at the North Pole. Call 302-492-1965 for details.
Mid-Shore Community Band Holiday Concert
Tuesday, December 5 • 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 encouraged. For details, call 410-479-8120 or visit CarolineRecreation.org.
Downtown Denton Holiday Marketplace
Friday, December 1 and 8, Saturday, December 2 and 9
406 Market Street, Denton
Shop for unique gifts at Downtown Denton’s Holiday Marketplace this holiday season. Shoppers will find crafts, pastries, jewelry, holiday gifts and more. Brought to you by Downtown Denton Main Street. Visit DowntownDenton.com for details.
Denton Holiday Parade and Lighting of the Green
Thursday, December 7 • Parade starts at 6 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with marching bands, Santa and the best of the season. Following the parade, watch the illumination of the Courthouse Green at 7 p.m. and enjoy a holiday musical performance. Call 410-479-2050 for more information about this free event.
Greensboro’s Lighting of the City
Saturday, December 9 • Parade at 6 p.m.
Greensboro River Park, Greensboro
Celebrate the season at Greensboro’s Lighting of the City. The annual parade will be followed by the lighting of the city, cookies, hot cocoa and pictures with Santa Claus, Santa’s Elf, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph. For more information, call 410-482-6222.
Candlelit Caroling Celebration
Saturday, December 9 • 5-8 p.m.
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely
Ring in the holiday season with an evening of music, light and merriment when Adkins Arboretum hosts its annual Candlelit Caroling Celebration. At the Visitor’s Center, enjoy seasonal live music in the gallery by Chestertown performers Dovetail and Nevin Dawson, along with hors d’oeuvres and a cash wine bar. Take a candlelit walk along the woodland paths, stopping along the way to sing carols and roast marshmallows over a roaring bonfire. Join Delmarva Stargazers in the meadow to view the winter sky and top off the evening with a winter tram ride to see light displays around the meadow. Wildlife tree decorating and a gingerbread playhouse will be of special interest to children. Tickets for adults are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Children ages 3 to 18 are $10, and children 2 and under are free. This event tends to sell out; register by December 5. To reserve tickets for the Candlelit Caroling Celebration, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847.
Santa’s Magic Workshop
Saturday, December 9 and 16 • 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 15 • 5-8 p.m.
Nature Center, Martinak State Park, Denton
Santa’s Magic Workshop gives kids a chance to make their own Christmas ornaments. Other activities include a train display, festive lights, seasonal music, hayrides, refreshments and Santa will be on hand to hear your special wishes. Admission is two canned goods per person donated to local food pantries. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 410-479-8120.
Sunday, December 10 • Registration: 3:30 p.m. Race: 4:45 p.m.
Martinak State Park, Denton
The 4th Annual Santa Chase is a two Mile Walk, Run, or Jog with holiday magic. Candle luminaries and Christmas lights mark the park-based trail. Event includes a special family of four discount, dog friendly walk or run, and a costume challenge judged by Santa himself (dog reindeers included). Produced in partnership with Lions International Clubs from the Mid-Shore. Proceeds benefit Lion’s Club Vision Charities. For more information, call 410-479-8120.
Federalsburg Christmas Parade
Monday, December 11 • 7 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a traditional small-town Christmas parade. For details, call 410-754-8173.
Old Fashioned Christmas in the Museum
Monday, December 11 • 6 p.m.
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 details, visit HistoricFederalsburg.org.