Frederick’s Holiday Events and Charities


Emery Clark

Carroll Creek Park continues its tradition of lighting up the “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice” boats for various non- profit organizations.

Emery Clark, Editor

With the holidays drawing near, Frederick County is making preparations for the season. Frederick has set up shows, parades, Santa visits, crafts, horse drawn carriage rides, live music, scavenger hunts and more. 


There will be events for all ages and families all over Frederick, from breakfast with Santa & The Grinch at Adventure Park USA on December 10th, 2022, Local Holiday Markets, and the Countdown to Christmas on the Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater from December 5th to the 23rd. 


Additionally, there are numerous events being held in Maryland. Some of the upcoming events are: the Grinchmas Pop-up Shop and Holiday Toy and Coat Drive in Brunswick and the Holiday Teddy bear Tea in Ijamsville. 


The Grinchmas Pop-up Shop and Holiday Toy and Coat Drive will be held at 721 A West Potomac St, Brunswick, MD 21716 on December 11th from 1-5 PM. There are activities to do such as taking pictures with the Grinch, winning prizes, vendors, hot chocolate and a cookie decorating station. 


The Holiday Teddy Bear Tea will be located at The Cozy Castle on December 18 from 2-4 PM. Children will have the opportunity to decorate a teddy bear for the holiday. Food and drinks such as tea, milk, juice, and cookies will be provided.There will also be a treasure hunt. For more information on the Holiday Teddy Bear Tea, click here or go to 


In addition, there will be the Annual Carroll Creek Lighted Sail Boats, which will remain there from November 19, 2022 to March 4th, 2023. The lights will activate at sunset, but the boats are viewable all day and night. They are there for the fundraiser: “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice,” where individuals can vote on their favorite boat and/or donate to support local, non-profit organizations. According to, “The 2021-22 season raised more than $102,000 for charities in Frederick County!”


Along with the many fun activities to do with family and friends, there are also many opportunities to help those in need. The Santa Clause Anonymous organization gives families gift certificates to buy their children gifts for Christmas. There are many ways to support this organization, for example, donating money by mail or online. 


There is also The Family Tree, which is, according to Koch Homes, “Maryland’s leading child abuse and neglect prevention center.” This holiday season, you can donate gifts to the holiday shop where “parents can choose gifts for their children without the financial burden.”


More information on these charities and more can be found at


There are many festivities and opportunities to contribute to this year’s season of giving to our loved ones. Come on down to any of these events during the holiday season and consider donating to those in need.