Dec 2009

Let the Holidays Begin!

It appears December is once again upon us and the holidays are coming up quickly. Time for the procrastinators among us to begin thinking about their intended December 24th “eleventh hour” purchases...

And no start to the holidays would be complete without Santa Claus taking last minute requests from all of the kiddies - both young and old.

Jen Dobbins, Santa Claus, Shuan Butcher, Frederick Arts Council
Jen Dobbins - Frederick Arts Council Facility Manager, Santa Claus, and Shuan Butcher - Executive
Director of the Frederick Arts Council were on hand to greet visitors during the First Saturday events.

Black Friday, the traditional day after Thanksgiving shopping free for all saw a large turnout for the Frederick Arts Council’s Frosty Friday Artist Market. Over thirty top quality artists from Frederick and the surrounding region were on hand to display and sell their art as well as to answer any questions from visitors.

Artists and the public alike were treated to caroling by members of the local
Act Too Theater Company, performing in period costume as the Dickens Carolers.

The Dickens Carolers, a side project of the Act Too Theater Company.

After a warmly received performance for the crowd gathered at the Cultural Arts Center gallery the group proceeded to travel downtown Frederick’s historic Market Street corridor stopping occasionally to serenade the appreciative crowds.

The Dickens Carolers, a side project of the Act Too Theater Company.

This past weekend also saw the first snowfall of the season arrive here in Frederick with 3 to 5 inches of total accumulation though looking like a lot less due to the intermittent change over to rain throughout the day. Nearby Mount Airy, MD - about 15 miles to our east - appears to have received a little more accumulation which is still in evidence while driving through the area this morning.

Frederick’s First Saturday event for December was rather damp and cold but the exhibits and other events taking place seemed to be well attended with a large crowd walking through downtown despite the weather. We hope all of the exhibitors and vendors had a great day and all of our visitors enjoyed the sights, sounds, and unique shops of Frederick.

In the event we don’t have a chance to post again before the year ends we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, healthy, and prosperous 2010.