Wednesday, November 19, 2008


With the City Hall courtyard illuminated by candle light, the Festival of Lights brings inspiration and holiday cheer to the Frederick community. Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19th, groups of carolers will proceed through Frederick’s historic district, making their way to the City Hall courtyard for a brief closing ceremony. The closing ceremony features classic holiday carols by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Children’s Choirs and an inspirational message by Katherine Heflin, Associate Pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church. Everyone in attendance will receive a candle and song sheet. You don’t want to miss the finale, as one candle is lit, then passed through the crowd until the entire courtyard is filled with light. It is truly a great way to celebrate the holidays. This magnificent program is brought to you by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.

The Festival of Lights would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers of the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, and the following community-minded businesses: Spires Sponsors – AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets; Carillon Sponsors – Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, and Roy Rogers- A Plamondon Company; Bandshell Sponsors – BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/The JaBITCo Group.

The City Hall courtyard is located at 101 North Court Street. If you would like to join one of the caroling groups or would like more information, please call the Office of Special Events at 301-600-2841 or visit us on the web at

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