November 29 – December 8
22nd Annual Festival of Wreaths
A holiday tradition for 22 years with a silent auction of more than 150 uniquely decorated theme wreaths. Come and see all the amazing creatively on display. Vote for your favorite wreaths. Visitors can bid on wreaths as well. Visit www.carrollartscenter.org for more information.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. except Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.
November 29 – December 14
Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces to benefit the Taneytown Heritage & Museum Association
TH&MA is sponsoring the Holiday of Trees, Wreaths & Centerpieces decorating contest, silent auction and holiday celebration. Local Individuals, businesses, and organizations decorate an item in any of the categories and donate all decorated items for a silent auction benefiting the Taneytown History Museum. Learn more at www.taneytownhh.org.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; NWSB Bank, 222 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.
November 21 – December 1
5th Annual Gingerbread Village Festival to benefit Human Services Programs
The Gingerbread Village Festival is a gingerbread house building competition to raise awareness about homelessness during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. It is also a fundraiser to help provide opportunities for those experiencing homelessness in our community. There is no cost to attend, but you can buy votes for your favorite house(s).
For more information visit www.hspinc.org. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Winchester Exchange, 15 East Main St., Westminster.
Miracle on Main Street in Downtown Westminster
Jingle Bell Run at 4:45 p.m. and Miracle on Main Electric Holiday Parade at 5 p.m. followed by the tree lighting ceremony. Santa’s Treat from 6-8:30pm at the Westminster Library.
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Learn more at www.westminstermd.gov.
“A Holiday From The Heart” Seasonal Tour
This year the Farm Museum’s A Holiday From the Heart Seasonal Tour commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Great Depression. Even though this was a difficult time for many Americans, families pulled together what they could to celebrate with the ones they loved during the holiday season. We welcome you to tour the Farmhouse where each room will feature a different thrifty way the holidays were celebrated on a dime. A variety of handmade ornaments will also be on display.
Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (guided tours on the hour); Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (self-guided); Sun. Noon – 4 p.m. (self-guided). Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org
December 2 & 3
Carroll Singers Presents “Winter Beautiful”
Carroll Singers Presents “Winter Beautiful” performing songs such as: “Winter Wonderland”, “Sleigh Ride”, “White Christmas”, “Rudolph, Frosty and Suzy”.
Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Rd., Westminster, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Tickets available at: Carroll Arts Center, Coffey Music, Menchey Music, and Carroll Singers Members. For more info, call 410-848-5581.
Walt Michael & Co. Annual Seasonal Concert
Join hammered dulcimer virtuoso/multi-instrumentalist Walt and friends as they celebrate the season with Southern Appalachian, Celtic, old-time, bluegrass and original tunes. Presented by Common Ground on the Hill.
Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. 7:30 p.m. Visit www.carrollartscouncil.org for more information.
December 7 & 8
Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour
Enjoy a free, family friendly, self-guided tour of 13 art studios and two galleries located around Carroll County. Meet 16 incredibly talented artists and artisans, see demonstrations and have the opportunity to buy fine art and craft directly from the source.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Go to www.ccartists.com for an interactive map.
Breakfast with the Delegates Hosted by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Find out from local representatives what bills will be presented during the session. This is your opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns.
Carroll Hospital Center, Shauck Auditorium, Stoner Ave., Westminster. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per person. Learn more at www.carrollcountychamber.org.
State of the County
Annual meeting with the Carroll County Commissioners who address the business community on current issues affecting the county. The event is free and open to Chamber members and non-member businesses.
Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Visit www.carrollcountychamber.org for more information.