Celebrate Frederick

Celebrate Frederick: Candlelight House Tour

The Holidays The Holidays

Candlelight House Tour

Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 5 – 9 PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017 |  Noon – 4 PM
Historic Frederick


WHY IS YOUR TICKET PURCHASE IMPORTANT?  Ticket proceeds fund many free public events throughout the year, including the Frederick’s 4th Celebration, the Sunday night Summer Concert Series, the Thursday morning Summerfest Family Theatre, In The Street, and other Holidays events. In addition to helping fund these events, a portion of the proceeds also benefits beautification and community projects in downtown Frederick. Over the 30 years of this tour, more than $100,000 has been donated to beautify the Frederick community.

In 2017, a portion of the tour proceeds will benefit the Color on the Creek Project, Green-walled Garden Club and the Men’s Garden Club of Frederick.

2017 Featured Homes

Home of  Jennifer Weinberg-Constable 107 Record Street
East Cottage at Hood College 273 Dill Avenue
Home of Theresa & Doug Gardiner 212 Rockwell Terrace
Home of Carrie Wells & Lenny Martin 301 Rockwell Terrace
Home of Elizabeth & Phillip Liotta 121 W. Church Street
Home of Catherine & Michael Mock 207 College Avenue
Home of Pam & Bob Robey 221 E. 2nd Street
Home of Hollie & Michael Warner 303 Upper College Terrace


Not familiar with Frederick?  Take a look at our Candlelight House Tour Google Map to familiarize yourself with the homes on the tour, parking locations and our hospitality center.  This map will be updated daily if any changes or additions are made to the tour.

Parking Questions?  Due to the locations of the homes, it may be necessary to park several times along residential streets.  Parking along the route and by each home is limited. The area of W. Second Street by Baker Park includes larger amounts of public parking space.

We do recommend the Church Street (17 E. Church Street) or Court Street (2 S. Court Street) Parking Decks as conveniently located and walk-able parking decks for the tour.  Parking decks are FREE all day Saturday and Sunday on the weekend of the tour.  For more information on City of Frederick parking options click here


Hospitality & History

Serving as this year’s complimentary Hospitality Center, William R. Talley Recreation Center at 121 N. Bentz Street holds just as much history as many of the homes on the tour.  Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or cider or grab a light snack.  Special thanks to McCutcheon’s and Roy Rogers for their generous food donations

While visiting, do not forget to stop by our Holiday Shoppe for 2017 Holidays Ornaments and Limited Edition Prints.  Hours for the center will be 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.


Sounds of the Season

A special thank you is extended to the Frederick Children’s Chorus for entertaining guests while waiting to visit the following homes: the home of Theresa and Doug Gardiner at 212 Rockwell Terrace and the home of Hollie and Michael Warner at 303 Upper College Terrace.

Looking for other places to hear the Chorus?  Join them for their Winter Concert – Good Cheer on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th.  For concert locations and times, or to purchase tickets, click here.  You can also hear the Chorus perform at the 23rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along on Tuesday, December 19th, 8 PM at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.  To purchase tickets, click here.

Feel free to contact Jennifer Martin with the Office of Special Events at 301-600-2844 or jmartin@cityoffrederick.com