Kris Kringle Procession sponsored by FCB Bank
In an effort to limit community spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Kris Kringle Procession originally scheduled for Friday, December 11th has been cancelled.
We look forward to celebrating this Holiday tradition with the community again on Friday, December 10th, 2021!
Join us for the Annual Kris Kringle Procession sponsored by FCB Bank in partnership with Key 103 and 106.9 The Eagle through the streets of Downtown Frederick! The event begins at the corner of South Carroll and East Patrick Streets in Frederick and ends in Baker Park with the lighting of the City Tree.
The procession mirrors the small town charm that makes Frederick so special during the holidays. Local children dressed as reindeer, snowflakes, angels, elves, and gifts will accompany costumed characters, some modern, some traditional, through Frederick’s downtown streets.
Frederick’s German Heritage Highlighted
Several of the procession’s characters reflect Frederick’s German heritage, including Pelsnickle and Weinacht Man, who help Kris Kringle judge whether children have been bad or good. Krist Kindle is an angel-like messenger who leaves gifts for good children in small baskets. The procession also includes several modern characters, such as Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Check out the official Kris Kringle Procession Program and line up here.
Follow the Procession Downtown
The procession route goes from the corner of South Carroll Street to East Patrick Street, turns right onto N. Market Street, and then turns left onto West Second Street, ending at Baker Park. Nearly all of the streets are illuminated by thousands of tiny white lights.
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Close the Evening Out With Holiday Cheer
Due to guidelines limiting outdoor gatherings, the Closing Ceremony will not be held in 2020.