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Celebrate Frederick: March in the Kris Kringle Procession

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March in the Kris Kringle Procession

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!

Groups are invited to participate in the annual Kris Kringle Procession. The procession theme, “Holiday Traditions,” compliments our goal of recreating the magic of the ‘old world’ atmosphere that originated during Frederick’s founding.

The festive sight of holiday characters marching through downtown makes this a truly enchanting event to ring in the holiday season.


The processions starts at the corner of East Patrick and South Carroll Streets, heads west on Patrick Street, turns right and heads north on Market Street, turns left and continues west on Second Street, crosses Bentz Street and concludes at the Baker Park Bandshell with the closing ceremonies.


All applications and entry fees must be postmarked by or turned in no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. Applications can be downloaded above or requested by emailing hjohnson@cityoffrederick.com.

Applications will be accepted:

  • In Person – The Office of Special Events, 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701. We are located at the Talley Recreation Center in Baker Park, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Via Mail – The Office of Special Events, 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701, ATTN: Kris Kringle Procession
  • Fax (Entry Fee Mailed) – ATTN: Kris Kringle Procession at 301-600-2849
  • E-mail (Entry Fee Mailed) – Hailey Johnson at hjohnson@cityoffrederick.com

2019 FEES

A $10 non-refundable entry fee per piece must be submitted with your application. Cash or Check Payment – Can be delivered or mailed along with your application. Please be sure checks are made payable to Celebrate Frederick Inc.

Contact Information

Hailey Johnson at the Office of Special Events at 301-600-2844 or hjohnson@cityoffrederick.com