Christmas Gift-Away, Last Christmas Farmers Market, The Nutcracker and More in Carroll County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.


Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend.  Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up.

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Carroll County Christmas Farmers Market

  • Where:  700 Ag Center Drive, Westminster
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Description:  This is the last date of the 7-week Christmas Market.  Market includes crafts, vendors, food and more.
  • Cost: Free


Holiday Tour

  • Where: Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S Center St, Westminster
  • When: Friday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15, 16, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Description:  Holiday theme tours, Santa, wagon rides on weekends, light food.
  • Cost: Ages 6 and under: Free, ages 7 and up: $2.50


Christmas Gift-Away

  • Where:  1 Locust Ln, Westminster
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 15, 12 p.m.
  • Description:  Agape Ministries will be giving away gift bags of toiletries, hats, scarves, socks, gloves to help those in need.
  • Cost: Free


Carroll County Dance Center Presents: The Nutcracker


Christmas Concert to Benefit Westminster Rescue Mission

  • Where:  11301 Liberty Rd, Owings Mills
  • When:  Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Description:  Free Christmas Concert followed by reception at Liberty Church, PCA, proceeds will support the Westminster Rescue Mission.
  • Cost: Free


Parent’s Night Out

  • Where:  Westminster City Recreation Department, 11 Longwell Ave,Westminster
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m.
  • Description:  Teachers and caregivers engage children in games, movies and provide pizza while parents have time to themselves.
  • Cost:  $15/first child and $5/each additional child (same family)


Breakfast with Santa

  • Where:  310 E Green St, Westminster
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.  
  • Description:  Children are invited to enjoy a buffet-style breakfast.  All children will have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and receive a gift.
  • Cost: Children Under  5, $3.99 / Children 5 – 10, $5.99 / Adults, $8.99


Singer/Songwriter Ellen Cherry Performs at Eldersburg Branch

  • Where:  6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m.
  • Description:  The Eldersburg Branch of the Carroll County Public Library presents Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter, Ellen Cherry.  The show is geared towards adults.
  • Cost: Free


Holiday Storytime

  • Where: A Likely Story Bookstore, 7566 Main St., Sykesville
  • When: Friday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.
  • Description:  Children are invited to attend a free holiday story-time.  No registration required.  All children attending will receive a special surprise.
  • Cost: Free


Community Christmas Caroling

  • Where: Norris Avenue, Sykesville
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m.
  • Description:  Springfield Presbyterian Church sponsors a community Christmas caroling evening to celebrate the season.
  • Cost: Free



*The holiday tour at the Farm museum isn't free as was listed. Ages 6 and under are free and ages 7 and up are $2.50.

*The Nutcracker performance is being presented by the Carroll County Dance Center.  Showtimes include both Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. 

*Breakfast with Santa is actually 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. not 8 p.m.

Marta Cruz December 14, 2012 at 02:16 PM
The time for the Breakfast with Santa is wrong...8pm Breakfast? It should read 8-10am.
Kerri Gaither December 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Thanks so much for catching that Marta! The time has been changed in the article above. Have a great weekend!


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