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Make your days merry and bright! Here are a few festive and fun ways to celebrate the holidays in Caroline County, Maryland this week!

    • Santa and his elves will be at Linchester Mill in Preston spreading holiday cheer on December 11th from 10am – 4pm! Children can visit with Santa and have their pictures taken. The Red Shef and Preston Coffee Company will be serving up yummy food and coffee, and hot chocolate, and Friends of Linchester will have hot cider and baked goods for sale. This event will also feature a variety of vendors and carolers. Find out more here.
    • The Preston Lions invite you to their annual Christmas Parade on December 11th at 6pm!! The theme is Crusin’ through Christmas: A Time to Remember. This year’s parade will also be in honor and remembrance of recent fallen lifetime PVFC members Troy Brooks, Bob Wahl, Kevin DeGroat and Robert Fluharty.
    • Voting is open for Denton’s Downtown Holiday Window Contest! Downtown Denton Businesses  have  decorated their windows, and the community can cast their vote for their favorite window on-line.  Voting is open through December 27th.  Vote online here.
    • Head to Ridgely to experience their Winterfest of Lights at Railroad Memorial Park. This magical light display is on view every evening through January 3rd starting at 5pm. Walk through the illuminated park and on the Rails to Trails and stop at the “Selfie Stations” along the way! On Fridays and Saturdays, view the Christmas Train Garden in the Gingerbread House and enjoy hot cocoa and popcorn for sale to benefit local organizations. Find out more here. 
    • Come and enjoy the magic of Christmas at the Whoville Village Holiday Park, located at 13781 Greensboro Road in Greensboro! Have your picture taken with Santa, meet the Grinch, warm up with hot chocolate and cookies, and enjoy the Whoville Village attractions! This park will run every Friday and Saturday evening from 5-9pm from December 3rd through 18th.
    • Bring your four-legged friend to the Ridgely Train Station at Railroad Memorial Park on December 10th from 6pm – 9pm for Paws & Claus and have your pet’s photo taken with Santa to benefit the Caroline County Humane Society.
    • Bring the whole family to the Federalsburg Christmas Parade on December 13th for a traditional small town Christmas parade down Main Street! After the parade, head to the Federalsburg Museum to visit with Santa Claus, view the displays and enjoy festive refreshments!!
    • Visit Clayton Farms in Denton to shop for holiday gifts, produce, locally-made specialty food items, and more! Santa will be visiting on Saturday, December 11th from 12pm – 3pm!
    • The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) invites you to their latest exhibit – The 2018 AQSG Quilt Study: 200 Years of Solid Color Quilts. Solid colors simplify design and clarify pattern and needlework. They draw attention to regional and international styles and to changing tastes. Don’t miss this striking exhibit, on view through the end of the year. FACES is open Wednesday – Saturday from 12pm – 4pm. Find out more at
    • Take a winter walk through Adkins Arboretum, a 400-acre nature preserve and native garden in Caroline County!
    • Support the small businesses in your community by shopping local this holiday season! Our downtowns are full of wonderful shops where you can find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.