Holiday Happenings


4th Annual Gingerbread Village Festival


15 East Main Street Westminster. Across from the Westminster Library.



November 16th-24th (closed on Sunday, November 18th and Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22nd)


The Gingerbread Village Festival is a gingerbread house building competition to raise awareness about homelessness during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Learn More



Carroll County Christmas “Farmers Market” Open House



Carroll County Ag Center



November 17th, 8:00 am-2:00 pm


Free refreshments. Acoustic entertainment. 75 -100 vendors. Crafts. Gourmet foods, eggs, organic meats, honey, nuts, baked goods. Breakfast and lunch served. Learn More



Carroll County Festival of Trees



John Street Quarters- 28 John Street Westminster, MD



November 23rd-25th


The Shepherd’s Staff is excited to announce that the 12th annual Carroll County Festival of Trees will be held November 23-25th at John Street Quarters! Admission to this event is free of charge.

The event includes a Silent Auction of over 30 beautifully decorated trees, live music featuring local choirs and school programs, baked goods, fun photo booth, children’s craft table, gift baskets, and more!  Tree lighting at 10am. Learn More




Miracle on Main Street


Main Street West



November 24th, 4:30pm-8:30pm


Jingle Bell Run at 4:45pm and Miracle on Main Electric Holiday Parade at 5pm followed by the tree lighting ceremony.  Santa’s Treat from 6-8:30pm at the Westminster Library. Learn More