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Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship

Enjoy the annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship this holiday season in Downtown Frederick. This special open house celebrates Frederick’s tradition of religious diversity, local history, and the holiday season. This is a free self-guided tour and is a great opportunity to step inside some of its most beautiful buildings.

As the sun begins to set, visitors can tour many of Frederick’s famous clustered spires and other historic houses of worship by candlelight.  Guests will be welcomed with special programs, angelic choirs, and nativity scenes. 

Brochures with a map of participating sites will be available the day of the event at the Information Center, located at 19 E Church Street (open 3-9pm), and at each church along the tour (4-9pm).

Parking garages are indicated on the map. There is a fee of $1 per hour at garages. Meters in Downtown Frederick are free after 5pm.  Vehicles with disability placard can park for free in metered spots for double the time. 

The Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship is made possible through the generous support of:

The Plamondon Companies, Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc., Bella Trattoria, Pistarro's, Ayse Meze Lounge, Brewer's Alley, Isabella's Taverna & Tapas bar, PNC Bank, and Everedy Square & Shab Row.

Shop Downtown

Holiday Shopping Downtown Frederick

Stay Overnight

Frederick Inn

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Cellar Door