Updated: Dec 4, 2018
Just when I thought I'd been to all of Frederick Maryland's unique events I found out about the Candlelight House Tour in Historic Downtown and I just had to go. The Candlelight House Tour is a self guided tour that takes you through 8 amazingly decorated homes and has a long standing tradition going back 30 years. All I can say is wow what a cool event, I had no idea what to expect and was completely blown away. From the outdoor lighting, to the different styles of Christmas Trees, to the beautiful table settings and the wonderful folks who opened their homes to us it was really just an awe inspiring experience.
Like any events in Frederick the ticket proceeds go right back into the community, in this case funding many free events throughout the year including 4th Of July Celebrations, In the Streets, Sunday Night Summer Concert Series and other holiday celebrations. In addition to funding these events a portion of this years proceeds also benefits beautification and community projects in downtown Frederick. Over the 30 years of this tour, more than $100,000 has been donated to beautify the Frederick community.
The Homes that were open to the public are listed below and subject to change next year.
The Home of Kim & Tom Lilly 200 E. 3rd Street
The Home of Connie Martin 117 E. 3rd Street
Barbara Fritchie House, Owned by Bryan & Charlotte Chaney 154 W. Patrick Street
The Home of Kim & Fred Genau 103 Upper College Terrace
The Home of Bryan & Charlotte Chaney 407 W. 2nd Street
The Home of Neil & Kathy Fay302 N. College Parkway
The Home of Jenny & Dave McGinnis300 Dill Avenue
The Home of Kate Costlow & John D’Amore 216 Lindbergh Avenue
For more information about the homes please visit Candlelight House Tour Homes
I would like to thank Visit Frederick, Fans Of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick, and last but certainly not least the home owners for graciously welcoming us into their homes giving us the opportunity to learn about another piece of Frederick's history. I can't wait to go back next year and hope to see you out there!