The Frostburg State University Children’s Literature Centre and Frostburg First will present “Frostburg Storybook Holiday,” an annual celebration of the holiday season that features a variety of fun activities for all ages, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.
The day begins at Hotel Gunter on Main Street with “Breakfast with the Elves” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by the 1K “Jingle Run,” which will kick off on Main Street. Tickets for the breakfast are $4 per person and may be purchased at Hotel Gunter. From 10 to 11 a.m. the “North Pole Stroll School” will be presented at the Community Center. The Storybook Parade will also start at 11 a.m. on Main Street. Main Street will be closed from 10 a.m. to noon; alternate parking will be available on Broadway Street. At 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. the St. Michael’s Church Courtyard will offer hot chocolate, Courtyard Choir Carols and other activities.
Letters to Santa, photos with the elves, holiday crafts, and a secret elves’ workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Place. The cost for the photos with the elves is $2 and the secret elves’ workshop is $1.
Holiday storybook readings will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s, Frostburg Library, Frostburg Pizza and Thrasher Museum. For adults, readings from “The New Yorker Book of Christmas” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Frostburg Pizza II. Go on a free horse-drawn carriage ride from noon to 4 p.m. at City Place.
At 1 p.m., Lady Bird Singers and the North Pole Skit & Stroll will take place. The Lady Bird Singers will be held at City Place and the North Pole Skit & Stroll will take place at St. Michael’s Courtyard. The Beall High School Jazz Band will perform at the community center from 1 to 2 p.m. While listening to the band, enjoy the holiday cookie tasting that will be held at the center from 1 to 3 p.m. Christmas carols will be performed at the Frostburg Presbyterian Church from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Visitors to the Main Street area will be able to walk around and enjoy window decorations at stores and restaurants that revolve around various holiday children’s books, created by area schoolchildren. The sidewalks of Frostburg will feature carolers and wandering elves, and hot cocoa, hot cider, wassail and hot chestnuts will be available at several locations. Restaurants and shops will be open throughout the day with special offerings. Parking is free throughout the day and evening.
The festivities continue with the Soroptomist Holiday Auction at St. Michael’s Hall from 3 to 5 p.m., with previews opening at 2 p.m. The Frostburg Dance Academy will perform from 4 to 5 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m. the “Lighting of the City Tree and Festival of Trees” will be held at City Place. At 8 p.m., the Palace Theatre will host a one-time showing of “Miracle on 34th Street.” Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at Main Street Books and at the Children’s Literature Centre at FSU.
For more information, contact the Children’s Literature Centre at (301) 687-4420.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.