It’s safe to say that we’re all weary from life under COVID and as we approach the winter holidays, we need a little more hope, love and patience. The impact of the virus on our families and friends along with news about troubles for service workers, health care professionals and businesses challenges our thinking and resolve about the future.
But during its 275-year history, Frederick has faced and overcome tremendous challenges — leading the New York Times to once call Frederick a “Cinderella City.” From civil war to floods, and from recession to pandemic, this community has found resilience by pulling together — neighbor helping neighbor — and mutual support of community needs. The current COVID-19 pandemic is no different.
And while we’ve talked a lot about stopping the spread, one thing we certainly don’t want to stop spreading is holiday cheer and support for our families and local businesses. Keeping the tradition of sharing this special time of year together as a Frederick community is more important than ever. Buddy the Elf perhaps said it best when he offered that “the best way to spread cheer is to sing loudly for all to hear.” And so, as Buddy’s helpers, we’ve made a list of 25 COVID safe challenges and adventures for Frederick residents across the county to take part in together this holiday season. See how much holiday cheer you can help spread at VisitFrederick.org/25-days-of-frederick.