During the U.S. Industrial Revolution, the arrival of the railroad provided new economic opportunities for rural towns scattered across Western Maryland. As a result, towns experienced economic and population growth. The railroad provided towns people and local farmers a new means of transportation for pleasure and economic pursuits. Within these rural towns, the formation of large commercial factories provided new employment opportunities and opened the door for small entrepreneurial businesses.
Visit the historic Town of Walkersville and stroll the quaint streets dressed in holiday splendor. Visit five venues to do a little shopping from local artisans and product vendors. The location is uniquely different as each offers a variety of products for sale and or homemade delectable food and treats. As you walk between the venues, the sweet musical sounds of carolers and musicians will fill the air. The society has arranged for Old St. Nick to pay a visit. For a few hours St. Nick and his merry elves will put aside their holiday duties in the toy shop, to celebrate the festive holiday season with the community.