Don’t Miss Friends School Holly Fest, November 21

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The Friends School Parents Association welcomes the Baltimore community to the 30th annual Holly Fest Artisan Market and Holiday Fair today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym at Friends School, 5114 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. Admission is free.

Holly Fest features the finest local artisans and merchants selling artwork and unique handmade crafts. Throughout the day, visitors and their families can also enjoy music, food, children’s crafts, a silent auction and much more. Come shop for the holidays and support small businesses in the Baltimore community!

80 Local Vendors

Holly Fest features handmade goods from local artisans and crafters including jewelry, clothing and accessories, ceramics, wood, stationary, apothecary, house wares, children’s items, small batch edibles and fine art.

Children’s Activities

Bring the whole family for a day of fun and holiday cheer! Visit the Elf Booth where children create a handmade decoration, gift or craft. Take your best guess at the Estimation Station and win prize! Stop by the Children’s Dollar Shop where children can purchase inexpensive, gently-used gifts for parents, siblings, grandparents and friends.

Community Service

Visit one of the many booths raising money and awareness for Friends School student-run community service projects. Also, please consider stopping by the Giving Tree booth to purchase a special gift for a child in need.


Treat yourself to a homemade meal or delectable dessert from the Gourmet-to-Go table stocked with family recipes and holiday favorites. New this year: A variety of food trucks will also be on campus, serving family friendly options for lunch or an early dinner.

Silent Auction

Classes and divisions from across the Friends community have created our very popular class baskets. You can bid on baskets featuring this year’s themes: Snow Day, Games and Crafts, Date Night, Gourmet Gifts, Off to College and more.

Winter Greens

For the Thanksgiving holiday, or to brighten the short winter days ahead, shop for table arrangements, swags, wreaths and more.

For more information, visit our event page at Follow Friends School Holly Fest on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram. #hollyfestfsb

About Friends School Parents Association

The Friends School Parents Association (FSPA) is a nonprofit organization formed to instill and achieve a sense of community among parents and guardians, faculty, administration, students, trustees and staff by cooperating in different capacities to enrich the lives of the children. The FPSA also provides a structure that allows parents to become more involved in the community and advance the mission of the school. All parents of students enrolled in Friends School of Baltimore are members of the FSPA. Learn more at

About Friends School of Baltimore

Founded in 1784, Friends School of Baltimore is a coeducational, Quaker college preparatory day school serving students in grades Pre-K through 12, guided by the values of integrity, equality, simplicity, community, stewardship and peaceful resolution of conflict.  Friends develops in its students an enduring passion for learning by raising their capacity for inquiry and for navigating complexity; and fosters in students thoughtfulness, maturity, and purpose and inspires students to seize the world of possibilities. 

Edited from Press Release

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