‘Tis the Season
The holiday season is just around the corner — And the City of Frederick, local non-profit organizations, and the Frederick business community are ready to once again make this the most wonderful time of the year!
— — Free Parking — —-
Throughout the holiday shopping season — starting on Thanksgiving Day and ending on New Year’s Day — on-street and public garage parking in the City of Frederick will be free every Saturday and Sunday.
—— Frosty Friday——
Not ready to take on the insanity of a typical Black Friday? Kick off your holiday season with all-day shopping in Frederick instead! Parking in downtown will be FREE, shops & eateries will be open early & stay open late, and - thanks to the Downtown Frederick Partnership - a free trolley will be circulating downtown every 15 minutes to make your holiday experience stress-free & fun!
Additional special events throughout the day include: horse-drawn carriage rides (purchase tickets in advance), caroling and live music, Santa!!, the holiday lights unveiling, and more!
See the full calendar of events on the Downtown Partnership’s website.
— — Small Business Saturday — —
Created as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a holiday to encourage shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Show your support to our locally-owned businesses which play such an important role in our community, and enjoy some free “Shop Small” swag while supplies last.
— — Shop Late — —
Fifty downtown businesses will be open 7 days a week from Frosty Friday (November 23) through the last weekend in December — with plans to stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays & Fridays, and 9pm on Saturday.
— — Festivities to enjoy Along the Way— —
As you bustle around crossing off your list, be sure to enjoy the many festivities Frederick has to offer!
Enjoy Celebrate Frederick’s —
Scents & Sweets Competition (Nov. 29)
Holiday Arts Competition (Nov. 28)
Candlelight House Tour (Dec. 1 & 2)
Kris Kringle Procession (Dec. 7)
Festival of the Lights (Dec. 14)
Check out holiday shows at the City’s Weinberg Theatre, including: Lightwire Theatre - A Very Electric Christmas 2018, Tuba Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Nutcracker Ballet, A Christmas Carol, The Messiah Sing-Along, Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas and more!
Expect additional fun & events - including live music & free trolley rides - provided by the Downtown Frederick Partnership every Saturday through December.
‘Ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at the impressive holiday lights — on storefronts and tree tops - organized by the Downtown Frederick Partnership, and at the twinkling armada of boats launched along Carroll Creek by Color on the Creek.
Actually, with the help of local non-profits and the Frederick business community, you can go ahead and schedule your entire December for merriment and cheer.
Photo Credits to Frederick Tour!