December Saturdays

December Saturdays mean all day activities, holiday lights, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and a free trolley to guide your way! During each of the first four Saturdays in December, celebrate the Holiday Season in Downtown Frederick by shopping and dining local.

Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, December Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about Downtown Frederick. Thank you to our partners at Middletown Valley Bank for presenting a month of festive fun, and to Common Market for supporting!




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Start planning your trip today. Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at and download a map of downtown businesses.

Staying the whole weekend? Plamondon Hospitality Partners and Downtown Frederick Partnership have teamed up to offer 15% off your stay the first weekend of every month. Choose from six fantastic hotels all with a special price that’s 15% off rack rate. Extend your visit and do it in comfort!

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DECEMBER 7 / First Saturday in Downtown Frederick

Explore the city with a First Saturday Scavenger Hunt, enjoy toasty s’more stations throughout downtown and sway to the sound of live music and carolers as you shop your night away. Download your copy of the First Saturday event brochure here, or stop by our information kiosk at the corner of Church & Market Street.


DECEMBER 14 / Second Saturday

With only 10 days ’til Christmas, shop your way through Downtown Frederick while enjoying a toasty s’mores and listening to the festive sounds of holiday music floating down the street. Download your copy of the Second Saturday event brochure here, or stop by our information kiosk at the corner of Church & Market Street.


DECEMBER 21 / Last Stop + Shop

Downtown Frederick is filled with holiday spirit! Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list as you enjoy beautiful window displays, holiday lights, carolers and local shopping. Download your copy of the Third Saturday event brochure here, or stop by our information kiosk at the corner of Church & Market Street.


  • 3-5pm | Carolers / traveling all around town
  • 5-8pm | Domenic Cicala @ Luna Yoga, 34 S  Market St
  • 5-8pm | Kristin Rebecca @ Serendipity Market & More, 14 E Patrick St
  • 5-8pm | Mike Schirf @ Cowork Frederick, 122 E Patrick St
  • 5-8pm | Ed Barney @ Posh Boutique, 35 N Market St
  • 5-8pm | Mark England @ The Pasta Palette, 121 N Market St
  • 5-9pm | Eric Dubbin @ The Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 14 S Market St


S’MORES STATIONS: Stay cozy and warm with free s’mores roasting stations around downtown! All stations are open from 5-9pm and available while supplies last.

  • Citizens Fire Company, alleyway next to 15 E Patrick St
  • Artifacts Glass Gallery, 43-b S Market St
  • The Wine Kitchen, 50 Carroll Creek Way
  • ReMax Plus, 20 S Market St
  • Hometown Harvest Kitchen, 50 Citizen’s Way



10am-9pmLebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium 
214 N Market St
Come and taste our favorite savory holiday dressing: Rosemary Olive Oil & Coffee Bean Dark Balsamic!
10am-10pmClue IQ: An Escape Room Experience 
120 E Patrick St
A brand new Christmas Escape Room from Clue IQ, Holiday Hijinks: Part 2! Reservations are required.
11am-10pmNorth Market Pop Shop 
241 N Market St
It’s Christmas at the Pop Shop! Get a taste of our seasonal ice cream flavors all day.
11:30am-10:30pmthe Wine Kitchen on the Creek 
50 Carroll Creek Way
Give the gift of wine! $15 off plus an additional 15% off all off-premise wine bottles purchased.
12pm-8pmNOMA Gallery 
437 N Market St
Holiday Artists Market Pop-Up featuring creative gifts made by local artists. We have an array of functional and decorative handmade objects on view.
12pm-9pmBig Lush Plants & Flowers 
332 N Market St
We’re new in town! Warm up with a Holiday Hot Toddy.
12pm-9pmHometown Harvest Kitchen 
50 Citizen’s Way
Get festive with an all-day Happy Hour at Hometown Harvest Kitchen! Featuring specials on boozy shakes, sangria, beer and appetizers.
12pm-9pmTime Bomb Tattoos & Curiosities 
26 S Market St
Come snap selfies on our City Scooter Sleigh from 12-9pm (Santa hats available) plus warm up with our two fire towers from 5-9pm! *weather permitting*
1pm-6pmGive Rise Studio
106 N Market St
Give Rise Studio presents an intimate maker’s market of 10 Frederick makers along with complimentary gift wrapping and warm beverages. We are celebrating the winter solstice to celebrate the season of bringing things to light, celebrating loved ones with gifts from our hearts and hands. Raffle prizes include Gift Cards and a Free Half Day rental of the space!
2pm-4pmEveredy Square and Shab Row 
East and Church St
Enjoy the sounds of holiday bagpipers as you shop and dine in Everedy Square & Shab Row.
2pm-5pmDistrict East 
880 N East St
Fresh. Local. Delicious. Hysteria brews its beer in Howard County. Join us for free tastings at District East.
2:30pmNat’l Museum of Civil War Med. 
48 E Patrick St
“Christmas and the Civil War” presented by Museum Docent Brad Stone, detailing the history behind the celebration of Christmas during the Civil War.
3pm-9pmThe Kitchenette
217 N Market St
Stop by for a free cookie made with our Frozen II cookie stamps! Starting at 3pm, while supplies last.
3pm-9pmShab Row Tea Emporium 
112 N East St
Sample holiday teas in our cozy cottage.
5pm-8pmGallery 322 
322 N Market St
Shop for art with an artist! Our artists will help you find just the right piece to delight someone special, or to select a gift for yourself!
5pm-9pmPotters’ Guild of Frederick 
14 S Market St
Enjoy wine, chocolates and pottery demos as you browse the holiday collection of the Guild’s 22 local ceramic artists, from ornaments to serving platters. We have the perfect gifts for you and yours.
5pm-9pmUnited Steam Fire Engine Co. #3
79 S Market St
Visit with Santa at the Firehouse! Come by and take a look at all the equipment and get your picture taken with Santa! We will also be hosting a s’mores station.
5-9pmVelvet Lounge
203 N Market St
Join us for a Guy’s Shop Night! Enjoy a special discount and complimentary beer tasting.
5pm-9pmWander Hemp Company 
27 S Market St
CBD Happy Hour with info, samples, refreshments, gift ideas, in-store discounts and warmth!
7pmGhost Tours of Historic Frederick 
124 N Market St
Journey through Frederick’s Gruesome & Bloody Past. True Documented Stories of the Paranormal with “Maryland’s Oldest Operating Ghost Tour!”




While you’re here, take advantage of the free trolley! The trolley runs every 15 minutes from 3pm – 9pm and has five convenient stops throughout downtown. It’s completely free and runs each of the first four Saturdays in December! Just hop on and ride. Download a trolley route map here.

  • Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
  • Delaplaine Arts Center | 40 S Carroll St
  • Patrick Street Stop | 33 E Patrick St
  • Brewer’s Alley | 124 N Market St
  • Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St


For additional information about Downtown Frederick, stop by the First Saturday Kiosk located at the corner of Market Street and Church Street, each Saturday from 3-9pm.




December 21, 2019 3:00 PM


December 21, 2019 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick, MD