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!





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

Looking for a place to stay? Check out downtown accommodations here. You can also find many great places to stay located outside of Downtown Frederick. Visit the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s website for a full list of hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, cabins and camping and check out our special First Saturday rates available at participating hotels!

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DECEMBER 7 / First Saturday in Downtown Frederick

Explore the city with a First Saturday Scavenger Hunt, enjoy hot cocoa and s’more stations throughout downtown and sway to the sound of live music and carolers as you shop your night away.

  • December First Saturday features our First Saturday Art Show! Each month, artists create live works inspired by Downtown Frederick and First Saturday. These pieces will be exhibited and available for sale during December First Saturday. Location information TBD.


DECEMBER 14 / Shop ‘n Stroll

Shop your way through downtown while enjoying beer, wine and non-alcoholic tastings at participating locations.


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, Santa visits and local shopping.




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



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 7, 2019 3:00 PM


December 7, 2019 9:00 PM


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This event has no entrance fee

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Downtown Frederick, MD

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