Frosty Friday

Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking is FREE, shops open early and stay open late, plus you can claim a free gift from the Snowflake Tree (while supplies last)… just for shopping local.

 

 

TRAVEL INFO

Masks Required: Don’t forget your mask when visiting Downtown Frederick! Our businesses thank you for keeping our community safe and helping to keep their doors open.

Public Restrooms: Find public restrooms in the Church Street Parking Garage (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St). Public restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick.

Free Parking: Enjoy free parking in all five public parking garages during Frosty Friday!

Find more travel guidance and visitor info at downtownfrederick.org/covid-19

 

MAIN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Frosty Friday Breakfast + Brunch (starting at 8am) | Fuel up for your Frosty Friday shopping! Participating restaurants are offering special meals to start your morning off right. See your Frosty Friday breakfast options below!

Frosty Friday Specials (9am-9pm) Participating businesses are offering special deals, offers and promotions that are good during Frosty Friday only! See below for a list of specials…

All-day Shopping (9am-9pm) | Downtown shops offer a variety of shopping experiences, from in-person, to online and curbside pick-up. See a complete list of downtown shops here!

Holiday Shop ‘n Ship (all day) | Make your holiday shopping easy by shopping at any of the participating Shop ‘n Ship businesses, who offer the added bonus of wrapping and shipping your gifts all in one stop! See a list of participating Shop ‘n Ship businesses here.

Live Music (all day, 9am-9pm) | Locations vary. Safety precautions will be in place.

Snowflake Tree @ 30 N Market St (11am-9pm) | After you do your holiday shopping, stop by the Snowflake Tree with receipts from at least two downtown businesses totaling $100+ and pick out a special gift donated by a downtown business, while supplies last. Masks required.

Holiday Cocktail Competition (4-7pm) | Take a sip, try a few, and vote for your favorite flavors of the season! More info below.

Holiday Lights (5pm / sunset) | Downtown Frederick boasts 100+ storefronts decorated in holiday lights and greenery, plus thousands of tree lights that twinkle overhead. Experience the true magic of the winter season by being downtown when the lights come on.

Operation Sparkle Scavenger Hunt (all day) | Participate in our holiday lights scavenger hunt for your chance to win a $50 Downtown Frederick Gift Card! Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/sparkle

 

HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Make plans to be in downtown at sundown, as thousands of sparkling tree lights and storefront decorations come to life. Curious about the holiday lights project? Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/holiday-lights.

Operation Sparkle Scavenger Hunt: Downtown businesses are all decked out for the holidays… but can you spy the sparkling lights that are hidden amongst the rest? Count the number of blue and silver light bursts hiding in shop and restaurant windows all over downtown for your chance to win a $50 Downtown Frederick Gift Card! Learn more about the Operation Sparkle Scavenger Hunt at downtownfrederick.org/sparkle

 

FROSTY FRIDAY BREAKFAST + BRUNCH (starting at 8am)

Fuel up for your Frosty Friday shopping by stopping in for breakfast or brunch at any of the following spots!

Beans and Bagels | 49 E Patrick St To-Go Breakfast Menu

Brewer’s Alley | 124 N Market St Frosty Friday Breakfast (8-10am)

Cafe Nola | 4 E Patrick St Cafe Nola’s Breakfast Menu

Frederick Coffee Company | 100 N East St Frederick Coffee Company’s Breakfast Menu

Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar | 44 N Market St Frosty Friday Brunch (8am-3pm)

Up On Market | 301 N Market St Up On Market’s Breakfast Menu

 

LIVE MUSIC

Acoustic music will fill the streets all day during Frosty Friday! Enjoy the ambiance all over downtown as you stroll between shops and restaurants, and stop by the businesses listed below to enjoy their scheduled performers:

Businesses Hosting Live Music:

2-5PM | Peter Heiss & David Lester Jazz Duo at Brick & Mortar (29 E Patrick St)

8-10PM | Billy & the Curly Brothers at Tenth Ward Distilling Company (55 E Patrick St)

 

DOWNTOWN GIFT GUIDE

We know holiday shopping can get a little overwhelming… with so many people to show appreciation for, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why our gift to you this holiday season is to make your shopping experience in Downtown Frederick a breeze!

Trust us when we say, when you shop small it means something BIG in our world — and we can’t thank you enough for celebrating your love for local with us. Visit downtownfrederick.org/downtownholidaygiftguide2020 to browse this year’s holiday gift guide and get ideas for everyone on your list!

Browse the 2020 Gift Guide

 

EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS!

Businesses are keeping their doors open longer on Frosty Friday to ensure that you make the most of your holiday shopping downtown, whether you’re an early bird OR a night owl! See below to discover which businesses will be open with the extended shopping hours of 9 AM to 9 PM on Frosty Friday…

A Lit’le Irish Too | 143 N Market St

Big Lush Plants & Flowers | 332 N Market St

Born & Raised | 882 N East St

Curious Iguana | 12 N Market St

Dancing Bear Toys | 15 E Patrick St

DISTRICT Arts | 15 N Market St

District East | 880 N East St

Ec’clectibles | 13 E Patrick St

Hunting Creek Outfitters | 29 N Market St

Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 214 N Market St

The Muse | 19 N Market St

North Market Pop Shop | 241 N Market St

The Original Popcorn House | 39 S Market St

The Pasta Palette | 121 N Market St

Pretzel & Pizza Creations | 210 N Market St

Relish Decor | 38 E Patrick St

Savage Soaps | 10 E Church St

Treaty General Store | 30 E Patrick St

 

SHOP ALL DAY WITH FROSTY FRIDAY SPECIALS!

Downtown shops offer a variety of shopping experiences, from in-person, to online and curbside pick-up. See a complete list of downtown shops here. Plus! Participating businesses will be offering special deals, offers and promotions that are good during Frosty Friday only! See below for a list of specials — and check back often as new ones are added…

Shopping:

A Lit’le Irish, Too (143 N Market St) — 50% off cutting boards, 50% off Ri Na Mara, 20% off The Handmade Soap Company, 20% off Retro Irish, 15% off Criostal na Rinne, 10% off entire store

DISTRICT Arts (15 N Market St) — Buy a $100 gift card for $75! (limit one per household)

Dream House (102 E Patrick St) — Stop by between 9-11AM to get a coupon for 20% off any one full price purchase, good for one week! Plus, 10% off savings all day long.

Hunting Creek Outfitters (29 N Market St) — Discount prices on select items

Molly’s Meanderings (17 N Market St) — Our Cheers to You promotion offers our customers the opportunity to easily add to their favorite Brighton jewelry collection! Buy any 2 necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches or combination of these and get a free piece of jewelry or a watch. The free piece must be of equal or lesser value.

The Pasta Palette (121 N Market St) — Free Patchwork Pasta with purchase of $25 or more (while supplies last)

Potters’ Guild of Frederick (14 S Market St) — Free grab bag pottery gift for anyone who purchases $50 or more, and a larger gift for anyone who purchases $100 or more on Frosty Friday! While supplies last.

Relish Decor (38 E Patrick St) — 20% off purchases of $150 or more, plus doorbuster savings all day long!

Savage Soaps (10 E Church St) — 20% off!

smooch! studio (8 N East St) — 30% off all purchases plus doorbuster deals

Treaty General Store (30 E Patrick St) — 20% off purchases of $150 or more

Food & Drink:

Brewer’s Alley (124 N Market St) — Frosty Friday Breakfast from 8-10am. Learn more here.

Bushwaller’s Gastropub (209 N Market St) — $3 off Fish N Chips and $4 for select adult beverages

District East (880 N East St) — New can releases all day

Hippy Chick Hummus (237 N Market St) — Free Drip Coffee with any purchase! $20 kombucha growlers, 25% off Hippy Chick hoodies and t-shirts. Free dessert with a gift card purchase over $50!

Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar (44 N Market St) — Frosty Friday Brunch from 8am-3pm. Learn more here.

North Market Pop Shop (241 N Market St) — Get 2 small milkshakes for $10, 2 small non-dairy shakes for $12, and $1 off pints of ice cream! Plus, on Frosty Friday only, we’re doing an Uncle Ralph’s cinnamon roll and a coffee for just $4.

Rockwell Brewery (880 N East St) — 20% off gift cards! $50 minimum

 

SHOP ‘N SHIP

Take care of that holiday list in no time by shopping at any of the participating Shop ‘n Ship businesses. These shops will do it all for you, offering wrapping and shipping services right from the store! See a list of participating locations here.

 

SNOWFLAKE TREE (11AM – while supplies last)

After you do your holiday shopping, stop by the Snowflake Tree with receipts from at least two downtown businesses totaling $100+ and pick out a special gift donated by a downtown business. Shoppers must wear masks when picking a gift from the Snowflake Tree. To reduce handling of the packages, shoppers can point to the gift they would like and our volunteers will pick it from under the tree. The Snowflake Tree kicks off at 11AM and lasts until 9PM, or while supplies last.

 

HOLIDAY COCKTAIL COMPETITION

Stop by participating locations from 4-7pm and ask for their special Holiday Cocktail! Take a sip, try a few, and vote for your favorite in the Holiday Cocktail Competition photo album on our Facebook page. The competition lasts ’til 7pm and the voting ends at 8pm. The photo with the most Likes by 8pm Frosty Friday will be declared the winner!

Brewer’s Alley | 124 N Market St

Bushwaller’s GastroPub | 209 N East St

Firestone’s Culinary Tavern | 105 N Market St

North Market Pop Shop | 241 N Market St

Olde Towne Tavern | 325 N Market St

Tenth Ward Distilling Co | 55 E Patrick St

 

SOME CHANGES FROM OUR TYPICAL PROGRAMMING

A lot has changed since 2019, so please be aware of a few changes that we’ve made this year. In order to create a safe experience for all visitors, there will be no Photos with Santa and the Frosty Friday Carriage Rides and Downtown Trolley are both on hold this year. Additionally, the Partnership will not be organizing Free S’mores Stations throughout downtown. There is still so much to love about the charming atmosphere of Downtown Frederick, so prepare for a magical day!

 

Start:

November 27, 2020 9:00 AM

End:

November 27, 2020 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets

Free

This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue

Address:

Downtown Frederick, MD