Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick!
Parking is FREE, shops open early and stay open late, and Downtown Frederick is filled with holiday cheer and decoration.
A special thanks to our Frosty Friday sponsors! This year’s event is presented by Woodsboro Bank with support from Buckingham’s Choice, an Acts Retirement-Life Community.
Find Woodsboro Bank handing out their annual Santa hats at Square Corner (intersection of Patrick St and Market St) at 12pm – while supplies last, so stop by and see them before you get lunch downtown! Then, pass by 33 E Patrick St between 3-6pm for a special Buckingham’s Choice photo backdrop, free jingle bells, and a marshmallow roasting station.
MAIN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
8am – Frosty Friday Breakfast at participating restaurants. Fuel up for a busy day of shopping and festivities. (locations listed below)
9am – Early Bird Bag Giveaway for the first 100 shoppers who line up at 30 N Market St Bags feature a mix of unique goodies from downtown businesses!
9am-9pm – All Day enjoy extended shopping hours at 45+ downtown stores and restaurants, sing along to familiar holiday music in the streets, and experience the wonder of Downtown Frederick with thousands of twinkling lights & charming storefront decorations.
11am – Snowflake Tree opens at 30 N Market St Earn a free gift from under the tree by shopping with two or more downtown businesses during Frosty Friday. Show receipts totaling at least $100 and pick your present from under the tree! (while supplies last)
12-3pm – Photos with Santa at 30 N Market St Snap a few photos with our jolly Santa in your new matching hat provided by Woodsboro Bank!
4-9pm – Marshmallow Roasting Fire Pits are open all throughout downtown to warm you up and give you a quick sugar rush. ‘Tis the season! (while supplies last)
6-9pm – Frosty Friday Cocktail Competition take a sip, try a few and vote for your favorite in our fourth-annual Frosty Friday Cocktail Competition, featuring $5 seasonal cocktails at participating locations while supplies last (participant list below)
FROSTY FRIDAY BREAKFAST (starting @ 8am)
Fuel up for a full day of shopping and holiday fun at these delicious downtown eateries open early by 8am!
Beans and Bagels (49 E Patrick St)
Brewer’s Alley (124 N Market St)
Frederick Coffee Co. and Cafe (100 N East St)
Gravel & Grind (15 E 6th St)
Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar (44 N Market St)
Perfect Blend Cafe (31 W Patrick St)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations (210 N Market St)
Showroom (800 N East St)
LIVE HOLIDAY MUSIC (all day!)
Our local musicians are braving the winter chill to bring you some holiday cheer. Stop and sing a long for a few notes!
Bright and Early (9am-12pm)
The Wretched Elves @ County Permits Building (30 N Market St)
Painted Trillium @ Everedy Square Plaza (20 N East St)
Richard Siegel @ Edgeworks Knife & Supply (200 N Market St)
The Caswells @ County Permits Building (30 N Market St)
Ed Barney @ Peace (118 E Patrick St)
Early Afternoon (3pm-6pm)
Stonehouse Brass Band @ County Permits Building (30 N Market St)
Mike Schirf @ Everedy Square Plaza (20 N East St)
DJ Genius @ Vintage MC (24 E Patrick St)
Evening Glow (6pm-9pm)
Brach Cobb @ County Permits Building (30 N Market St)
Mike Kuster @ Velvet Lounge (203 N Market St)
Trey Kulp & Friends @ Luv Pup (119 E Patrick St)
SPECIAL EVENTS (around town)
Don’t miss these extra special events and activities happening all around downtown during Frosty Friday! Click each event for more info.
Free Snowflake paper making, Open studios and LORE, an exhibition on myth today @ Y Arts Center, 9am-5pm
Fusti Tap: Quince & Pomegranate White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 9am-7pm
Chat with Featured Artists @ TAG/The Artist’s Gallery, 9am-9pm
Local Mead Tasting with Orchid Cellar @ Firestone’s Market on Market, 12pm-3pm
Good Old Fashioned Holiday Fun for Kids! @ Heritage Frederick, 1pm-4pm
Frosty Friday Holiday Maker’s Market @ Give Rise Studio, 1pm-5pm
Jolly Jamboree with Santa @ Frederick Basket Company, 2pm-6pm
Tastes of the Season @ North Market Pop Shop, 4pm-7pm
Free S’Mores by the Fire @ Premier Real Estate Group of Long and Foster Real Estate, 5pm-8pm
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice @ Carroll Creek Park, dusk-dawn
BUSINESSES OPEN 9AM-9PM
Our local business owners are working hard and staying open late just for you! They’ll have all of this year’s best products and mouth-watering dishes for Frosty Friday. Find the list of businesses open from 9am-9pm here.
MARSHMALLOW ROASTING FIRE PITS (4PM-9PM, while supplies last)
Cozy up to a crackling fire pit and roast a sweet treat while you enjoy your evening in Downtown Frederick. Marshmallow roasting is available at each of the following locations, while supplies last.
30 N Market St
244 N Market St (Premier Group of Long & Foster)
33 E Patrick St (Buckingham’s Choice)
122 E Patrick St (Cowork Frederick)
Carroll Creek Park / 50 Citizen’s Way (Frederick Social)
As an extra special Frosty Friday treat, roast chestnuts over a Yule Log at The Carroll Creek Trellis (near the intersection of Carroll Creek Park and S Market St), hosted by SilvoCulture.
FROSTY FRIDAY COCKTAIL COMPETITION 6PM-9PM
Take a sip, try a few and vote for your favorite(s) in our fourth-annual Frosty Friday Cocktail Competition! See below for a list of participating locations. $5 seasonal cocktails are available from 6-9pm (while supplies last) and voting closes at 10pm on Frosty Friday.Vote Here! (voting opens @ 6PM on Frosty Friday)
Agave 137 (137 N Market St) • Dirty Snowbunny • All you’d want for breakfast in a drink – don’t waste the cinnamon toast crunch rim!
Brewer’s Alley (124 N Market St) • Twisted Jack Frost • A perfect holiday delight, this beautiful Frosty blue cocktail features: vodka, sparkling wine, lemonade & blue curacao
Bushwaller’s (209 N Market St) • Hot Peppy Cocoa • A hot chocolate that will warm you up in more ways than one with peppermint and whipped cream
Cafe Nola (4 E Patrick St) • Cafe Coquito • Get in the holiday spirit with this Puerto Rican inspired infusion
Cellar Door (5 E Church St) • Dirty Snowman • Like a root beer float but with iced hot chocolate, ice cream, and sprinkles
Cucina Massi (111 E Patrick St) • Cherry Snowball • Rich, decadent, dessert in a martini glass!
Isabella’s (44 N Market St) • Holiday Cosmo • Pama Liqueur, vodka, Triple Sec, pomegranate & lime juice
JoJo’s Restaurant & Tap House (16-18 E Patrick St) • Peppermint Bark • A perfect winter treat of chocolate and peppermint blended into a cocktail with a splash of rum – certain to warm you up on chilly day of shopping!
La Paz (51 S Market St) • The Mule Tide • Tequila, ginger beer, cranberry juice, and lime will have us all singing Mule Tide carols this year.
McClintock’s Back Bar (35 S Carroll St) • Sleigh, Queen • First it’s sour, then it’s sweet – you’ll have so many that you’ll need someone to drive your sleigh home tonight!
North Market Pop Shop (241 N Market St) • Starry Night Mocktail • This Blue raspberry lemon cocktail will add a twinkle to your eye and sparkle to your smile!
Olde Towne Tavern (325 N Market St) • Caramel Snickerdoodle Martini • Who says you can’t lick the glass?
Pistarro’s (221 N East St) • Bad Santa • Tito’s, Amaretto, white chocolate liqueur, cream & raspberry sauce – Santa can’t be all bad…
Pretzel & Pizza Creations (210 N Market St) • Polar Espresso • Climb aboard the Polar Espresso: a white hot chocolate blended with espresso, spiked with whipped vodka
River Bar & Grill (129 N Market St) • Chupacabra • Just like the myth of the chupacabra, you’ll never know what’s in this delicious drink…
Sabor de Cuba (9 E Patrick St) • La Lechita • Frozen and smooth, this is the perfect nightcap
Showroom (882 N East St) • Grandma’s Egg Nog • Old school style – Grandma would be proud
South Mountain Creamery (50 Citizen’s Way – Carroll Creek) • Apple Cider Spritz • Farm-fresh apple cider with whiskey & ginger beer, garnished with a bourbon infused dehydrated apple & fall-spices
Tenth Ward (55 E Patrick St) • Santiki Claus • Santa’s drink of choice when he’s relaxing on the beach in January
Thacher & Rye (228 N Market St) • Holly Jolly Julep • Bourbon, Scandinavian mulled wine, and peppermint tea, served on crushed ice
Union Mills (340 E Patrick St) • Mistletoe • Mint chocolate deliciousness
PARKING & TRAVEL
Staying the whole weekend? Plamondon Hospitality Partners and Downtown Frederick Partnership have teamed up to offer 15% off your stay. Choose from six fantastic hotels all with a special price that’s 15% off rack rate. Extend your visit and do it in comfort!