Frosty Friday

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 Middletown Valley Bank with support from Buckingham’s Choice, an Acts Retirement-Life Community.

Find Middletown Valley Bank at 30 N Market St all day – they’ll help you take a photo with Santa, hand you a gift from the Snowflake Tree, or roast a marshmallow with you! Then, pass by 33 E Patrick St between 3-6pm for a special Buckingham’s Choice holiday photo op and free jingle bells.



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!

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 5th annual Frosty Friday Cocktail Competition, featuring $5 seasonal cocktails at participating locations while supplies last (participant list below)



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)
Cafe Nola (4 E Patrick 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)



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)
Susanna Laird @ Frederick Coffee Co (100 N East St)
Nan-Ana @ Delizia Cafe (14 E Patrick St)

Lunchtime (12pm-3pm)
The Painted Trillium @ County Permits Building (30 N Market St)
Drop The Mic @ Velvet Lounge (203 N Market St)
Ed Barney @ Vintage MC (24 E Patrick St)

Early Afternoon (3pm-6pm)
Brach Cobb @ County Permits Building (30 N Market St)
The Catoctones @ Roaming – Everedy Square & Shab Row to N Market St
Papa Uke @ The Trail House (17 S Market St)

Evening Glow (6pm-9pm)
Benefactor Events @ County Permits Building (30 N Market St)
Stonehouse Brass Band @ Velvet Lounge (203 N Market St)
Mike Schirf @ Dancing Bear Toys & Games (15 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.

Sailing Through the Winter Solstice @ Carroll Creek Park, dusk-dawn
Winter Flavors! @ Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe, 6am-6pm
FREE LOCAL MEAD, WINE & COFFEE TASTING! @ Atomic 97 Beer & Wine, 9am-11pm
15% Off One Item Plus a Special Visit From Yemi The Artist @ Brick and Mortar Mercantile, 9am-9pm
Forget My Family Friday (Post Thanksgiving Stress Release) @ Crash and Catharsis Rage Factory, 9am-9pm
Save 25% @ Dream House Furniture & Design, 9am-12pm
Guess How Many Christmas Pickles Are in the Jar! @ Ec’clectibles, 9am-9pm
Pottery Painting Fun! @ I Made This! Pottery Studio, 9am-7pm
Fusti Tap: Apple Cider Vinegar @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 9am-9pm
Pop Shop Door Buster! @ North Market Pop Shop, 9am-9pm
Gift Bags for the First 20 Purchases @ Vintage MC, 9am-9pm
Stay Toasty, Not Frosty @ A Lit’le Irish Too, 10am-8pm
New Winter Teas @ Shab Row Tea Emporium, 10am-6pm
Escape the Cold at Real Broker’s Frosty Real Estate Open House @ Allwein Team at Real Broker, 11am-2pm
Winter Artist Market Week 3 @ Frederick Arts Council, 11am-3pm
Frosty Friday Sip & Shop @ Frederick MADE, 12pm-6pm
Frosty Friday Maker Market @ Give Rise Studio, 1pm-5pm
Good Old Fashion Holiday Family Fun @ Heritage Frederick, 1pm-3pm
Art Competition & Zentangle Coloring & Offering Free Handicrafts @ UNESCO Body & Mind Wellness Club, 1pm-4pm



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.



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 various locations around town, while supplies last.

30 N Market St (Middletown Valley Bank)
241 N Market St
(North Market Pop Shop)
15 E Patrick St (Dancing Bear)
79 S Market St (United Steam Fire Engine Company #3)
Carroll Creek Trellis (Carroll Creek & S Market St) – As an extra special Frosty Friday treat, roast chestnuts over a Yule Log, hosted by SilvoCulture and The Boy Scouts.



Take a sip, try a few and vote for your favorite(s) in our 5th 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.


Cast Your Vote!


Agave 137 (137 N Market St) • Pumpkin Pie Creamsicle • Not ready to say goodbye to Summer yet? Ready for them Fall flavors? We got you covered! Swing by to try our Pumpkin Pie Creamsicle.
Brewer’s Alley (124 N Market St) • Twisted Jack Frost • This whimsical concoction takes the chill out of Jack Frost’s icy touch and replaces it with a burst of frosty fun. With a blend of vodka, champagne, blue curacao, and a splash of lemonade, it’s a blizzard of flavors that’ll leave you in a happy winter wonderland.
Bushwaller’s (209 N Market St) • Cranberry Mule • A refreshing and tangy twist on the classic, this cocktail embodies the perfect balance between tart cranberry, zesty lime, effervescent ginger beer, and the smooth sophistication of Wheatley’s vodka.
Cafe Nola (4 E Patrick St) • Hot Buttered Rum • Warm and Cozy in a mug! House-made, holiday-seasoned butter melted into spiced rum and hot cider (available with Lyre’s non-alcoholic Rum as well!)
Cellar Door (5 E Church St) • Iced Punkin’ Latte • Y’all wanted fall? Come get to gettin’ the pumpkin before it’s all gone. This is the Iced Punkin’ Latte y’all been waitin’ for. Christmas is just around the corner.
Cucina Massi (111 E Patrick St) • Elf’s Kiss • I 💋 an elf and I liked it!! A delicious blend of Dorda Chocolate, Absolut vanilla vodka, and a splash of creme de menthe. All topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Isabella’s (44 N Market St) • Give me S’MORES Hot Chocolate • If you don’t love S’MORES & Whiskey we don’t understand you, but if you do, you will love this warm, rich, sweet cocktail. Stop by and warm up your Holiday 😉
La Paz (51 S Market St) • Mele Kalikimarga • Tequila, triple sec, sour mix, and coconut shaken to perfection and topped with shredded coconut and cranberries, with a lime wheel on the rim. It’s like you’re on a wonderful snowy Hawaiian beach!
Magoo’s Pub & Eatery (1 W 2nd St) • Merriment • Luscious, creamy, and minty, it promises to evoke nostalgic sensations with every sip
Maxwell’s (57 E Patrick St) • Rumpelstiltskin • A hot chocolaty elixir that will whisk you away to a minty magical wonderland with golden marshmallows
McClintock’s Back Bar (35 S Carroll St) • Christmas on Carroll Street • Pepperminty, creamy, coconutty. Pink Christmas vibes 💕
North Market Pop Shop (241 N Market St) • Peppermint Twist • Non-alcoholic
Olde Mother Brewing (526 N Market St) • Cranberry Wonderland • Step into a Cranberry Wonderland with this delightful cocktail. A harmonious blend of crisp gin and luscious cranberry juice, it’s a taste of pure enchantment. Sip on the magic of the season with every velvety sip.
(221 N East St) • Naughty or Spice • Spice up the season with this mix of rye whiskey, McClintock spiced pear liquor, and brown sugar simple syrup with a dash of lemon and mole bitters!
Plaza Mexico (50 Carroll Creek Way) • Navidad Caliente • Spanish for “Hot Christmas,” sipping this cocktail is like embracing the festive spirit in a glass—a celebration of the holiday season that leaves a lasting impression, inviting you to savor the vibrant flavors and revel in the fiery warmth of the holidays.
River Bar & Grill (129 N Market St) • Nieve Loca • Inspirada en los ancestros mayas, preparada con una fermentación de Tequila Herradura y maíz con una pizca de caña de azúcar y finalmente elaborada con un trozo de nieve de Lima y Tamarindo Smirnoff • Inspired by our Mayan ancestors, “Crazy Snow” is prepared with maize-infused Tequila Herradura with a pinch of sugar cane and topped with a dollop of Lime and Tamarind Smirnoff snow
Rockwell Brewery (880 N East St) • Smoked Cherry Fizz • Our Smoked Cherry Fizz will bring a burst of flavor and joy to your every sip. This tantalizing blend of cherry and a touch of smoke creates a fizzy delight that will leave you craving more!
Showroom (882 N East St) • Polar Plunge • A perfect winter treat of coconut and peppermint blended into a cocktail with a splash of curacao and a candy cane rim; certain to warm you up on a chilly day of shopping!
Tenth Ward Distilling Co (55 E Patrick St) • Berry Merry • Tenth Ward’s delicious holiday spin on a White Russian – Tenth Ward Gin, House Orange Liqueur, macadamia-coconut cream, winter spiced passion-raspberry-pomegranate syrup, raspberry powder garnish.



FREE HOLIDAY PARKING: Downtown meters and garages are FREE every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Years, as well as Thanksgiving day, Frosty Friday, Christmas day, and New Years Day. Find more travel and parking info at and download a map of downtown businesses here.

Public Restrooms can be found in the Church Street (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek (44 E Patrick St) Public Parking Garages. Restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick following all relevant guidelines.



November 24, 2023 9:00 AM


November 24, 2023 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick