Holiday Lights in Downtown Frederick

view of a downtown at dusk with light-filled trees stretching over the street

Photo by Bill Adkins

Each winter the trees along Market and Patrick Streets are wrapped in thousands of twinkling lights – creating an enchanting ambiance for visitors as they wander along Downtown Frederick’s bustling sidewalks and explore the many businesses that call our downtown home.

The holiday tree lighting project is a partnership between Downtown Frederick Partnership and the City of Frederick, with support from Visit Frederick, the Bettie Delaplaine Memorial Grant courtesy of Delaplaine Foundation, and many members of our community.

Downtown Frederick Partnership Logo
Frederick Maryland Seal
Visit Frederick City & County logo
Delaplaine Foundation Inc. Logo

Bettie Delaplaine
Memorial Grant

Want to light a tree this holiday season? Supporters have the opportunity to sponsor a tree for as little as $250. The benefits of this highly visible opportunity include:

  • Sponsor name displayed on tree between November 2023 – March 2024
  • Name listed on Partnership website
  • Listed in press release at conclusion of season thanking tree sponsors
  • New this year! Sponsors can choose between trees in the Inner Zone ($500 sponsorship) or Outer Zone ($250 sponsorship)
  • Sponsors have the option to request a specific tree or location for an additional $250 – location requests are available for both zones and are granted on a first-come basis, as available

If you would like to sponsor a tree, please complete the form below. Sponsorship sales will close on October 31. Submit your info via the form, or email with any questions.

Support the Holiday Lights in Downtown Frederick

Checks may be mailed to the Community Foundation at 312 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland, 21701 with “Holiday Lights Fund” noted in the memo line.


The lights are a special tradition begun by the City of Frederick, which Downtown Frederick Partnership took on in 2018. Since then, the Partnership and the City of Frederick continue to partner to bring residents, visitors and businesses a magical experience every holiday season.

Lights are installed by Choice Plantings, a certified woman-owned company located in Maryland with more than 25 years of experience in interior and exterior plant services and holiday decoration.