Find unbeatable shopping in Downtown Frederick, with many shops open 7 Days a Week through Christmas.
Downtown Frederick boasts more than 200 locally-owned businesses, all located within convenient walking distance of one another. Visit our blog to see who’s open 7 days a week!
As you stroll along our historic streets, take advantage of dining options for a quick bite at one of Downtown Frederick’s 50+ restaurants or 9 independent craft breweries and distilleries. Enjoy ambient music wafting through the air most weekends, and — of course — SHOP LOCAL this holiday season!
Parking is FREE in Downtown Frederick every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Years!
Enjoy free parking in each of downtown’s five public parking garages and on-street metered spots every weekend from November 25 through the end of the year (8AM Saturdays through 6AM Mondays).
Additionally, downtown parking is free all day on Thanksgiving Day (November 24), Frosty Friday (November 25), Christmas Day (December 25) and New Years Day (January 1).
Find additional parking information for Downtown Frederick at parkfrederick.org
Get it Downtown this Holiday Season
With more than 200 locally-owned businesses, Downtown Frederick is the perfect shopping destination this holiday season. Get started on your list with our 2022 Get it Downtown magazine, featuring many of the amazing shops, restaurants and small businesses you can find in Downtown Frederick. Happy shopping!!!
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice by Color on the Creek Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins in November each year, when a number of boats, transformed through the creative minds of many Frederick friends, set sail on the Creek. The fleet has grown from one boat the first year to 28 sailing boats and 2 land-locked boats in the 2023-24 season. The boats are anchored in Carroll Creek, between Market Street and Carroll Street. Learn more at coloronthecreek.com/sttws. The fleet includes gaff-rigged ketches, yawls, three-masted schooners, and pirate ships, moored with their sail outlines, rigging and decks lit up from dusk till dawn. If you can’t imagine it make sure to come by and take a look at the amazing flotilla! It’s not just fun! In addition to voting for your favorite boat ($1 per vote), many organizations are raising awareness and money for amazing causes. All proceeds raised will flow to Color On The Creek and each boat’s designated charity. The event runs from launch week in November through the second Saturday in March.
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice
Holiday lights, decorations and a million more reasons to visit Downtown Frederick this winter.
Downtown Frederick is decked out from top to bottom this holiday season! Find Sailing Through the Winter Solstice in Carroll Creek Park through February and enjoy the millions of Holiday Lights twinkling in the trees overhead as you stroll the streets of downtown.Find more info about Sailing through the Winter Solstice