The Holidays in Downtown Frederick


Winter is one of the most magical times to visit Downtown Frederick, MD. Our walkable, historic downtown offers more than 200 independently-owned businesses to knock out that holiday shopping list, plus parking is FREE every weekend from Thanksgiving through News Years.

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!

Click the links here for additional information about shopping and dining in Downtown Frederick, or check out a map here.

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!!!

Holiday Events in Downtown Frederick!


Find more fun things to do at downtownfrederick.org/events.

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

Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to bring more residents and employees to Downtown Frederick, offers an exciting season of events and works closely with downtown businesses and partners to continue to strengthen and improve Downtown Frederick.