Frederick's sidewalk chalk artist showcase

Frederick's sidewalk chalk artist showcase

One of the many very talented artists who participated in the Mayfest sidewalk chalk contest

FIRE in Ice Performer

FIRE in Ice Performer

A fire dancer from Pyrophoric performs during February First Saturday

Summer blooms

Summer blooms

Bring your friends and family! Downtown Frederick is the best place to spend your summer days and nights.

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

There's something delicious for everyone to enjoy



December Saturdays

Downtown Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701


Spend your holiday season in Downtown Frederick! Each of the first four Saturdays in December, downtown comes alive with on-street entertainment, late-night shopping and dining and something for everyone to enjoy. To find out what's going on this weekend, download our DECEMBER SATURDAYS BROCHURE.


Thank you to our sponsors, Frederick County Bank and Audi Frederick for making December Saturdays possible!


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Whether you've lived here for years, or you're a first time visitor, December Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about Downtown Frederick.

Start planning your trip today. Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at and download a map of downtown businesses. While you're here, take advantage of the free trolley, which is available each week.

The trolley runs every 15 minutes from 3pm - 9pm and has five stops. It is completely free! Just hop on and ride. Download a trolley map here.

Pistarro’s | 221 N East St

Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St

Spin the Bottle Wine Company | 220 E Patrick St

Brewer’s Alley | 121 N Market St

Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St


Make yourself merry with different activities each weekend!


December 2 | First Saturday in Downtown Frederick

Find hot cocoa and s'mores stations throughout downtown, enjoy live music and carolers as you shop your night away.


December 9 | Sip 'n Shop

Sip 'n Shop while enjoying beer, wine and non-alcoholic tastings at participating locations.


December 16 | Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Explore downtown and discover hidden clues as you participate in a Holiday Scavenger Hunt.


December 23 | Last-Minute Dash

Shops will be open late for that last-minute dash to wrap up your holiday shopping.




Sip on something tasty while you shop local for the holidays! Tastings are available at the following participating locations from 5-7pm, or while supplies last.


Must be 21+ to participate in alcoholic tastings. Non-alcoholic tastings are denoted with an * following the business name.


Chic to Chic
30 E Patrick St

Crème de la Crème
207 N Market St

13 E Patrick St

Erica Burns Designs
511 N Market St

Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium*
214 N Market St

McClintock Distilling
35 S Carroll St

NOMA Gallery* (both alcoholic and non)
437 N Market St


North Market Pop Shop*

241 N Market St

Pearl Clothing
230 E Patrick St


Potters' Guild of Frederick Gallery

14 S Market St


Posh Boutique

35 N Market St


Re/Max Plus* (both alcoholic and non)
10 S Market St

213 N Market St

Serenity Tearoom & Fine Dining*
162 W Patrick St

Shabby Chic* (both alcoholic and non)
9 W Patrick St

The Kitchenette
217 N Market St

The Muse
217 N Market St

Velvet Lounge
203 N Market St




Enjoy live music along the sidewalk from 5-9pm!



Edward Barney, 5-7PM
The Trail House | 17 S Market St

Mark England, 5-8PM
Prohibition Repeal Party | 29 S Market St

Trey Kulp, 6-9PM
30 N Market St

Harry Pritchett, 7-9PM
The Pasta Palette | 121 N Market St




Cozy up at our make your own s'mores and hot cocoa stations at the following locations from 5-9pm.


Woodsboro Bank | 6 W Patrick St (s’mores)

Citizens Fire Company | 15 E Patrick St (s’mores)

Edgeworks Knife & Supply | 200 N Market St (hot cocoa)





Enjoy these other great events that are taking place in DOwntown Frederick on Saturday, December 9.


10am-7pm | New Spire Arts
Find unique holidays gifts at the second of three Holiday Markets, filled with local and regional artisan vendors!


1pm-4pm | NOMA Gallery
437 N Market St
Gary Schlappal, will lead a workshop including demonstrations, a slide presentation, gallery talk, and share knowledge on living a life as a visual artist.


2pm-4pm | VINI CULTURE wine bar & cafe
20 N Market St
Orchid Cellars Winery, from Middletown MD, will be pouring some of their holiday favorites. Price is $5


4pm-9pm | Potters’ Guild of Frederick
14 S Market Street
2017 Guild Holiday Ornaments will be on display. While browsing holiday table settings, functional ware and giftware, enjoy a glass of wine. Pottery Wheel Demo from 4-8 pm by Jenna Gianni. Music by Eric Dubbin, 4-9 pm.


4:30pm-6:30pm | North Market Pop Shop
241 N Market St
We will be sampling Glogg a Scandinavian favorite and other spectacular Christmas beverages. Please stop by and make a new Christmas tradition!


5pm-8pm | Frederick’s Prohibition Repeal Party
27 S Market St
Celebrate your whiskey freedom! Join the Frederick Area Distillery Association for samples of their finest local spirits, live music, a Frederick bootlegger history display, and bottle and holiday gift sales. $5 cover and 21+ only.


5pm-9pm | Audi Frederick
30 N Market St
Cruise by to check out the ultimate gift for the car-lover in your life.


5pm-9pm | Everedy Square
East St and Church St
Great Elf Hunt, find 5 elves in participating shops.


5pm-9pm | Frederick County Bank
2 N Market St
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy giveaways for young and old!


5pm-9pm | Gallery 322
322 N Market St
Artist Ann Schaefer will discuss “Objects of Desire” with visitors.


5pm-9pm | Vintage MC
103 S Carroll St
Check out our vintage Christmas decor including aluminum trees and vintage ornaments.



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