December Saturdays mean all day activities, holiday lights, late-night shopping and dining, live music on the street, and a free trolley to guide your way! During each of the first three Saturdays in December, celebrate the Holiday Season in Downtown Frederick by shopping and dining local.
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. For additional information about Downtown Frederick, stop by the Holiday Event Kiosk located at the corner of Market Street and Church Street, each Saturday from 3-9pm.
Looking for a place to stay? Check out downtown accommodations here. You can also find many great places to stay located outside of Downtown Frederick. Visit the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s website for a full list of hotels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, cabins and camping and check out our special First Saturday rates available at participating hotels!
LIVE MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT
Each Saturday, carolers and entertainment can be found all over downtown! Visit downtownfrederick.org for a list of this month’s performers.
HOT COCOA & S'MORES
Stay cozy and warm with free hot cocoa & s’mores roasting stations! All stations are open from 5-9pm and available while supplies last.
DECEMBER 7 / First Saturday in Downtown Frederick
Explore the city with a First Saturday Scavenger Hunt, enjoy hot cocoa and s'more stations throughout downtown and sway to the sound of live music and carolers as you shop your night away.
DECEMBER 14 / Shop 'n Stroll
Shop your way through downtown while enjoying beer, wine and non-alcoholic tastings at participating locations.
DECEMBER 21 / Last Stop + Shop
Downtown Frederick is filled with holiday spirit! Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list as you enjoy beautiful window displays, holiday lights, carolers, Santa visits and local shopping.
LOCAL SHOPPING & EVENTS
Downtown businesses each celebrate December Saturdays with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and events, to artist and vendor exhibitions or even a downtown scavenger hunt… there’s always something new to explore! Event details for individual businesses will be added to downtownfrederick.org as the date approaches.
While you’re here, take advantage of the free trolley! The trolley runs every 15 minutes from 3pm – 9pm all three Saturdays and has five convenient stops throughout downtown. It’s completely free! Just hop on and ride. Download a trolley route map here.