The Holidays in Historic Frederick

Three Days / Two Nights

From November through December, the streets of historic Frederick are decorated with twinkling white lights, making this a truly charming time of the year to visit. Holiday events coupled with plenty of shopping opportunities make Frederick the perfect holiday destination.

Day One

Downtown Frederick

More than 200 specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants can be found in bustling Downtown Frederick.

Museum of Frederick County History | Heritage Frederick

The Museum of Frederick County History is located in an 1820's Federal-style mansion that maintains a unique collection of furnishings, art and memorabilia from Frederick's past.

Day Two

Maryland Christmas Show

Enjoy the work of over 500 artisans at this top-rated craft fair.

The Weinberg Center for the Arts

This restored 1926 Art Deco movie palace features year-round performances. Originally opened as the Tivoli Theatre to show silent movies, the building features a Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Day Three

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Tour the National Museum of Civil War Medicine to hear about the story of care and treatment of the wounded during the Civil War. 7,000 square feet of life-like exhibits tell the story of courage and devotion amidst the death and destruction of war. 

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Tour the home of the first American born Saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton. Self-guided and docent lead tours of the grounds include a video presentation depicting Elizabeth Seton's life and accomplishments, the original 1770's farmhouse and the colonial style and the beautiful basilica dedicated to her memory.

Holiday happenings to add to your visit:
A traditional German Kris Kringle Procession through Downtown Frederick
Candlelight House Tour (1st weekend in December)
Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship (traditionally held on the first weekday that follows Christmas Day)

For further information please contact: Becky Bickerton, (800) 999-3613 or 301-600-4050 or e-mail at