Shopping Small in Frederick

Stephanie Yamkovenko was nice enough to share a guide to her favorite places to shop dowtown. Just in time for Three Saturdays in December.

I was trying to think of some of my favorite local Frederick shops that aren’t downtown. If The Shoe Fits comes to mind, but I’m blanking on others. Any suggestions on where to spend some hard earned holiday cash at local shops in the Frederick area would be great, just add them in the comments.


Frosty Friday

This Friday (11/29/2013) Downtown Frederick will be hosting Frosty Friday:

Downtown Frederick opens early and stays up late on Frosty Friday with restaurants and stores operating from 9am – 9pm! Start off your holiday shopping right with an early breakfast and enjoy characters, carolers and entertainment both on and off the streets of downtown throughout the day. You might see Frosty the Snowman himself, Scrooge, the Grinch or even Ol’ Saint Nick!

Frosty Friday 2013 features…

  • Morning photos with Mustang Santa (9am-noon) at Cowork Frederick, 122 E Patrick
  • Festive horse-draw carriage rides around historic Downtown Frederick (click here to reserve carriage rides), leaving from Brewer’s Alley
  • Visits with Frosty the Snowman and the Grinch
  • Live holiday music and entertainment all over downtown
  • Free hot cocoa and s’mores
  • Wear your favorite festive hat to be eligible for drink specials at restaurants participating in the Elf Happy Hour (4-7pm)
  • Spend a combined $100 or more at two or more downtown locations and choose a FREE gift from the Snowflake Tree (44 N Market)
  • Visit with Buster, the merry miniature horse, at the Carroll Creek Trellis (9am-6pm).
  • Santa’s Arrival to Everedy Square at 7pm
  • …and more!

Indoor Farmers Market Now Open In Downtown Frederick

I recievd the following tip from Nancy with Caprikorn Farms:

The second annual Holiday Farmers’ Market, hosted by Caprikorn Farms, is now open for business in downtown Frederick. Located at 23 East Patrick Street’s basement shop, this year’s all-local market features the award winning wines of Elk Run Vineyards, sheep milk cheeses and soaps from Shepherd’s Manor Creamery, bread baked at Old Valley Farm, handmade jams and goat cheese from Caprikorn Farms. There are also healthy treats and fun gifts for pets.

The market is open every Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm through January 4th; Friday, November 29th (Frosty Friday) and Sunday, December 22nd from 11:00 to 2:00. First Saturday and Frosty Friday hours are 11:00 to 8:00 pm. Stop in and sample locally produced cheese, bread and wine in a cozy, warm and inviting atmosphere.

Nice Write Up of Design Shops In Downtown Frederick

Destination Design: Downtown Frederick (Washington Post, October 23, 2013):

For a special few, Frederick might be a pit stop on the way to Camp David. For many others, this historic town is a day-trip destination for a stroll through dozens of design stores.

This time of year, downtown Frederick exudes seasonal charm: The brick sidewalks are covered with yellow and orange leaves, and pumpkins are lined up on rowhouse steps. This city 45 miles northwest of Washington boasts lots of tempting small shops to poke around. If you go looking for a painted chest or a cozy throw, you’ll find many to choose from. You’ll also pass by a yarn shop, a tea room, a bike place, a craft beer joint, a pawnbroker and a hookah bar.

Via @relishdecor

New Party Store Downtown

I noticed this morning that a new party supply store has opened just in time for all your Halloween supply needs. I can’t remember the name but it’s just east of East Street on E.  Patrick Street, near the creek.  Leave a comment if you go.  I dislike Party City so I’m glad to see a new place, right downtown.

Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Evening Cemetery Tours, and More

Some Frederick fun for you:

Neighborhood Toy Store Day – on Saturday, November 10th, Dancing Bear Toys will donate a $1 for every $10 you spend to one of the featured nonprofits of your choice: Advocates for Homeless Families, Children of Incarcerated Parents, Families Plus, and Sagner Police Activities League (PAL).

More events this weekend:

For more events check out the Frederick Tourism site or the Frederick Community Calendar. Please feel free to share any events in the comments as well.