Delicious Events Happening in Downtown Frederick this Holiday Season
We know calendars fill up quickly this time of year, make sure you’ve got some fun and FOOD on yours! We’re rounding up some of the most festive sounding events happening in and around downtown Frederick. Anything missing from this list? Shoot us a message and we’ll add it ASAP.
Wed, Nov 27: Tenth Ward x Flying Dog Thanksgiving Eve Pop Up at New Spire Stages | 5 - 10 pm
Join Tenth Ward and Flying Dog at New Spire Stages for a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving-themed pop-up bar hosted by Flying Dog and Tenth Ward. Try up to 7 different beer-cocktails like “Dad, Drinking Already?” and “You So Fancy Aunt Francie”. And if the cocktail names don’t give it away, be prepared for an immersive experience featuring all your favorite (and sometimes problematic) family members.
Wed, Nov 27: Drinksgiving at Olde Mother Brewing | Noon - 11 pm | with DJ1Hundred
Thurs, Nov 28: Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet at Brewer’s Alley | 10:30 am - 6 pm
Fri, Nov 29: Frosty Friday in downtown Frederick | All Day!
Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping and entertainment in Downtown Frederick!
Fri, Nov 29: Frosty Friday Cocktail Competition | 4 - 7 pm
Take a sip, try a few, and vote for your favorite in Downtown Frederick Partnership’s second-annual Frosty Friday Holiday Cocktail Competition! The drink specials last ’til 7 and we’ll tally the votes at 8PM. The drinks with the most Likes at 8PM on Frosty Friday will be declared the winner!
Sat, Nov 30: Small Business Saturday
Couldn’t make it to town on Frosty Friday? Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! Downtown Frederick, MD offers more than 200 locally owned and operated businesses, making it the perfect destination for your holiday shopping.
Sat, Nov 30: Idiom 1st Year Anniversary Party | Noon - 11 pm
Come help us celebrate good beer with good people at our 1 Year Anniversary Party, Saturday Nov 30th!
12 PM – 5 PM : Local Artist Fair – Celebrate Small Business Saturday with a local artist fair right here with us.
12 PM – 11 PM : BEER, FOOD, LIVE MUSIC & MORE!!!
Enjoy a day full of good times, local artistry, two food trucks, two live bands, face painting, Henna tattoos, cornhole, and most importantly BEER!
Sun, Dec 1: Olde Mother Holiday Market at Olde Mother Brewing Co | 2 pm
Let’s kick off the shopping season! Join us on December 1st from 2-6. We have 14 VERY talented, local craft vendors and LIVE Holiday music! Click here for details.
Wed, Dec 4: White Rabbit Adventurer’s Club Dinner - Christmas Vacation Edition | 7 pm
The White Rabbit Gastropub’s supper pairing event. Guests will experience a unique pairing experience created by chef Adam Hatfield and our beloved staff. No other details will be given except that it is not to be missed. Tickets available here.
Dec 5: Scents & Sweets Competition and Auction | 5:30 pm
The holidays bring out the creativity in all of us, so why not let the gingerbread structures and floral arrangements at this year’s Scents & Sweets competition inspire you? Find more details here.
Sat, Dec 7, 14 and 21: December Saturdays in downtown Frederick | 3 - 9 pm
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.
Sat, Dec 7 - DIY Cheese Board Workshop at Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop | 4 pm
We’re hosting this class to show you not only what tastes great together on a cheeseboard, but how to perfectly cut, style, and present your yummy treats. You’ll get to cut and assemble your very own mini board of four cheeses and four perfectly curated accouterment to take home! Tickets available here.
Sat, Dec 7: The Famous Ugly Sweater Party at Olde Mother Brewing Co. | 5 - 11 pm
Sun, Dec 8: Winter Makers Market at Attaboy Brewery | 12 - 6 pm
Come on over to Attaboy to grab a beer and shop your pants off! We’ll have a collection of over 20 talented local makers and rad artisans here showing off their hand-crafted goods. This year we will have more space, more makers, more twinkly pretty lights, more local awesome-ness!! And oh ya, come hungry and thirsty! We’ll have Boxcar Burgers serving up delicious burgs and fries and Impossible burgs. More details here.
Tues, Dec 10: Brewer’s Alley Holiday Beer Dinner | 7 pm
Four courses with beers to go with each course.
Wed, Dec 11: Breakfast for DInner Pop up Party at Pretzel & Pizza Creations
We are bringing back some old PPC breakfast fav’s and some new treats too for one night. Come grab a BREAKFAST PIZZA, AVO TOAST, LOTS OF BACON and even mimosas and bellinis! Click here for more info.
Sat, Dec 7: Hot Chocolate Cocktail Flight at Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery and Brewery | 6 pm
Come warm up on a cool fall night sampling some delicious mini hot chocolate cocktails. Join us anytime been 6pm-9pm to enjoy your four mini cocktail tastings made from Springfield Manor’s award winning spirits!
Thurs, Dec 12: Mix It Up! Seasonal Salad Dressing Class at Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium | 6 pm
Fresh olive oil and quality vinegar can make all the difference in your salad dressings and marinades! Come join us in conjunction with Frederick Community College to learn how to make 3 seasonal salad dressings. Each participant goes home with (3) 60mL bottles of our creations! Class is held right here in our shop! Find more details here.
Thurs, Dec 12: Naughty or Nice Party in the Hootch & Banter Lounge | 6 pm
Find more details here.
Fri, Dec 13: The Nightmare Before X-mas Pop Up Party
Join Flying Dog and Tenth Ward for their second collaboration at New Spire Arts.
For one night only, indulge in unique holiday-themed beer cocktails.
Free entry at the door; limited edition beer cocktails $8, beers $6, traditional cocktails $6.
Fri, Dec 13 - Holiday Bar Room Blitz at McClintock Distilling Co | 7 pm
Modern Bar Cart, McClintock Distilling and Uncapped Present : the Inaugural Holiday Bar Room Blitz! A head to head bartending competition that brings the best mixologists of Frederick to one place! Each bartender is competing for a charity close to them and the further they go, the more money is raised for their non-profit! Get tickets here.
Sat, Dec 14: Gingerbread House Building Workshop at Hometown Harvest Kitchen
We will be supplying all of the ingredients and supplies for you to build an edible gingerbread house.
Bring your family or friends out to have an awesome evening building your one of a kind gingerbread house.
Sat, Dec 14 - DIY Cheese Board Workshop at Crisafulli’s Cheese Shop | 4 pm
We’re hosting this class to show you not only what tastes great together on a cheeseboard, but how to perfectly cut, style, and present your yummy treats. You’ll get to cut and assemble your very own mini board of four cheeses and four perfectly curated accouterment to take home! Get tickets here.
Sat, Dec 14: Cookie Decorating Party at Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery and Brewery | 7 pm
Join Dotty at Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, & Brewery to decorate Christmas Sweater Cookies! Take home four cookies that YOU decorated! Cookies will be baked and icing will be prepared ahead – ready for you to decorate. All supplies provided. Pre-registration required.
Sun, Dec 15 - Brunch with Santa at Ceresville Mansion | 12 pm
Not your typical Breakfast with Santa…this one is for the adult’s too. We will have included a Mimosa or Bloody Mary for the adults and a mouth watering brunch. There will also be arts & crafts, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa! Call 301-694-5111 to make your reservations today!
Sun, Dec 15: Deluxe Gingerbread House Workshop at Relish Decor
Celebrate the holiday season by decorating a Deluxe Gingerbread House with the help of the Relish Decor staff. The perfect holiday activity for kids, adults and the whole family! Adults and kids ages 6 and up can enjoy all the fun and they’ll take care of the mess!
Your $35.00 ticket include one pre-baked, pre-assembled deluxe gingerbread house, four colorful types of candy, green fondant, red and white ready-to-use icings, and a colorful presentation board. The final products will be carefully gift-wrapped in cellophane to ensure safe travel home. Choose one of the following sessions to build your gingerbread house: 12-1 pm, 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm or 3-4 pm.
Mon, Dec 23: Festivus at the Xtivus | 11 am - 8 pm
We’ve got a lot of problems with you people! Come out for Tenth Ward’s favorite holiday, air your grievances and test your feats of strength. Enjoy Seinfeld-inspired cocktail specials, holiday gifts for sale and… the infamous Festivus pole. More details here.
Tues, Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner in the Hootch & Banter Lounge | 7 pm
Tickets required and must be purchased in advance. Call (301) 732-4971 to reserve.
Tues, Dec 31: New Year's Eve Party: A Secret Adventure at White Rabbit Gastropub
Adventurer’s Club: From 9pm-12:30am will be the Adventurers Club after party where you will be hosted into an evening of drinks, food, fun, and quite a bit of irregularities. After party includes: All draft beer, Wine, and Cider. Featured cocktails. Appetizer and finger food through the night. Rail drinks. Midnight champagne toast, and many other surprises. Find tickets and more details here.
We’ll be updating this list throughout the season as events get announced so be sure to check back.