25 Days of Frederick: 2023 Shop Local Challenge

THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

As the hustle and bustle sets in, we encourage you to intentionally set aside some time to appreciate the unique seasonal joys of our local community. In choosing to shop, connect, and give-back locally, you’ll make a real difference for your neighbors and be an important part of what makes Frederick such a special place to live and work.

SO GRAB THIS LIST, CHECK IT TWICE, AND GET READY TO SPREAD A LITTLE EXTRA CHEER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

25 Days of Frederick

  1. Grab a holiday drink from a local coffee shop or craft beverage spot.  

  2. Add something local into your holiday decorations.

  3. Support local artists and makers by visiting a holiday market.

  4. Attend a community concert or performance.

  5. Send a locally-made greeting card to a neighbor or friend.

  6. Order a gift online from a Frederick-based business.

  7. Enjoy take-out from a restaurant you’ve never been to before on the Golden Mile.

  8. Cheer on the participants of the Kris Kringle Procession (Dec. 8)

  9. Donate (no gift is too small!) to your favorite Frederick-based non-profit.

  10. Gather supplies from a local shop to tackle a DIY holiday project.

  11. Crack open a book from a local bookstore or library.

  12. Give a glowing review online to your favorite Frederick business.

  13. Stroll along downtown’s Sailing Through the Winter Solstice & Light Walk displays.

  14. Brighten someone’s day with a random act of kindness.

  15. Ask a local shopkeeper for advice on a hard-to-shop-for holiday gift.

  16. Check out the Weinberg’s new marquee (and enjoy a show while you’re there!)

  17. Phone a senior in your neighborhood to see if they need anything.

  18. Join in the Caroling in the Village at Worman’s Mill (Dec. 18)

  19. Leave a special tip for a server at your favorite local restaurant.  

  20. Take in a peaceful moment at a city park you’ve never been to before.

  21. Host family or friends & ask each to share their favorite thing about Frederick.

  22. Wear something festive that you purchased in Frederick.

  23. Take advantage of the free weekend parking (Thanksgiving – New Years) in The City of Frederick for some last-minute shopping.

  24. Drive through Frederick’s neighborhoods to enjoy the lights and decorations.

  25. Post your favorite image from Frederick during the holidays - #25DaysofFrederick.