Now through the end of the month, Frederick is practically a holiday card come to life. In fact, the city has been celebrating since the beginning of November! From twinkling lights strung across eaves to special shopping events, the holiday season is in full swing. With it comes traditional holiday events in downtown Frederick

Just a stone’s throw away from Willowdale Crossing, you can enjoy a time-tested holiday tradition, one that’s so beloved it stars in a famous holiday tune: the horse-drawn carriage ride. On November 16th and 23rd, holiday revelers can head to Footlights on Church Street for a free spin in a horse-drawn carriage. The carriages will convey folks around town from 3 to 6 p.m., just as dusk is beginning to fall, as holiday music plays in the background.