Everything from holiday baked goods to arts and crafts will be for sale so make your list and check it twice!

If you dread going from store to store to find just the right ornaments and gifts this year, then make a plan to get it all at the Maryland Christmas Show. Vendors from all around the region will be displaying their best holiday creations in seven buildings and an enormous tent. 

For over 30 years, locals have been coming to this epic Christmas market to buy handmade holiday decor and unique gifts. If you're lucky, you can even find artisans hard at work personalizing their creations for you!

painting, artis

WHEN: Fri.–Sun., Nov. 22–24 | Fri.–Sun., Nov. 29–Dec. 1
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays
WHERE: Frederick County Fairgrounds | 797 East Patrick Street | Frederick, MD

ADMISSION: $8 per person ages 11 and up | $4 per child ages 10 and under
PARKING: $2 per vehicle
WEBSITE: Maryland Christmas Show
PHONE: (301) 845-0003


Expect quite a bit of walking. You will want to see everything, after all! Don't worry about getting hungry; the food pavilion will have lots of options when it's time to take a snack break. Rumor has it, Santa loves this annual event and it's a great place to get a photo with him. 

Know Before You Go

  • Pets are prohibited, but service dogs are welcome with the appropriate certification.
  • Vendors may not be there every day of the show; if you see something good, snap it up!
  • Make sure to dress in warm layers. You have to walk from building to building outside.
  • Call ahead for Santa's visiting hours if you definitely want to get a photo with him.

snowman, holiday decor

**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of the Maryland Christmas Show on Facebook.

Are you going to be heading to this epic arts and crafts show this year? Do you have any tips for first-time visitors? Let us know in the comments!