2020 nearing its end makes the year seem like it went by extremely fast…..but then we remember all that we have actually gone through this year! COVID-19, curveballs from Mother Nature, a rocky political landscape, and a Presidential election have made this year anything but normal! However, we look back on the year with pride and promise as we also remember the ways in which our beautiful small Mountain Maryland community has prevailed in the face of challenge! As we near the holiday season, we look to celebrate small businesses through #ShopSmallSeason, togetherness (six feet apart, at least – however!), and our vibrant Downtown Business District, health, and history!

We’re giving you a one stop guide to how to complete your holiday shopping essentials in the Burg!

We would like to remind you that there is a COVID Testing Site serving Marylanders at the Allegany County Fairgrounds! Mondays from 2 PM to 7 PM and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 AM to 2 PM, any resident can receive a test requiring NO appointments, Doctor’s orders, or out-of-pocket costs!

Throughout the holiday season, Downtown Frostburg businesses will be celebrating #ShopSmallSeason with specials, promotions, and everything you need to make this year easier. You can feel confident doing your holiday shopping in Frostburg. Masks and social distancing are required and Frostburg businesses take our community’s safety seriously. Not comfortable shopping in person? No worries! Many downtown Frostburg businesses have online purchasing, curbside pick-up, delivery, and gift cards available.

Whoever you are shopping for this holiday season, Frostburg has got you covered! Need a gift for that fashion forward lady in your tribe? Check out the latest styles at Madison Paige Boutique on 17 W Main Street or on their website! Stop by the Pop-Up Frostburg space at 13 East Main She’s So Pretty‘s holiday shop and grab some quirky, fun styles for you and the kids. Ladybug Boutique carries a wide variety of sizes as well as home decor, bath & body gifts, jewelry, and more! Need a snack in between shopping safely? Grab some take-out at Mountain City Coffeehouse & Creamery or take advantage of curbside grocery pickup at Wholesome Harvest Co-op just across the street from MP!

Need dinner covered while you are busy preparing for the busy season? Order takeout or delivery from Gianni’s Pizza or LG’s Pizzeria & Pub, or have food and beer delivered by Toasted Goat Winery! Eastern Express is also still proudly offering mouthwatering Chinese options through takeout, and you can take care of your sushi craving at Shogun Japanese Restaurant. Grab the best steak in town at Sand Springs Saloon & Steakhouse or escape to the islands at The Beach Club of Frostburg!

Do you have a member of your family who loves music just as much as we do? Yellow K Records on Broadway Street has record players and hundreds of vinyl records in stock everyday! Call to inquire about their stock or check their “flip-thru’s” and sales on their social medias to find what you know that special person will love! Have a reader or two in your family? Yep, Frostburg has you covered there too! Main Street Books has over 20,000 titles in stock right now to help you find the right book for anyone and offers shopping by appointment, curbside pickup, and home delivery! Spectrum Designs, LLC has the perfect holiday decor and one-of-a-kind gifts to satisfy the most stylish at-home decorator.

Need some art supplies for your favorite artist? Call or email General Art Store to place an order for curbside pickup or shipping! Frostburg Fiber Depot has the knitting supplies that you can gift to keep your family’s designated yarn fanatic busy, shop online on their website! Grab some locally made artisanal gifts at Mountain City Traditional Arts, or pick up some “shine” from Route 40 Distillery at Gladstone Mercantile. Looking for some gourmet treats? Lorenzo’s Frostburg Bakery and McFarland Candies have the perfect options to make your holiday a sweet one. Gift cards from Clatter are also a great way to treat the coffee lovers on your list.t

There’s so much more to discover in downtown Frostburg this #ShopSmallSeason! Check the social medias and websites of your favorite local businesses or give them a call so that you can find out how to shop small safely and knock out some holiday chores!

Need a mask to shop safely and make it through the rest of the year COVID free? Pick up stylish, comfortable, and protective masks from Ladybug Boutique, Mountain City Traditional Arts, or Madison Paige Boutique to keep it local! 

If you need a helping hand in preparing to finish off this challenging year on a strong note, Frostburg is there to help you make it great! Whether it be shopping safely, relieving some stress, or providing you with the means to inspire a great 2020 Holiday season, we at FrostburgFirst and the rest of Downtown Frostburg will continue to find new ways to be there for you!

Spend Shop Small Season in downtown Frostburg! Check our social media in the coming days and weeks for more information on how we will be ensuring a COVID-compliant celebration of small business in our vibrant community!