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Sailing Through The Winter Solstice in Frederick MD

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Sailing Through The Winter Solstice in Frederick MD
Parking at 44 E. Patrick St
Frederick, MD

This is a regional event, one you might consider if venturing outside Adams County during your visit.


Every year Carroll Creek Park is filled with individually designed lighted sailboats. This floating light installation runs through March.


You can view the boats anytime day or night. Lights typically turn on at sunset.


While the display is free, you are encouraged to make a donation to vote for your favorite boat.  Sponsors of the boats have selected a local charity and is hoping to raise funds by gaining votes. One dollar equals one vote for the boat of your choice. The boat with the most votes at the end of the season will give all of their earnings to their selected charity and be crowned champion for the year.


The display is organized by local nonprofit Color On The Creek, dedicated to maintaining the quality and aesthetic appeal of this unique mile-and-a-half urban park. The group is made up entirely of volunteers.


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