Boat Show Lights Up Snowy Night in Frederick

The floating light installation is on display through Feb. 12. 

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Along Carroll Creek in Frederick, a boat show lit up the night against the backdrop of snow and a wintry mix in a picturesque scene. 

The display of boats is called Sailing Through the Winter Solstice, made possible by the local nonprofit Color on the Creek. The fundraiser where people vote for their favorite has been held for years, but winter weather has made it extra special. 

“It’s an awesome day, I love snow. We're just enjoying the walk, enjoying the walk with my lovely fiancée,” one man said. 

The couple, recently engaged, came out to enjoy the view of the floating light installation, on display through Feb. 12. 

“It offers a little bit of pretty to the pandemic, you know, amidst all the craziness going on. It's hard not to see all the beauty when the snow's around, so it's nice," the man's fiancée said. "That's why we decided to come out and enjoy it and get out for a little bit, makes you feel like a kid again."

Sunday’s snowfall was the first significant one in some time. Early snow turned to a wintry mix with ice, leaving some roads snow covered. Plow trucks and salt spreaders were deployed to help keep the streets safe. 

With the pandemic keeping so many at home, this was a chance to get out and enjoy a Sunday snow day. 

"I think it's been since like 2016 since our last big, big snowfall. So it's nice to see it all like, snow-filled and cute," another passerby said.

Earlier, families headed to Baker Park to sled, make snow angels and have snowball fights.

Frederick County schools also announced that Monday would be a true snow day, cancelling all classes.

"It's always a blast. I love it out here when it feels nice and cozy in our snow stuff, but we're having a great time with the fresh powder," one woman said.

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