With “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens captured the Victorian revival of the holiday and helped establish our modern observance: family gatherings, seasonal food and drink, games, dancing, and festive generosity of spirit!
Now, you can recapture the fun and spirit of Dickens’ London as historic Chestertown, Maryland presents “A Dickens of a Christmas”, December 1-3, 2017.
Our charming downtown district will offer Victorian-themed food and entertainment to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Proceeds from many ticketed events will benefit the local food pantry.
On Friday evening, you can join an extra festive First Friday. Shops and galleries will offer complimentary snacks and beverages.
Saturday’s fun continues with nonstop music and performances from 11 am to 5 pm.
On Sunday morning, you can “Run Like the Dickens” in our 5k race through town and enter the kids in the “Dickens Dash” fun run.
Don’t be left out of the fun! Bring your friends and family.
Music & Entertainment
Watch costumed Actors offer scenes from “A Christmas Carol” as street theater. Admire the Wheelmen as they pedal by onRead more.
Holiday Farmers Market
Fountain Park, Saturday, 8 am- Noon Vendors sell fresh baked goods, fresh-cut greens and craft itemsRead more.
Strolling & Shopping
Our shops and boutiques are chock full of wonderful finds for holiday giving: Gourmet foods, fine art, jewelry, crafts, apparel,Read more.
Especially for KIDS
Victorian games on the Courthouse lawn Crafts in KidsSpot Gingerbread houses and special treats in the Peoples Sweet Shop. VisitRead more.
Food Glorious Food!
Indulge your senses with traditional Victorian foods. Enjoy the aroma of roasting chestnuts. Sample puddings and pies. Feast on fresh-shuckedRead more.
Tea & Crumpets
Saturday, December 2, 2017 3 pm Historic Hynson-Ringgold House Enjoy a lovely afternoon tea party with delectable treats. Tickets $35.Read more.
Get into the “Spirits” of the season!
• Sample local wine and wassail • Pair Ports and cheeses • Stroll down to the Town Landing Saturday nightRead more.
Historic Homes Tour
Seven of Chestertown’s finest Victorian and historic homes are decked out in holiday finery. Refreshments included. Tickets: $20 in advance;Read more.
Run like the Dickens!
Sunday, December 3, 2017 • 8 am Compete in the first annual RUN LIKE THE DICKENS 5K Race through theRead more.