Merrymaking in the Streets

MERRY MAKING IN THE STREETS: A bit of Victorian For every age!

(Link to Schedule with times will be posted soon)

First Friday, December 7

  • Fire dancers and street entertainment
  • Enjoy Stories by the Fire and cheery firepits where you can roast s’mores
  • Watch costumed Actors offer scenes from “A Christmas Carol” as street theater
  • Clip clop in a horse-drawn Carriage past some of Chestertown’s oldest homes
  • Make an Ornament at the Clay Studio
  • Live Nativity with cookies, hot chocolate, caroling and animals
  • Shop in our unique boutiques while enjoying refreshments. Businesses stay open until 8 pm

Saturday, December 8

  • Big Whimsey Stilt Walkers
  • Phideaux’s Flying Flea Circus and Wahoo Medicine Show
  • Shop in London Row for all things Victorian: hats, gifts, food and more! Perfect for that special gift for Christmas
  •  Wheelmen pedaling by on their antique bicycles
  • Enjoy the magical talents of Minstrel Jerry Brown and his monkey, Django
  • Clip clop in a horse-drawn Carriage past some of Chestertown’s oldest homes
  • Sing along with strolling Carolers of all ages and merry Musicians who will keep spirits bright all day with bagpipes, brass bands, accordions, fiddles and a hand bell ensemble
  • Be enlightened with Lectures about Dickens and the Victorian era
  • Ornament making and Gingerbread decorating
  • Get your Victorian photograph taken
  • Stop in to the Peoples Sweet Shoppe for a display of gingerbread houses
  • Try the Games that Victorian children played
  • Take a leisurely tour through decorated Holiday Homes. Tickets required
  • Visit Santa in Fountain Park
  • Relax with tea and delectables at High Tea. Tickets required
  • End your day with Beers & Bonfires at the foot of High Street, or with a themed dinner at one of our fine restaurants
  • Book your seat at the Garfield Center for “Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol”

Sunday, December 9

  • Enter the Run Like the Dickens 5K race through town on Sunday.  Registration Required
  • Children can enter the Dickens Dash

Schedule of Events