Thank you for a successful 2023 festival! We can’t wait to see you in 2024!

Proceeds benefit Main Street Chestertown

Experience Historic Chestertown’s
Victorian Holiday Extravaganza

Step back into 1840’s London and experience the holiday season as Charles Dickens imagined it.

This two day event includes carriage rides, entertainment, home tour,
food, book talks, merchandise, and more.

And don’t forget to come dressed like the dickens!

Join us in the charm of the holiday season!

Main Street Chestertown welcomes thousands of residents and visitors
for its annual Dickens of a Christmas during this two-day celebration of the season. 

Christmas, and the end of the year, is definitely a time when people try their hardest to begin afresh, a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.

– Charles Dickens

Looking to Volunteer?

Send us a message to get involved!

How to dress like the Dickens

Join us in your very best
Victorian attire!

Don’t have an outfit?
We’ll have a costume shop!

Looking to Sponsor?

Send us a message to get involved!

11 + 3 =

Dickens Sponsors

Scrooge Sponsors

Marley Sponsors

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Chestertown, Maryland was founded in 1706. It was established as a port town and played a significant role in the colonial era, serving as a bustling trade hub along the Chester River. Today, Chestertown retains much of its historic charm and is known for its well-preserved 18th-century architecture and vibrant cultural scene. Thanks for checking us out!



(410) 778-2991


Kent County Visitors Center
2nd Floor
122 N. Cross Street
Chestertown MD 21620


PO Box 427
Chestertown MD 21620

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