December 1 -2, 2023

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!

how to dress like the Dickens

Join us in your very best Victorian attire!

Don’t have an outfit?

We have a costume shop (coming soon!) that can help you out!

Friday, December 1st

5 – 8pm, downtown Chestertown

Enjoy an evening filled with oysters, food vendors, beer, wine, and bonfires! We will have our opening ceremony and listen to KCHS Band, Choir, and end the night with a jam session from Dell Fox Band!

Saturday, December 2nd

7AM – 9AM

Run Like the Dickens!

Start and finish near The Kitchen at the Imperial.

8AM – 12PM

Chestertown Farmers’ Market

9AM – 6PM

Beverage Tent Opens!

10AM – 1PM

Children’s Activities at Stepne Lot

Santa’s House Open in Fountain Park

10AM – 2PM

Holiday Home Tour

10AM – 3:30PM

Street Performers in Performance Tent 

10AM – 4PM

Heritage Village in The Bank
Come visit the Silhouette Artist, Weaving Guild, and much more!

10AM – 3:30PM

Street Performers in Performance Tent 

11AM – 5PM

Food vendors open

11AM, 2PM

Book Talks organized by The Bookplate at KCA

1PM – 4PM

Carriage Rides

4PM – 6PM

American Rogues on Main Stage!

Dickens Sponsors

Scrooge Sponsors

Marley Sponsors

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!

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(410) 778-2991


Chestertown Town Hall
118 N. Cross Street
Chestertown MD 21620


PO Box 427
Chestertown MD 21620

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