Dickensian Christmas Festival at Rochester
For the 5th and 6th of December enjoy Dickensian Christmas at Rochester’s from 10:00am to 18:00pm with free entry for all.
Rochester’s Dickensian Christmas Festival has been held annually since 1988 and is a place where the streets are alive withentertainment, readings, song and dance. Lamp-lit parades, costumed characters, carol singing and festive stalls set the scene in this historical town filled with Dickens’ connections.
There will also be a classic Christmas market in the High Street this weekend and from 6th to 9th December, with around 70 stalls offering festive gifts and souvenirs. The Cathedral and Castle are traditional favourites at Christmas time, picturesque with the guaranteed snowfall during the celebrations. Free entry.
Packed with shopping stalls, Rochester becomes a feast of Victorian delights. There are lamp-lit parades, carols to be sung, Father Christmas to be met and even a guaranteed snowfall, framed by Rochester’s fairytale cathedral and castle. You’ll also see some familiar, fabled characters from Dickens’ much-loved stories.
Highlights include the Seven Poor Travellers Procession, the Grand Parade, a candlelit procession, the open air carol concert, and roaming street performers.
Coach groups need to pre-book parking in advance.
Location: Rochester 95 High Street Rochester ME1 1LX
Tel: 01634 338141