Saturday 2 December & Sunday 3 December
From 10am to 5pm both days
Start Christmas the right way and head along to the popular Dickensian Christmas Festival.
LOCATION: Rochester Castle, Castle Hill, Rochester, ME1 1SW
Celebrate the works and the times of the world renowned Charles Dickens, in Rochester – his home for many years and inspiration for some of his books.
Uncover a feast of Victorian delights with familiar fictional characters, parades, carols, stalls, reindeer and lots of festive shopping.
- a candle-lit parade
- an open air carol concert
- street performers
- characters from Dickens’ much loved stories
All this with a guaranteed snowfall, framed by Rochester’s fairy tale cathedral and castle.
There’s also a mix of shops, restaurants and period architecture to explore.
If you feel like taking a break from the Christmas shopping, you can explore the picturesque city of Rochester on one of these beautiful walks around the area.