Dickensian Christmas Fair

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.

Highlights include:

  • a candle-lit parade
  • an open air carol concert
  • street performers
  • reindeer
  • 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.

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