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Christmas in St. Michaels

December 13, 2019 - December 15, 2019


Christmas in St. Michaels is held annually the second weekend in December in historic St. Michaels, Maryland. For more than a quarter-century, both ticketed and free events including the Tour of Homes, Holiday Gala, Breakfast with Santa, Santa Dash 1 Mile Run/Walk, and largest Holiday Parade on the Eastern Shore have celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season.

Companion weekend events sponsored by local churches include a Christmas greenery bazaar, a Saturday Eastern Shore Dinner and two holiday choir concerts. For additional shopping, St. Michaels stores will be decked out with holiday lights, decorations and gift selections. More than a dozen restaurants offer a variety of dining opportunities over the weekend as well.

On Saturday at noon: The Firing of the Christmas Guns, witness interepretive volunteers from the Chesapeake Independent Blues and the Fort McHenry Guard at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum demonstrating the loading and firing of reproduction muskets used during the War of 1812–as a nod to the early 19th centrury tradition of firing guns to celebrate the Christmas season. Admission included w/general adm. tickets.

Proceeds from ticketed events and the sales of our very popular Collectors Ornaments have raised more than one million dollars to directly benefit local non-profit organizations in our community. We invite you to join us as we welcome Santa, the Christmas spirit and the joy of giving.

For a schedule of events and to purchase tickets: https://christmasinstmichaels.org/

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