9 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Happy Holidays from Charles County. Have a festive, holly, jolly season right here at home by doing something fun with your favorite people. Visit local attractions, decked out for the holidays. Shop at local stores and holiday markets. Join your friends for holiday performances and festivities.  Charles County is brimming with the holiday spirit.


Shop ‘Til You Drop

Find one-of-a-kind items and great savings throughout Charles County’s unique shopping scene. Remember to support local businesses, as they are the heartbeat of our community. View unique shopping opportunies here.


Holiday Tour

December 4 -5

The Holiday Tour is a collection of historic homes, churches, and cultural venues throughout the county. Participating locations have planned a host of activities, tours, and activities for the public.


Kris Kringle Christmas Market

Charles County Fairgrounds
December 10 – 12

Some traditions are legenday. Have a grand time at the annual Christmas Market. Enjoy local music, shopping, and holiday treats. It is the best time of year after all.


Winter Holiday Market

Turkey Hill Park
December 12

Shop for unique crafts, handmade goods, and those perfect last-minute gifts from 30+ vendors. Make sure to bundle up; this event is held outdoors on the soccer field at Turkey Hill Park.


Holiday Art Fair

Mattawoman Creek Art Center
November 6 - December 12 (weekends)

Find unique gifts for the holidays in this scenic gallery with views of the Potomac River.


Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol

Port Tobacco Players
November 26 - December 19, 2021

Catch the familiar and heartwarming Christmas tale full of family fun and a little Christmas magic that catches everyone by surprise. The show is being presented with special times and prices.


Holiday Market Vendor Day

Bryans Road Community Outreach Center
Fridays, December 3 and 10

Come out and support local vendors and complete your shopping list.


Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering and Tree Lighting

Town of La Plata
December 5

The schedule of events includes horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts, activities, and special music.


Santa’s Workshop Free Toy Drive

Bryans Road Community Outreach Center
December 18

This event is for children 12 and other, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Each child will get to pick out one free toy or gift to take home from Santa’s Toy Store. Only registered children and their parents will be allowed in the building during their assigned time, and registration is required. Click on the event ink for that information.


Event details are subject to change. Please check websites for current information.

Check Charles County Tourism’s website,  ExploreCharlesCounty.com, for more holiday-inspired and family-friendly activities in Charles County


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