Dickensian Christmas

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 street performers.

Rochester’s Dickensian Christmas has been held annually since 1988, which is fitting as Medway held such a special place in Charles Dickens’ life and work. The writer spent five of his childhood years in Medway from 1817 to 1822. He returned for the last few years of his life, dying at Gads Hill in 1870.

Coaches need to pre-book their visit to this event in advance by completing and returning the booking formPlease note, some peak departure slots for Dickensian Christmas weekend are now full. Any late coach bookings received after the 28 October will now be offered the nearest alternative departure time available.

 

 

Address

Rochester town centre

Entry Price

Free entry