Christmas in St. Michaels
December 9 - December 11
The 36th Christmas in St. Michaels promises to be better than ever with the return and expansion of its weekend of holiday events taking place on the water and in the heart of historic St. Michaels, Md. This year’s events include a Lighted Boat Parade and festive Talbot Street Parade; a Tour of Homes; Breakfast with Santa; Holiday Music and Meals; a Santa Dash; a Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe, and a Light up the Night drive-by house and harbor tour.
The Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe located at St. Mary’s Square’s Granite Lodge kick off the weekend event at noon on Fri., Dec. 9. Shoppers will find one-of-a-kind, artisan-crafted items and culinary delights available only during this weekend event. The Marketplace and Sweet Shoppe are open for select hours through Sun., Dec. 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Holiday music will fill the air throughout the weekend event, including a special Mid-Shore Community Band performance of seasonal music from 10:00 – 12:00 noon on Sat., Dec. 10 at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Talbot Street. In celebration of their 350th anniversary, Christ Church, St. Michaels Parish, will host a musical offering in the church, Sunday, December 11, 4:30pm. This is sure to be a wonderful wrap-up to our festive weekend.
Family-favorite events include Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa, which takes place from 8-10:00 a.m. at the waterfront Foxy’s Harbor Grille, with limited $10 tickets available for online purchasing. The 10:30 a.m. Talbot Street Parade, Santa Dash, and the Tour of Homes are wonderful mid-day events, with the Lighted Boat Parade beginning along St. Michaels Harbor at 6:00 p.m.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Breakfast takes place on Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Tickets at the door – 304 S. Talbot Street.
Christmas in St. Michaels’ Old Fashioned Easter Shore Christmas Dinner takes place on Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Tickets at the door – Union United Parish Hall on Fremont Street on the day of event.
Don’t forget the 19th Christmas in St Michaels Collector’s Ornament which features The Maryland Blue Crab on sale now!
For parade routes, event details, to purchase ornament & online tickets, and more are at christmasinstmichaels.org.
Christmas in St. Michaels Tour of Homes
December 10 - December 11
One of the highlights of the Christmas in St. Michaels weekend is the Tour of Homes. In one of the longest running home tours in Maryland, both historic homes in the village and some very special countryside homes are featured. Tickets are limited. See below for further details.
Your ticket provides:
- One time admission to all tour homes
- Transportation to the countryside homes
- A detailed tour guide booklet with lots of local information and complete descriptions of each home on the tour along with other major landmarks in St. Michaels
- Admission to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum both Saturday and Sunday
- Admission to the Classic Motor Museum both Saturday and Sunday
Second Saturday Art Night Out
St. Michaels art galleries are alive with special events for the launch of their monthly Second Saturday “Art Night Out” celebrations. Take a walking tour of St. Michaels’ six fine art galleries, all centrally located on Talbot Street.
Participating galleries include: A.M. Gravely Gallery, Candleberry Gallery, The Clark Gallery of Fine Art, Creative Xpressions, Ouvert Gallery and The St. Michaels Art League. Turn an afternoon into a “night out” with dinner at a local restaurant and shopping.
The Golden Ticket – A Holiday Dining Experience
This holiday, gather your loved ones around the table and unwrap your holiday spirit with a dining experience that captures all the joy of this magical season, combined with culinary themes from Roald Dahl’s masterpiece, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Savor Chef Jordan Lloyd’s unique pre-fixed menu that shines with excellence. Based on the “Everlasting Gobstopper,” the 3-course all-inclusive meal will be served in the most Insta-worthy holiday of spots, featuring lights, decorations, and holiday tunes, backdropped by streetscape views of beautifully decorated downtown Easton.
All Dining Experiences begin at 5pm.
40 E. Dover Street
Per person all-inclusive pricing:
$100 = 3-course meal, wine included
$80 = 3-course meal
$60 = 3-course meal for children 12 & under
$25 = Add-on special “Golden Ticket” dessert
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
The Avalon Foundation presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka (the musical)!
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.
Join us for the Avalon Foundation’s annual holiday celebration starring your friends and neighbors in this wonderful adaptation of the beloved musical. All ticket proceeds go toward the Foundation’s year-round mission to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life here on the Eastern Shore.
All shows start at 7:00 pm.
Crossroads: Change in Rural America
December 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Crossroads: Change in Rural America, Maryland Humanities’ current MoMS exhibition, will be on view starting this weekend at Oxford Museum and at St. Paul’s Church through December 16. The Oxford Museum’s companion exhibit, Rooted in the Land: A Tribute to Eastern Shore Farmers, features portraits by Edwin Remsberg. With his photographs, the Harford County artist and farmer pays tribute to today’s Eastern Shore farmers, who raise crops, steward the land, and preserve 400-year-old agricultural traditions.
Christmas at the Museum
December 10 @ 12:00 pm - December 11 @ 4:00 pm
The Christmas Extravaganza Collection will be on display the first three weekends in December from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Group Tours by Appointment: Call 410-886-1025
Admission is Free – Donations Are Appreciated!
Talbot Interfaith Shelter’s Home for the Holidays Winter Festival
December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Help our neighbors come Home for the Holidays! Join in the fun at the Hummingbird Inn in Easton (14 N Aurora Street) for Talbot Interfaith Shelter’s 3rd Annual Home for the Holidays Winter Festival. This year, They’ve got even more in store: An expansive holiday light display, Santa visits, Holiday craft corner, A fun photobooth experience, Sweet treats and drinks, Live local music, A Santa store for the kiddos, Holiday shopping vendors, Carriage rides on Friday, December 9 and Friday, December 16 (Spaces are limited – pre-reserve your spot!!) … AND MORE!!!
Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and up – children under 12 enter FREE! Add a carriage ride, a visit with the man from the north pole, and a visit to our craft station, and you’ve got a fun and inexpensive night of fun for the whole family!
The festival’s dates are December 9th, December 10th, December 16th, and December 17th .
Marc-André Hamelin – The Art of Impossible
December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. He regularly performs around the globe with the leading orchestras and conductors of our time, and gives recitals at major concert venues and festivals worldwide.
Mr. Hamelin has composed music throughout his career, with nearly 30 compositions to his name. The majority of those works—including the Etudes and Toccata on L’homme armé, commissioned by the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition—are published by Edition Peters. His other most recent work, Suite à l’ancienne, was premiered in February 2021 by pianist Rachel Naomi Kudo with funding from her Gilmore Young Artist Award.
Christmas Around The World
December 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ECAS will bring you the magic of Christmas in its concert this December. Included are long time favorites like “We Need a Little Christmas,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and a choral telling of “The Night Before Christmas” poem by Clement Moore, complete with illustrations on two large TV screens.
A portion of the concert will remind you that Christmas is celebrated in many places and in many languages around the world. Look forward to hearing one of the earliest arrangements of “Stille Nacht” (Silent Night), an Austrian carol that turned from obscurity to a major classic, along with a traditional carol from Catalonia in Spain, “Fum, Fum, Fum.” The hauntingly beautiful arrangement of “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime,” one of the oldest Canadian Christmas Carols, circa 1642, tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the indigenous Huron people. “Brightest and Best” will feature a lively fiddle solo for a touch of Bluegrass. The choristers will close the program with “Christmas Day” – the rousing medley of Christmas songs by Gustav Holst. And that’s just to name a few!