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Rochester Dickensian Christmas
December 2, 2023 @ 12:00 am - December 3, 2023 @ 12:00 am
Step back in time and start the festive season in Dickensian style – The Rochester Dickensian Christmas festival takes place on Saturday, 2 to Sunday, 3 December.
The famous festival offers something for everyone – a great family event to start the festive season. For the literary enthusiasts, you’ll be captivated by live Dickensian characters (including a very special Dickensian character outside of Eastgate House) as Rochester travels back in time. Explore some of the wonderful activities below:
- 11am – Seven Poor Travellers’ Procession Led from outside the Victoria & Bull Hotel, the procession will move along the high street and conclude outside the Six Poor Travellers’ House, where a short speech will be made.
- 12Noon – Main Parade Led by the Mayor of Medway, the parade of costume characters and performers will start in the high street by Almon Place. It will move along the high street, turn left at Northgate into Boley Hill and finishing on the Boley Hill Stage.
- 45pm – Candlelit Parade Led by the Mayor of Medway, the parade will start in the high street by Almon Place. It will move along the high street and turn left into Boley Hill to join the carol service on the open-air stage.
To find out more about the Dickensian festivities, Christmas market and all the other events going on this Christmas in Medway, click here.