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Bring your family and friends to Maryland's "Most Charming Small Town" during our annual Christmas in Easton events!

The Full 2020 Christmas in Easton Event Calendar is Coming This Fall!

Early Christmas shopping is rewarded in Easton. November 1 - December 6 you'll earn Moonlight Madness raffle tickets when you shop with our participating local merchants. The more you spend, the more chances you have to win prizes worth over $10,000! Participating Easton retailers will have Moonlight Madness posters in their storefront windows. Winning tickets will be drawn at 10 p.m. on Friday, December 6. You must be there to win!


Moonlight Madness

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 4-10 p.m.

Moonlight Madness 2019 was our biggest to date! Shoppers enjoyed pictures with Santa, free carriage rides, live music, entertainment, and found the perfect gifts for the holidays. A BIG thank you goes out to our local businesses for participating. The 2020 event details are coming soon. Learn More


Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 6:30 p.m.

We thank everybody that volunteered and participated in the 2019 parade. Easton's largest parade of the year included some the the most creative and decked out floats ever. There were classic cars, marching bands, holiday characters, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and more that families enjoyed. Click here for 2019 parade pictures

More Holiday Events in Easton!


Talk to Rudolph

November 29 - December 24 | Talbot Town Shopping Center

Give Rudolph a call and share your holiday wish list so he can deliver it to Santa before Christmas!

Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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EVFD Annual Holiday Train Garden

November 29 - December 25 | EVFD Fire Station (315 Aurora Park Drive)

The holiday train will fire up its engine to the delight of Easton area families. This festive tradition brings holiday treats, entertainment, and characters including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, and Santa’s elves.

Monday – Friday: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Christmas Day: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Small Business Saturday

November 30

The unofficial start to the holiday shopping season in Easton begins with Small Business Saturday! Support your independently-owned businesses that create jobs and help our local economy. Drop by Thompson Park starting at 10 a.m. to find Shop Small swag, sales and promotions information, and all the things needed to plan for the shopping event. 

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Festival of Trees

November 30 - December 3

Friends of Hospice is pleased to present this year’s theme: A Timeless Christmas. The Festival of Trees has been a Christmas tradition in Easton for 34 years! Proceeds benefit Talbot Hospice with over 3 million dollars raised since 1986. Come see beautifully decorated Christmas Trees at the Tidewater Inn.

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Carols by Candlelight

November 30 | 5-7 p.m.

This free event will take place in front of the Tidewater Inn. Choral groups, choirs, and bell ringers will perform. All spectators will receive a complimentary candle and songbook. Enjoy hot cocoa and holiday treats provided by our local restaurants and stores. The celebration starts with a special Christmas tree lighting by Santa!

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Holiday Carriage Rides

December 6, 7, 14, 15, 21, 28, & 31

The Tidewater Inn and Discover Easton will be offering FREE carriage rides during the holiday season! Don’t miss the opportunity to see downtown Easton in classic fashion during the most wonderful time of the year.


Art & Craft Marketplace

December 6 - December 8

Located at the Waterfowl Building in downtown Easton. The marketplace will showcase fine arts and craft from local and regional artisans. Find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts that make the perfect holiday presents.

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Pictures with Santa

December 6 | 5-8 p.m.

Come to the Bullitt House (102 E. Dover St.) during Moonlight Madness. Let your little ones meet Santa so they can tell him what they’d like for Christmas this year. Enjoy beverages and treats after taking the scrapbook photo with Santa.

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Breakfast with Santa

December 8 | Seatings at 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 10:30 a.m.

We just heard from the North Pole. Santa Claus will be back at the Tidewater Inn for BREAKFAST WITH SANTA on Sunday, December 8th in the Gold Ballroom at the Tidewater Inn.

Breakfast buffet with specialty “kid friendly” items + “reindeer food” for the kiddies to take home. Call (410) 822-1300 for reservations and more info.

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Bluegrass Nutcracker at Academy Art Museum

December 8 | 5:00 p.m.

This one-of-a-kind performance combines Tchaikovsky’s iconic music with a comic retelling of ETA Hoffman’s classic Christmas story, “The Nutcracker”. You’ll hear 17 movements of The Nutcracker Ballet played bar-for-bar on banjo, mandolin, violin, viola, two guitars, bass and percussion. Before each movement, a “Twas the Night Before Christmas” style narrator tells bits of the story laced with campy commentary.

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Elf the Musical

Avalon Theatre | Dec. 13-15 & Dec. 19-22

This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Join us for the Avalon Foundation’s annual holiday celebration and fundraiser starring over 100 of your friends and neighbors. All ticket proceeds go toward the Foundation’s year-round mission to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improves the quality of life here on the Eastern Shore.

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Sip & Shop Sundays

Every Sunday in December | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Every Sunday in December leading up to Christmas is Sip & Shop Sundays. Participating downtown Easton stores will be open and offering sweet treats, creative holiday drinks, and the best gifts to purchase loved ones for the holidays. There is no better way to enjoy your Christmas shopping experience.