For more information contact: 

Deena Kilmon 410.829.4052 

Easton EDC

November 27, 2023 

For immediate release

December First Friday Weekend Events

Easton, MD. – Come downtown this weekend for an incredible selection of fun activities for people of all ages. Pop-up shopping markets, special activities for the kids, parades, Frosty, and Santa! Many activities are free and open to the public. There is something for everyone during the holidays in Easton, MD!  Details:

Moonlight Madness – December 1 

Shop downtown through December 1 and receive raffle tickets. Over a dozen stores will be open until 9 pm!  Plan to join in the fun as the live raffle drawing starts at 9:15 PM at the Tidewater Inn corner. In the event of inclement weather, the drawing site will be moved indoors. Please check DiscoverEaston on Facebook and Instagram for updates. For participating stores, look for the Christmas balls outside the stores and please check our website at 

Free music from 6-9 PM by Jimmy Maguire at the Avalon.


Holiday Marketplace December 1 – December 3 

Opening Party December 1, 4PM-9PM

The Marketplace is back! Buy all your gifts from a local artist this year at Easton’s famous holiday marketplace. Join us Friday evening for a kickoff party from 4-9! We will be participating in Moonlight Madness, and featuring Celtic Christmas carols by the Paddy O’Players, tastings by Lyon Rum//Windon Distilling Company, Craft Beer by Ten Eyck Brewing Company, and Wine by Triple Creek Winery! The Ivy will be serving food with proceeds benefiting the Chesapeake MultiCultural Resource Center.

Details: On Facebook: @Holiday Marketplace

Visit Santa December 1, 11AM-2PM, December 2, 2PM-4PM

Come visit Santa and talk to Rudolph too! Talbottown Shopping Center, Easton. Free.

First Friday Gallery Walk December 1, 4 PM-9PM 

Join Troika, Spiralis Gallery, Zebra Gallery, Studio B Gallery, and The Trippe Gallery as they showcase their winter artists collections. 

Oysters and Jay Fleming at The Trippe Gallery! December 1, 5PM-9PM

Jay Fleming will be at the Trippe gallery to sign copies of his 2 books “Working the Water” and “Island Life” – must haves for every self-respecting Eastern Shore library! There will also be select photographs of Jay’s on exhibit. PLUS—fresh oysters will be shucked right outside.

26th Anniversary Show at Troika

Celebrating 26 years as The Finest of Fine Art, Troika Gallery will stay open late with a reception featuring the fabulous Anniversary Show of Troika Artists!

Kid’s Night Out December 1 6PM-8PM

Enjoy special prices on wonderful holiday gifts you can paint yourself! 

Kiln Born Creations, Washington St. Tickets & info: 

Frosty’s Holiday Village – December 1 5PM-8PM

Please note! Due to weather concerns:
We have moved Frosty’s Holiday Village Event to an indoor location at Anchor Church, 620 Goldsborough St, Easton MD. 

For All Seasons invites you to an evening with Frosty! Stroll through our holiday village and enjoy FREE activities, including – professional photos with Frosty, holiday crafts, complimentary cocoa cider, and donuts, and a continuous showing of “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” on the big screen. This is an outdoor event so grab your coat and hat, and don’t forget to bring some holiday CHEER!

Sponsored by For All Season, Frosty’s Holiday village is fun for kids of all ages! Participants can stroll through the event while enjoying free activities, including professional photos with Frosty and friends, holiday crafts, complimentary cocoa, cider, and winter treats, and a continuous showing of “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” on the big screen. Easton Courthouse & Talbot County Free Library locations.  Free.

Holiday Storytime at Flying Cloud Booksellers, December 2, 10:30 AM

Each Saturday in December, join us at Flying Cloud Booksellers for readings of holiday classics and festive winter tales. Free. 

Holiday Market at The Ebenezer – Dec 1 & 2, Dec 8 & 9

Enjoy a curated selection of holiday essentials for gifting and entertaining. Bring the family to meet Santa Claus and leave with a keepsake photo!


Holiday Craft Fair, St. Mark’s Church, December 2, 9AM- 2 PM

The winter holiday craft fair will feature homemade items, baked goods, craft vendors, and children’s craft area. Sponsored by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Women’s Fellowship.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa Visit  – December 2, 5:30 PM

Tree Lighting 6:00 PM Thompson Park, Easton. We will be collecting for Toys for Tots, so be sure to bring a toy to donate! Free. 

Holiday Parade – December 2 

Easton’s Downtown Easton Parade starts at 6:30 PM. Over sixty entries this year will be competing for Best Non-Profit Entry, Best Marching Band, Best Commercial Entry. Santa ends the parade in grand style by waving from one of Easton’s fire trucks, ushering in the holiday season! 

Fireside Cocktails at Legal Assets, Saturday Dec. 2 5PM-9PM

Enjoy specialty cocktails on the patio during the parade. Legal Assets Craft Food & Spirits, Harrison St. 

New: Breakfast With Santa at the Tidewater Inn, December 3

Bring the kiddos and have breakfast with the jolly old elf himself! 

Details & tickets –

Special thanks to our 2023 presenting sponsors Preston Automotive Group/Bay Country Security/Safehouse LLC and Soistman Family Dentistry for helping to keep our events free of charge to the community. Additional support is provided by The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Precision Exteriors, Easton Utilities, and the Town of Easton.

About Easton EDC: The Easton Economic Development Corporation was launched in 2013 to drive economic vitality, smart redevelopment, and business creation in the historic Town of Easton, Maryland to foster a healthy quality of life for all generations. The EEDC works to catalyze Greater Easton’s continued prosperity as a diverse and healthy “smart town,” leading innovation where the land and water meet.