The 11th Annual Kris Kringle Christmas Market

December 13-15, 2024

Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this annual event offers holiday light displays and food, handmade crafts from over 180 local artists/crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more.

Activities will include Santa’s arrival, holiday fireworks, Christmas tree lighting, Strolling Carolers, music from local school choruses and bands, an array of sales by local non-profit groups such as the Boy Scouts, children’s activities run by the 4H club, a lighted holiday path and Christmas Village. The McConchie School House will also be open.

The launch of this family-friendly event several years ago was a great success! The Charles County Fair Board and Christmas Market committee want to encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats.

We will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collectedo from local yards and fields.

The official tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus will be held on Friday, December 13th at 5:00 pm.

Santa will be on site all through the Market operating hours!

For the latest info, check us out on Facebook!

Admission fee of $5.00 benefits The Southern Maryland Food Bank, Charles Co. Association of Emergency Medical Services and the Charles Co. Volunteer Firemen’s Association and the Kris Kringle Christmas Market Committee.

Hours of OperationOpensCloses
Friday, December 13, 20244:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 20249:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 202410:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

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The Kris Kringle Christmas Market wishes to thank our sponsors who help make this event possible!

  • Forage Dog Barkery
  • Chesapeake Ice
  • Karl A Smith DDS Periodontics & Dental Implants 
  • LSL Lawn Service
  • Jillian’s Fare
  • Sharp’s Contracting, LLC
  • Southern Trail Distillery
  • Southern Maryland Auto Repair
  • Sanders Insurance
  • Farrow Enterprise
  • Blue Shell Gifts & Decor
  • Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa
  • Quality Discount Oil & Gas Q-DOG
  • JellyBeans Child Development Centers
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Green Turtle of LaPlata
  • Shore United Bank of LaPlata
  • White Rabbit Bookkeeping
  • Waldorf Chevrolet Cadillac
  • Dream Big Boutique
  • Bob Johnston Baldus Real Estate
  • Touch of Southern Grace Home Decor & Gifts

If you would like to become a sponsor at the Kris Kringle Christmas Market,
contact Dena Lebo, Sponsorship Coordinator, at 443-278-4042. 

Exhibitor Information

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