This year's Dickensian Christmas Festival will be held on Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December 2019 from 10am to 5.30pm. 

You can uncover a feast of Victorian delights, costumed characters, parades and join in with our open air carol concerts. 

You'll see familiar characters from Dickens' much loved stories with highlights including:

  • the Seven Poor Travellers procession
  • the grande parade
  • a candlelit procession
  • an open air carol concert
  • street performers

Find out about coach bookings for Dickensian Christmas weekend.

Visit Rochester Christmas Market for unique gift ideas and shop for festive goodies along Rochester's historic high street.

Download the Dickensian Christmas programme

Mistletoe Ball

This event will be held on Friday 6 December from 7.30pm to 11pm at the Corn Exchange in Rochester. Doors open at 7pm.

Come dressed in your finest Dickensian attire and join in our amazing Victorian dinner and dance. 

Tickets cost £26.

Tickets for the Mistletoe Ball are now sold out.

People at the Mistletoe Ball

Park and ride

The park and ride service will be available on Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December from the Universities at Medway campus car park. The postcode is ME4 4TB.

It will run between 9am and 6pm, with the last bus leaving Rochester at 6pm.

It costs £1 per adult return journey. Under 16s are free.