Kris Kringle Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds

Kris Kringle Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds

Friday, December 13, 2019

Weekend Date/Time: Friday, December 13, 4 - 8 p.m; Saturday, December 14, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:  Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata, MD

Cost: $1, OR one non-perishable food item to benefit the Southern Maryland Food Bank

Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this fifth annual event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more. Activities will include Santa’s arrival, 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 collected from local yards and fields. This year, we will again be having winter fireworks! The official tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus will be held  on Friday, December 13th at 5:00 pm.


Note: If you would like to be an exhibitor at the this year’s Kris Kringle Christmas Market, contact Larry Lathrop, Vendor Coordinator, at 301-643-9158 or email him at

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