Kris Kringle Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds

Kris Kringle Market at the Charles County Fairgrounds

Friday, December 7, 2018

Weekend Date/Time: Friday, December 7, 4 - 8 p.m; Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 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

The Charles County Fair welcomes visitors to the continuation of a new tradition: the area's first Kris Kringle Christmas Market. Modeled after the famous Christmas markets in Germany, this three-day event at the fairgrounds offers festive lights and music, fresh greens, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, activities for children, shopping, and much more. The Charles County Garden Club will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collected from their own yards and fields. For more info and pre-ordering forms, visit The historic McConchie One Room School will be open and decorated in 1920 style. The official tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus will take place Friday, December 7 at 5 p.m. 


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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