Charles County Maryland is an ideal location to experience all that the Mid-Atlantic Region has to offer.  Charles County is just a short drive from Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, VA and Harrisburg, PA. Charles County enjoys all of the cultural, entertainment and economic advantage of a large urban region. At the same time, it is one of the state's most scenic areas, with hundreds of miles of shoreline, parks, history and an agricultural and maritime heritage. From suburban convenience to nature's bounty, Charles County Maryland is truly the best of both worlds.

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Stay the night at a select Charles County premier hotel and explore festive local events for traditions of the past and new traditions that have yet to be discovered. Click here to start planning your holiday. 
Festive local events include: 

December 2-3 
Victorian Christmas -  Experience a historic landmark decorated for the season. Enjoy music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause and a walking tour of the house; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $ Fee. Visit for more information or call 301-274-9358.

December 2 - 3
The Charles County Holiday Trail - Explore various historical and cultural locations in the county open during the season. Dates and times vary. Free (donations appreciated). For the most up to date information visit

December 8 - 10
Kris Kringle Christmas Market at Charles County Fairgrounds- Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this annual three day event at the fairground features light displays, holiday foods, handmade crafts from local artisans and crafters, children’s activities, Santa’s arrival, tree lighting, strolling carolers and much more. Various times. $ Fee. Visit for more information or call 301-932-1234.

December 15 - 17
Mattawoman Creek Art Center at Smallwood State Park - Continue with your holiday shopping at the Annual Holiday Salon. Open Friday - Sunday (Nov. 3-Dec. 17). You will find one-of-a-kind gifts such as paintings, prints, sculpture, jewelry, and unique handmade pieces for sale. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. For more information visit or call 301-743-5159.






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