Christmas in Easton
December 2-4, 2016
The first weekend in December will be a Winter Wonderland in downtown Easton, as we welcome in the Christmas season with our Christmas in Easton festivities! Browse our weekend events below, and please check back regularly as we add more information and events to the page.
Moonlight Madness | Friday, December 2
Come out to shop in downtown Easton for the chance to win raffle prizes, enjoy in-store experiences, and hear live entertainment and caroling throughout the night. Raffle tickets will be given out at participating stores starting Waterfowl Weekend (Nov. 11-13). Shop at your favorite participating stores throughout the month of November for a better chance to win!
Pictures with Santa | Friday, December 2
During Moonlight Madness, get your family's Pictures with Santa at the Tidewater Inn's Dover Room. Come by for hot cocoa, snacks, and the chance to see Santa himself from 5-8 p.m.
Olde Tyme Holiday Parade | Saturday, December 3
THE PARADE IS FULL FOR PARTICIPANTS. We look forward to seeing everyone that will attend the parade this year!
Easton's annual Old Tyme Holiday Parade will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. Enjoy the Mid-Shore's best holiday parade along the street's of Easton's historic business district. For those interested in entering a float into the parade, please click the link below.
Carriage Rides | Dates Vary
THE TIDEWATER INN will be offerring FREE carriage rides for four days only during the holiday season! Don't miss the opportunity to see downtown Easton in old-style fashion during the most wonderful time of the year!
A Very Slambovian Christmas | Saturday, December 3
“A little bit whacky, extremely musical and a whole lot of fun”, Suzy Moore Avalon.
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” with elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even some Frank Zappa tossed in for good measure. Their “Very Slambovian Christmas” show has developed into one of the premier Slambovian events of the year. Drawing on a set list comprised of traditional Christmas songs with a twist, a sprinkling of original holiday tunes, and a generous helping of non-traditional musical fare, it is guaranteed there will be something naughty and nice for everyone!
Breakfast with Santa | Sunday, December 4
Enjoy the annual Breakfast with Santa on the morning of Sunday, December 4 in the Crystal Room at the Tidewater Inn. Please contact Hunters Tavern for more information or reservations: 410-822-4034
Charlie Brown Christmas w/ Eric Byrd Trio | Sunday, December 4
Kick off the holidays on a fun musical note by bringing the family to this special showing of the beloved “Charlie Brown Christmas” followed by the Eric Byrd Trio playing Vince Guaraldi’s classic jazz soundtrack from the show.
“It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser for the whole family. This show has been a wonderful holiday joy and success through the years,” Suzy Moore, Avalon Theatre.
For almost two decades, pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, the trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style.
The Nutcracker | Dec. 16, Dec. 17, Dec. 18, Dec. 21, Dec. 22, Dec. 23
This year the Avalon is proud to present “The Nutcracker: A New Musical” as its holiday fare. This “new musical” is a 2007 release which originated in Chicago and is based upon the original classic story by ETA Hoffmann. In this fantasy tale, featuring interactive sets, music and dance and over 40 actors, Clara and The Nutcracker, along with some very special friends struggle against The Rat King and its minions to save Christmas before it is too late. And it’s getting awfully, awfully late!!!
Bring the entire family and celebrate the holidays at The Avalon!! This new rendition of the classic story is guaranteed to leave smiles on the faces of both the young and old this holiday season!!
For the last seven years, The Avalon Foundation has put on a community holiday play that features some of Talbot County’s most impressive thespian talent as well as giving the extreme novice (ages 4 to 74) their first opportunity to perform in front of large audiences around the holidays. Cumulatively the cast has grown to over 300 community residents and the number of those residents who have enjoyed the holiday show as spectators has reached over 10,000. Very high in production value, this event has become the biggest fundraiser for the Avalon Foundation!!