Bah Humbug! Dickens of a Christmas Cancelled for 2020

Bah Humbug! Main Street Chestertown

Cancels 2020 “Dickens of a Christmas”

CHESTERTOWN, MD, May 22, 2020—The board of Main Street Historic Chestertown has announced the cancellation of the nonprofit organization’s signature winter event, Dickens of a Christmas, for 2020 because of COVID-19 concerns.

dThe holiday event was scheduled to take place Dec. 4 and 5.

In an email to key volunteers, the nonprofit’s executive director, Kay MacIntosh, stated, “We do not see large gatherings in our future until some combination of a vaccine, testing, and reliable treatment options is widely available. … Main Street Chestertown will instead focus on brightening downtown for the winter season and supporting downtown shops and restaurants as they adjust to the new ways of doing business in this period of masks, sanitizing and social distancing. The Dickens planning committee will regroup for a best-ever event in 2021.”

Main Street Historic Chestertown is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering an inviting, diverse and prosperous downtown commercial district.