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2023 Christmas in New Harmony Festival

Dec 03, 2023 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm CST

Mark your calendars for an old fashioned holiday celebration for the entire family!

Christmas in New Harmony Festival – December 1-3, 2023. This is a family-friendly way to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit. Carolers, horse & carriage rides, a gnome scavenger hunt, Candyland for the kids, special food offerings, entertainment.

FRIDAY: The festivities begin Friday night with the New Harmony Inn’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. With candles, music, refreshments, this beautiful event begins at 5:30 in the courtyard of the New Harmony Inn. The community Christmas tree will be illuminated in Redbud Park. Later Friday evening, The Bergamot will perform at Thrall’s Opera House.

SATURDAY: Saturday features two parades — an old-fashioned parade with floats and fire engines and marching bands (10:30am, Main St.) and a lighted night decorated Christmas golf cart parade (5:30pm). Three concerts will take place at Thrall’s Opera House on Saturday — the Community Choir, the Signature School Singers, and the Wolfgang Jazz musicians. For your holiday shopping, you’ll find vendors with a wide selection of items, from jewelry to home decor. Throughout the weekend, you will enjoy experiencing the town of New Harmony dressed up in its Christmas finery, looking like something out of a Hallmark movie. All the merchants will be ready with special holiday ambience and activities.

Candyland for kids and pictures with Santa are 11-3pm at the Working Men’s Institute.

SUNDAY: The Christmas home tour will take place on Sunday, allowing ticketholders to see a half dozen properties in town beautifully decorated. Tickets may be bought in advance on eventbrite or at Community House #2 the day of the tour. Also on Sunday, The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented.

WANT TO BE A VENDOR? Get the 2023 Christmas in New Harmony Vendor Application by clicking here.

WANT TO BE A VENDOR? Get the 2023 Christmas in New Harmony Vendor Application by clicking here.

WANT TO BE IN THE PARADE? Submit the parade application. You can access it here.

And don’t miss The Big Holiday Party – December 30, 2023. This party at the beautiful Rapp-Owen Granary features The Bros. Lewis band, wonderful food, a cash bar and more! Details to come!


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