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Nov. 17 until Christmas
Nov 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am – Dec 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm CST
It’s time for CHRISTMAS IN NEW HARMONY. Our beautiful small town captures the magic of the holiday season with beautifully decorated businesses, residences, and public spaces. Due to the pandemic, we are not able to host a festival the first weekend in December, but we’re finding safe, socially distanced ways to make this time of year special as we “Spread Joy — Not Germs!”
PRIZES! Businesses and residences are invited to participate in our Christmas Decorating Contest for a chance to win money prizes or bragging rights. Adults and children alike can enjoy our first-ever Gnome Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win holiday cash. (Details below.)
Our retail shops have geared up to help you shop safely and you will find options from curbside pickup to delivery to in-person, online, or telephone shopping. Our restaurants have developed and implemented thorough safety protocols, and lodging is available for your getaway at New Harmony Inn and Conference Center, A.C. Thomas House B&B, and New Harmony Cottage.
The Christmas in New Harmony Committee of the New Harmony Business Associates have decorated up the town’s public spaces. Each day, our special village will get more beautiful and festive.
Print out this updated flyer for all the details.
The Annual Tree Lighting sponsored by the New Harmony Inn and the Red Geranium will be a little different this year. Because of the need to avoid groups of more than 50 gathering, the Tree Lighting will be broadcast in real time on Facebook Live. Sit back with a cup of cocoa and tune in via the New Harmony Inn’s Facebook page at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020.
GNOME SCAVENGER HUNT – Dec. 5-19
Walk, drive, golf cart around New Harmony at whatever time of the day or night suits you best to join the hunt and search for the 10 adorable gnomes “hidden” around town beginning at 10:00 am on December 5 and ending at 2:00 pm on December 19. Download and print the entry form from the link above and record the places you found the gnomes hiding. Drop off your completed entry in the box at Old Mill Mart to have a chance to win one of two cash prizes. Full details can be found here!
TOWN DECORATING CONTEST — Enter now!
Untangle your tinsel, grab your greenery, and round up the elves to help you transform your business premises or residence into a Christmas decorating contest contender! Play a part in making New Harmony’s holiday spirit come to life — and have a chance to win a cash prize or bragging rights. The town decorating contest for both residential and commercial entry details can be found here!
Lighted Golf Cart Parade – 5:30 pm December 5th
Light up your golf cart and join us for a sashay through town, similar to our 4th of July Parade — but this one is just after dark to allow us to make the town come alive with beautifully decorated, lit up golf carts winding their way in and out of streets all through New Harmony. We will be motoring down streets between North St and South St, East St and West St (other than Church Street, which is not golf cartable.) Enjoy the socially distanced fun by watching from your home or a spot along the route. No prizes, or registration, just fun! Line up for the parade will begin Saturday, December 5th at 5:30 pm. Golf carts — line up at the Roofless Church and be ready to begin the parade by 6:00.