Christmas in Charlestown

City of Charlestown Christmas Logo

The return of the Charlestown Express and the debut of the Winter Holiday Market highlight a jam-packed Christmas season which is fast approaching.

To kick off the holidays, Light Up Charlestown takes place Friday, Nov. 26 at Greenway Park, starting at 6:30 p.m. Gather for sounds of holiday music and the flipping of the light switch at 7 p.m. From that moment forward, the City of Charlestown will glow with lights at Greenway Park, the City Square and the Family Activities Park.Light up Charlestown

GREENWAY PARK: The City’s central park will glow with Hallmark-card worthy lights, including from the 55-foot tree. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through the paved park. Horse-drawn carriage rides return this year, taking place Dec. 17 and 18 from 6 to 10 p.m., giving riders an intimate tour of Greenway Park and the City Square. No reservation is needed and costs $10 per rider ages 2 and up. Tickets (cash only) are sold at the Greenway Park concession stand.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES PARK: Debuting this season is a Winter Holiday Market featuring vendors selling holiday décor, gift items, hand-made crafts and more. The Family Activities Park will be open Thursday through Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. In addition to the Market, returning for 2021 is rides on The Charlestown Express and an opportunity to play mini-golf in a festive environment. Train rides and mini-golf are $5 per person, ages 2 and up. Tickets are sold on site at the admission window. Santa visits are free, as are kids’ activities hosted by the Charlestown Parks Dept. The concession stand will be open, selling snacks including seasonal favorites: hot chocolate and hot apple cider.

CITY SQUARE: The animated lights show at the Charlestown City Square takes place nightly until Jan. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. Some nights will feature appearances by favorite Christmas characters.


Mistletoe Sponsor ($2,000)
Apex Sales & Repair

Gingerbread Sponsor ($1,000)


New Washington State Bank

Candy Cane Sponsor ($500)

Dale Robinson – State Farm Insurance


Duke Energy

Winter Holiday Market - Facade Donation

McRae Enterprises

Winter Holiday Market - Windscreen Donation

Lotus Sign & Design