Christmas in Charlestown

City of Charlestown Christmas Logo

To kick off the holidays, Light Up Charlestown takes place Friday, Nov. 24, 2023 at Greenway Park, starting at 5 p.m. Gather for sounds of holiday music, food trucks and the flipping of the light switch at 6 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.

Food trucks at Light Up Charlestown will be Cafe Lomez and the Spud Bank along with Greenway Park concessions.

Christmas Event Banner 2023 Opens in new window


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.

The Greenway Park concession stand will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 24-Dec. 16 from 6-10 p.m.

LIVE REINDEER at Greenway Park on Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 6-10 p.m.


The Winter Holiday Market returns featuring vendors selling holiday décor, gift items, hand-made crafts and more. The Family Activities Park will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m. from Nov. 24 through Dec. 16. (Market will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays) 

Rides on The Charlestown Express return along with 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. In addition to Thursdays through Saturdays, train rides will be offered on Dec. 18-20 from 6-10 p.m.


SANTA – Nov. 24, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 18-20

THE GRINCH – Nov. 25, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16 

Kids’ activities are hosted by the Charlestown Parks Dept. in the party rooms. The concession stand will be open, selling snacks, including your seasonal favorite hot chocolate!

Be sure to browse the community designed Adopt-A-Lot area located near the train station and vote for your favorite online!


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!

Tune in to 87.9 FM to hear the music synced to the light show!


North Pole Sponsor

Jacobi, Toombs and Lanz

Holiday Hero Sponsor

Denton Floyd Real Estate Group

Mistletoe Sponsors

First Savings Bank

The Wheatley Group

Gingerbread Sponsor

Bobcat Enterprises 

Candy Cane Sponsors

American StructurePoint

Dan Cristiani Excavating

New Washington State Bank

Republic Bank

Winter Holiday Market - Facade Donation

McRae Enterprises

Interested in sponsoring? Email us for more information!