Christmas Cheer: Light up events and more from Southern Indiana area

Light Up Charlestown

The Christmas Season officially kicks off in Charlestown on the Friday after Thanksgiving – slated this year for November 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in Greenway Park. A brief musical program will precede the countdown and flipping of the switch. After light up, head over to the Charlestown Family Activities Park to catch Santa. The light show continues every night from 6:00 to 11:00 pm, and runs through January 2nd. More about Charlestown’s Christmas City here or via their Facebook page.

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Photo Courtesy City of Charlestown

Light Up Jeffersonville & Holiday Lights Parade

Saturday, November 24th from 4-7 p.m. Southeast Christian North Pole Party at Warder Park from 4-6 p.m. Train rides, visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause, inflatables and live entertainment. Food vendors will be available. The Holiday Lights Parade takes place at 6:00, with Light Up Jeff at 6:30. Click here for more info.

Light Up New Washington

Saturday, December 8th at 6:30 p.m. Santa Clause and light refreshments provided.

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Light Up Sellersburg

Saturday, December 1st from 5-8 p.m. in Wilkerson Park. Welcome in the holiday season with Light Up Sellersburg! DJ begins at 5 pm. Growing Minds will perform at 6 pm with the Silver Creek Choir to follow. Light up will happen at approximately 6:30 pm. Come visit with Santa, he’ll even share his cookies and milk.

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Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana Festival of Trees

Saturday, November 17th through December 15th from 12-4pm. One day only, Santa will be there for one day only on November 17th from 2-4pm. Click here for more info.


Light Up Corydon

Saturday, November 24th. Kick off the Christmas Holiday season in Historic Corydon.  Start a new holiday traditional with your family and friends with wagon rides, shopping, Kringle Jingle Kash Drawing, Cookie Walk, entertainment on the bandstand and the arrival of Santa!

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shops open

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Corydon Christmas Extravaganza at the Harrison County Fair Grounds

Noon – 8:00 p.m. Food Vendors

Noon – 6:00 p.m. Canned food drive for Harrison County Community Services drop off at the YMCA Chaplains Tent by the information booth

Noon – 4:00 p.m. Wagon rides around the Square

1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Entertainment on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand and Bicentennial Park

1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Children’s activities at various locations

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Live broadcast from WKLO and Kringle Jingle Kash drawing

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Corydon Dulcimer Society at Hayswood Theatre

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Christmas Parade

5:30 – 6:40 p.m.on the Hurley D. Conrad Memorial Bandstand reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, a visit from the Grinch and musical entertainment

6:40 p.m. Simultaneous lighting of the Downtown Square, Community Tree and Bicentennial Park

7:00 p.m. Drawing for the Downtown Corydon Shopping Spree

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pictures with Santa at the Harrison County Discovery Center.  Bring your own camera.

This page will be updated regularly throughout the Holiday season with additional info – if you have a tip for us or an event to share, please send it our way!

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