Friday, December 6

6:00 pm

Shenandoah Street

OPENING RECEPTION

Join us in the heated tent on Shenandoah Street for hot cider and cookies, generously provided by the Harpers Ferry Womens Club. Mingle with fellow attendees and find a seat for the Opening Ceremony.

6:30 pm

Shenandoah Street

OPENING CEREMONY, CAROLING, YULE LOG AND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

To kick off our 49th Annual Olde Tyme Christmas celebration, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Harpers Ferry Merchants Association, and representatives from the towns of Bolivar and Harpers Ferry will host an opening ceremony in the heated tent on Shenandoah Street.

 

An introduction to Olde Tyme Christmas and a presentation on Christmas in 1864 during the American Civil War will be followed by the lighting of a ceremonial Yule Log, caroling up High Street to St. Peter's Catholic Church, and a Christmas Tree lighting on the Church plaza.

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For lyrics to the carols that will be sung, click here.

8:15 pm

St. Peter's Church

110 Church Street

LIVING NATIVITY PLAY

The St. James Parish Youth Group will perform a production of the First Christmas and the birth of Jesus inside historic St. Peter's Catholic Church directly after the Christmas Tree lighting on the Church Plaza.

9:30 pm

Shenandoah Street

LAST SHUTTLE BUS DEPARTS

The shops in Harpers Ferry and Bolivar will be open late during the Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration; until 9pm or later on Saturdays, and 6pm or later on Sundays. The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has graciously agreed to run their shuttle buses to the main visitor parking lot on Shoreline Drive until 9:30pm and 6:30pm, respectively. FinD shuttle and parking information here.

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