Saturday, December 12


                           Clarion Inn 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry, WV 


Finish your holiday shopping with unique handmade gifts! Surprise visit and photos with Santa. Bring canned or boxed food items for donations to the Jefferson County Food Pantry. Silent auction and surplus funds will benefit: American Cancer Society, The Sunshine Squad of Frederick County, VA, Hospice of Jefferson County, and Harpers Ferry Middle School Lunch Fund. 

Click here for a list of vendors.



10 a.m.              SHOPS OPEN


Stop near the Town Gazebo on Washington Street to see black smithing demonstrations. Wares will also be available for purchase.  

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.    FRESH KETTLE CORN

Need a snack? Follow the scent up street for Kettle Corn, Cheddar Popcorn, or Snickerdoodle Popcorn available from Sweet Spot Popcorn Company.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.    HORSE AND WAGON TOUR


Enjoy a ride through Lower Town, Harpers Ferry in a horse-drawn wagon. Tours provided by Country Roads Carriage. Sign-up sheet will be located on Potomac Street on the day of the event - first come, first served.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.    SANTA CLAUS | Harpers Ferry Gazebo


Say hello to Santa at the historic Harpers Ferry Gazebo (Washington Street). To keep Santa safe before his big night, little ones won't be sitting on his lap, but they will be close enough to give him their wish list.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.    PICTURES WITH SANTA | Harpers Ferry Gazebo

Bonnie Zampino, a Harper's Ferry photographer and a member of the Board of the Harpers Ferry - Bolivar Historic Town Foundation, will be at the Gazebo each day to take photos of your family with Santa.  She asks for a donation to be made to the Foundation.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  STORIES FROM THEIR STONES: a Cemetery Lantern Walk

Join historians for a walk by lantern light through two historic cemeteries: Cedar Hill and Pine Grove. Hear the stories of the saints, slaves, soldiers, and farmers who lie in these sacred spaces.


$13 per person (to benefit the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Historic Town Foundation). Masks required; bring a flashlight.


Click here for more information on how to get tickets.


5 p.m.                LUMINARIES LIT | Lower Town, Harpers Ferry

Watch Lower Town, Harpers Ferry light up at dusk when traditional luminaries are lit along our walking paths. Enjoy evening shopping in our decorated shops and wander the streets by candlelight.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.   HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR


Beginning in Colonial times, candles were placed in windows as a sign of good news, to welcome weary travelers, or when a family member was away. The Edison Light Company expanded this tradition with the invention of Christmas lights. Residents of Harpers Ferry welcome visitors with a driving tour of their beautiful historic homes dressed up for the holidays. Vote on your favorites! (Click here for a downloadable map or use a phone app found at

9 p.m.               SHOPS CLOSE


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