Various Times and Locations

PLEASE WORSHIP AT ONE OF OUR LOCAL HISTORIC CHURCHES

Harpers Ferry and Bolivar offer many choices for worship service locations and times. Click on this link to find a church that suits you.

7am to 12pm

Fire Station 1

1050 Washington St.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Friendship Fire Company in Harpers Ferry invites you to enjoy breakfast with Santa at Station 1. Children 5 and under are free, ages 6-11 are $4, and 12 and up are $7. The event is ALL YOU CAN EAT and proceeds benefit the Friendship Volunteer Fire Company.

10am to 9pm

True Treats Candy 

144 High Street

TRUE TREATS CANDY SHOP'S CHRISTMAS FILMS, TREATS, AND CRAFTS

True Treats Historic Candy will be showing Old Time Christmas films and classic commercials in their small theatre located in the rear of the shop. There will be treats available for purchase, as well as a craft station where visitors can create Christmas decorations using real candy.

Cancelled Event - Will return Sunday 12/15

CANCELLED!!! HORSE AND WAGON TOUR

Due to inclement weather and unforeseen circumstances, the Horse and Wagon tour scheduled for Saturday, December 14 is cancelled. The event will return on Sunday, December 15. 

11am to 3pm

Tenfold Fair Trade

180 High Street

CHRISTMAS CARD CRAFT

Located on the staircase between High Street and Potomac Street, the Tenfold Fair Trade Collection shop will host a card-making craft. Use stamps, paper, and ink to create your own personalized Christmas cards for friends and family.

11am to 4pm

Towns Inn

179 High Street

CHILDREN'S CRAFT & ACTIVITY CENTER AT TOWNS INN

Parents, warm up in the Towns Inn Parlor at the Mountain House on High Street. Your little ones will enjoy Christmas music, crafts for free and (some) crafts for a fee, board games, books, and kid-friendly snacks and drinks for $1 each. The Children's Craft & Activity Center will be open daily from December 1 through January 6, so stop in any time you're in Harpers Ferry during those dates. Click here to find a list of the treats that will be offered.

1:00 pm

St. Peter's Church

110 Church Street

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CAMERATA CHAMBER CHOIR

Washington High School Camerata Chamber Choir, under the direction of Choral Director, Ken Cooper, is welcomed back to Olde Tyme Christmas for its seventh year! The program will feature sacred and secular, accompanied and unaccompanied choral music and solos the choir has been working on since their Fall Concert. Although the focus is on a cappella music, the choir is exposed to many styles of music from all eras in an effort to produce well rounded and versatile musicians.

1pm to 4pm

Lower Town

Harpers Ferry

FATHER AND MOTHER CHRISTMAS STROLLING THROUGH TOWN

Father and Mother Christmas, decked out in their nature-inspired costumes, will be strolling through Lower Town, Harpers Ferry (Shenandoah, Potomac, and High Streets) and visiting with guests. Feel free to ask questions, learn a bit of history regarding the nature of The Spirit of Christmas, and snap some photos! 

2:00 pm

St. Peter's Church

110 Church Street

A ONE-MAN PERFORMANCE OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Sit back and enjoy A Christmas Carol like you’ve never seen it before. Devan Whitacre returns to Harpers Ferry to spread a little Christmas cheer with a one-man rendition of Charles Dicken’s classic tale.

Cancelled

Town of Bolivar

W Washington St.

CANCELLED!!! BOLIVAR CHRISTMAS PARADE

Due to inclement weather, the Bolivar Christmas Parade hosted by the Friendship Fire Company has been cancelled. We apologize for this news. The Fire Company will still host Breakfast with Santa, rain or shine!

4:00 pm

 Train Station

Potomac Street

THE GREAT ZUCCHINI: CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINER

The Great Zucchini, the DC metro-area's funniest and most magical preschool & kindergarten entertainer, performs a colorful magic show where every child is a star and guaranteed to laugh! For over 25 years, The Great Zucchini has been entertaining young children. He performs his hands-on, interactive magic shows for more than 700 groups a year. His experience, coupled with his gentle nature and wacky facial expressions, makes kids immediately feel comfortable and ready to laugh. TGZ joins us at Olde Tyme Christmas for the first time this year. Let's make him feel welcome!

4:00 pm

High Street

Outdoor Event - Weather Permitting

TUBA CHRISTMAS

This year will mark 35 years of Tuba Christmas in Harpers Ferry, conducted and coordinated by Rick Reaves. Tuba Christmas started 46 years ago in New York City as a tribute to the tuba-great, William Bell. It has grown to be a major event, taking place in over 250 locations nationwide celebrating the holiday season. Tuba and euphonium players of all ages come together from all around the country to take part. Witness an Olde Tyme Christmas favorite!

4:30 pm

St. Peter's Church

110 Church Street

CAMP HILL-WESLEY UMC ANGEL BAND

Started in 2008, Angel Band is formed by Camp Hill-Wesley UMC congregation members who were interested in learning to play the mountain dulcimer. The group's name is derived from an old hymn, "Oh Come, Angel Band", written by Jefferson Hascall in 1860. It is a popular Christian hymn performed by many folk and bluegrass artists. The music performed is predominantly spritual in nature and includes many known hymnal favorites and contemporary spirituals. The band features dulcimers, the psaltry, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass, along with beautiful vocals. The Angel Band also plays the last Sunday of every month at the Camp Hill-Wesley UMC service at 11 am.

5:00 pm

Lower Town

Harpers Ferry

LUMINARIES LIT

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.

6:00 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. Live music and costumes help set the scene.

8:00 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. Live music and costumes help set the scene.

7pm to 9pm

White Horse Tavern at the Clarion Inn

IAN LIVINGSTON JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCE

The White Horse Tavern at the Clarion Inn (located just outside town on Highway 340, west of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar) will be serving smooth drinks and smooth jazz, care of the Ian Livingston Jazz Band. Warm yourself up with a hot winter beverage and a late dinner.

7pm to 10pm

The Barn of Harpers Ferry

1062 W Washington Street

A CHRISTMAS VACATION CELEBRATION

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation will be playing on the big screen while guest celeb bartender Phil Greene will be mixing up some fun Griswold-themed cocktails.  

9:30 pm

HFNHP Bus Stop

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.

Saturday, December 14

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