Amani DoveFest Weekend
Amani's DoveFest, produced with the help of Destination Carlisle, will take place the weekend of December 11-12 and will feature decorated wooden doves that will be auctioned off online to benefit Warm the Children, a Carlisle Kiwanis Club initiative. Carlisle businesses and organizations will create one-of-a-kind art pieces on wooden doves that will then be displayed in downtown Carlisle leading up to and during the event. Downtown businesses will display their doves in their holiday windows, and a guide to viewing the doves will be available online and in select downtown locations. On event weekend, Amani will adapt their DoveFest to include an outdoor farmer's and craftsmen's holiday market on the Carlisle Square, an open house and movie showing at the Carlisle Theatre, and viewing of the doves in store windows that can then be bid on during their online auction that weekend. Holiday decor and other surprises will enhance the holiday ambiance as the community comes together to raise money for Warm the Children and to celebrate small businesses in downtown Carlisle.
December 11 from 3 pm to 7 pm and December 12 from 12 pm to 5 pm
This holiday weekend kicks off with a special Christkindlmarkt, an outdoor farmers' and craftsmen's holiday market on the Carlisle Square. This market will feature some of your favorite Farmer's on The Square vendors as well as Nativity Displays from around the world, and some special guests. T
The Carlisle Theatre will be transformed into the 'North Pole' complete with a hot cocoa bar to enjoy during their open house and a free holiday movie for the public later that evening. Sponsor & Move to be named soon.
Holiday decor and other surprises will enhance the holiday ambiance as the community comes together to raise money for Warm the Children and to celebrate small businesses in downtown Carlisle.
Special thanks to our partners for making this event happen: Destination Carlisle, Carlisle Theatre, Cumberland Historical Society, and the downtown businesses!
All of these activities and events will follow CDC recommendations with Pennsylvania State guidance. Vendors will be spaced out to give everyone enough room to shop safely, sanitation stations will be available throughout downtown, and merchants will be wearing masks. Carlisle small businesses each have their own capacity restrictions. We ask you to be respectful of others and have some holiday fun!