Carlisle's Wonderland Weekend

November 30 to December 3, 2023

Christmas in Cumberland Valley

Visit downtown Carlisle for a weekend filled with holiday cheer and seasonal shopping. The weekend begins on Thursday with the Making Spirits Bright holiday parade. Then join the Downtown Carlisle Association in the square (Hanover & High Streets) on Saturday, December 2, for the annual tree lighting ceremony and free family-friendly activities, including:

  • Hot Chocolate, courtesy of Members 1st FCU
  • Craft Project with the Carlisle Tool Library
  • Games & Activities with Bosler Library
  • Photos with Santa, courtesy of Revelation Photography
  • Magical Performances
  • Caricature Drawings
  • Face Painting & Balloon Twisting
  • Caroling and Character Appearances

Also, on Saturday, head to the Carlisle Expo Center to experience the Market of Curiosities, where you'll find a three-ring-circus of exceptional holiday gifts to stir your imagination, relish the flavorful tastes of fine micro-brews and delicious foods, and be beyond entertained by the fabulous Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. 

Check out the other holiday events taking place in and around Carlisle listed below so you can plan a fun-filled weekend.

Other Weekend Events

Check out these holiday happenings in and around Carlisle from November 30 to December 4. There are plenty of events and activities for the whole family. View our online calendar for a complete list of events.

Downtown Dining Options

Take a break from Santa sightings and shopping at one of downtown Carlisle's many delightful restaurants. Warm up and refuel with delicious food and drink options.

Lodging Options

With so many things to see and do, you might want to spend the night. You'll find comfortable hotels and unique B&Bs to make your stay memorable.