Charlestown’s Christmas in the City

Now is the perfect time to go check out Charlestown, Indiana’s Christmas City. The new Lewis & Clark Bridge makes getting to Southern Indiana a lot more convenient for Oldham County residents! Official kick off is the Friday after Thanksgiving!

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 photo charlestown christmas display_zpstqtguqla.jpegLight Show
The FREE animated lights in the town square are on nightly through December 29th 6:00-11:00pm.  This is a drive or walk around display.  Parking is available around the square and around area businesses.

There are several different “shows” to enjoy.  The lights are spectacular and highly entertaining.  We saw a USA, Red Baron, Peanuts and Frosty themes in the short time that we walked around the display.  The music is loud or you can tune to a radio station if you want to stay in your car.  In the middle of the display are several large screens that play short videos and have even more light displays.  The trees are covered, the grass has holiday characters and it snows during one of the shows!  You can even see Santa’s sleigh and two snowmen having a snowball fight.  Overhead are stars and more lights.  This is the largest light display in Southern Indiana!

Greenway Park
Make sure you walk across the street to Greenway Park to see more holiday lights.  Carriage rides are available Fridays and Saturdays in December 6-10pm for $5 per person. You can also purchase hot chocolate, hot cider and other refreshments from the snack bar on Fridays and Saturdays (bring cash). The covered bridges are so beautiful.  If the weather is nice, enjoy the playground at the park, too! Greenway Park’s address is 399 Market Street Charlestown, Indiana

 photo tree_zpsxjca6jbf.jpgFamily Activities Park
Down the street near Charlestown High School is the Family Activities Park located at 1000 Park Street.  Here you can enjoy ice skating, train rides, mini golf and more holiday lights!

Activities open: Monday-Thursday 6-9pm, Friday & Saturday 6-10pm $5 admission per person (ages 2 and up), per activity. Activities available until December 23rd (closed on Christmas Eve and Day).

The train goes by the holiday light display in the square.

(The Family Activities Park is open after the New Year also so be sure to check out their website for more information!)