The Washington County Historic Courthouse has a rich history of civic and community engagement. Today the Courthouse hosts a variety of community, family-friendly events, history-based programs/exhibits, fundraisers and more. Proceeds from our events support the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.
Experience the splendor of the holiday season with the 29th Annual Christmas at the Historic Courthouse!
All proceeds raised from this event benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund and help preserve this historic landmark.
2022 Vendor Applications
Vendor applications for the 2022 Christmas at the Courthouse event will be available in May 2022.
Visitors have begun the holiday shopping season at the Historic Courthouse for the past 29 years! Join the tradition and experience a holiday event like no other. This is a juried event and approximately 30 vendors will be accepted in 2022. To be eligible, please submit a vendor application and photos of your product and booth setup for review by the deadline listed in the application. We especially seek out local vendors with a variety of handcrafted and/or local goods.
Sip and savor a catered multi-course tea and enjoy a program by the Minnesota Historical Society in the stately historic courtroom.
Arrive early and tour the exhibits and 1900’s county jail or view displays of the Historic Courthouse China Collection in the courtroom.
The cost is $40 per person. All proceeds benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund. Enjoy a scrumptious tea while helping to preserve this historical landmark!
Community Ice Cream Social
Held outdoors on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse, the Ice Cream Social is a perennial community favorite.
The Ice Cream Social is free to attend and open to the public. Bring a blanket and enjoy live music on the lawn. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.
Proceeds from the root beer floats, ice cream, and Historic Courthouse merchandise benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.