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.

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  1. Christmas at the Courthouse
  2. Holiday Photo Sessions
  3. Victorian Tea
  4. Community Ice Cream Social

Christmas scene at the Historic Courthouse

Friday, November 20 - Sunday, November 22, 2020

Experience the splendor of the holiday season with the 28th Annual Christmas at the Historic Courthouse!

This 3-day event is full of holiday spirit and merry memories. All proceeds raised from this event benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund and help preserve this historic landmark.

Washington County Parks is committed to following all CDC and state guidelines. Hand sanitizing stations have been installed at the entrances, face masks are required and social distancing will be encouraged. In 2020, the former Sheriff's Residence will be open to vendors and visitors, offering increased social distancing and the chance to see a space not typically open to the public. Please see the 2020 Christmas at the Courthouse Proposed Event Plan for further details.

Holiday Bazaar

Friday, November 20, 3 p.m. -8 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Sunday, November 22, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Reservations are required.

 In 2020, the event will look a little different with the safety of our visitors and vendors being the #1 priority. Please review the event plan for more details on the precautions that will be taken to create a safe and fun environment for everyone. 

Wander into a winter wonderland! Take in the sights of the season with the Historic Courthouse decorated for the holidays inside and out, shop for the perfect gift at the holiday bazaar and bring your camera to take FREE photos in the holiday display! Advance reservations are required. Reserve a one-hour shopping session online. Need more time? Friday and Sunday offer longer reservations.

2020 Vendor Applications 

*Deadline extended to October 1, 2020

Visitors have begun the holiday shopping season at the Historic Courthouse for the past 28 years! Join the tradition and experience a holiday event like no other. There will be a few changes to the event this year due to COVID-19. Be sure to review the event plan for more details on the precautions that will be taken to create a safe and fun environment for everyone. 

This is a juried event and up to 27 vendors will be accepted in 2020. To be eligible, please submit the vendor application and photos of your product and booth setup for review by the deadline listed in the application. A sample of your product is not required, however it is encouraged in order to assist our jury in making their final decisions. Vendors will be notified by e-mail of their status in the event after the application deadline. Interested in becoming a vendor at the 2020 Christmas at the Historic Courthouse event? We especially seek out local vendors with a variety of handcrafted and/or local goods. Applications will be available starting in May 2020. 

2020 Christmas at the Courthouse Vendor Applications
Now accepting vendor applications for Christmas at the Courthouse 2020!

Christmas at the Courthouse 2020 Proposed Event Plan
Review the proposed event plan for further details on safety precautions for 2020, restrictions, and more.

2019 Christmas at the Courthouse Vendors


2020 Christmas at the Courthouse Sponsors: TBD

A special thank you to our décor sponsors for providing the beautiful outdoor décor at the Historic Courthouse, our fabulous musicians who perform throughout the event, and our wonderful volunteers.

Without you this event would not be possible. Thank you for supporting this historic landmark!