Christmas at the Courthouse

Friday, November 16, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018
Experience the splendor of the holiday season with the 26th Annual Christmas at the Courthouse! This 3-day event is full of holiday spirit and merry memories. 

Whether you're looking for a special date night or fun the whole family can enjoy, Christmas at the Courthouse has memorable experiences for all!

All proceeds raised from this event benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund and help preserve this historic landmark. Built in 1870, the Washington County Historic Courthouse is the longest standing courthouse in Minnesota.
  
Friday, November 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Gala Preview Fundraiser
  - $25.00 in advance/$30 at the door
  
   Indulge the senses at the Friday evening Gala Preview event. Guests are invited to sample local beer and wine, delicious hors d'oeuvres from local vendors and enjoy live music while getting a sneak peek into the holiday bazaar featuring unique goods from local craftsmen and vendors. 

   
Saturday, November 17 - Sunday, November 18, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Bazaar
  - FREE to attend!
 
Wander into a winter wonderland on Saturday and Sunday. Take in the sights of the season with the Historic Courthouse decorated for the holidays inside and out, enjoy live music, shop for the perfect gift at the holiday bazaar, purchase locally made treats at the Holiday Bake Shop or bring your camera to take FREE photos with Santa Claus in his workshop from 12:00-3:00p.m.
              
Vendor Applications Available Online April 21, 2018

Interested in becoming a vendor at the 2018 Christmas at the Courthouse event? We especially seek out local vendors with a variety of handcrafted goods. Applications will be made available online on April 21, 2018. 

This is a juried event and we accept 28-33 vendors each year. To be eligible, please submit the vendor application, check payment, and photos of your product and booth setup for review by the deadline of August 23, 2018. 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. 

A special thanks to all of our 2017 Gala Fundraiser Food & Beverage Sponsors:

Lift Bridge Brewery
Northern Vineyards
Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano
Brine's Market
Chowgirls Killer Catering
Gladys' Dazzling Desserts
Kowalski's Markets
Lake Elmo Inn & Event Center
Scheel's Catering
The Wedge & Wheel

​as well as a special thank you to Krueger's Christmas Tree Farm for providing the beautiful outdoor décor at the Historic Courthouse, our fabulous musicians who performed throughout the event, and our wonderful volunteers.

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