Join us for Village Christmas

A FREE family event in downtown Watkins Glen!

The 30th Annual Village Christmas is scheduled to take place on December 1st!  Festivities start at 5 pm. Our Visions of Christmas Around the World parade will start at 6:30 pm.  There will be vendors, great food, music, Santa & Mrs. Claus, fireworks off the pier at 7:30 pm. Join us December 1st!


Interested in joining us as a vendor? Click here for the application:2023 Village Christmas Complete Application

Vendor Deadline is November 17th!


Interested in signing up for the Christmas Parade? Click here for the application: 2023 Parade Application

Our 2023 Sponsors


The Village Christmas Committee is made up entirely of volunteers, and the event would not be possible without the help from our generous sponsors.


This year’s sponsors are:

Title Sponsor: Cayuga Health

Fireworks Sponsor: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

North Pole Partner: Maguire Family of Dealerships

North Pole Partner: Watkins Glen International

North Pole Partner: NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

North Pole Partner: Nickel’s BBQ

North Pole Partner: Cargill, Inc.

Parade Sponsor: Visions Federal Credit Union

Petting Zoo Sponsor: Community Bank, N.A.

Coloring Book Sponsor: Lakewood Vineyards

Crayon Sponsor: My Place: A Play and Learning Center

Candy Cane Partner: Chemung Canal Trust Company

Candy Cane Partner: Jerlando’s Ristorante

Candy Cane Partner: Bleachers Sports Bar & Grill

In-Kind Sponsor: Hi Lites

Lakeside Trolley





This festival is also made possible through the tourism assistance grant program of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce as the Tourism Promotion Agency of Schuyler County.