December 6, 2024

Watkins Glen
Village Christmas

Join us for Village Christmas

a free family event in downtown Watkins Glen!

The 31st Annual Village Christmas is scheduled to take place on December 6th, 2024!  Festivities start at 5 pm. Our Visions of Christmas 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 6th!

Interested in becoming a vendor for 2024? Applications are up!

Vendor Deadline is Friday, November 22, 2024.

This form is required along with insurance, a health permit (if applicable), tax certificate, and payment.
A booth will not be accepted without handing in all items required.

Interested in signing up for the 2024 Christmas Parade?

Signing up for our parade is FREE and a great way to show your commmunity spirits! Please click on the button above to read through the rules and regulationsregarding the event.

Annual Christmas Parade

Are you ready to spread holiday cheer and showcase your creativity? Enter our Village Christmas Parade and become a star of the season! It’s free to participate, and you can win cash prizes and bragging rights in our community. This is your chance to shine and share your holiday spirit with neighbors and visitors alike.

Whether you’re part of a local business, organization, school, or just a group of friends with a festive idea, we welcome all entries! Decorate a float, dress up in your favorite Christmas costume, or create a unique holiday-themed display. The Village Christmas Parade is the perfect platform to let your imagination run wild and showcase your talents to an enthusiastic audience.

Join us for a night of twinkling lights, joyful music, and festive fun. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be part of a cherished community tradition. Enter today and make this year’s Village Christmas Parade the best one yet!

2023 Winners are listed below:

–Best Fire Truck: Montour Falls Fire Department.
–Best Christmas Around the World Theme: Maguire Cars.
–Most Overall Christmas Spirit: The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler.
–Best Tractor: Cub Scouts Pack 65.
–Judge’s Choice: Three Pond Ranch.

Our 2024 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:

Fireworks Sponsor:

North Pole Partner: Cargill, Inc.

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Parade Sponsor:

Petting Zoo Sponsor:

Coloring Book Sponsor:

Crayon Sponsor: My Place: A Play and Learning Center

Candy Cane Contributor: Maguire Family of Dealerships

Candy Cane Partner: Chemung Canal Trust Company

Candy Cane Partner: Famous Brands

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In-Kind Sponsor: Hi Lites

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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.

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