Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Charlestown's Christmas in the City

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Now is the perfect time to go check out Charlestown, Indiana's Christmas City.  The new Lewis & Clark Bridge makes getting to Southern Indiana a lot more convenient for Oldham County residents!

 photo charlestown christmas display_zpstqtguqla.jpegLight Show
The FREE animated lights in the town square are on until January 1st 6:00-10:00PM.  This is a drive-thru or walk around display.  Parking is available around the square and around area businesses.

There are several different "shows" to enjoy.  The lights are spectacular and highly entertaining.  We saw a USA, Red Baron, Peanuts and Frosty themes in the short time that we walked around the display.  The music is loud or you can tune to a radio station if you want to stay in your car.  In the middle of the display are several large screens that play short videos and have even more light displays.  The trees are covered, the grass has holiday characters and it snows during one of the shows!  You can even see Santa's sleigh and two snowmen having a snowball fight.  Overhead are stars and more lights.  This is the largest light display in Southern Indiana!

Greenway Park
Make sure you walk across the street to Greenway Park to see more holiday lights.  You can also purchase hot chocolate, hot cider or enjoy a horse carriage ride (ended 12/23) over the two covered bridges.  If the weather is nice, enjoy the playground at the park, too!

 photo tree_zpsxjca6jbf.jpgFamily Activities Park
Down the street near Charlestown High School is the Family Activities Park located at 1000 Park Street.  Here you can enjoy ice skating, train rides, mini golf and more holiday lights!

Ice Skating and Mini-Golf are open through Friday, December 30th 12:00-9:00PM and Saturday, December 31st 12:00-8:00PM, $5 admission per skater or golfer (ages 2 and up)

Charlestown Express Train Rides open through Friday, December 30th 6:00-9:00PM $5 cost per rider (ages 2 and up).  The train goes by the holiday light display in the square.

(The Family Activities Park is open after the New Year also so be sure to check out their website for more information!)

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