Historic Courthouse Events

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. Victorian Tea
  3. Community Ice Cream Social
  4. Nooks & Crannies

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Friday, November 16 - Sunday, November 18

Experience the splendor of the holiday season with the 26th 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.

 Whether you're looking for a special date night or fun the whole family can enjoy, Christmas at the Historic Courthouse has memorable experiences for all!
Friday, November 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m. - Online Reservations
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.

2018 Christmas at the Courthouse Vendors

Sponsors & Entertainment

Entertainment Schedule:


2018 Gala Fundraiser Food & Beverage Sponsors:

St. Croix Vineyards
Lift Bridge Brewery

Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano

Brine's Market & Deli
Chowgirls Killer Catering
Grand Catering of Stillwater
Kowalski's Markets
Scheel's Catering

and more!

A special thank you to our décor sponsors 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!

2019 Vendor Applications - Applications Open April 2019

 Interested in becoming a vendor at the 2019 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 April 2019. 

2019 Vendor Application - Christmas at the Courthouse

 Almost 2,000 visitors begin the season at the Historic Courthouse! This is a juried event and we accept approximately 30 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 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.