Check Out Historic New Castle's Holiday Activities This Year!

Wednesday, December 1, and Thursday, December 2

    Arasapha Wreath Making Workshop.  Help make wreaths for the Historic District and/or make one for your own home for $25.  At the Arsenal on Market Street.  Thursday from 12-4, Friday, 9am-Noon.  (Clean-up is Friday, 12/3 when you can pick up some left over greens for $5 per bag.

December 3

    The New Castle Library restarts its annual  Gingerbread House Competition at 7PM.  Details on page 7.


December 4th

    It’s the annual Breakfast with Santa event at the Good Will Fire House at South and W. 4th Street.  From 8am until 11:30am, the Lions prepare will and serve the best breakfast you will have this holiday season.  Adults $6, kids $3.  See details on page 3.


December 11th     It’s the big day:  Spirit of Christmas/Dickens Christmas.  


    The  New Castle Historical Society and The New Castle Presbyterian Church once more get together to present the biggest event of the holiday season.


What’s Open?

New Castle Court House Museum, 211 Delaware Street

Amstel House Museum, 4th and Delaware Street, 10 AM to 4 PM

Dutch House Museum, 32 East 3rd Street, 10 AM to 4 PM

The Old Library Museum, 40 East 3rd Street, 10 AM to 4 PM

The Read House Museum, 42 The Strand

New Castle Presbyterian Church, 25 East 2nd Street (between music performances)

Immanuel Episcopal Church, The Green    

Ongoing Special Events for the Day

Winter Festival and Vendors’ Market, New Castle Library, lower level, 5th and Delaware Sts

Open House and Gathering with Santa, 11-2, Goodwill Fire House

Soup and baked goods sale, 10-2, Presbyterian CE Building, 25 East 2nd St

Crafts and collectibles, 10-2, Presbyterian CE Building, 25 East 2nd St

Strolling Dickens characters in Victorian Dress

Santa Claus will be seen around town

Vote for the best decorated House


Timed Events:


10AM Willow Tree and Friends New Castle Presbyterian Church 25 E. 2nd St

Celtic music by: Carolyn Hendrix, cello; Kathy Lloyd, viola; Phil Fuhrman, violin; Susan Ryan, flute; and Melissa Heieie, harp

1PM Celebration Ringers, New Castle Presbyterian Church 25 E. 2nd St

Bell choir: Minerva Lermond, Director

3PM New Ark Chorale, New Castle Presbyterian Church 25 E. 2nd St.

Dr. Michael Larkin, Music Director

Lighting of the Christmas Tree, 5PM, Market Street Bandstand

Saturday, December 18th, 11-2

    Christmas for the Kids, Good Will Fire House.

    NCPD and Good Will Fire Company put on a fun-filled party with goodies, crafts, presents and dancing for our local children at Christmas.


Operation Santa

    The New Castle Fire Company brings out the antique fire engine the Ahrens Fox, to carry Santa and his fire fighter elves bringing presents to needy families in town. Tuesday, 12/7 and 12/14.  Thursday, 12/9.  Sunday 12/19 and on Friday, 12/24, Christmas Eve.  Starting at Noon.