Saturday November 26            Sunday November 27

Noon to tree lighting

(Salem)  For the past 48 years, our community has gathered welcoming friends, new and old alike, to our nationally recognized Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains.  Fort New Salem, is pleased to announce that our 49th edition will occur LIVE!  We also will have food service each day this year featuring pulled pork sandwich with corn and baked beans.


Block House Spinning & History of Block House 11-26 (Saturday)


11-27 (Sunday)


1829 Tree Display X X
Meeting House History of Der Belsnickle & More X X
Print Shop Printing Demonstration X X
Side Patio Food Vendor X X
McIntyre’s House Refreshments X X
Gingerbread Man Decorating X X
Live Music—Fiddle X X
2nd Floor  Bedroom Viewing X X
Delialia’s Craft Demonstration X X
Apothecary Herbologist X X
Tin Smith Shop Tinsmith X X
Old Kitchen Hearth Cooking X X
Live Music—Dulcimer X X
Jonathan Bee Cabin Candle Making X X
Blacksmith Shop Blacksmith Demonstration X X
Farm House* Puppet Show & Dulcimer Music X X
Storytelling X  X
Pavilion 1 Chestnut Roasting X X
Pavilion 2 Corn Shelling & Cracking X X
Waldo Run Cabin Pottery & Spoon Carving X X
Weavers Room Gift Shop X X
Old Admin Toy Demonstration X X
Live Music X





* Farmhouse

12:30, 1:30,2:30, 3:30                  Myths Story Telling

1,2,3,4                                             Puppet Show

Der Belsnickle & Mummers  DAILY

5 PM Caroling  DAILY

11-26  Salem Seventh Day Baptist Choir

11-27  Clarksburg Madrigals

5:30  Grand Processional & Tree Lighting



Our interpretive volunteers, will gather to participate in our traditional GRAND PROCESSIONAL & TREE LIGHTING.  We will have our traditional candle decorated tree and our walkways adorned with luminaries.  Live caroling each night at 5 PM featuring the Salem Seventh Day Baptist Choir on Saturday and the Clarksburg Madrigals on Sunday

Our Grand Processional & Tree Lighting will be LIVE STREAMED on Facebook.  It starts at 5:30 PM

wooden ornament:        $ 12

acrylic ornament:           $8

face mask:                       $8

Fenton glass ornament $70

These prices include shipping and handling by delivery via the US mail.  Pick up can be arranged with a $3  discount on each item.  Supplies are limited.

Email us if interested in purchasing any of these items.  All purchases of the gift shop items support Fort New Salem.


Sponsored in part by Fort New Salem Foundation, Harrison County Commission and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.