Saturday November 25                   Sunday November 26

Saturday December 2                      Saturday December 3

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 present our 49th edition.

This is our tentative 2023 schedule. Please check back closer to the event date for updates.

Nov Nov Dec Dec
25 26 2 3
1 Block House Interpreter History of the Orange & Block House X X X X
1829 Tree Display X X X X
2 Meeting House Interpreter – History of Der Belsnickle & Feather Tree X X X X
3 Print Shop Printing Demonstration X X X X
5  McIntyre’s House Refreshments (Wassail & Hot Chocolate) X X X X
Gingerbread Man Decorating X X X X
Live Music—Fiddle X X X X
2nd Floor  Bedroom Viewing X X X X
6 Delilah’s Cabin Spinning Demonstration X
7 Apothecary Herbologist X X X X
8 Tin Smith Shop Tinsmith X X X
9 Old Kitchen Open Hearth Cooking X
Spinning Demonstration X X X
Live Music – Dulcimer X X
10 Jonathan Bee Cabin Candle Dipping X X X X
11 Blacksmith Shop Blacksmith Demonstration X X X X
Wood Working Demonstration X X X X
12 Farm House Puppet Show                                    1 , 2 , 3, 4 PM X X X X
Myths Story Telling  12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 PM X X X X
14 Pavilion 1 Chestnut Roasting X X X X
15 Pavilion 2 Corn Shelling & Cracking X X X X
16 Waldo Run Cabin Pottery X X X X
17 Weavers Room Gift Shop  (Coffee, Cold Beverages, Maple Cotton Candy) X X X X
Weavers Garden Photo Opportunity – Small  Tree X X X X
18 Old Admin Toy Demonstration X X X X
Maple Cotton Candy X X X X
Live Music – Guitar X X X X
General Appearances Der Belsnickle & Mummers X X X X
Caroling  (5 PM) Salem Seventh Day Baptist Choir X
Salem Baotist Choir X
Clarksburg Madrigals X
Doddridge County Bulldog Choir X
Closing Activities Grand Processional & Tree Lighting 5:30 PM X X X X

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 November 25.  It starts at 5:30 PM

Sponsored in part by


            Martin Ventures, LLC              Schillace Law