Skip to main content

New Ross Christmas Festival

New Ross

Mark your calendars and make your plans to be in New Ross for the first full weekend of December– as this community comes together to celebrate the season.

aerial shot of New Ross bandstand and Christmas tree with group standing by it with tact reading "Merry Christmas from New Ross"

For over a quarter of a century now, folks have flocked to the 3 day long New Ross Christmas Festival.

It all begins with Santa and the merry carolers at the New Ross Bandstand for the tree lighting on the Friday commencing the weekend long event.

Christmas craft market with knitted goods

Some previous events include craft fairs, sing-a-long sessions, wreath making workshops, concerts, and a Children’s Parade of Lights. 

wreath and Christmas dinner

Community breakfasts and Christmas dinners accompany these events.

Man demonstrating a craft to a group in a shed

Some local artists open their doors for studio tours and gift shopping so be sure to make time to take all the creativity.

group smiling in a horse drawn carriage with a barn in the background

And as part of the New Ross Christmas Festival - the terrific team at Ross Farm Museum invites you to step back in time and experience Christmas in the Country. You can try your hand at craft activities in the schoolhouse and farm workshops then head to Rosebank Cottage to sample traditional dishes like plum pudding, sugar cookies, and warm spiced cider. Be sure to shop their Christmas market for handcrafted gifts and enjoy a horse drawn ride around their 60 acre farm.