Welcome to LoveCarlisle.com, your all-inclusive portal to the unique blend of historic charm and modern vibrancy that makes Downtown Carlisle the town to love. The Downtown Carlisle Association has been fostering  civic, cultural, and economic vitality for the entire community, making us one of the longest-running Main Street programs in the Commonwealth. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a lifelong local, we invite you to explore our modern art district, antique showrooms, diverse culinary offerings, and distinctive shopping outlets. Carlisle is more than just a small town; it's a community woven together by friendly and passionate residents who live, work, and play in this special corner of Pennsylvania. 



December 31st

Hotchee New Year

@ Carlisle Theatre

Help us celebrate all that 2023 had to offer, while we look forward to so much more in 2024! We...more

Downtown Carlisle Association
Established 1981

Our Mission: The Downtown Carlisle Association focuses on revitalization, beautification, and historic preservation. Our primary mission is to increase tourism and economic development in the C1 District, the downtown area of the Carlisle Borough. With oversight from a volunteer board of directors, organization liaisons, dedicated volunteers, and borough leadership, the DCA provides a variety of programs, and hosts signature events that are dedicated to enhancing the vitality of the entire community. As one of most established accredited Main Street programs in the Commonwealth, we work to ensure that Carlisle remains a wonderful place to live, work, stay, play & invest.


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News - Shopping - Community

Small Business Saturday

Shop downtown and support small businesses this Saturday, November 25 and throughout the entire holiday season! Downtown Carlisle has so many unique specialty shops and businesses in and while you’re out and about make sure to grab a bite to eat and drink at the many eateries in downtown.  The Downtown Carlisle Association will be under the Carlisle Theatre marquee beginning at 11am handing out SHOP SMALL tote bags to the first 25 people who stop by and see us! In each tote bag will be $5 in Love...read more

Rent Inflatables for the Making Spirits Bright Holiday Parade!

WOW, LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THESE BEAUTS!!! Inflatables are now available to rent through the Downtown Carlisle Association (DCA) for the upcoming 2023 Carlisle Making Spirits Bright Holiday Parade, happening on Thursday, November 30th at 7pm. With the exception of the Snoopy characters set, which is 6.5ft tall, each stand-alone inflatable is approximately 12-14ft tall! (Peep Phil in the background for comparison) And the inflatable tree costume is approximately 8ft tall. Each stand alone is just $150 to rent, and...read more

Holiday Open House

Kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Carlisle with our Holiday Open House through out all of downtown this weekend!  It's always a great time to SHOP LOCAL and support the small businesses in your community. Come see all that our unique boutiques and artisan shops have to offer; You'll be sure to find great gifts for everyone on your list. There will be a SCAVENGER HUNT beginning on Friday, that ends on Small Business Saturday. Several locations will also be participating in a COOKIE...read more