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 December Events
1 Friday  
  9 am Hollabaugh's 8th annual Holiday Open House. Our Holiday Open House is a great way to ring in the Christmas season! Join the Hollabaugh family for a celebration of the holidays, featuring lots of great products to sample, wonderful refreshments to share, sales and specials throughout the market, and seasonal gift items and decorations to prepare your home for the holidays. Come share in the holiday cheer at Hollabaugh’s! No registration required – free event! For more information, call 717-677-8412.
  noon 8th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart. Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread creations, holiday art mart and activities for families at HACC's Gettysburg Campus. Bring plenty of quarters to vote for your favorite or bid to take home one of the gingerbread creations. Proceeds benefit the non-profit, Adams County Arts Council.For more information, call 717-334-5006 or  visit http://adamsarts.org/.
  6 pm ‘Deck the Halls’ of Camp Eder! We will bake cookies, hang the lights, decorate for Camp Eder’s Christmas Tree Festival, and enjoy some camp traditions. This is a family event, so a parent or guardian must accompany children. You will eat delicious meals, have joyous fellowship, and make memories. We are excited to have you be a part of Camp Eder's Christmas festivities. Please if you can, bring your mixer, bowls, spatulas, sprinkles, cookie cutters, and your own festive apron...or just bring yourself! For more information call 717-642-8256.
     
2 Saturday  
  8 am Mother Seton School Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar. Fill up on a delicious pancake breakfast, then walk over to the Christmas Bazaar to shop our crafters and vendors for that unique holiday gift. Santa Claus will be there to take photos with your children ($5), so skip the mall lines and see him here! Admission to the Bazaar is free. Pancake breakfast is $7/ages 7+, $5/ages 3-6, and free for ages 2 and under. For more information, email ambies186@msn.com.
  9 am Hollabaugh's 8th annual Holiday Open House. Our Holiday Open House is a great way to ring in the Christmas season! Join the Hollabaugh family for a celebration of the holidays, featuring lots of great products to sample, wonderful refreshments to share, sales and specials throughout the market, and seasonal gift items and decorations to prepare your home for the holidays. Come share in the holiday cheer at Hollabaugh’s! No registration required – free event! For more information, call 717-677-8412.
  9 am 8th Annual Gingerbread Celebration & Holiday Mart. Enjoy a gallery of gingerbread creations, holiday art mart and activities for families at HACC's Gettysburg Campus. Bring plenty of quarters to vote for your favorite or bid to take home one of the gingerbread creations. Proceeds benefit the non-profit, Adams County Arts Council.For more information, call 717-334-5006 or  visit http://adamsarts.org/.
  9 am PCCW Christmas Bake Sale at St Mary's Catholic Church in Fairfield. The kitchen is open for lunch along with vendors with lots of Christmas goodies. The ladies will be selling their Amish quilt with the final drawing at 3. The Men's Club will be selling Christmas Trees across from the Fairfield Fire Hall beginning November 24th. Please come, support and enjoy yourselves. For more information call 717-642-8815.
  10 am Hollabaugh Bros' presents - Kids’ Holiday Event: Gingerbread House Decorating. Join us as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season! Children will be decorating pre-made graham cracker “gingerbread” houses with royal icing and colorful candies galore! We will also have a fun storytime, yummy snack and festive music! Recommended age: 3-10 years old. Younger or older children are welcome to attend, but will need to register. Cost: $10 per child. For more information call 717-677-8412.
  10 am Catoctin Furnace Historical Society's Traditional Village Christmas. Decorate a fresh wreath with bows, balls, bells, pinecones, holly, icicles and ornaments! Select unique handmade gifts for the holidays. Enjoy food, hot mulled wine, apple cider, taffy pulling, and heirloom-recipe baked goods. Children can make a punched or painted tin holiday ornament and have their photograph taken with Belsnickel. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Christmas in Catoctin Furnace included a visit from Belsnickel to the homes of German immigrants. During this visit, which took place two weeks before Christmas, Belsnickel rewarded good children with treats but carried a switch to punish naughty ones. Also experience Kris Kringling, a costumed holiday tradition of dancing, singing and eating while visiting village homes! For more information, visit www.catoctinfurnace.org
  noon Elias Lutheran Church of Emmitsburg will hold its Annual Ham, Turkey and Roast Beef Supper with Yard Sale & Bazaar. The Supper includes: Filling, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, green beans, applesauce and cake with apple fritters. Crafts, Home baked products, and a Huge Yard Sale! Eat In, Adults $12, Children 6-12: $4 Carry Outs $14. For more information, call 301-447-6239.
  4 pm ‘Deck the Halls’ of Camp Eder! We will bake cookies, hang the lights, decorate for Camp Eder’s Christmas Tree Festival, and enjoy some camp traditions. This is a family event, so a parent or guardian must accompany children. You will eat delicious meals, have joyous fellowship, and make memories. We are excited to have you be a part of Camp Eder's Christmas festivities. Please if you can, bring your mixer, bowls, spatulas, sprinkles, cookie cutters, and your own festive apron...or just bring yourself! For more information call 717-642-8256.
  7 pm Mount St. Mary's Chorale concert. Visit the Basilica at the National Shrine for music from the Mount, a concert featuring the melodic voices of the Mount St. Mary's University Chorale.
  7 pm Annual Olde Getty Place Christmas Parade. Be part of it all as we delight in the annual parade, light the great tree in the Lincoln Square, and sing Christmas carols together to bring in the holiday season. Enjoy a variety of bands, floats, costumed characters, distinguished guests, dancers, youth groups and, of course, Santa Claus! We are honored to have the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps lead this year's parade! They are the official escort and ceremonial unit to the President of the United States. After the parade, Santa's Shanty will be open on the Square for the children. For more information call 717-334-1518 x229.
     
3 Sunday  
  noon Hollabaugh's 8th annual Holiday Open House. Our Holiday Open House is a great way to ring in the Christmas season! Join the Hollabaugh family for a celebration of the holidays, featuring lots of great products to sample, wonderful refreshments to share, sales and specials throughout the market, and seasonal gift items and decorations to prepare your home for the holidays. Come share in the holiday cheer at Hollabaugh’s! No registration required – free event! For more information, call 717-677-8412.
  1 pm Silent Night Paint-Along Event at Hollabaugh Bros. A professional artist will walk you through the entire painting process. The basic design is pre-drawn for you. Beginners are most definitely welcome! Bring a friend (or two) and enjoy an evening of creativity and fun, or meet some new friends at Hollabaugh’s! Cost: $35 which includes all painting supplies needed to complete a 16 x 20” canvas panel, along with some light refreshments from Hollabaugh’s bakery!
For more information call 717-677-8412.
  4 pm Candlelight Tours. All are welcome to come for a free candlelight tour. On the tour, you’ll see inside Elizabeth Ann Seton’s historic homes decorated for Christmas, as well as our grounds illuminated by 1,000 luminaries. Please dress for the weather and allow up to 45 minutes for the tour. For more information, call 301-447-6606.
  7:30 pm Music Gettysburg! presents Festival Choral Vespers for Advent. The holiday season kicks off with candlelight prayer the Schola Cantorum singing some of the last millennium’s most beautiful music of hope and expectation. Music Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. For more information, call 717-339-1334 or visit www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
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9 Saturday  
  10 am Museums by Candlelight. We welcome everyone to join us for Museums by Candlelight, where we’ll have free guided tours of our grounds and the candlelit historic homes and Basilica, decorated for the Christmas season. The grounds will be illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tour times are 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm, and it lasts up to 45 minutes. Plus, fun make-and-take Christmas crafts will be available for kids of all ages from 10am-4pm. For more information, call 301-447-6606.
  1 pm Annual Christmas Open House at the Conococheague Institute. The event takes place on the Institute’s 30-acre historic farmstead, Rock Hill Farm in Mercersburg, PA. Each year, the open house presents the opportunity to see 18th and 19th century houses dressed in their holiday finest with hand-made decorations using natural objects grown and harvested from within the site. Visitors will be treated to tours of the historic houses, colonial games for children hosted by Miller’s Early American Games, and live music. Children will have the opportunity to sew their own draw-string bags on vintage sewing machines courtesy of Mea Clift of Stitch Fixery.

Living historians from the W.S. Hancock Society will demonstrate hearth cooking in the newly rebuilt 19th century Negley Log House and re-create a Federal Period tavern in the Piper House. The Unique holiday gifts including locally made handcrafts, wooden toys and books by local authors will be available in the Welsh Barrens Visitor Center gift Shop. Pam Knepper from Hummingbrook Farm will be spinning alpaca wool and selling handmade items in the parlor of the Davis-Chambers House. Hot spiced apple cider and homemade treats will be served during this free event. For more information, call 717-328-3467 or email info@cimlg.org.

  1 pm Ladies’ Holiday Tea at Hollabaugh Bros. Join us at the market for a lovely holiday tea time! We’ll start with an informal tea with time to chat with your friends and new acquaintances. We’ll conclude our gathering by making a craft to add a touch of the holiday season to your home. Join us for a fun, relaxing time with your friends…and make a new friend or two! This event is open to all Ladies – teens and up! Cost: $30 per person / Payment due at registration. For more information call 717-677-8412.
  3 pm 18th Annual Holiday Open House at Thorpewood. We look forward to this every year and hope you do too!! Bring cookies to share…no more than 2 dozen. Enjoy our beautiful lodge, something warm to drink, Santa’s visit, amazing local music and more! Invite family and friends! For more information, visit http://thorpewood.org/.
     
10 Sunday  
  8 pm Community Orchestra Concert. Please join us for a free performance by the Cumberland Valley School of Music Community String Orchestra. The performance will be held in Thomson Alumnae Chapel at Wilson College. For more information, call 717-261-1220 or visit www.cvsmusic.org.
     
11 Monday
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light, a bereavement support group, will meet at the Thurmont Regional Library. Discussion leader: Colt Black. Anyone impacted by the loss of a loved one is welcome. For more information, call 240-288-1300.
     
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15 Friday  
  7 pm Ladies Night Out & Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. Attention all Ladies! Take the night off and join us for a night of fun, food, and friendship. Local vendors and crafters will be set up in the store offering their latest creations and additions. Wear your "best" Ugly Christmas Sweater to compete for fun prizes! Light appetizers will be served and as always, BYOB. Our vendors that evening will include: Lularoe BethChaney VIP, Initial Outfitters with Maureen Chamberlain, Wine it Up- Wine Bottle Creations, Scentsy, LipSense - Patience Bell, Winnie Amos will have unique handmade upcyled items., Tastefully Simple (Chrisine Shaffer).
     
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17 Sunday  
  7 pm Music Gettysburg presents Christmas Offering. Our annual holiday sampler, of favorite performers and festive music, this year led by Wayne Hill, the Ben Jones Brass, the Gettysburg Children’s Choir, and the Schola Cantorum with Stephen Folkemer on the organ. Music Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. For more information, call 717-339-1334 or visit www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
18 Monday  
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light Addiction Awareness Program will meet at the Thurmont Regional Library. Open to all who are seeking information or have been impacted by drug abuse in the family. For more information, call 301-524-8064.
  7 pm Mother Seton School Christmas Program. Come celebrate the joy of Christmas with us! The program will include choral performances from the Mother Seton School Chorus and from individual classes, our award-winning band, and a student-produced Christmas play. For more information, call 301-447-3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
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