29…. Thurmont Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale, Ace Hardware Store, N. Church Street, Thurmont. All proceeds support Lions Club projects in the community.
30…. Hunters Breakfast, Post 7 Auxiliary & Son’s, at Post 7, Thurmont. 4:00-10:30 a.m. $7.50/person.
1………. Voices of Christmas, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. (Through Jan. 5, 2014.) 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 301-271-2802.
1………. Emmitsburg Community Chorus presents annual Christmas Concert “His Shining Light,” the Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 4:00 p.m.
1………. First-Ever Christmas Concert Series, the Basilica at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Free event. Donation of $3/person encouraged. First in series: Emmitsburg Comm. Choir & Frederick Spires Brass Quintet. 4:00 p.m.
1………. Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmans, Route #16 Fairfield, PA. Doors open 11:00 a.m., Early Birds begin 12:45 p.m. Pay at the door for the cards that you play. Open to the public. 717-794-5443 or 717-794-2695.
2………. Live Nativity Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, at Carriage House Inn, Emmitsburg. 6:30 p.m. 301-447-3171.
2………. Free Community Meal Served with Grace, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All Welcome.
2………. An Evening of Christmas Spirit, Carriage House Inn/Town of Emmitsburg, Emmitsburg Town Square and Carriage House Inn, South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Tree Lighting 6:00 p.m., Santa Arrives at Carriage House Inn 6:30 p.m., Local choirs & vocalists at Carriage House 7:00-9:00 p.m. Free, Canned goods and donations accepted for Emmitsburg Lions Club Christmas Food Drive.
2………. Christmas Party for Families, Thurmont Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. (This will be the only date open in December). 301-271-4511.
3………. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161 to set up private tour. www.mothersetonschool.org.
4-8…… Gateway Liquors Grand Opening, Rt. 15 & N. Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. Specials every night.
5,6,7… Elias Lutheran Church Indoor Yard Sale, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
6,7……. Karma Sharkz at Ott House Pub, 5 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2625.
6………. First Friday Fun, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 2-6. $4/Child. Pre-registration recommended. www.rosehillmuseum.com.
6…… Emmitsburg Business and Professionals Association’s Awards Banquet, Joann’s Ballroom, The Carriage House. 6:00-9:00 p.m. $20/person. Performance by Knightyme Impressions 7:00-7:30 p.m. Bob Rosensteel 301-401-7287.
6…… Christmas Show, Cozy Restaurant, Thurmont. 6:00 p.m., meal follows. Tribute to Conway Twitty & Elvis Presley. $28/person (if purchased by Dec. 1).
6,7……. Christmas Craft Fair, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, corner of DePaul St. & North Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Dec. 6: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Dec. 7: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Crafts, Food & Baked Goods. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Sodality. Jane 717-642-1247 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free parking/ handicapped accessible.
6,7……. Seton Center Thrift Shop December $5 Bag Sale, 16840 Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Dec. 6 – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Dec. 7 – 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Paper bags provided by Seton Center. No strollers allowed in store due to limited space. 301-447-6102.
7………. St. Joseph’s Ministries Christmas Bazaar, Saint Catherine’s Nursing Center, 331 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
7…… Children’s Christmas Party, hosted by Emmitsburg Lions Club, Vigilant Hose Company building, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m. Free event. Crafts, face painting, Khan-Du the Magician, hot dogs/hot chocolate, & more.
7…… Holiday Craft Bazaar, Fort Ritchie Community Center. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Santa available for pictures 10:00 a.m.-noon. Free Admission. 301-241-5085.
7…… Christmas in Thurmont. Photos w/Santa 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./2:00-4:00 p.m., Mechanicstown Square Park. Lighting of Rememberance Tree 4:00 p.m. Visit www.thurmontlionsclub.com.
7…… Holiday Tea, hosted by the Friends of the Emmitsburg Library. 1:30 p.m. For children; seating fills early. Register in advance www.fcpl.org.
7………. St. Rita’s Annual Christmas Mart, St Rita’s Catholic Church, 13219 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Features wreaths, swags, kissing balls, bake table, crafts, raffle, & lunch. Religious items available.
7…… Another Chance Thrift Store Grand Opening, 3560 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg, PA. 9:45 a.m. 717-860-5038.
7………. CHS Sports Boosters’ 5th Annual Holiday Open House, CHS Cafeteria. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cougar apparel (youth sizes also available), blankets, stadium seats & more. Purchases delivered in time for Christmas. FREE GIFT WRAPPING. Light refreshments & door prizes.
7………. Traditional Village Christmas, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. www.catoctinfurnace.org.
7………. Holiday Magic, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Joe Allen’s Magic shows 10:30; 11:30; 12:30; and 1:30. Santa; crafts. $5. Pre-registration recommended. www.rosehillmuseum.com.
7………. 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar, Christ’s Community Church, 303 W. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Vendors/Silent Auction/Free scavenger hunt, cookie decorating, photo w/Santa! Food for sale! www.cccaog.org; Heather Crum 717-321-5522.
7………. Annual Ham, Turkey and Roast Beef Supper w/ Christmas Yard Sale & Bazaar, Elias Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg. 12:00 p.m. Also Crafts, Home Baked Goods. $11/Adults; $4/Children 6-12. $12/Carryout. Huge Yard Sale: Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
7………. Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. Activity Bldg, Rocky Ridge, MD. (Every Saturday evening, November-April). Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games begin 7:00 p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot. Pay-out determined by # of players present. email@example.com; follow us on Facebook.
7………. Christmas Bazaar and Large Indoor Yard Sale, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Parish House, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Delicious Soups and Sandwiches from our kitchen. Eat In/Carry Out. No Early Birds/No Friday Sales. 301-898-5167.
7………. Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m. $6/Adults; $4/Children 3-6 (in advance—add $1 to tickets purchased at door). Raffle for ski/snowboard vouchers at Ski Liberty. Vendor space is also available for event. Lee Royer firstname.lastname@example.org.
7………. Drop & Shop Event, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 301-447-3171.
7………. Holiday Pet Portraits, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-noon.
7………. 14th Annual Holiday Open House, ThorpeWood’s Lodge, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. 3:00-8:00 p.m. www.thorpewood.org.
8…… Talent Show, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6:00 p.m. 301-241-3050.
8…… Advent Party, St. Joseph’s Church, Parish Hall, Depaul Street, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Free dinner and family fun. RSVP to Elaine by December 2. 301-447-2326 or email@example.com.
8…… First-Ever Christmas Concert Series, the Basilica at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Free event. Donation of $3/person encouraged. Second in series: Williamsport Maryland Community Band. 4:00 p.m.
8…… Holiday House Tours, hosted by Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. 1:00-5:00 p.m. $15/person (tickets on sale at activities building). Jerry Free 301-428-5351.
8…… Blue Christmas Worship Service, Trinity United Methodist Church, 313 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 4:00 p.m. For those going through a difficult time this holiday season. Special guest: Rev. Kim Capps. 301-288-1373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9………. All You Can Eat Hahn Fundraiser, Rocky’s Pizza, Thurmont. Pizza, Salad & fountain drink. 5:00-8:00 p.m. $10/Adult; $5/Children 12 & under. All proceeds go to the Hahn Family. Tickets sold at the door.
9………. Mass of the Immaculate Conception, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:15 a.m. Father John Dietrich, Director of Spiritual Formation at Mount Saint Mary’s. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.
11…. Catoctin High School Softball Team’s Crab Cake Dinner Fundraiser, Fire Hall, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. $15/dinner (eat in or carryout). Purchase tickets from any softball player or Coach Jess 301-788-0976.
13,14.. Red Line at Ott House Pub, 5 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2625.
13…….. Celebrate Christmas early at Elias Lutheran Church Christmas Coffee House. Children’s Praise Choir, Silver Lining Band, & visit from Santa! Free event; bring friend. 7:00 p.m. 301-447-6239; email@example.com.
14…….. Chiz Rider presents Concert of Holiday Music, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6:30 p.m. Free admission. 301-241-3050. An offering will be taken.
14…….. Search for the Christ Child, 30-minute guided tour w/your friends & family through Bethlehem, Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Ave., Frederick, MD. 12:00-3:00 p.m./5:00-9:00 p.m. Free & open to public. Canned food item for food bank welcomed. Interpreters for deaf participants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-662-1819.
14…….. Visit Santa, Guardian Hose Co., 21 No. Church St., Thurmont. 1:00-3:00 p.m.
14…….. Christmas House Tour. 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tour includes homes in historic Catoctin Furnace area. $20/person (available at Creeger House, 11 North Church St., Thurmont, during tour). Sponsored by Thurmont Lions Club & Thurmont Historical Society. www.thurmontlionsclub.com.
14…….. Hoiday Pet Portraits, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-noon.
15…….. Christmas House Tour. 2:00-6:00 p.m. Tour includes homes in historic Catoctin Furnace area. $20/person (available at Creeger House, 11 North Church St., Thurmont, during tour). Sponsored by Thurmont Lions Club & Thurmont Historical Society. www.thurmontlionsclub.com.
15…. First-Ever Christmas Concert Series, the Basilica at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Free event. Donation of $3/person encouraged. Third in series: The Westminster Ringers. 4:30 p.m. Benefit Thurmont Ministerium and the Emmitsburg Council of Churches.
15…. Christmas Cantata, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m. 301-271-2802.
16…….. Christmas Program, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Chorus, individual classes, award-winning band, & student-produced Christmas play. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.
18…….. Annual Christmas Concert, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont . 7:00 p.m. “The Bells of Grace,” handbell choir directed by Dr. Linda Franklin. 301-271-2379.
20…….. Advent/Christmas Prayer Service, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.
20,21…. Wylde Fir at Ott House Pub, 5 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2625.
21…….. Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas Celebration, Blue Ridge Summit Plaza, intersection of Monterey Ln. & Sabillasville Rd. FREE. 4:00-8:00 p.m. Sponsored by Blue Ridge Summit Free Library & Episcopal Church of Transfiguration. 717-642-5645.
22…. First-Ever Christmas Concert Series, the Basilica at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Free event. Donation of $3/person encouraged. Fourth in series: Shrine Vocalist Tony DiIulio. 4:00 p.m.
24…. Christmas Eve Service, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 7:00 p.m. 301-241-3050.
24…….. Lovefeast and Candlelight Services, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. Special Children’s Message at 5:00 p.m. service. Bells of Grace 7:00/9:00 p.m. Hosanna Choir sing 5:00/7:00 p.m. 301-271-2379.
24…….. Chirstmas Eve Services, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Worship. 301-447-3171.
24…….. Christmas Eve Services, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. 301-271-2802.
24…….. Christmas Eve Service, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 7:00 p.m. 301-241-3050.
24…….. Christmas Eve Service, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 7:30 p.m. Candlelight Service. 301-447-6239.
24…….. Christmas Eve Service, Trinity United Methodist Church, 313 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Candlelight Service. 301-447-3740.
28…….. Christmas Tree Extravaganza: 75 beautifully decorated Christmas trees in all sizes on display at a home on Roddy Rd., Thurmont. 4:00-8:00 p.m. during the open house. $20/person. All proceeds benefit Lions Vision Research Foundation. www.thurmontlionsclub.com or 301-271-4020.
31 New Year’s Eve Bingo, Emmitsburg Amubulance Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 6:00 p.m.; Games 8:00 p.m. Jackpots & meal. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 13. Diane 301-748-6894.