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Holiday events coming in December

Holiday events coming in December

December begins on Saturday, and with it comes a bevy of holiday related events in the Tri-State area. To submit a listing, email calendar@whatsnxt.com.

• Winterfest parade is at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 271 Wilkes St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Tree lighting follows. Find on Facebook.

• Holiday Open House and Village Tours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro. Call 240-420-1714 or go to http://ruralheritagemuseum.org.

• David King and the Spinouts deliver Elvis’ favorite Christmas tunes at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $20 to $30. Go to http://davidkinginconcert.com/.

• Hollyfest is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St. Free holiday show showcasing the talents of our community’s youth performers. Go to http://www.mdtheatre.org/hollyfest.php.

• German Christmas tours are 10  a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 1, and 8, Friday, Dec. 7; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9, at Jonathan Hager House & Museum in City Park, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $2 to $5. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 170.

• Mercersburg Area Community Chorus performs “Gloria” by Vivaldi, seasonal selections and congregational carols at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Mercersburg Academy’s Irvine Memorial Chapel, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. Free; freewill offering. Call 717-375-4456 or go to http://MercerburgChorus.org.

• Traditional Christmas Tours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29, at Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these traditional Christmas tours. Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. $15/person; free for those ages 5 and younger. Go to https://washcohistory.org.

• A Living Nativity is at noon, 1, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Church and German streets, Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 304-876-6990 or email trinityshep@citlink.net.

• Snakes, Snickerdoodles & Santa are from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, City Park, Hagerstown. Meet some reptiles, eat snickerdoodles and hang out with Santa Claus. $5 per person. For tickets, go to www.wcmfa.org.

• Charles Town/Ranson West Virginia Christmas Parade hosted by Ghostbusters Tri-State Division, is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Find on Facebook.

• Christmas at the Roundhouse — Featuring the Trains of Christmas is Fridays through Sundays until Feb. 3, at Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 296 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. See Trains of Christmas including The Polar Express. Surprise visits from Santa. $6; $1 those ages 4 through 16; free for ages 3 and younger. Go to www.roundhouse.org.

• South Berkeley Christmas Parade is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Musselman High School, 126 Excellence Way, Inwood, W.Va. Find on Facebook.

• The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is having their annual Pet Photos with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at Tractor Supply Co., 1040 Somerset Blvd., Charles Town, W.Va. Photos will be printed and mailed with each 5 X 7 pose costing $15 or each pose can be emailed for $10 per pose. Children or family pictures can also be taken. All dogs must be on a leash, cats in cat carriers and vaccinations up to date. Go to www.awsjc.org or call 304-725-0589.

• Main Street Martinsburg’s Christmas parade is at 6  p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. Find on Facebook. 

• A Motown Christmas is Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St, Hagerstown. A vocal group consisting of members past and present of The Temptations, The Miracles, and The Capitols. Go to www.mdtheatre.org/motown-xmas.php.

• The Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on the campus of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $29 to $49. Go to www.luhrscenter.com.

• Western Maryland City Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $15 to $66. Go to www.mdtheatre.org.

• Old Tyme Christmas Celebration, hosted by Shafer Memorial Park and Town of Boonsboro is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Shafer Memorial Park, 37 Park Drive, Boonsboro.

• Old Tyme Christmas Weekend Hosted by Guten Tag at Funkstown begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, throughout Funkstown Historic District in Funkstown. Find on Facebook.

• A Clint Black Christmas with Lisa Hartman Black is at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Event Center at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets cost $45 to $90. Go to www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com.

• An 1800’s Christmas will be celebrated at Plumb Grove, at the intersection of North Martin Street and Broadfording Road in Clear Spring from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Bring a flashlight for the parking area.

• The Nutcracker, presented by Old Opera House’s Arts Centre’s Dance Studio is at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Old Opera House Theatre Company, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Go to http://www.oldoperahouse.org.

• Chambersburg Community Theatre presents “It’s A Wonderful Life – A Radio Play,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at The Capitol Theatre’s Wood Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $11 to $21. Go to www.cctonline.org.

• The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays ‘18 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $14 to $74. Go to www.mdtheatre.org.

• The Nutcracker, presented by Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School, is at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $11 to $21. Go to http://chambersburgballet.org/.

• Swingin’ In A Winter Wonderland is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Old Opera House Theatre Company, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. The event is hosted by Jordan English Jazz Orchestra. Tickets cost $10 to $15. Go to http://www.oldoperahouse.org.

• Carol of the King The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular is at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $30 to $80. Go to. www.mdtheatre.org.

• Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents the eighth annual Holiday Spectacular at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, and Friday, Dec. 21, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $30 to $80. Go to www.mdtheatre.org. Tickets cost $10 to $25. 

• Historic Houses of Worship Tour is from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, in downtown Hagerstown. More than 15 properties will be featured on the annual tour. Find on Facebook.

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