Its holiday season in Cumberland Valley! Celebrate with friends and family while enjoying seasonal performances, open houses and shopping events. Check out the top events below and find more at

Carlisle’s Wonderland Weekend @ Various Location – December 1-3

Join Downtown Carlisle for a weekend filled with holiday cheer and seasonal shopping. Two big holiday shopping events on Saturday anchor this weekend (Market of Curiosities and Christkindlesmarkt) with family-friendly events, movies and Santa sightings rounding out the weekend.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever The Musical @ Allenberry Resort – December 1-3, 8-10 & 15-17

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. It’s up to the director and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

Art for the Holidays @ Carlisle Arts Learning Center – Through December 30

CALC’s annual artist and designer boutique with a wide variety of works perfect for gift giving.

Holiday Exhibit “Holly Jolly Christmas” @ Cumberland County Historical Society – Through January

Christmas Carolers are coming to CCHS this December! Decorated storefronts are full of goodies spreading holiday cheer in Todd Hall.

Holiday Open House @ Kings Gap – December 3-10

Join the Friends of Kings Gap and enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore the Cameron-Masland Mansion, a gracious mountain stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Take a self-guided tour of both floors of the mansion in seasonal decor.

Tim Warfield’s All Star Jazzy Christmas @ Messiah College – December 8

Tim Warfield’s “All-Star Jazzy Christmas” vividly showcases a collection of traditional holiday songs realized from an improvisational perspective.

Carols of Comfort & Joy @ First Evangelical Lutheran Church – December 9-10

Lyrical melodies sung by Cantate Carlisle’s beautifully-blended voices in the soulful ambiance of First Evangelical Lutheran Church herald the hope, peace, love and joy of the Christmas season.

The TEN Tenors “Home for the Holidays” Tour @ The Luhrs Center – December 9

With a generous mix of festive favorites and modern holiday hits, The Ten Tenors will walk you through a musical winter wonderland that truly captures the essence of the holidays for the whole family, as well as many of the rock and classical songs that have made this group world famous.

A Candlelight Christmas @ Messiah College – December 15

The Susquehanna Chorale opens this year’s concert with one of choral music’s most popular Christmas works, Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, rooted in medieval texts and chants that tell the Christmas story to a modern audience.

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® @ Sunoco Theater & Hershey Theatre – Sunoco: December 9-10, Hershey: December 16-17

Be delighted by the dazzling costumes, charming sets and accomplished dancers as CPYB’s signature production unfolds before your eyes in this most beloved masterpiece. Set to the magical music of Tchaikovsky.

Adult DIY Class: Chocolate Covered Cookies @ Brittle Bark – December 20

Perfect to serve on Christmas Eve, we’ll be dipping in chocolate and decorating butter cookies, pizzelles, sugar cookies, meringues, and as well as Brittle Bark’s peanut butter cream sandwich cookies to create a holiday cookie plate.

The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas Celebration Tour @ The Luhrs Center – December 21

Every year The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas tour plays to packed houses. This year the group’s holiday show, will be coming to Shippensburg for an incredible night of holiday favorites and Oak Ridge Boys hits!

First Night Carlisle @ Downtown Carlisle – December 31

First Night is a family-oriented, non-alcoholic celebration of the arts held on New Year’s Eve on the streets of downtown Carlisle.


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