As December begins, Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites visitors to enjoy the season with two fun events going on in the county; the Annual Cocoa Crawl and Renfrew’s Christmas on the Farm.
Both events highlight the beauty and history of Franklin County, from delicious new traditions under sparkling lights to the honoring of traditional pastimes.
Stroll downtown Chambersburg from 6pm to 8pm on December 1 for the 4th Annual Cocoa Crawl. Enjoy the twinkling lights and Christmas tree as carolers and other music groups perform as hot chocolate is being served by local non-profit groups and downtown merchants.
Bundle up and buy a commemorative mug to cast a vote for the best hot chocolate and enjoy the many different takes on the classic drink. Voting also enters participants into winning downtown dollars and gift certificates for local places Totem Pole Playhouse, Capitol Theatre and upcoming IceFest events!
Looking to experience a traditional Christmas? Renfrew’s Christmas on the Farm on December 1, 2 and 3 takes visitors back in time to what a Christmas would have been like on the restored 1800’s Pennsylvania German farmstead. A one-act play in the visitor’s center depicts one such family and visitors can enjoy apple cider and warm cookies as they explore the grounds.
Enjoy the festivities 5:30pm to 8:30pm on December 1, 2pm to 8pm on December 2 and 1pm to 5pm on December 3. In German culture, Christmastime is a very celebrated time of year. It was the German immigrants that brought holiday traditions to America that we know today, such as putting trees inside the house and decorating them. Renfrew pays tribute to their Pennsylvania German heritage by embracing that holiday spirit, and decorating the entire museum house inside and out, transforming itself into a winter wonderland. Characters in every room interpret the holidays. Twinkling lights and beautiful antiques fill each room and live music performs throughout the three-day event and the museum remains decorated throughout December for the season.
These and many more holiday happenings are going on in Franklin County!