The businesses of downtown Chambersburg present Christmas on Main, December 6, from 5 PM to 8 PM. Celebrate the beauty of the season and the holiday spirit with the Cocoa Crawl, Kinder Christmas Market, and the final evening of Festival of Trees.
Cocoa Crawl is a chance to taste special hot cocoa recipes served by downtown businesses and organizations. At 5:45 PM, Cocoa Crawl mugs go on sale on the square in front of F&M Bank. Participants can sip, stroll, shop, and enjoy the beautifully decorated Main Street of Chambersburg. At the end of the evening after tasting all the cocoas, vote for favorite your favorite.
Kinder Christmas Market
Kinder Christmas Market is a special Christmas Market. It gives young artisans a chance to showcase their talent and try their hand at entrepreneurship. These wares are extra-special gifts to share original art with friends and family, plus support young talent and build their confidence.
Festival of Trees at the 11/30 Visitors Center
Be sure to visit Festival of Trees at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center, located next door to Central Presbyterian Church. Enjoy the beauty of more than 30 trees and wreaths, decorated by county-wide businesses, organizations, and groups. Vote for your favorite or bid on one to take home. Children can color a Ben Franklin holiday page or make a candy cane or wreath ornament. At 6:30 PM in the lobby of the 11/30 Visitors Center, enjoy the 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged winners—For F4ith—as they sing selections from their holiday cd—A Faith-Filled Christmas. (The cd will be on sale for $10.) At 7 PM, Marla Hart, a 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged finalist, will perform holiday favorites, including fun, jingle bell songs and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Plus, Santa will be downtown from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Holiday music along Main Street will be proviced by Rick Summers and James Buchanan Alumi Chorus,
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!