Christmas Market Downtown Chambersburg

Christmas Market Downtown Chambersburg

Saturday December 2nd, 2023 * 10:00 AM – 8:00 AM
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Jingle….Jingle all the way, find yourself taken back to an incredible, traditional Christmas market at this year’s Christmas Market Downtown during the first First Saturday of December hosted by Brussel’s Cafe in Chambersburg.
Meet and mingle with your family & friends, and enjoy authentic Holiday food and beverages in a festive atmosphere.
We will host a variety of Christmas artisan vendors featuring their one-of-a-kind Holiday creations, glass blowing workshop with Santa’s favorite elves & gifts.
You will also have the opportunity to ride down on a magical horse carriage, witnessing the show of the Downtown Holiday lights while sipping on your favorite beverage.
Yes you heard right, He is coming to town so bring your little ones and come snap a pic with him Him & Ms.Claus are pretty enthusiastic in ensuring that everyone’s smile higher then the Christmas spirit itself.
The Live Music is presented by the our friends from CASHS Glee Club singing some of your favorite Christmas Carols & The Wilson School of Music presenting multiple Holiday musical acts to cheer up the Holiday mood.
The line up & times will be updated (here) once we get closer to the event.
Current Sponsors:
The Cara Shaeffer Group Remax 1st Advantage | 11/30 Franklin County Visitor’s Bureau | Shaeffer’s Equipment
We love to partner with you, so if you would like to become a Sponsors or see how you can help?
Feel free to email: | Attn: Alex
Our Mission:
Being able to support a local cause, to help Children in need.
How do we raise funds for?
We will raise accumulative funding from a % of each vendor registering for this event, raffles .
This year event will benefit the local children of SCAAP.
Become a vendor:
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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer The Musical at Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer The Musical at Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Wednesday November 22nd, 2023 * 7:00 PM
The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.
Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.”
It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” animated television special adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, music and lyrics by Johnny Marks.
All elements © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.
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Final Week of Festival of Trees at the 11/30 Visitors Center

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to enjoy 51 trees and 18 wreaths during the final week of Festival of Trees at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center, 15 South Main Street in downtown Chambersburg. Decorated trees and wreaths are displayed in the elegant lobby and second floor Great Room of the 11/30 Visitors Center, which was formerly the 1865 National Bank of Chambersburg and functioned as a bank until 2015. Two old vaults are decorated for the holidays. One shows a village covered in snow and ready for Christmas. The other is the video vault, decorated like grandma’s house and showing old-fashioned Christmas specials, like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

Festival of Trees offers a chance to view the trees and wreaths, vote for your favorite, and even bid to take one home. All proceeds of voting and the auction will benefit the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance. Take a sneak peek here. December 2 is the final day of Festival of Trees. Voting closes at 7:45 PM, so votes can be counted to announce the tree and wreath with the most votes as well as the winners of each tree.

Other Festival of Tree activities include:

  • Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas train display.
  • Accepting donations for Sharing the Heart of the Holidays items, all to benefit Franklin County neighbors that need a little extra help this holiday season.
  • Coloring contest for children with a first prize of $50 and three honorable mentions of $20. Stop in at the visitors center to color the picture, or download it here and drop it at the visitors center.
  • Take-away crafts–a new one for each day of Festival of Trees.
  • Letter-writing to Santa, followed by a reply from Santa.
  • Drawing to win a Franklin County Holiday Basket with locally crafted arts, holiday ornaments, local foods, tickets to a 2022-23 Capitol Theatre show, and much more. Total value exceeds $400.
  • Santa will visit the 11/30 Visitors Center from 5 PM to 7 PM on December 2. Stop by for a photo or just to say Merry Christmas!

December 2 is First Friday throughout downtown Chambersburg. It is Candle Night. Luminaries will line the downtown streets as Christmas lights glisten above. Chambersburg Council for the Arts is hosting a luminary walk, beginning at 5 PM. Brussels Café, 55 North Main, is holding a Christmas Market from 1 PM to 8 PM with artisan vendors, Ugly Sweater Contest at 6 PM, and carolers in Chambers Fort Park from 7 PM to 7:30 PM. The Cocoa Crawl is back, too. Special Cocoa Crawl mugs go on sale at 5:45 PM and cocoa tasting begins at 6 PM at participating merchant–including Black & Blush Boutique, ReMix, Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Hammer & Stain, Denim Coffee, Cheerful Flowers & Gifts, YP Jewelers, Boost Mobile, and Willow & Birch. Many downtown merchants have specials, doorbusters, and giveaways.

Santa is Coming to the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center in Downtown Chambersburg

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau welcomes a special visitor to Festival of Trees—Santa Claus. Santa will be at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center on Saturday, November 26, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM; Sunday, November 27, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM; and Friday, December 2, 5 PM to 7 PM.  Come see Santa and snap holiday pictures. Enjoy cookies and 51 beautifully decorated trees and 18 stunning wreaths.  As always, there is no fee for Festival of Trees.

The Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center is helping Santa to collect “Letters to Santa.” Children may bring already-written letters or write a letter to Santa at the 11/30 Visitors Center. The Visitors Center has everything to write that special letter–stationery, stickers, and envelopes. Most importantly, it has Santa’s Mailbox. All letter writers will receive a reply from Santa, so please remember to include a return address on Letters to Santa.The 2022 Franklin County Festival of Trees is the fourth annual event and the largest to date. Be sure to check out all the holiday fun, including:

  • Holiday train display, courtesy of Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club
  • Old-fashioned Christmas programming in the video vault.
  • Coloring contest for children with a first prize of $50 and three honorable mentions of $20.
  • Take-away crafts-a new one for each day of Festival of Trees. Make one to take and another to decorate our Sharing the Heart of the Holiday Tree.

Festival of Trees is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, except Thanksgiving Day and November 25. The Festival is open on Small Business Saturday, November 26 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Sunday hours are 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM on November 20 and November 27.  There are no admission fees. The final day of Festival of Trees is Candle Night, December 2, in downtown Chambersburg. In addition to the beautifully lit trees of downtown, Main Street is lined with luminaries. Enjoy the sounds and smells of the holiday season, plus a Christmas Market near Brussels Café on North Main Street.

New in 2022, FCVB is joining forces with Homeless Matters and Grocery Outlet to bring another community connection to Festival of Trees by adding a 12-days of Christmas event called Sharing the Heart of the Holiday. Sharing the Heart of the Holiday is a giving and receiving event that features a collection of twelve items to support Franklin County residents that need a little help this holiday season, including coats for all ages, grocery gift cards, blankets, toys, baby items, gas cards, art supplies, and more.