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

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.

Something New in 2022 At Franklin County Festival of Trees Is Sharing The Heart of the Holidays

Something New in 2022 At Franklin County Festival of Trees Is Sharing The Heart of the Holidays

Franklin County Visitors Bureau is getting ready for Festival of Trees 2022, the fourth annual event held at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center. Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance is again the benefactor of the funds raised from the event. 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.

Each of the twelve days has a featured item to correspond with each day of Festival of Trees. Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Homeless Matters, and Grocery Outlet hope to make this an annual part of Festival of Trees. The twelve days and the highlighted collection for each day are:

November 19 – Coats for Kids

November 20 Books of All Kinds

November 21 – Grocery Gift Cards

November 22 – Mittens/Gloves, Scarves, Hats

November 23 – Laundry & Hygiene Items (Collections pause on November 24 and 25.)

November 26 – Gas Gift Cards

November 27 – Coats for Entire Family ALL Sizes

November 28 – Games & Snacks for Family Fun Night

November 29 – Art & School Supplies

November 30 – Baby Clothes, Formula & Baby Items

December 1 – Blankets & Linens

December 2 – Toys

 

“Homeless Matters strives to ease the burdens that face families and assist in providing an opportunity to be successful, even in the face of such personal hardships. Through this wonderful collaboration we can lessen the burden this holiday season and share the heart of the holidays,” said Jacqui Wolfe, the driving force behind Homeless Matters.

Rachel Fulton, co-owner of Grocery Outlet, added, “Grocery Outlet is honored to work with such amazing organizations. We are excited to be a donation location!”

More donation locations include: Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, Greencastle Chamber of Commerce, Shippensburg Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County Area Development, Waynesboro YMCA, Chambersburg YMCA, Coyle Free Library, Grove Family Library, Elks Lodge of Chambersburg, Penn National Golf Course Community, Sweet Dandelion and One North Main & Bakery Shop in Mercersburg and Cornerstone Financial.

“Bring any of the twelve donation items on any day and add to the collection containers at locations throughout Franklin County. Your gift to Sharing the Heart of the Holiday makes a difference in Franklin County,” said Janet Pollard of the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Homeless Matters, and Grocery Outlet invite the public to join the cause by visiting one of the drop-off locations, beginning November 17. Items will be collected through December 5, 2022.

Fort Loudoun Christmas featuring Santa

Fort Loudoun Christmas featuring Santa

Santa will be visiting Fort Loudoun on Saturday, December 17th, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Parents bring your cameras!
Check out the train display by Jill Pulgar.
Craft Vendors on site.
FREE
1720 N Brooklyn Rd, Fort Loudon, PA 17224
Holiday Sip & Stroll in Downtown Chambersburg

Holiday Sip & Stroll in Downtown Chambersburg

Saturday December 3rd, 2022 * 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
This fundraising event combines all that we love about downtown Chambersburg! Experience downtown as it’s meant to be experienced – while strolling!
Downtown and local businesses and vendors have paired up to offer some of the best beer, wine, cider and liquor our area has to offer!
Ticket holders will stroll around the downtown, visiting different businesses and tasting a variety of beer, wine, cider and liquor!
There will be three waves of tickets: 12:30 (to 3:30PM), 1:00 (to 4:00PM); 1:30 (to 4:30PM).
Santa is joining us!
Please check out our Facebook Event Page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownCburg/events or our website: www.downtowncburg.com
More details about this event will be released to purchasers about 1 week before the event.
Participants (more will be added):
1- TBC Brewing Company
2- Liquid Art Brewing Company
3- Cold Spring Hollow Distillery
4- Gear House Brewing Company
5- Mason Dixon Distillery
6- Rough Edges Brewing Company
7- Santa
8- Webb’s Sports Bar
Locations:
TBA