Christmas in Our Towns — Cherished Traditions

Thurmont’s 14th Annual “Christmas In Thurmont”

Are you ready for Christmas In Thurmont on Saturday, December 1, 2018? All the holiday fun kicks off at 8:45 a.m. at Mechanicstown Square Park!

Pick up a map on the square along Main Street and visit local businesses to get your map stamped. Map stamping begins at 10:00 a.m. and must be returned to the square by 3:00 p.m. Visit with Santa and receive a free picture from 9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m., and again from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Gazebo on the square at Mechanicstown Park. Listen to the Sounds of the Season by Thurmont’s Gateway Brass Ensemble. Enjoy a special holiday performance by National Award-winning ESP dancers in their studio on Water Street. Gather at Hobbs Hardware at 5:00 p.m. down on Main Street for prize drawings. Horse and carriage rides will take place throughout the day with the dedicated favorite horse, Mr. Joe Moose! Horse and carriage rides are walk-up or by reservation by calling the town office at 301-271-7313, press 0 to be connected. The cost is $10.00 per person.

There’s a new addition to Main Street this year! The Town of Thurmont and the Frederick County Society of Model Engineers present a Holiday Train Display that will officially open on at 10:00 a.m. during Christmas In Thurmont. Come by and see a wonderful model train layout for the holidays.

Emmitsburg’s 30th Annual “An Evening of Christmas Spirit”

Emmitsburg’s 30th Annual “An Evening of Christmas Spirit” will be held on December 3, 2018, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the Emmitsburg Community Center, located at 300A S. Seton Avenue. The event is sponsored by The Carriage House Inn, The Town of Emmitsburg, and EBPA.

The schedule of events are as follows: 6:00 p.m.—Emmitsburg Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of the Emmitsburg Community Center with Santa. Join local Choirs in caroling and Mayor Briggs in the lighting of the town Christmas tree; 6:30 p.m.—Santa Arrives at The Carriage House Inn. Santa invites all to the Carriage House Inn for complimentary hot dogs, cookies, live Nativity, entertainment, and hayrides; 7:00-9:00 p.m.—Entertainment at Carriage House. Local choirs and vocalists will be featured in Joann’s Ballroom.

Canned goods and donations accepted for the Emmitsburg Lions Club Christmas Food Drive. Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas Spirit!

Vigilant Hose Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo

Vigilant Hose Company will again be hosting the popular New Year’s Eve Bingo on December 31, 2018. Join in for its biggest paying Bingo event all year. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with a dinner platter served. Food will also be available to purchase during breaks. Games begin at 8:00 p.m. Fifty games for $50.00 (if purchased before December 14; $60.00 after December 14), with four $1,000 jackpots! All other games pay out $200. View the advertisement on page 8 for more information.

ThorpeWood’s 19th Annual Holiday Open House

Bring the whole family out to ThorpeWood’s 19th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful, fun evening, and it’s a free event! View the advertisement on page 14 for more information.

Thurmont Community Ambulance Service’s Upcoming Events

Check out The Reagan Years on December 29; food and cash bar available. Don’t miss Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ on November 24 at 7:00 p.m., with line dancing and mechanical bull riding, tip jars, cash bar, and more! Both events are being held at the Thurmont Event Complex. View the advertisement on page 8 for more details and ticket information.

Holiday Train Display Through December

The Town of Thurmont and the Frederick County Society of Model Engineers present a Holiday Train Display at 5-B East Main Street in Thurmont, open weekends in December. Drop by and see a wonderful model train layout for the holidays. View the advertisement on page 11.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Take your princess on a special date to remember to the Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, February 1, 2019, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., or Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. or 7:30-9:30 p.m. The dance will be held at The Null Building at the Frederick Fairgrounds on E. Patrick Street in Frederick. Space is limited. View the advertisement on page 25 for more details and for how to get your tickets today!

Emmitsburg Lions Club Children’s Christmas Program to be Held at Emmitsburg Senior Center

On Saturday, December 8, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m., the Emmitsburg Lions Club will host a Children’s Christmas Program at the Emmitsburg Senior Center, located at 300 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg. The event will include arts and crafts, face painting, Michael Cantori Magic Show, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a free event. View the advertisement on page 11.

Rocky Ridge VFC’s Money Bingo is Back

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Money Bingo is back on December 1, 2018, with new prizes! Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with games beginning at 7:00 p.m. Delicious food will be available by the Ladies Auxiliary. View the advertisement on page 23 for more information.

Totem Pole Playhouse Presents A Christmas Carol

You won’t want to miss Totem Pole Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol, for two weeks only: December 14-23, 2018. Group discounts are available. View the advertisement on page 27 for more information and for how to purchase your tickets today!

St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Christmas Bazaar

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown is holding its Christmas Bazaar on December 1, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Bazaar features an indoor yard sale, food, baked goods, and more! View the advertisement on page 3.


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