Williamsport's Christmas Parade, Sunday, Dec. 3, starts about 4:30 p.m. at Springfield Middle School. Santa leads the parade down Sunset Avenue, Conococheague Street and Potomac Street to Byron Memorial Park. Following the parade will be the lighting of the park's Christmas lights.
Tree of Lights tree-lighting ceremony in Washington County Hospital's main lobby, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Free admission. The hospital auxiliary's Tree of Lights campaign benefits the hospital's surgical services and emergency department. To support the project, buy a light in honor of or memory of a loved one or friend for the hospital's Tree of Lights. One light costs $10. For other decor prices, call 301-790-8143.
St. Nicholas Day Fair at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St. Food, children's activities, The Sweet Shop, Christmas boutique and meet St. Nicholas. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Call 301-733-2560.
Christmas in the Square. Sharpsburg Elementary School students will decorate the town Christmas tree at Town Square with homemade ornaments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The Miller House will be decorated for the holidays by local garden clubs with the theme "Christmas around Maryland." 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays from Wednesday, Dec. 6, through Saturday, Dec. 30; closed Dec. 24. Admission fee. 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-797-8782.
Boonsboro's Olde Tyme Christmas is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Shafer Memorial Park. For more information, call Town Hall at 301-432-5141.
Funkstown's Olde Tyme Christmas, Friday, Dec. 8. Christmas Parade, 7 p.m. from the Monument of the Soldier west on Baltimore Street to the fire hall. Town Hall activities, 6 to 8:30 p.m., including Celtic musician Bill Weaver, young pianists and reading of the poem "The Pickets Christmas." Hayrides from Town Hall, 6 to 8:45 p.m., cost $3, adults; $2, ages 11 and younger. For more information, call Rose at 301-739-4212.
Candlelight walk at Rose Hill Cemetery with luminaria, tree lighting and refreshments. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-3630.
"The Nutcracker" by Hagerstown Ballet at Antietam Ballet Theater, 104 S. Mechanic St., Sharpsburg. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 8 and 15, and Saturdays, Dec. 9 and 16; and 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 10 and 17. Tickets are $15. Call 301-582-2222.
Plumb Grove will be decorated in the Currier & Ives style for a Christmas open house, 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Refreshments. Admission is $5. The farmhouse is at the intersection of North Martin Street in Clear Spring and Broadfording Road.
Holiday Open House at Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Village, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. Features Santa in an authentic sleigh for picture-taking, children's workshop and craft area to make and take decorations home, display of handcrafted houses and gift shop. Quilt raffle winner picked 3 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments. Free; donations welcome. Call 240-313-2839 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Company performs "The Nutcracker," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. $22 to $28. Call 301-790-2000.
Hagerstown Choral Arts Christmas Concert, 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. Tickets are $12, adults; $10, students and seniors. Call the church, 301-733-2878.
Civil War-era Christmas music with violinist Samantha Brown and autoharp player Marion James, Town Museum of Williamsport, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Refreshments. Free event. Museum is in Springfield Farm Barn on Springfield Lane off U.S. 11.