HAGERSTOWN - The Maryland Symphony Orchestra was the main attraction for many who braved the weather this weekend to attend "Home for the Holidays" at The Maryland Theatre, but special guests drew their share of audience, too.
Fans came from throughout the region to hear The Frederick Chorale, the Springfield Middle School Chamber Choir and NBC25 newscaster Pieter Bickford, and children were delighted by a guest appearance by Santa Claus, who bounded in to the tune of "Here Comes Santa Claus" and led the audience in a Christmas singalong.
That was the highlight of the concert for 7-year-old Chloe Huntsbery of Hagerstown, who enjoyed singing familiar Christmas songs Sunday, including her favorite, "O Come, All Ye Faithful."
"It's a lot of songs I like to hear," she said.
Even before the singalong portion, Jack Rucker, 69, of Waynesboro, Pa., couldn't resist chiming in quietly from the back row as The Frederick Chorale sang "Hallelujah."