o Boonsboro's Olde Tyme Christmas is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Shafer Memorial Park. Lighting of town tree, luminaria, small parade ending at park includes Santa. Call Town Hall at 301-432-5141.
o Maryland State Boychoir Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Local choirs will join in celebration. $10; $5 for ages 3 to 12. Go to www.antietamhealthcare.org or call 301-790-8631.
o Breakfast with Santa at Garfield's in Valley Mall, Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:45 or 9:15 a.m. Tickets go on sale at guest services on Sunday, Nov. 16. $4 for ages 10 and younger; $6 for ages 11 and older.
o Antietam National Battlefield's memorial illumination honors the battle's casualties by placing more than 23,000 luminarias on the battlefield. Drive through the park 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 6. Rain date is Dec. 13. Free. Call 301-432-5124 or go to www.nps.gov/anti.
o Bailey Institute's 36th Tree Trimming Party, 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Dec. 6, at 12608 Sedgwick Way, Hagerstown. Evening attire. Benefits Parent-Child Center. Wassailing, caroling, tasting of South African wines, holiday and gift items for sale, violin and guitar concert and gourmet dinner. $75 per person. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 301-733-9003.
o Holiday Open House at Washington County Rural Heritage Museum and Village, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. Features Santa in an authentic sleigh. Refreshments. Homemade artisan bread tasting 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free; donations welcome. Call 240-313-2839.
o Smithsburg Home Town Christmas tree lighting at Veterans Park, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Santa greets children after lighting. Refreshments.
o Tree of Lights, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, Washington County Hospital's main lobby. Reception follows. Fundraiser benefits Total Rehab Care's Pediatric Rehabilitation Services at the hospital. Buy a light in honor of or in memory of a loved one or friend for the hospital's Tree of Lights. Giving opportunities range from $10 for one light to $500. Donations accepted through Dec. 31. Call 301-790-8143.
o The Miller House will be decorated for the holidays by local garden clubs with the theme "A Christmas Wonderland." 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays from Wednesday, Dec. 10, through Wednesday, Dec. 31; closed Christmas and Dec. 26. $5, adults; $3, seniors and students; free for ages 16 and younger. 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 301-797-8782.
o Christmas in the Square, Sharpsburg. Sharpsburg Elementary School students will decorate the town Christmas tree at Town Square with homemade ornaments and decorations from 8:30 a.m. to early afternoon, Friday, Dec. 12. Santa will be present.
o Olde Tyme Christmas in Funkstown will be Friday, Dec. 12. Christmas Parade, 7 p.m. from Monument of the Soldier west on Baltimore Street to the fire hall. Activities at Town Hall from 6 to 9 p.m., including E. Russell Hicks Middle School band members performing around town. Craft show at fire hall, 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner of hot roast beef and french fries starts at 5 p.m. at fire hall, $7. Hayrides from Town Hall, start times range from 6 to 8:30 p.m., cost $3; $2, ages 11 and younger. For more information, call 301-739-4212 or go to www.funkstown.com.
o Candlelight walk at Rose Hill Cemetery with luminaria, tree lighting and refreshments. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-3630.
o Children's Holiday Reception at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. There will be a puppet show and Santa Claus is expected. Registration is $2 a person and you must register in advance. Call 301-739-5727.