The five free things to do this weekend

November 20, 2008

Light the night

Come ooh and ahh to your heart's delight. Monday evening is the annual tradition of lighting the Christmas tree in Hagers-town's Public Square. Festivities start at 5 p.m. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. For more information, go to and click on Tree Lighting.

Listen to the 'Sounds of Music'

Kick off your holiday season with the Dickens Day Holiday Parade at 7 p.m. Friday in Shippensburg, Pa. The parade begins on Fayette Street, advances toward King Street and ends at Prince Street. Children's groups and organizations from the area will be honored.

Christmas on parade

Keep the holiday momentum going with the annual Greencastle Christmas parade. The parade will begin at 9:21 a.m. at Lillian S. Besore Memorial Library, proceed down East Baltimore Street, make a left at the square onto South Carlisle Street and end at the American Legion Post. Watch for Santa Claus.

Uniquely yours

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for your one-of-a-kind loved one? For 27 years, Valley Craft Network's collection of artists and craftspeople have sponsored the annual Holiday Studio Tour. Seven artisans showcase and sell their work Saturday and Sunday in the Boonsboro area.


It's more than a run

Bring the Gatorade and cheer on your favorite runner at the annual JFK 50-mile ultramarathon Saturday. The race, which is America's oldest ultramarathon, starts in Boonsboro and ends in Williamsport. The tough terrain makes the Boston Marathon look like a jog in the park. For more information, go to

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