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Greencastle is 'Home for the Holidays' during Open House Weekend

November 01, 2012|By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — or at least in Greencastle as the town ushers in the holiday season with the opening event of Heritage Christmas 2012 Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual “Home for the Holiday” Heritage Marketplace, according to a chamber news release.

“We’re excited about the open house,” chamber Executive Director Joel Fridgen said. “There will be entertainment the whole time.”

Music begins with RS Entertainment at 11 a.m. followed by the Shippensburg Blaskapelle German Band performing from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the square.

In addition to the entertainment, vendors will sell their wares on the square.

Shoppers can buy wooden toys, beeswax ornaments, kitty toys, scarves, wreaths decorated with miniature lollipops, natural bar soaps, German-style glazed nuts, gourmet candied apples, clear toy lollipops and goat cheese from area artisans.

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A blacksmith will also be featured at the heritage marketplace.

“We want people to come and see what we have to offer in our community,” Fridgen said.

The Rotary Club of Greencastle will sell ham and bean soup and the traditional 1850 Heritage Smoked Sausage. Also, hot apple cider served in the commemorative 2012 Heritage Christmas mug will be on sale.

Saturday is a great chance for people to visit the retail shops and businesses in our town and stop by the open house weekend and visit Heritage Marketplace on the square, Fridgen said.

Upcoming events

Here are some of the events for the 2012 Heritage Christmas celebration in Greencastle, Pa.:

Nov. 10 — Window Display Walking Tour and Christmas Craft Show at Green Grove Gardens 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 16 — Tree Lighting Ceremony 7 p.m.

Nov. 17 — Parade 9:21 a.m.

Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 — Heritage Christmas activities on the square

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