Weekend Calendar

November 30, 2012

Christmas parade

Christmas parade through Smithsburg. Noon today. Smithsburg. Go to

Christmas extravaganza

Food, drinks and baked goods for sale, vendors and a visit from Santa Claus. Activities for children. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Mount Nebo Christian Preschool, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-6042, ask for Kim or Gail.

Hometown Christmas craft and vendor show

Crafters and vendors will sell items. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Hancock Community Center, High Street, Hancock. Call 301-678-6937 or email

Home Town Christmas celebration

Christmas music will be performed by harpist Sally Lay, 9 a.m.; dulcimer mountain music and bluegrass music led by Ernie Bradley, 10 a.m. cookie sale, Christmas bazaar, gingerbread demonstrations, crafts for children and a live nativity at 1 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg. Call 301-824-7460.


Mountaintop Community tree lighting and fun with Santa

A large evergreen tree on the east end of the Fort Ritchie parade field will be decorated with lights. There will be children’s games, activities for multiple age groups with prizes, music by students from Cascade Elementary School. Santa will be available for photos and to hear “wishes” from children. 3 to 5 p.m. today. Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Free. Call 301-241-5085 or email

Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour for Cancer

Eddie Bryant and Chad Beadle will perform. Ages 18 and older. 6 p.m. today. Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway, east of Hagerstown. $20. Call 240-367-5052 or email

Antietam Illumination

Volunteers place and light more than 23,000 candles on the battlefield, each representing a casualty from the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. 6 p.m. today. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg. Call 301-432-5124 or go to

Reindeer in the Rafters — Charlie Brown Christmas

Decorated trees, Santa and “Buster” the talking bear will visit with children, plus music, train display, Reindeer in the Rafters and a horse-drawn wagon ride. 3 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday; noon to 5 pm. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Springfield Farm Barn, Springfield Lane, off U.S. 11, Williamsport. Free admission. Call 301-223-7229 or go to

The Trains of Christmas

O-gauge trains operate in a snow-scene layout. Also, trains for children to operate. 1 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $5, adults; 50 cents, ages 12 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Harpers Ferry during Christmas 1864

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park features ornament-making workshops, re-enactors, walking tours, a concert and a dance as the park re-creates Christmas in 1864, when Union forces controlled the town. Advanced registration and payment required for some events; call 304-535-1523. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, off U.S. 340, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. $10 park entry fee per vehicle. For complete schedule, call 304-535-6748 or go to

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