Christmas in Carlisle 2013

snowWe have searched all over to try and compile all of the great events that are happening in Carlisle this holiday season.  Here is a list of everything we can find and we will add more as we hear about events. Most of these events are FREE.

Letters to Santa
Parks and Recreation
Please include your name and return address for Santa to reply.
Send to: Santa Claus, Carlisle Parks and Recreation 415 Franklin Street Carlisle, PA 17013
Notes: *Mail letters to Santa by Friday, December 6

November 30th-Small Business Saturday (SHOP LOCAL!)


November 30th-Saturday-9am-4pm
Holiday Craft and Fine Art Show at the Carlisle Expo
Kurt Brantner Pottery Annual Holiday Sale
Carlisle Arts Learning Center (38 West Pomfret St, Carlisle)
This year with special guest artist Anthony WolkingKurt and Anthony will be present on these days/times:
Sunday, Dec. 1st 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Opening Reception)
Saturday, Dec. 7th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 8th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pmPottery will also be available for sale during CALC’s normal business hours throughout the week.
Refreshments and free gift wrapping!
Flower arrangements by the Harrisburg Chapter of Ikebana International. Lots of new work from the second firing of the White Rocks Kiln.
The sale will feature a variety of stoneware mugs, bowls, sugar bowls, pitchers, creamers, candy dishes, flower vases, utensil holders, salt crocks plus special items including old-fashioned candlesticks, cobbler dishes, French butter crocks, vases, dishware and serving platters.
All of the pottery is food, drink, microwave, and dishwasher safe.unnamed

There are TONS of things going on December 7th!

December 6th-Friday
First Friday & Santa Comes to Town
Dec 6/7, Friday & Saturday
Downtown Carlisle Tree Lighting Ceremony
Free Pictures with Santa
Storytelling by Mrs. Claus
Store Decorating Contest
Carriage Rides
Strolling Carolers
Donuts with Santa and more!!

December 6th-Friday
Boler Library Free Concert 7pm
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December 7th-8th
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at 201 W. Louther St., Carlisle, will host its Nativity Festival Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. Last year there were about 400 guests who saw almost 300 nativity displays.
10-7pm Sat. Dec. 7th
9-5pm Sun Dec. 8th
December 7th-Saturday-10am-12pm
Cumberland County Historical Society Holiday Family Day & Train Exhibit
The train exhibit will run December 6 2013 – January 4th 2014 for train loving folks of all ages!
December 7th-Saturday-1:15 pm
Advent Walking Tour of Carlisle Churches 
30 N Pitt St Meet at First United Church of Christ by 1:15 pm.
December 7th-Saturday-1:00pm
Santa Arrives by TRAIN to Hope Station
149 West Penn Street
Presented by Toys For Tots, Norfolk Southern & Hope Station
December 7th-Saturday- 1pm – 4pm
Carlisle Theatre-Grinch Day
Register by December 2nd for this FREE Event presented by the United Way of Cumberland County
CALL 717-243-4805
(Space limited)Includes: Children’s Activities
1-2 pm &
Full length Movie
2-4 pm
December 7th -Saturday-7 p.m.
Seasonal Concert: Dickinson Collegium
First United Church of Christ (corner of Pitt and Louther streets)
The college’s chamber choir, the Dickinson Collegium, performs seasonal choral music under the direction of Blake Wilson. A free-will offering will benefit Project S.H.A.R.E.
December 8th,Sunday-4 p.m.
Seasonal Concert: Dickinson Collegium
Memorial Hall, Old WestThe college’s chamber choir, the Dickinson Collegium, performs seasonal choral music under the direction of Blake Wilson. A free-will offering will benefit Project S.H.A.R.E.
December 8, 2013 – Sunday, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Bosler Library
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December 14th-Saturday-6:00pm

Carlisle Theatre-White Christmas
2nd Annual Carlisle Theatre Holiday Celebration featuring the classic film White Christmas plus holiday entertainment.
Tickets $7 / adults and $4 / children
December 15-Sunday-3:00 PM

Amahl and the Night Visitors (description of play)
Performed by the Lancaster Opera Company
Free Admission
First United Church of Christ
30 N. Pitt Street • Carlisle, PA 17013
December 21st, 2013 – from 10:30 – 12:00
Bosler Library
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2 pm
Special Showing of “Muppet Christmas” – Carlisle Theater
Tickets $7 / adults and $4 / children__________________________
Tuesday, December 31
8 pm – 12 am
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