Christmas in the Riverlands

Join us as we celebrate Christmas all throughout the Susquehanna Valley!

11/23 – 6-8pm Santa, Caroling and Tree Lighting

This free event is sponsored by Marietta Restoration Associates. Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Marietta to help kick off the season at our Christmas Tree Lighting at the Old Town Hall Museum with live entertainment and refreshments. All children are invited to sit on Santa’s lap, share their gift requests, and receive a free goodie bag. Don’t forget your camera! For more information, contact Darlene Pruett at 717-426-4048.

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11/29 – 12/8 – Holiday Trail

Grab a passport and take a shopping trip through Wrightsville! Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 8th. (Hours of operation may vary for each business). Visit all participating businesses in one day or over ten days. Collect a stamp from each of the 7 participating businesses and return the passport at the last location to be entered to win a prize.

Passports available at each participating business. The prize drawing will be Monday, December 9, 2019.
No purchase necessary.

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11/30 – 2pm – Parade of Fire Trucks & Visits with Santa

Spend the afternoon with Santa! The parade of fire trucks will wind through Columbia beginning at 2 pm. Then proceed to the Columbia Public Library to visit with Santa himself between 3 – 5 pm. Cap off your day with the Tree Lighting in Locust Street Park.
Special thanks to Columbia QRS for their hard work in making this annual event happen!

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12/14 – 11-3pm – Ornament Making Workshop

Ornament Making Workshop 11 am – 3 pm Columbia Crossing River Trails Center 41 Walnut St, Columbia Use natural materials like acorns, twigs, and pinecones to create beautiful seasonal ornaments. $2 per person.  For more information call (717) 449-5607, ext 1 Or visit

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12/14 – 9-4pm – Cookies With Santa

Cookies with Santa and Model Toy Train Event  Market Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am-6 pm, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market 110 Ducktown Rd., Hellam Call the market at (717) 252-2540 Or visit

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12/21 – 5-8pm – Ice Cream With Santa

Ice Cream with Santa 5 – 8 pm Turkey Hill Experience – 301 Linden St, Columbia You are invited to join Santa for an evening filled with fun activities, beautiful decorations, and of course, plenty of delicious Turkey Hill Ice Cream! Kids 0-12 will:  Sit and listen while Santa reads

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12/31 – 10-1pm – New Year’s Eve at Noon

New Year’s Eve at Noon 10 am – 1 pm National Watch and Clock Museum – 514 Poplar St, Columbia Dance party with Father Time, balloon drop at noon, face painting, games, craft activities, and more! All activities are free with paid Museum admission. For more information, visit or

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