Events: Christkindl, candlelight services, holiday festivals

The Christmas season is in full swing with holiday festivals, carriage rides and candlelight services. The week starts with some rain and highs in the 40s and 50s, then dips down to the 30s as the sun starts to pop out. 

Sunday, Dec. 8 

Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the holidays with a relaxing carriage ride!

This project is supported by The Montour County Commissioners’ Tourism Fund, administered by the Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau (CMVB). For more information, contact the CMVB at 800-847-4810 or visit www.iTourColumbiaMontour.com.

  • When: Noon to 4 p.m. 
  • Where: 620 Mill St., Danville 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Holiday Festival

A fun holiday event for the whole family! This free event is open to the public and will include photos with Santa, games, crafts, food, music, Chinese auctions, a bake and cookie tray sale! For more information, please contact 570-546-6777×104.

  • When: Noon to 4 p.m. 
  • Where: 145 Ashler Manor Drive, Muncy
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Frostbite 5-Mile Run & Penguin 5k Walk – Duboistown

TIME: Registration opens at 11:00 AM. All races start at 1:00 PM Location: Duboistown Fire Hall, 2651 Euclid Ave, Duboistown, PA. PARKING: Available at Fire Hall and Bank Parking Lots AWARDS: Top 3 overall male and female runners and top 2 overall male and female walkers. Age group awards will also be given for runners and walkers, depending on registrations. All participants are welcome to the food and refreshments, as well as a giveaway for door prizes!

  • Where: 11 a.m. registration opens. 1 p.m. race begins
  • Where: DuBoistown Fire Hall, 2651 Euclid Ave., DuBoistown
  • Cost: Unknown

For more information, click here. 

Monday, Dec. 9 

Homemade Holiday Gift: Pom Pom Teddy Bear

Everyone loves to receive a homemade gift made from the loving hands of a child. Children are encouraged to make two gifts.  One they can take home and give away to a family member or friend, and the other one will go into a gift bag at the library that we will give away to the community.  

Registration begins Monday, December 2nd. Please note that registration for this program is ongoing and remains open until the class is full.   This program is one of the many ways Pennsylvania Public Libraries support the PA Forward Initiative through providing civic and social literacy opportunities for learning.

  • When: 4:30 p.m. 
  • Where: James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Friends Flash Book Sale

The flash book sale will be in the Lowry Room. 

  • When: 9 a.m. 
  • Where: James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Community Dinner

Free community dinner open to the public every Monday. Our mission is to provide food and build community to make the world a better place.

  • When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Tuesday, Dec. 10 

Christmas Candlelight Service

At one of our most cherished traditions, more than 1,600 members of the university and surrounding communities gather in Weber Chapel. The service includes candle lighting and carols, as well as traditional readings, songs, and prayers in celebration of the season. Attendees are asked to bring a kid-friendly, non-perishable food item.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Susquehanna University, 514 University Ave., Selinsgrove
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Thursday, Dec. 12 

Free Community Dinner

A free community dinner provided by Redeemer Lutheran Church in the social hall. Use the outside stairway. 

  • When: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Where: 1100 Washington Blvd., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Coffee Hour

Williamsport- The Taber Museum will host a lecture on scrimshaw by John DeWald and a performance by the Williamsport Music Club at its final Coffee Hour for the year. The program is free and open to the public and is held in the Community Room of the museum.

  • When: 10 to 11 a.m. 
  • Where: Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Snatch It Or Hatchet fundraiser

Calling all artists and collectors! Arthaus Projects wants your unwanted paintings for a fundraiser event they are working on with the Hatchet House. Now I know what you are thinking… Hatchets and art… what is that about? Well, Arthaus is teaming up with The Hatchet House for a first annual fundraiser called “Snatch It or Hatchet.” 

  • When: 7 to 9 p.m. 
  • Where: 362 Market St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Friday, Dec. 13 

Mifflinburg Christkindl Market

Mifflinburg’s version of an authentic Christmas Market, inspired by the 700-year-old traditional German Christkindl Market, or Christ Child Market, is a festive event prepared by various churches, organizations, schools, and residents.  For three days, Mifflinburg’s Market Street, with its many churches, is lined with festive outdoor huts featuring unique handmade crafts and traditional Christkindl treats.

  • When: 10 a.m. to 9 p..m. Thursday to Saturday 
  • Where: Mifflinburg 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Holiday Train Display at the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau

Bring the kids to see a free model train display at the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, located at Route 15 and Hafer Road, next to Country Cupboard in Lewisburg.

The display will be installed by the Loose Ties Model Railroad Club and will be open to the public on Friday & Saturday.

  • When: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday
  • Where: Lewisburg 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Saturday, Dec. 14

It’s a Wonderful Life

On Christmas Eve in 1945, George Bailey contemplates giving everything up when his business and family are suddenly wrapped in scandal. Out of nowhere, Clarence Oddbody – Angel Second Class – appears and saves George’s life, taking him on a journey of a world where George Bailey never existed. This Christmas classic is one of the greatest films of all time, now coming to life on the CTL stage.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. 
  • Where: The Community Theatre, 100 W. Third St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: $15 to $23 

For more information, click here. 

A Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker

“A Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker” presented by RiverStage and Strictly Ballet – 2 performances. 

  • When: 2 and 7 p.m. 
  • Where: Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., Lewisburg
  • Cost: Unknown 

For more information, click here. 

A Candlelight Christmas

Zion Lutheran Church’s Candlelight Christmas, with special guest the Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale, follows the 100-year-old tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols, originated at King’s College, Cambridge. This concert has been a sold out/standing room only event in the past.

  • When: 4:30 p.m. 
  • Where: 15 S 5th St, Sunbury
  • Cost: $20 

For more information, click here. 

Candlelight Service at Historic Warrior Run Church

A beautiful Candlelight Service held at the historic Warrior Run Church. Dress warmly and enjoy cookies and warm mulled cider after the service.

  • When: 7 to 8 p.m. 
  • Where: 41 Warrior Lane, Watsontown
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

Children’s Workshop: Candy-making

This workshop will explore candy-making and will be led by Rich Nornhold. The children will learn to make clear candy and of course, the children will be encouraged to ‘taste’ their creations! For this workshop, a parent (or an adult guardian) must accompany the child. On Christmas Eve following a long-established tradition, children of Pennsylvania German families would leave a plate on the table hoping that it would be filled with nuts, an apple or an orange, and clear toy candy. The candy, often made in whimsical shapes such as farm animals, trains, or Father Christmas were created from a solution of corn syrup (alternately barley water), sugar, and water. Yellow, red or green food coloring were often used to enhance the candy’s appeal. This workshop is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required: call 570.326.3326 or sign up via lchsmuseum@verizon.net

  • When: 2 to 4 p.m. 
  • Where: Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport 
  • Cost: Free 

For more information, click here. 

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