Christmas in Cumberland Valley

The holiday season is fast approaching. The Valley’s assortment of Made in Cumberland Valley items, downtown shopping districts and trip ideas to follow like the Cumberland Valley Antiques Trail make seasonal shopping easy for everyone on your list. Browse all your shopping opportunities at


Looking for gift suggestions? Check out the Cumberland Valley Facebook page and Twitter account for our 2015 gift guide countdown, running November 21-December 11. Each day we will feature a gift for someone on your list from a local shop. You can enter to win the daily gift and help businesses by shopping local for the holidays!

This is also a great time of year to take in a local event, festival or holiday performance. View a collection of seasonal events below and find a complete list of events and other things to see and do at

Fall Fun @ Paulus Farm Market – Through Nov 18th
The fall fun fort is an enclosed farm play space for wee ones (ages 1 to 10) featuring corn and soybean boxes, bouncy horses, mini maze, slides farm books, a coloring table and more. The outdoor hay play is tent-covered and filled with giant straw bales, tires and tubes for exploring. Farm animals are here all the time. On the weekends, enjoy hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin picking and pumpkin chunking!

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays @ Allenberry Playhouse – Nov 4th-Dec 20th
Once again Allenberry offers an original Christmas Show sure to warm your heart and fill you with joy. Before the show, enjoy a hearty, holiday feast from the buffet. At the show, tap your feet, sing along, and be transported into the wonderful world of Christmas! It’s music and merriment for the whole family!

STYX @ The Luhrs Center – Nov 11th
The six talented men comprising Styx draw from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous sing-alongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones.

Lee Ann Womack @ Carlisle Theatre – Nov 12th
American Country music singer/songwriter Lee Ann Womack has had many successful songs and albums, winning many CMA awards throughout her career. Perhaps her most successful album so far is I Hope You Dance, bringing her acclaim not only in the Country music genre but in contemporary music as well.

Camp Michaux Walking Tour @ Pine Grove Furnace State Park – Nov 14th
David Smith will lead the popular Camp Michaux walking tour of the old Bunker Hill Farm; Pine Grove Furnace CCC Camp; Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp; and finally the United Church of Christ & United Presbyterian Church Camp.

Christmas Fun “Rudolf Rides the Rails” @ Mechanicsburg Museum – Nov 14-Jan 16
Free family fun for children of all ages. Visit our Lionel train layout with push-button operated buildings. See our new Rudolf Village layout. See vintage toys, dolls, and much more.

Eastern National Antiques Show & Sale @ Carlisle Expo Center – Nov 20-21
Founded in 1955 the Eastern National Antiques Show & Sale is celebrating its 60th year. The show hosts approximately 80 to 100 exhibitors from across the country who will be selling exceptional antiques with cutting-edge style. Known for its glass antiques, shoppers will also discover textiles & quilts, toys, fishing and sporting collectibles, postcards, maps, pottery, folk art, books, prints, and jewelry. 

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