There are plenty of creative workshops and classes you can participate in for the holidays. Make a handmade gift or a festive decoration. Spend a night out with your girlfriends, take your children to make a fun holiday craft, or explore your creativity with a holiday cooking class. Check out our entire events calendar for upcoming holiday classes. Be sure to register early. Many of these popular events sell out quickly.

If you are a more experienced, practicing artisan looking for a challenge, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen in nearby Lancaster offers intensive half-day and full-day workshops at their Lancaster location including making glass-blown ornaments, stained glass snowflakes, and needle-felted mini snowmen.

Fresh Pine Wreath

Wednesday, December 01, 2021 - Saturday, December 11, 2021

Brandon will be walking you through a step-by-step, guided class on creating your own fresh pine wreath for the holiday season. The cost is $40 per person. Classes are limited to 20 people. Preregistration and payment are required for participation. Please call to register at 717-766-7611. Dates... Read More 

German Stollen & Italian Panettone Demo

Thursday, December 02, 2021

GERMAN STOLLEN & ITALIAN PANETTONE Demonstration Lisa Martin Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $59.00/person #620 Join Lisa to learn how to make two of the most iconic Christmas desserts of all time. Making these will ignite your Christmas fires and give you the ability to... Read More 

Holiday Family Cooking Demo

Friday, December 03, 2021

HOLIDAY FAMILY COOKING Demonstration - BYOB Chef Grayson Bowman Friday, December 3, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $59.00/person #622 'Tis the season for food, family, and friends. Come and let Chef Grayson show you these amazing holiday recipes. Peanut Sweet Potato Soup Oven-Braised Beef Brisket... Read More 

Edible Advent Calendar Hands-On Demonstration

Saturday, December 04, 2021

EDIBLE ADVENT CALENDARS Hands-On - All Ages Welcome Lisa Martin Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $59.00/person #624 Come and learn to make an entirely edible advent calendar. Adults and children alike will be excited to open these tasty treasures throughout the month of... Read More 

Workshop for Kids: Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Make a personalized ornament out of snowy white porcelain. Registration is required at www.carlislearts.org. Read More 

Winter Wreath Workshop

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Celebrate winter by creating a festive wreath, perfect for the holidays! Using fresh limbs, twigs, and pods pruned from the Gardens, class participants will learn how to create a stunning, long-lasting, 24" wreath for their door or table. All supplies and materials are provided. Advance registration... Read More 

Wreath Making

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Tis the season for festive decorations! Come out to the Center to design and make your own wreath to take home using live greenery collected from our property. All materials are provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own ribbon or greenery to decorate. Click here to register. Read More 

Brunch & Bows

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Enjoy a light brunch with your friends as Nedra helps you create three holiday bows. The menu will include quiche, fruit, pastries, and drinks. This event is limited to 10 participants. The cost is $30 per person and includes brunch and bow-making supplies. Preregistration and payment are required... Read More 

Winter Create Your Own

Saturday, December 04, 2021 - Sunday, December 12, 2021

Our Winter Create Your own is being held December 4, 5, 11 & 12. Many designs to choose from this year!! All ages and levels of artistic skill are welcome. Bring friends and family for a fun day of creativity. You will have various Winter gourd designs to choose from. You add your artistic (or... Read More 

Easy Entertaining: New Year's Eve Buffet Demo

Sunday, December 05, 2021

EASY ENTERTAINING: NEW YEAR'S EVE BUFFET Demonstration - BYOB Chef Judy Ingräm Sunday, December 5, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $69.00/person #626 Learning these recipes now will give you a jump on your holiday entertaining. Chef Judy will show you how to easily ring in this New Year's Eve!... Read More 

Natural Ornaments

Sunday, December 05, 2021 - Sunday, December 12, 2021

Children and adults are invited to make holiday ornaments using pinecones, milkweed pods, and other natural materials. Everything but creativity will be supplied to make works of art to decorate for the holidays. Participants must observe current Covid guidelines. Pre-registration required. Space is... Read More 

Holiday Pierogi Hands-On Cooking Class

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

HOLIDAY PIEROGI Hands-On - BYOB Lu Shuey Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $49.00/person #628 This hands-on class has a made-from-scratch pierogi dough recipe, which will be filled with traditional, self-created, and a holiday flavored filling. Pierogi Dough Potato & Cheese... Read More 

Ladies' Night: Holiday Greens Container

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

It's Ladies' Night at Ashcombe! Each participant will make a beautiful container filled with fresh greens to display for the season. The class is limited to 20 participants. The cost is $50 per person. Preregistration and payment are required for participation. Please call to register at... Read More 

One Pot Meals for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

ONE POT MEALS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Demonstration - BYOB Diane Phillips Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $79.00/person #630 Making your dishes ahead, and then reheating gives you an edge when entertaining – especially during the busy holiday season. Butter Lettuce Salad w/... Read More 

Back to Basics: Christmas Canning Demo

Friday, December 10, 2021

BACK TO BASICS CANNING: CHRISTMAS CANNING Demonstration Lisa Martin Friday, December 10, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $59.00/person #634 'Tis the season to be canning all the beautiful produce before us. Yes, you can add to your harvest even in December. Join Lisa as she shows you how to can... Read More 

Kids' Class: Gifts for Dad

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Don't know what to get Dad this holiday season? We've got a simple and fun answer for you. In this class, kiddos will create string art spelling out the word Dad! They can choose their colors and work with tacks and hammers to make this great gift! Add a string of photos when you get home for an... Read More 

Holiday Centerpiece

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Create a gorgeous holiday centerpiece using a festive base, fresh greens, berries, and more with our design expert, Nedra. The cost is $40 per person. The class is limited to 15 people. Preregistration and payment are required by phone at 717-766-7611. Read More 

Red Velvet Peppermint Cupcakes: Family Cooking Class

Saturday, December 11, 2021

What could be better than red velvet cupcakes? How about adding peppermint flavoring and topping them with homemade cream cheese frosting! These red, minty cupcakes will become everyone's favorite Christmas treat. Leave one out for Santa to enjoy on Christmas Eve, with a nice big glass of milk, of... Read More 

Gingerbread House Decorating Hands-On Class

Saturday, December 11, 2021

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING Hands-On Monique Ingraham Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $49.00/two people [1 HOUSE] #640 Come to the Kitchen Shoppe and start or continue your family tradition as you DECORATE your house with the candy you bring to make your house SPECIAL.... Read More 

Gingerbread House Decorating Hands-On Class

Saturday, December 11, 2021

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING Hands-On Monique Ingraham Saturday, December 11, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. $49.00/two people [1 HOUSE] #638 Come to the Kitchen Shoppe and start or continue your family tradition as you DECORATE your house with the candy you bring to make your house SPECIAL.... Read More 

Gingerbread House Decorating Hands-On Class

Saturday, December 11, 2021

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING Hands-On Monique Ingraham Saturday, December 11, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. $49.00/two people [1 HOUSE] #642 Come to the Kitchen Shoppe and start or continue your family tradition as you DECORATE your house with the candy you bring to make your house SPECIAL.... Read More 

Gingerbread House Decorating Hands-On Class

Saturday, December 11, 2021

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING Hands-On Monique Ingraham Saturday, December 11, 2021 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $49.00/two people [1 HOUSE] #644 Come to the Kitchen Shoppe and start or continue your family tradition as you DECORATE your house with the candy you bring to make your house SPECIAL.... Read More 

Pennsylvania Christmas Brunch Demo

Sunday, December 12, 2021

PENNSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS BRUNCH Demonstration - BYOB Lisa Martin Sunday, December 12, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $69.00/person #646 Spend the afternoon in a Pennsylvania Dutch kitchen. Join Lisa as she shares memories from Christmas' past while enjoying a true taste of Pennsylvania cuisine.... Read More 

Reindeer Workshop

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - Sunday, December 19, 2021

Jumpstart your holiday season with a workshop at Wildwood Park. Craft your very own wooden reindeer with Friends of Wildwood Vice President and Craftsman, Jim Caufield. Everything will be supplied to make two small reindeer with your choice of decorations from nature. All ages welcome; children must... Read More 

Kids' Holiday Event: Reindeer Games

Saturday, December 18, 2021

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen? Santa's reindeer have a very important job to do on Christmas Eve, even when the weather is bad. Find out about these important inhabitants of the North Pole as we read a fun story, make a reindeer ornament, and play a reindeer game. Recommended for... Read More