The holiday season is approaching and the Cumberland Valley is getting ready with shopping and crafts, in addition to concerts and performances. See November's Top 10 events here...

1. Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick is part of the very fiber of American music, inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs; along with their own special brand of mischievous wit and maximum rock ‘n’ roll. Front lined since 1974 by Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), and Tom Petersson (bass guitar), the band has impacted yet another era with the release of Bang Zoom Crazy... Hello, their 17th studio collection and first in more than five years. Cheap Trick is of course an indisputable institution, beloved for their instantly identifiable, hugely influential, powerhouse pop rock ‘n’ roll. The constant core of the band remains one of a kind—three guys, four chords, and tunes that will last in perpetuity.

Dates: November 11, 2017 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-7469 • Website:

2. Chicago

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

Chicago's lifetime achievements include a GRAMMY Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to the proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 6 gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. And add to that their induction into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Recent works include Chicago's award-winning documentary film, Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago, and the album "NOW" CHICAGO XXXVI, which includes eleven brand new songs that were recorded on the road.

Date: November 16, 2017 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-7469 • Website:

3. Camp Hill's Candy Cane Walk

Explore all of the wonderful businesses within Camp Hill Borough during the Candy Cane Walk on Nov. 18! 

Just in time for the holidays, stroll through downtown Camp Hill and enjoy a variety of specials, promotions, demonstrations, and refreshments throughout the day.

Dates: November 18, 2017 • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Downtown Camp Hill

4. Sip, Savor & Shop at Brittle Bark

Start the Holiday Season early with a night out to preview a selection of Brittle Bark's Holiday gifts and shop with women-owned artisan vendors at the Brittle Bark ANNEX!

Enjoy a taste of Larsen Meadworks wine and a selection of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres as you chat, mingle and shop with several women-owned small businesses and artists that we have invited as vendors to this special event.

Date: November 10, 2017 • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LocationBrittle Bark
Address: 33 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-697-6950 • Website:

5. 8th Annual Carlisle Christmas Craft Show

Enjoy a one-stop Christmas shopping experience for the residents of Carlisle and the surrounding communities. Over 200 vendors! Come out for those last-minute or truly unique Christmas gifts all made by local craftspeople, artists, and others from the surrounding region. The CHS Culinary students will have the café open with breakfast and lunch items available to refresh you during your shopping! Members 1st FCU will have a branch open for your cash needs. And a raffle drawing will also occur featuring over 100 different donated items from the artists and craftspeople. All proceeds benefit the CHS Model UN team.

Dates: November 4, 2017 • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Carlisle High School
Address: 623 W Penn Street, Carlisle
Phone: 717-240-6800

6. Blue Christmas

Messiah College dance students are taking the time and space to acknowledge the seasons of sadness that we all encounter. Reflect with us through the medium of dance in order to find the comfort, hope and joy of Christ's birth.

Dates: November 16, 2017 • Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location:  Climenhaga Building, Poorman Black Box Theatre @ Messiah College
Address: One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-691-6036

7. WSSO Fall Masterworks Series: Reformation Celebration

Five eras of music to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Dates: November 19, 2017 • Time: 3:00 PM
LocationCarlisle Theatre
Address: 40 West High Street, Carlisle

There will also be a free Family concert on November 18th. 

8. BRIT FLOYD: The Immersion Tour 2017

The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as BRIT FLOYD brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, ‘Immersion World Tour 2017’. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunning million dollar light show and state of the art video design. The BRIT FLOYD show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. More than a tribute, it’s as good as they say. Believe the hype and don’t miss it! The new ‘Immersion’ show promises to be BRIT FLOYD’S most ambitious and best production yet. 

Dates: November 2, 2017 • Time: 8:00 PM
Location: H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg
Phone: 717-477-7469 • Website:

9. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments with exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas...With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast.

Dates: November 3 – 5, 2017 • Time: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM; Sunday @ 2:30 PM
Location: Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg
Address: 915 South York Street, Mechanicsburg
Phone: 717-766-0535 • Website:

10. Carlisle Theatre Company Presents "Into the Woods"

"Be careful what you wish for" seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch's daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack's beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.

Dates: November 3-5, 2017• Time: Friday & Saturday @ 7:00 PM; Sunday @ 2:00 PM
LocationCarlisle Theatre
Address: 40 West High Street, Carlisle

Check out the entire Events Calendar here.