The magic of Christmas comes alive, and to the stage, in the Cumberland Valley during the winter months. Grab the kids, friends and family and head out for a night of seasonal fun and witness the talent the Valley offers around the holidays.
To start planning your winter getaway, visit our Winter Seasonal page for trip ideas, things to do and weather information.
The state-of-the-art H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University hosts a variety of acts surrounding the holiday season. View seasonal performances below.
The Raleigh Ringers: A Holiday Concert - December 3rd: This internationally-acclaimed concert handbell choir dazzles audiences with their unique interpretation of sacred, secular and popular music arranged just for handbells.
The Ten Tenors "Home for the Holidays" Tour - December 9th: The Ten Tenors will walk you through a mix of festive favorites and modern holiday hits
The Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas Celebration Tour - December 21st: The nearly two-hour show will feature holiday tunes with a back drop of snow, Christmas trees and a visit from Santa.
Attend a holiday performance at the newly-renovated playhouse at Allenberry Resort. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical is a buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. Performances take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 1st to December 17.
Whether this is your annual holiday tradition or a new discovery, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's performance of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker is a beloved masterpiece sure to delight the entire family. Performances will be held on December 9 & 10 at Whitaker Center and December 16 and 17 at Hershey Theatre.
During the holiday months the retro Carlisle Theatre hosts special movies and performances. 2017 events include the following.
Holiday Movie: Home Alone - December 1st: Bring the entire family to enjoy a free showing of this movie.
Holiday Movie: White Christmas - December 2nd: The Carlisle Theatre once again presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas. The showing of this movie has become a popular tradition at the Theatre. Come and get in the holiday spirit with family and friends...sing along if you just can't stop yourself.
Messiah College will feature several holiday performances.
Blue Christmas - November 16: Messiah College students use the medium of dance to find comfort, hope and joy in the Christmas season. Free performance.
Christmas Concert: December 3rd: Begin your Christmas season with this beautiful concert featuring a variety of Department of Music ensembles.
Tim Warfield's All-Star Jazzy Christmas - December 8th: Tim Warfield will showcase a collection of traditional holiday songs realized from an improvisational perspective.
A Candlelight Christmas - December 15th: The Susquehanna Chorale performs performs both new and familiar songs of the season.
View an assortment of seasonal performances at the Valley's churches.
Carols of Comfort and Joy with Cantate Carlisle - December 9th & 10th at First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Portraits of White 2017 Christmas/Winter Concert with Frances Drost - December 9th at Christ Community Church
The Cumberland Singers Concert "Radiant Light" - December 15th at Enola Emmanuel United Methodist; December 16th at Community United Methodist Church; and December 17th at Shepherdstown United Methodist Church