It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas across the Tristate and a full calendar of events is HERE!

13 November 2023- Chambersburg’s Christmas tree is up in Memorial Square, Greencastle and Waynesboro a (and Chambersburg!) are prepping for their parades, and lights are being strung in anticipation of this year’s Christmas holiday season all across the tristate area!

Chambersburg’s Christmas Tree was put up starting around 9:30am on Monday, with their Christmas Parade taking place at 6pm on Saturday, November 18th.

Greencastle:

Greencastle starts off their season with a tree lighting ceremony at 7pm on Friday, November 17th presented by the Greencastle Antrim Chamber of Commerce and CVBA.

Just after 9am on Saturday, the Christmas parade commences through town and begins the area’s day of parades.

Waynesboro:

The Borough of Waynesboro and their partners also have their Christmas Tree lighting ceremony slated for Friday, November 17th. The whole event runs from 5pm to 8pm, with the switch being flipped at 7pm.

Part two of the day of parades, Waynesboro’s annual parade commences at 2pm and will wind its way through the borough.

Chambersburg:

Starting at 6pm, the parade will be the 53rd iteration in town history. Tracing a route on Philadelphia Avenue, N Main Street, S Main Street, E Washington St, and S Second Street, all traffic will be blocked as marchers move through the borough. Chambersburg PD announced that starting at 3pm on Saturday ALL parking will be prohibited on those streets. Any violators will be towed. Philadelphia Avenue’s 300 block, E Washington’s 100 block, and N Second Street’s 400 block will all be affected.

CPD says that all EB traffic on W Loudon Street will be detoured at Cedar Street and all WB traffic on LWE will be detoured at Third Street. Additional closures are expected on

  • E King Street from N Third to N Main,
  • W King Street from Hood to N Main,
  • W Washington Street from Black Ave to S Main,
  • E Washington St from S Third to S Second,
  • And Broad St from Riddle Road to N Second.

Traffic will be opened up to normal routes beginning around 8pm.

Hagerstown:

Hagerstown starts their holiday season after Thanksgiving, with the official lighting of lights and music set in City Park on Friday, December 1st from 5pm-8pm.

Good, clean family fun is set to include a drive through of City Park with synchronized lights and music that is set to run through December 31st.

Shippensburg:

“A Gingerbread Christmas” is this year’s theme for the borough of Shippensburg’s annual Christmas parade. That night, slated to begin on Saturday, December 2nd at 5pm, will weave through N Fayette Street, King Street, and Prince Street, and feature marching bands, dance groups, churches, Santa, and many more groups.

After the parade is finished, free holiday carriage rides from Benchfield Farms start. Load and unload will be at the corner of Prince and King Streets.