Chambersburg Winter Wonderland: Part 2

by Bethany Edwards, Intern, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

In my first post, we talked about how much fun Small Business Saturday and the Christmas Parade is. Now it’s time to put the spotlight on some other winter activities sure to entertain, because there is never enough. These activities are definitely fun for the whole family and, since Christmas is right around the corner, the spirit of the holidays is sure to be in everyone’s heart.

Downtown Christmas2nd Annual Cocoa Crawl

Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Cocoa Crawl, hosted by the Downtown Business Council, is one event you won’t want to miss. Chilly weather warmed up with lots of hot cocoa is a recipe for fun. All you have to do is buy a 2015 Cocoa Crawl mug for $5 (make sure you get there early because there are only 175 mugs available!). Once you buy your mug, you are free to shop around at your favorite downtown stores and try their very own, homemade hot cocoa recipe.

After you are filled up on all the yummy hot chocolate you can vote on your absolute favorite with the ballot given to you upon purchase of your mug. By voting, your name will automatically be entered to win a $100 dollar gift certificate that can be used at a participating downtown business.

This year the competition is going to be high with a variety of merchants trying to beat the reigning winner of favorite hot cocoa, The Gift Enclosure. I don’t think The Gift Enclosure will go down without a fight!

Capitol Theatre Holiday Movies & Shows
Various dates/times throughout December 2015
Nothing says “Tis the Season” better than Christmas movies and live shows at The Capitol Theatre. Make it a family night or a date night, and sit back and enjoy the wonderful entertainment in downtown Chambersburg’s historic theatre.
$5 Movies
Movies are just $5 per person, with popcorn, candy, soda and water available for purchase. Some showings will also have pizza and beer/wine on sale. Movies, dates and times include:
  • “White Christmas” at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 21
  • “The Muppet Christmas Carol” at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23 (pizza served beginning at 5 p.m.)
  • "The Hunger Games” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 27
  • “Divergent” at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 28
  • “Furious 7” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29 (pizza and beer/wine served beginning at 6 p.m.)
You also won’t want to miss the live performances happening at the Capitol Theatre this season. Michael Clayton Moore’s Silent Night on Saturday, December 5 at 7 p.m. will feature music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and other Christmas favorites. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $10 for kids age 16 and under.

Le Petit Cirque de Noel is a holiday show featuring the only all-kid humanitarian cirque company in the world, comprised of eye-popping, pro-level children aged 5-14. The Capitol Theatre performance will be on Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m. with tickets on sale for $8 per person.

NutcrackerThe Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School will also be featured on the Capitol Theatre stage celebrating the holiday season with The Nutcracker. Watch this exciting, classic Christmas tale told through movement and music on Saturday, December 19 at 3 p.m. or Sunday, December 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for students (includes college students) and free for kids 5 and under.

Buy your movie or performance tickets online at (service fee applies) or by calling the Box Office at 717-263-0202.

Check back soon for more to do this winter in the third and final part to Chambersburg Winter Wonderland!