Orbisonia/Rockhill Furnace Historical Society To Hold Celtic Christmas
The Orbisonia-Rockhill Furnace Historical Society presents “A Celtic Christmas in Our Hometown” November 23 and 24. A community Christmas tree lighting, with Pipes of the Southernland, mayors Rowe and Barry and the local Boy and Girl Scout troops, will be held Friday night only at 5:30 p.m. at Community State Bank of Orbisonia parking lot.
The Celtic Sounds of Christmas concert will be at the United Methodist Church by Cormorant’s Fancy. An authentic Celtic band from Gettysburg will be appearing Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A Celtic Christmas Tea with lovely music of the season performed live and served with delicious tea, hot cider, scones, shortbreads and other holiday treats will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., prepared by the UMC Choir and friends
One Christmas Eve – A Holiday Legend from the Emerald Isle will be at the historic Bedford Furnace House, produced by the Trolley Car Community Theatre Company (performances every half hour: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday).
Holiday Folk Dancing will be at the Church of God Fellowship Hall with Trudy Creswell and friends, Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sat. 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Celtic Christmas storytelling, folklore and fables for children and the young at heart will be held in the new Southern Huntingdon Area library with Sarah En-yeart, Pat Berrier and friends Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
“Pipes and Drums of the Southernland,” a roaming duo of Scottish bagpipes and field drum featuring Michael Hiles and Frank Furfaro, takes place Friday and Saturday nights.
Saint Nicholas and the Nativity Hayride will be held Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The hayride will be from the Eagle Hotel parking lot to meet the original Saint Nicholas and view the live nativity.
There will also be Celtic Christmas vendors from Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 6 Polar Bear Express trolleys will also be available. Ride the beautifully restored, antique trolleys at the Rockhill Trolley Museum and see colorful light displays on a 2-mile excursion through the Blacklog Mountain narrows to the North Pole.