With Hanukkah in the midst of its eight-day celebration and only a week to go until Christmas, Carroll organizations are wrapping up their holiday celebrations at the end of the year. This week features opportunities to take in some holiday music, catch some spirited sculptures and watch one of the most famous Christmas specials of all time.
The Holiday Horns will perform their annual concert of French horn holiday music at the TownMall of Westminster from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 in the Belk court. The program features more than 30 performers, ranging from middle school students to professional musicians. In addition to the French horn production, Collin David and Scott Taylor will perform solos on the Alphorn, the large horns used in the Swiss mountains. These solos, "Go Tell It On the Mountain" and "Amazing Grace" will take place in advance of the French horn concert.
What: Holiday Horns
When: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20
Where: TownMall of Westminster, 400 N. Center St., Westminster
For more information: Email email@example.com or 410-876-2171
Around the County
Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas
Now that families are done unwrapping all of their gifts brought to them from the Great Pumpkin and finishing their Thanksgiving meals of popcorn, jelly beans and toast, it's time for the third major Peanuts holiday special. This concert pairs a screening of the unedited holiday classic — television airings in recent years have often been trimmed in order to fit additional commercials — with a live performance of the groundbreaking jazz score written by musician Vince Guaraldi.
What: Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.
Where: Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.
Cost: $12 adults, $8 Carroll County Arts Council members, children 18 and younger and seniors older than 60.
For more information: Call 410-848-7272 or email info@CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org.
Holiday of Trees, Wreaths and Centerpieces
The Taneytown History Museum is wrapping up the ninth annual Holiday of Trees, Wreaths and Centerpieces this week, featuring a tree decorating contest, raffle and silent auction. At the event, trees, wreaths and centerpieces are decorated and donated by members of the community to be raffled to raise money for the Taneytown History Museum. Each item will by voted on by members of the community, with a single penny equaling a single vote for the object. The 2-foot tree, 4-foot tree, wreath and centerpieces with the most money will be awarded prizes at the closing event Saturday, Dec. 20.
What: Holiday of Trees, Wreaths and Centerpieces Closing Ceremony
When: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 20
Where: New Windsor State Bank, 222, E. Baltimore St., Taneytown
For more information: Call 410-756-4234 or visit taneytownhh.org/holiday-of-trees