Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Dec. 17-20)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include a Theatreworks USA performance of “A Christmas Carol” at the Amoss Center on Friday, Breakfast with Santa at Applebee’s in Bel Air on Saturday and the eighth annual Merry Tuba Christmas concert at the Bel Air Armory on Sunday.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Christmas Festival of Lights through Dec. 31

St. Matthew Lutheran Church is hosting its third annual Christmas Festival of Lights at the church, 1200 Churchville Road in Bel Air. The display continues  6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursdays and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays through Saturday until Dec. 31. Guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation to support the church’s food pantry. On weekend evenings, hot cocoa, cookies and live entertainment will be offered in the church’s narthex. For details, visit

Thursday, Dec. 17

Girls Night Out in downtown Bel Air, Dec. 17

Girls Night Out in downtown Bel Air is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 17. It begins at the Armory Park (37 N Main Street) with a complimentary glass of wine (first 25), carolers, and Christmas wreaths, evergreen and poinsettias from The Mill of Bel Air! Shop at a participating retailer and/or boutique during GNO hours and receive a 10% OFF coupon to a participating restaurant or pub! Coupons can only be acquired from participating retailers during the days and hours of GNO. Coupons can be redeemed at participating restaurants and pubs starting GNO evening until Sunday evening at restaurant closing hours. The link for a complete list of participating retailers, restaurants and pubs is

City of Havre de Grace’s Hutchins Park Skate Rink opens Dec. 17

The City of Havre de Grace’s Hutchins Park Skate Rink opens 4 p.m. Dec. 17. Hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 17-20 and Dec. 26-Jan. 3. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 13. Skate rental is $5. For details and full schedule through February, visit


Friday, Dec. 18

Theatreworks USA performs “A Christmas Carol”, Dec. 18

Theatreworks USA performs “A Christmas Carol”, 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Amoss Center in Bel Air. A Christmas Carol captures both the humorous and touching moments of the classic story with witty dialogue and fresh new songs, conveying Dickens’ original message that the holiday season should be a “kind, forgiving, charitable time,” a sentiment that still rings true today. or 443-412-2211


Saturday, Dec. 19

Breakfast with Santa at Applebee’s in Bel Air, Dec. 19

The Harford County Chamber of Commerce & the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals are hosting a Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at the Applebee’s at 1225 Churchville Road in Bel Air. Cost is $10 per person, $5 per child (10 and under). A portion of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna’s Repair Program. Please bring a toy to donate to Breathe 379. For more information and to register please go to or call the Chamber at 410-838-2020.

Sunday, Dec. 20

Harford Dance Theatre auditions for “Kinetic Canvas”, Dec. 20

Harford Dance Theatre is holding auditions Dec. 20 for their performance series “Kinetic Canvas”, inspired by the work of Claude Monet. Dancers aged 13 or older may audition. Registration: 1:30 PM; Primary Auditions: 2 PM. Info 443-412-2112. Auditions will be held in the Susquehanna Center Dance Studio at Harford Community College.

Eighth annual Merry Tuba Christmas at the Bel Air Armory, Dec. 20

The Maryland Conservatory of Music, the Town of Bel Air and the Harvey Phillips Foundation will present the eighth annual Merry Tuba Christmas 5 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St. The concert features local tuba and euphonium players of all ages and skill levels. Anyone interested in performing should contact Randy Harrision at 410-391-7832  or There is a $10 registration fee for performers, but the concert is free for audience members. Registration is 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; rehearsal is 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the performance is 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 20.


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Ballroom With a Twist-Mas at Harford Community College, Dec. 21

Santa will teach you how to salsa, shimmy, and samba at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 when Live! at Harford Community College rolls out the red carpet for TV’s brightest celebrity dancers who will be starring in the holiday spectacular. This family event features celebrities from Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Guest star professionals from Dancing With The Stars will be Tristan MacManus and Chelsie Hightower. Tickets start at $20 at, the HCC Ticket Office in the Chesapeake Center, or 443-412-2211. The event will be held in the APGFCU Arena.


Sterling Caterers New Year’s Eve Party, Dec. 31

Sterling Caterer’s is hosting its annual Surf & Turf New Years Eve Dinner & Dance Dec. 31 at Jarrettsville Gardens. Cost is $55 per person and $100 per couple and the event includes music by DJ, dinner, full open bar a champagne toast at midnight. For tickets call, 410-557-6921. Jarrettsville Gardens is at the Jarrettsville Fire Department, 3825 Federal Hill Road.