Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (11-13)




Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Holiday Movie Night at the Armory on Friday, the 43rd Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace on Saturday and a Bel Air Community Band concert at Bel Air High School 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

Friday, Dec. 11

Holiday Movie Night at the Armory, Dec. 11

The Holiday Movie Night at the Armory (37 N. Main St.) will be held at 7pm Dec. 11 with a showing of “Elf”. Doors are open at 6:30pm! Hosted by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, enjoy a free family movie and free popcorn after spending the day in Downtown Bel Air shopping for holiday treasures. Remember that this is a “bring your own blanket” event.

An Evening of Jazz at Harford Community College, Dec. 11

An Evening of Jazz featuring Second Shift and the HCC Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m., December 11 at Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1. or 443-412-2211

Saturday, Dec. 12

Family Movie and Santa Workshop at Harford Community College, Dec. 12

Get in the holiday spirit with carols, crafts, and cocoa! Santa will visit HCC at 10 a.m. Dec. 12 to enjoy the workshop activities and one of his favorite holiday movies, The Santa Clause. Admission includes a visit with Santa, a photo opportunity with Santa, light refreshments, and general admission seating to the movie. or 443-412-2211. The event will be held in the Chesapeake Theater.

43rd Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace, Dec. 12

The Susquehanna Museum Lock House hosts the 43rd Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12. The self-guided tour features homes, churches and museums. The Lock House Museum’s Holiday Boutique will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 13. For tickets and a tour map, visit

Sunday, Dec. 13

Harford Dance Theatre to hold auditions for Peter Pan, Dec. 13

Harford Dance Theatre will hold auditions for Peter Pan on Sunday, December 13, at 10 AM in the Chesapeake Center on the Harford Community College campus. Registration begins at 9:30 AM. Auditions for Peter Pan voice-overs will be held the same day beginning at 1:30 PM. Scripts will be provided. Sheila Kahle will direct this production. All roles are open; dancers 11 years of age and older may audition. Participants should wear appropriate dance attire and bring dance shoes. Combinations in all styles of dance will be given at the audition. The company will present Peter Pan May 13-15, 2016. For more information, contact Jordan Williams at 443-412-2112.

Bel Air Community Band concert, Dec. 13

Concert featuring Bel Air Community Band 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Bel Air High School. Free; no tickets necessary.

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Musical Performance at Harford Community College, Dec. 14

The Music Department of Harford Community College presents an evening of music student ensemble performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1. or 443-412-2211.

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

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

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.

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.