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Traditional Village Christmas at Catoctin Furnace
  • Presented By Catoctin Furnace Historical Society
  • December 4, 2021
  • Colliers Log House in Catoctin Furnace
  • 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788
  • 443-463-6437
  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Free admission

    Join us for our 11th Annual Traditional Village Christmas!

    Decorate a fresh wreath with bows, balls, bells, pinecones, holly, icicles and ornaments!  Select unique handmade gifts for the holidays. Enjoy food, hot mulled wine, apple cider, taffy pulling, and heirloom-recipe baked goods. Children can make a punched or painted tin holiday ornament and have their photograph taken with Belsnickel. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Christmas in Catoctin Furnace included a visit from Belsnickel to the homes of German immigrants.  During this visit, which took place two weeks before Christmas, Belsnickel rewarded good children with treats but carried a switch to punish naughty ones.