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Traditional Village Christmas at Catoctin Furnace
  • Presented By Catoctin Furnace Historical Society
  • December 2, 2023
  • The Museum of the Ironworker
  • 12610 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788
  • 443-463-6437
  • 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Free admission

    Join us for our 13th Annual Traditional Village Christmas!

    Outdoor, European style Holiday market. Decorate a fresh wreath with bows, balls, bells, pinecones, holly, icicles and ornaments or let our volunteers do it for you! Select unique handmade gifts for the holidays. Watch a blacksmith at work! 

    Enjoy hot apple cider and heirloom-recipe baked goods. Children can make a craft and enjoy a visit 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.