Holiday activities aplenty in county

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By The Staff

You can’t say there is nothing to do in Lancaster. Not if you take a look at the events calendar for December on the front of Wednesday’s feature section.

The activities available run the gamut – from Santa train rides to a winter wonderland in Heath Springs, caroling and candle lighting in the Van Wyck community, Christmas parades to home tours and a Christmas concert by the highly talented Lancaster Chamber Choir.

Fashion designer Luis Machicao will be showing some of his latest designs at the Celebration of Art at Bob Doster’s Studio.

The Community Playhouse is presenting “Scrooge: The Musical.” The Christmas story will be told in various versions in churches throughout the county. And there is much more on the list.

We’re fortunate to have so many opportunities to celebrate the holiday season. So many folks have worked hard and given their time and effort to plan these events.

We need to show our appreciation and support by attending as many as we can. It is our community and we are proud to have so many opportunities to celebrate the holiday season.

Steve Willis, Lancaster County administrator, wrote a letter encouraging folks to support our local businesses when shopping this year. We agree.

Take a look at what is available here – grocery stores, appliance stores, jewelry stores, clothing and apparel stores, shoe stores, department stores, antiques and art shops, specialty shops and much more. And they are in Lancaster Heath Springs, Kershaw and Indian Land.

We need to remember our local businesses. They show their community and civic commitment throughout the year by supporting our churches, schools, agencies and fundraisers.

We need to return their generosity by supporting them with our dollars this holiday shopping season.

The holiday season is in full swing, so get out there and celebrate.

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to be with your family and friends as you take advantage of all the activities and events available in Lancaster County?

After all, there is plenty to do.