Celebrate with Bethesda Mission at first Christmas at Italian Lake

Bethesda Mission invites the public to the inaugural Christmas at Italian Lake holiday celebration, this Saturday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at Italian Lake Park in Harrisburg.

Events through the weekend will include horse-and-carriage “sleigh” rides, a Christmas market, visits with Santa Claus and live music.




Christmas at Italian Lake schedule of events

Sleigh Rides
For a $5 donation to Bethesda Mission, take your family or holiday sweetheart on a carriage ride. Tickets will be sold at the event on a first come, first served basis.
Saturday from noon-4 p.m
Sunday from noon-4 p.m.

Santa’s Grotto
Photos will be taken with Santa in the Christmas cabin. All children who have their photo taken will receive a gift from Santa. $5 donation per person to Bethesda Mission.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday at 5 p.m.

Live Music

Saturday, December 9
Noon–12:30 p.m. First United Methodist – Hershey
12:30–1 p.m. Rockville United Methodist Church
1–1:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church
2:30–3 p.m. Paxton Ministries Bell Choir
3–3:30 p.m. Rockville United Methodist Church
4–4:30 p.m. Market Square Presbyterian
5:30–6 p.m. Brookfield Bible Church
6-6:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church

Sunday, December 10
1–1:30 p.m. Chambers Hill United Methodist Church Choir
2–2:30 p.m. Holy Apostles Church
3:30–4 p.m. Harrisburg Christian School
4–4:30 p.m. Brookfield Bible Church

Donations made throughout the weekend will support Bethesda Mission in meeting their increasing need of more bed space, the development of a new women’s shelter and the renovation and expansion of a community center for the youth of Harrisburg.

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