Santa Claus was snug on the Square, horse-drawn wagon rides went around town and the Christmas tree shone brightly as the 28th annual Heritage Christmas celebration began Friday, Dec. 7, with festivities continuing from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in downtown Greencastle.

Community and church groups served free goodies like cookies, hot chocolate, hot dogs and soup, while Uncle Bean made balloon creations and other Christmas characters were on hand. Greencastle-Antrim High School students sold buttons they designed to raise money for their annual veterans service project and G-A Elementary fifth-graders had coats and books available to help others at Bundle Up and Read.

Music rang in the air and at the Life Center on North Carlisle Street there were entertainment and crafts.

Model trains chugged around the track at the High Line Train Station on South Jefferson Street, a scene that will be reprised this Friday night, when "The Polar Express" will be read.

There was music in the parlor at Allison-Antrim Museum on South Ridge Avenue and in the barn visitors could vote for their favorites among trees decorated by community businesses and organizations. The museum will be open again Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Entertainment planned Friday, Dec. 14, includes:

G-AMS & G-AHS Choirs 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at State Farm

Brandt’s Handbell Choir 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Life Center

"Polar Express" Reading & Craft (ages 5 & under) from 6 to 7 p.m. at The High Line Train Station

"Star" — Movie & Popcorn at 6 p.m. at The Life Center

Growing With Music Recital 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Growing With Music

Barb & Friends Puppets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Life Center

St. Maria Goretti Choir 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at State Farm

Siobahn Marie 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Life Center

For more information, call the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce at 717-597-4610 or visit: