Holiday Train Garden — at Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, 5200 Southwestern Blvd. Weeknights, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and weekends, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Free through Jan 1. http://www.arbutusvfd.org/aux-event.htm.
Santa House— sponsored by Arbutus Business and Professional Association, open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Next to the Ice Cream Cottage, 1348 Stevens Ave. Hours are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 22 and 23.
Santa House — Saturdays and Sundays, 6-8 p.m, on McDowell's Chimney Service property, 2912 Hammonds Ferry Road. Sponsored by Lansdowne Business and Professional Association. firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-247-5306.
How to make homemade candy — Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon, $5, at Arbutus Senior Center, 855A Sulphur Spring Road. 410-887-1410.
Holiday overload and beating the holiday blues — Dec. 9, at Arbutus Senior Center, 855A Sulphur Spring Road. 410-887-1410. RSVP by Dec. 7.
Holiday Shoppe — held at Halethorpe Elementary School, 4300 Maple Ave., Dec. 8, throughout the school day and 6:30–8 p.m. 410-887-1406.
Breakfast With Santa — hosted by Halethorpe Improvement Association 8 a.m. to noon, Dec. 10 at Arbutus Town Hall, 1349 Stevens Ave. Kids can make a Christmas tree ornament to take home and have their picture taken with Santa at the Santa House. $8 for adults and $4 for ages 10 and under. Halethorpe_Improvement_Assoc@verizon.net
Breakfast with Santa — hosted by Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department and Our Savior Lutheran Church, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 10, at 140 Laverne Ave. $6 for ages 12 and older, $4 ages 3-11, free for those under age 2. Valerie, 443-618-8255.
Santa's Secret Workshop — hosted by Girl Scout troops of Catonsville and Arbutus 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10, at Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave. Inexpensive gifts for the whole family made area Girl Scouts. Candy, ornaments, jewelry, accessories, and pet gifts. Santa visits 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Food and beverages available.
Holiday Craft Show — at Arbutus Senior Center, 855 A Sulphur Spring Road, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Handmade crafts, homemade candy, refreshments and door prizes. $2 admission. 410-887-1410.
Jolly, holly day — Dec. 10, 1 p.m., at Lansdowne Library, 500 Third Ave. Candy and Cupcake singing about winter, snow, sleigh rides, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. 410-887-5602.
Breakfast with Santa — hosted by Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Dec. 11, at 5200 Southwestern Blvd.
"Christmas in Connecticut" — movie to be shown Dec. 12, 12:45 p.m. at Arbutus Senior Center, 855A Sulphur Spring Road. 410-887-1410.
Bow and flower arrangements — Dec. 13 at Arbutus Senior Center, 855A Sulphur Spring Road. No charge for bow making. $10 for flower arrangement. RSVP by Dec. 9. 410-887-1410.
Bus trip — from Arbutus Senior Center, 855A Sulphur Spring Road to Matthews 1600 for dinner, followed by visit to see Arbutus train display and Symphony of Lights, $19.50. RSVP by Dec. 7. 410-887-1410.
Holiday Open House — Dec. 16, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at Arbutus Senior Center, 855A Sulphur Spring Road. 410-887-1410.
Visit with Santa — Children up to age 9 invited to meet Santa, enjoy Christmas story time and make a craft ornament for the Christmas tree, Dec. 17, 1-4 p.m., at Lansdowne Library, 500 Third Ave. Sponsored by Lansdowne Improvement Association.
Ravens Roost 97 – accepting food for families in need and names of families in need in the Arbutus community. Email Jim McCain@ravensroost97.com.