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Author Archives: Maria Shea

Light Up York

Enjoy an entire day of free family-friendly activities in the city including a scavenger hunt, a holiday market in Cherry Lane, holiday movies at the Appell Center, live reindeer in the first block of East Market Street, photos with Santa at Martin Library, entertainment, workshops, tours and more. Events run 12-7 p.m., rain or shine, with the tree lighting ceremony ...

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Big Band Christmas Spectacular

The Unforgettable Big Band will present “Christmas Eve in My Hometown,” a new seasonal spectacular of holiday favorites and Christmas classics. The concert will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on the main stage. For details, click here.  

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Pennsylvania Christmas & Gift Show

More than 750 exhibitors will present crafts, jewelry, clothing, Christmas decor, toys, household accents, ceramics, furniture, dolls, flowers, paintings, food and more. The festive celebration also includes entertainment, a toy train display, decorated trees and visits with Santa. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is cash only at the door. For details, click ...

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Twisted Pine

This young string band based in the Northeast has been acclaimed by NPR for their “upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms, and virtuosic solos.” The Susquehanna Folk Music Society concert is 7:30 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Yuletide at Wheatland

Experience the Yuletide splendor of years past at James Buchanan’s home and get a glimpse of Christmas traditions cherished by the German and Irish domestics at the Christmas Below Stairs guided tours. Tours begin on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, through Dec. 30. Closed Sundays and Dec. 24-25. Get tickets in advance online. For ...

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Christmas City Express

Enjoy the story of a young girl on her way to her grandparents’ home by a train that gets stranded in a blizzard and hear how she and the crew saved Christmas. After the story and a visit with Santa, board a motorcar train for a ride through the Muddy Creek Valley. Back at the village, view antique and modern ...

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Lebanon Cupcake Crawl

Fourteen local small businesses and boutiques offering arts, crafts, jewelry, candy, flowers, seasonal greens, antiques and more will also feature specials, prize drawings, holiday fun and a free cupcake with purchase at participating locations. The Cupcake Crawl will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, although some shop hours may vary. For details, click here.  

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The Merry Market

York Flea and the Parliament Arts Organization have teamed up for an event featuring more than 20 artisan vendors offering handmade gifts, plus live music, kid-friendly activities, food trucks, and beer tasting with local breweries. Shop local 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for Small Business Saturday. For details, click here.  

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Candlelight Tour of Homes

Now in its 54th year, the Marietta Restoration Associates preservation group will host this walking tour of eight private homes along with public buildings decorated for the holidays. Also enjoy a local artists show and sale and the Union Meeting House, organ recitals, the Old Town Hall Museum and wine tasting. The tour runs 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Get tickets in ...

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Trees Galore: Holiday Feasts

The theme is Holiday Feasts for the annual seasonal show and celebration featuring a silent auction of original art, decorated mini trees available for bidding, workshops, a holiday gift shop of handmade and locally sourced items, a holiday pop-up by Jen Kindig, and more. An opening reception will be 2-5 p.m. Friday. Festivities run through Dec. 22. Admission is free. ...

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Holiday Open House

Visit the opulently decorated Victorian mansion and enjoy seasonal activities for all ages, craft beverages, libations sampling, festive food at the Anchor & Mermaid Tavern and holiday shopping at the merchant marketplace. Admission is free. The mansion and tavern are open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15. For details, click here.  

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Kreeps with Kids

Get ready for a night jam-packed with laughs with four stars of comedy: New York-based radio talk show host Ron Bennington; comedian, TV host, actor and podcaster Jim Florentine; standup Robert Kelly; and seasoned comedian Rich Vos. The show is 8 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Holiday Film Series

The season opens with a War on Christmas series with “Good Morning, Vietnam” on Dec. 1, “All Quiet on the Western Front” on Dec. 8, and “Full Metal Jacket” on Dec. 15. Look for a Down in Front Santa double feature with “Santa Claus”(1959) and “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” (1964) on Dec. 13; and a 3rd in the Burg ...

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Christmas Magic

This half-mile, accessible walking trail meanders through a mature oak forest and features 600,000 Christmas lights, holiday scenes, a G-gauge train display, visits with Santa, a food court and five enclosed heated pavilions. Admission on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays is by timed ticket. New this year, all ticket sales will be online only. The display will be open Nov. 29 ...

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Hershey Sweet Lights

Enjoy a winter wonderland of nearly 600 illuminated, animated displays from the comfort of your car as you drive through two miles of wooded trails. Sweet Lights opens daily at 5 p.m. Admission is per vehicle. Enter on Boathouse Road. For details, click here.  

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