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Author Archives: Maria Shea

Linda Eder: A Christmas Show

American singer Linda Eder first gained attention for winning 12 straight weeks on the 1987 season of “Star Search,” and is now known for her diverse repertoire spanning Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Part of the Harrisburg University Concert Series, the show is 8 p.m. For details, click here.  

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“My Fair Lady”

Phonetics professor Henry Higgins undertakes the challenge of turning poor flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a properly speaking lady in this fun-filled classic musical with a stunning score from Lerner and Loewe. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. For details, click here.  

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Holidays at the Eisenhower Home

Experience the holidays like Ike and Mamie Eisenhower as their home is resplendent with their decorations, the dining table is set for Christmas dinner and their records play in the background. The display runs through Dec. 31; closed Christmas Day. Take a shuttle bus from Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, where you can view an exhibit of ...

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Third in the Burg

Third Friday highlights this month include a Very Merry Midtown Market at the Broad Street Market; a sing along of holiday songs at the McCormick Riverfront Library; a HBG Flea pop-up inside Startup Harrisburg; and the Mural Mile Holiday Edition with Sprocket Mural Tours. Enjoy happy hour, dining, entertainment, art and shopping in downtown and midtown 6-9 p.m. For details, ...

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“Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn”

Celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July in this heartwarming, high energy, tap dancing extravaganza featuring a parade of Irving Berlin hits including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Heat Wave,” “Cheek to Cheek” and more. The show runs through Jan. 4 For details, click here.  

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Christkindlmarkt

This traditional German Christmas market will feature more than 40 local artisans offering handmade gifts inside the historic tavern and outside on the grounds. Enjoy shopping, food, music, caroling, a live nativity, children’s activities, Santa and more. The market will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine. For details, click here.  

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Jingle Bell Ring

A mass choir of handbell enthusiasts will bring festive holiday music to the hotel’s Visit with Santa event. Bell ringing will fill the air 11:15-11:45 a.m. and again from 1-1:30 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Central PA Handbell Festival, admission is free. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations with be collected for Autumn’s Food Pantry. For details, click here.  

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George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker”

The dancers of the Central Penn Youth Ballet bring Balanchine’s winter classic to life – as the clock strikes 12, you’ll happen upon a battle between toy soldiers and mischievous mice as a blizzard of ballerinas reveal a wonderful world of confection. The ballet will be also presented Dec. 21 and 22 at the Hershey Theatre. Shows are 1 and ...

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Sounds of the Season

Celebrate with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra as they present a program of holiday favorites, popular music and toe tapping tunes both old and new. Take photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Grinch. The concert will be 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the college’s Barshinger Center for Musical Arts. For details, click here.  

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“The Homecoming”

Based on a novel by “The Waltons” writer Earl Hamner Jr., this heartwarming holiday story is set on Christmas Eve in 1933 as the Spencer family awaits the return of their father and the eldest son goes on an adventure to find him. The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. For details, click here.  

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“It’s a Wonderful Life”

A year-old theater troupe of veteran actors and newcomers, the St. James Players will present the trials, tribulations and ultimate happiness of the Bailey family, as breadwinner George overcomes disaster with assistance from his guardian angel Clarence. Shows will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The production will benefit the residents of Ocracoke, N.C., who were ...

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Annual Holiday Open House

A 2,700-square-foot HO scale display with 1,200 feet of track features freight and passenger model trains running through scenes from the 1960s and ’70s from around the state, when diesel was beginning to replace steam. Hours are 1-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 12. Admission is by donation. For details, click here.  

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Christmas Tree Lane

Experience holiday magic as you stroll around the ballpark to view nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees and vote for your favorite to benefit local nonprofits. Visitors can also warm up and watch holiday movies in the suite level, roast s’mores in front of the stadium, get photos with Santa, make crafts and more. Festivities run 5:30-9 p.m. daily through Dec. ...

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Holiday Cookie Pairing

Ever wondered what wine to serve with your holiday dessert? Find out with a flight of wine and cookies at the Farm Winery near Orrtanna. Stop by anytime 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For details, click here.  

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Tremendous Christmas at Italian Lake

Now in its third year, the Christmas spirit returns to the park with a twinkling, nostalgia-filled celebration featuring artisans, food trucks, music from local choirs, horse drawn sleigh rides and more to benefit Bethesda Mission. The event runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sunday, with the tree lighting at 5 p.m Saturday. For details, click here.  

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