World Beats

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song. Best for kids age 3 and older, but families with children of all ages are welcome.

World Beats

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song. Best for kids age 3 and older, but families with children of all ages are welcome.

Lykens Valley Children's Museum Presents: Dinosaurs!

Become a paleontologist and jump into a world of play and discovery. This will be a self-guided exploration where children and accompanying adults can share in exploring and learning together. Create your own animated prehistoric short movie, build a dinosaur, dig for fossils and so much more. Registration is required by February 10th. Recommended for kids age 2 – 12 years, but families with children of all ages are welcome.

Lykens Valley Children's Museum Presents: Dinosaurs!

Become a paleontologist and jump into a world of play and discovery. This will be a self-guided exploration where children and accompanying adults can share in exploring and learning together. Create your own animated prehistoric short movie, build a dinosaur, dig for fossils and so much more. Registration is required by February 10th. Recommended for kids age 2 – 12 years, but families with children of all ages are welcome.

World Beats

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song. Best for kids age 3 and older, but families with children of all ages are welcome.

World Beats

Musical instruments from around the world will introduce us to the music, folklore, and cultural traditions that highlight the differences and similarities in all of us. Bring the family and explore cultures through story and song. Best for kids age 3 and older, but families with children of all ages are welcome.

31 destinations for indoor family fun this winter

We have a rundown of attractions that promise hours of fun — and warmth.

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
161 Museum Drive, Hershey
Admission: Adults $12.50, kids 4-12 $9.50, 3 and under free
The museum hosts a variety of antique cars displayed in scenes corresponding to their respective time periods. Through January 6, 2020, they’ll host “Cars & Christmas” and fill the museum with dozens of decorated trees and autos and will display model trains and Hess trucks.

The Cave Indoor Rock Climbing
400 Bridge St., New Cumberland
Admission: $12 for a day pass; equipment rentals extra; kids 10 and under Mondays-Fridays, $7
It’s our region’s newest bouldering gym, with varying levels of difficulty and a designated children’s climbing area.

Crayola Experience
30 Centre Square, Easton
Admission: Ages 3+ $21.99, $18.99 if purchased online, age 2 and under free
Boasting 25 exciting, hands-on attractions, the Crayola Experience is a fun way to learn about color, chemistry and technology along with lots of fun coloring for the whole family.

The Curious Little Playhouse
41 W. Market St., York
Admission: $9.50 per child, $8 per adult
Opened in April 2019, the play place has everything to stimulate a child’s imagination: a castle with a dragon, loft and slide; a puppet play station; a school house area; a mini diner; a dress-up area with oversized mirrors; a stage area; and more.

Dexterity Depot

75 Utley Drive, Camp Hill
Admission: They have various monthly memberships available, but they also have a drop-in Open Gym on Fridays and Saturdays, $20 for 2 hours
For all the budding Ninja warriors out there, this gym’s for you. They have special classes and sessions in Ninja warrior training for ages 6 and up. They also have Parkour classes available.

Go ‘N Bananas
1170 Garfield Ave., Lancaster
Admission: prices vary by activity; please see website
There’s tons of action-packed fun here, with ball pits, ropes courses, a laser maze, bumper cars, a 7D interactive theater where you can experience a thrilling rides, and much more.

Herr’s Snack Factory Tour
271 Old Baltimore Pike, Nottingham
Admission: Adults $4; kids 4-17, $3; 3 and under free
Sample warm, freshly made Herr’s snacks on a guided tour at Herr’s Snack Factory. Learn what makes a good potato chip and how tortilla chips get their seasoning in this handicap accessible facility, which features a gift shop, Chipper’s Café, theatre and more.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
219 E. Main St., Lititz
Admission: $3.75; ages 4-12, $2.75; ages 3 and younger are free
Housed in a building that’s 233 years old, Sturgis is America’s first commercial pretzel company. Tour the original bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, and taste the results of more than 150 years of pretzel baking heritage.

Lancaster Science Factory
454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster
Admission: Ages 3 and over $10.95, 2 and under free
This interactive museum features 75 exhibits and activities about STEM topics such as electricity and magnetism. The exhibits are aligned with Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards, giving student visitors a closer look at topics they are learning in school.

Monkey Joe’s
3608 Hartzdale Drive, Camp Hill
Admission: Ages 3-12, $12.99; ages 2 and younger, $6.99; adults are free
The play center has inflatables for a variety of interests: bounce house, slides, obstacle course and more.

The National Civil War Museum
One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg
Admission: Adults $13, kids $11, 5 and under free; family pass for 2 adults and up to 3 kids, $48
The National Civil War Museum is the country’s only museum that portrays the entire story of the Civil War from an unbiased perspective. The museum boasts a collection of over 24,000 artifacts, manuscripts, documents, photographs and other printed matter.

Oakes Museum of Natural History
One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg
Admission: Adults $6.50, kids 4-18 $4, 3 and under free
Park of Messiah College, the Oakes Museum is a 10,000-square foot museum with a collection of more than 40,000 specimens including African and North American mammals, minerals, fossils and more. Be sure to check out their hours before visiting.

The Railroad Museum of Pa.
300 Gap Road, Ronks
Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger
With more than 100 locomotives and cars from the mid-19th and 20th centuries, including the Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Collection, the museum houses one of the most significant collections of historic railroad artifacts in the world — and visitors can board many of them.

Sky Zone
95 Gateway Drive, Harrisburg
1701 Hempstead Road, Lancaster
Admission: Prices start at $16 for a one-hour jump time.
These are trampolines on steroids — wall-to-wall trampolines for jumping fun. They also have skyslam and skyhoops, the skyladder (a rope ladder suspended over a soft landing) and the skyline (a tightrope type of device). They also have a Toddler Time for children ages walking to 5 years old.

Spooky Nook Sports
75 Champ Blvd., Manheim
Admission: Prices vary by activity; please see website
You don’t have to participate in youth sports classes or camps to head to The Nook; they have a Clip ‘N Climb area where kids can climb over various obstacles; and a climbing gym where some of the climbing walls are 30 feet high. There’s also an arcade with more than 60 games.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St., Harrisburg
Admission: Adults $7, kids 1-11 $5, infants free
Watch the stars in the Planetarium sky, see dinosaurs, follow the history of Pennsylvania’s Native Americans and more at the official museum of the Commonwealth. The State Museum also offers Curiosity Connection, a hands-on museum experience for children ages 1-5.

Tiny Town
533 Janet Avenue, Lancaster

Admission: Adults $8, kids 13 months and over $10, 12 months and under free
This hands-on, interactive indoor ‘village’ has something to interest every child. There are 11 luxury playhouses—including a salon, a gas station, a cafe and a fire station—as well as a coffee bar and café seating for parents to relax while their children are busy playing within view. Plus, through January 31 they’ll have a special Gingerbread Village with adorable gingerbread, ice cream, peppermint and lollypop decorations!

The Turkey Hill Experience
301 Linden St., Columbia
Admission: Tickets start at $10 for children ages 4-12, and $10.50 for ages 13 and older.
Learn how Turkey Hill ice cream is made, sit in a milk truck, milk mechanical cows, create your own ice cream flavor, and star in your own commercial. A bonus? Get samples of ice cream and iced tea.

U.S. Army Heritage Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle
Admission: FREE
In addition to the amazing outdoor exhibits, there are several fascinating exhibits indoors, including one showing America during the World War I era, another on America’s war on terror, and the immersive exhibit,  “Courage, Commitment, and Fear: The American Soldier in the Vietnam War.

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
222 Market St., Harrisburg
Admission: Science center only: adults $16, kids 3-17 $12.50, 2 and under free; science center and film combo: adults $19.75, kids 3-17 $16.75, 2 and under free
Attractions at the Whitaker Center include the newly remodeled Harsco Science Center, the Select Medical Digital Cinema, the Sunoco Performance Theater, an art gallery and a gift shop. kids ages 12 and under can explore the sciences, perform experiments and learn more about the world.


Road trips!


Maryland Science Center
601 Light St., Baltimore, Maryland
Admission: $25.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 3-12
Exploring science has never been more fun. With three floors of exhibits and activities—including many for the very young—plus an IMAX theater and a planetarium, this science center offer hours of educational entertainment.

National Aquarium
501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland
Admission: $39.99 adults, $29.95 children ages 3-11
This stunning aquarium — one of the best in the country — is home to more than 20,000 animals representing 800 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Kids will be thrilled by the sharks, jelly fish, and — from Australia — freshwater crocodiles, turtles, fishes, snakes, lizards and free-flying birds.

Port Discovery Children’s Museum
35 Market Place, Baltimore, Maryland
Admission: $17.95
This past summer, the museum celebrated the grand opening of two new exhibits, The four-story SkyClimber and The Port,  as well as improved Museum amenities and the re-opening of other exhibits.


Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Admission: $22 for ages 13 and older; $18 for ages 2-12. Note: Save $2 per ticket by purchasing online
They have a special “Dinosaurs Around the World Passport to Pangea” through January 20, 2020. But they have a lot more to engage and entertain your kids, from the Outside In, where children can touch live animals, to the tropical Butterfly Garden, and many other permanent exhibits.

The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia
Admission: $23 for ages 12 and older; $19 for ages 3-11
It has 10 permanent exhibits including: Space Command, Changing Earth, The Train Factory, Electricity, the Heart, and its newest exhibit, Your Brain, featuring an 18-foot neural climb, a slide scanner that will show MRIs of the brain, a lie detector, virtual reality headsets, and your own nervous system on a jumbo screen.

Legoland Discovery Center
Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Admission: Tickets purchased online, $19.95; at the door, $24.95
If your kids like Legos, this is a must-see destination as it has 10 Lego-themed play areas, rides, a Ninja laser maze, and a Lego 4-D cinema, and much more. Plus, on weekends through December 31, it will host the Holiday Bricktacular with a variety of special, holiday-themed events including an elves workshop, a LEGO sleigh and LEGO reindeer.

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia

Admission: $19.95
A museum mixed with exhibits intended for both playing and learning, this isn’t your typical museum experience. Visitors can drive a SEPTA bus, launch rockets, ride a carousel and journey through a rainbow tunnel, among other activities.


Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Admission: Adults $19.95, children ages 3-18, $11.95
With its numerous dinosaur exhibits, rare gemstones, polar world and paleontologists working daily on site at this museum, it’s the perfect place to learn more about the earth and its past and present inhabitants.

Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh
Admission: Adults $19.95, children ages 3-18, $11.95
Featuring four floors of interactive exhibits, the Carnegie Science Center is sure to keep even the youngest scientists entertained. There are hundreds of hands-on exhibits, including a ropes challenge, SpacePlace, and Roboworld, the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibit. For an additional fee, there is a Cold War-era submarine, Omnimax theater, and laser shows running throughout the day.

The Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh
Admission: Adults, $18; children ages 6-17, $9; ages 5 and younger are free
Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a Smithsonian Institution affiliate, The Heinz History Center comprises the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Detre Library and Archives, and the Museum Conservation Center. Among the exhibits: “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood,” featuring the largest collection of original items from the television set on public view.


Winter waterpark fun!

Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark
193 Resort Drive, Tannersville
Admission: $59 per person, kids 2 and younger are free; free passes provided with all overnight stays. Purchase tickets online at least 24 hours in advance.
Named the Best Indoor Waterpark in the country in 2019 by USA Today, the 125,000-square-foot indoor waterpark has a transparent roof that provides natural sunlight year-round. The facility features seven pools, 13 water slides and a many water attractions, including Storm Chaser, North America’s longest uphill water coaster; The Great Ka-Na-Gawa Wavepool; an indoor/outdoor hot tub; and Kartrite’s Quest, the world’s first themed “next generation” multi-level aqua play structure equipped with 84 interactive water effects.




Celebrate the season with holiday shows in Central PA

There’s something magical about an outing to the theater during the holidays. And there are plenty of options to delight families, from ballet performances of the Nutcracker to seasonal musicals and plays.


Donetsk Ballet Company of Ukraine’s Nutcracker Ballet
December 6-8
Calvin & Janet High Performing Arts Center
Lancaster Mennonite High School
2176 Lincoln Hwy. East, Lancaster
This stunning performance of the holiday classic features 20 principal dancers and corps de ballet of the Donetsk Ballet of Ukraine as well as 90 local dancers, with hundreds of exquisite costumes from Ukraine and America. Tickets are $25-$32 for adults, and $20-$28 for students.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
December 14, 1 & 5 p.m., December 15, 2 p.m.
The Whitaker Center for the Performing Arts
Sunoco Performance Theatre
222 Market St., Harrisburg
December 21, 1 & 5 p.m., December 22, 2 p.m.
Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Avenue, Hershey
Performed by the dancers of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, the beloved winter classic features larger-than-life sets and gorgeous costumes. The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will accompany the performances at the Hershey Theatre. Tickets are $25-$48 for the Whitaker Center; and $29-39 at the Hershey Theatre.

Midstate Ballet Presents the Nutcracker
December 15, 2 p.m.
Strand Theatre, The Appell Center for the Performing Arts
50 N. George St., York
Professional dancers will share the stage with York’s regional pre-professional youth ballet company to present the magical journey of Clara and her Nutcracker prince from an intense battle between toy soldiers and mice to the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets. Tickets are $24.75 for adults, $18 for children.


Peter Pan
Through December 29. Check website for days and times
The Fulton Theatre
12 N. Prince St., Lancaster
The musical follows Peter Tinkerbell as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars. Tickets start at $29.

Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical
Fridays-Sundays, December 6-22; see website for show times
The Playhouse at Allenberry
1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs
When it turns out that Macy’s Santa may be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.  Tickets are $26 for adults, $13 for students with ID.

The 2019 Christmas Show: Joy to the World
Through December 30
The American Music Theatre
2425 Lincoln Hwy. East, Lancaster
Evoking the holiday nostalgia of hometowns all across the US, the stage will transform into a small-town winter carnival brimming with family and friends. There will be lots of elves as well as dancing and singing, and grand moments galore. Tickets are $46 for adults, $23 for children.

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical
December 10 & 11, 6:30 p.m.
The Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Avenue, Hershey
This is the story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family. With gorgeous scenery that showcases Santa’s North Pole, the musical also provides a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Tickets start at $27.



A Christmas to Remember
Through December 28
Bird-in-Hand Stage
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand
Christmas Day approaches and uncertainty reigns. Matthew and Mary, the new owners of a thrift store, face seemingly insurmountable challenges, including a parent with dementia, a sister with control issues, some very nosy and noisy neighbors, and a painting of unknown value – all of which make for a few “bumps in the road” during the most wonderful time of the year. Tickets range from $17-$36.

Cinderella’s Christmas
November 29, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27; all shows are at 11 a.m.
Lancaster Marionette Theater
126 N. Water St., Lancaster
The classic tale of Cinderella is presented in a holiday setting by Robert Brock, the theater’s artistic director, with marionettes he created. Arrive early to have a back stage tour of the theater and the John Durang Puppet Museum 20 minutes prior to curtain. The show is appropriate for children who can sit quietly for 35 minutes. Tickets are $15.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
November 29 & 30, December 6 & 7, 7:30 p.m.; December 1 & 8, 2:30 p.m.
Gamut Theatre Group
15 N. Fourth St., Harrisburg
Based on the classic children’s fantasy by C.S. Lewis, this story of love, faith, and giving is a true celebration of life. Tickets range from $15 to $36.

Totem Pole Presents: A Christmas Carol
December 21 & 22, 2 & 8 p.m.
The Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg
This all-new adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” simply and directly tells the redemption of the human soul and preserves the beautiful language, charm and humor of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Tickets are $20-$38.


Twas the Night Before Christmas
Saturdays, November 30-December 28, 11 a.m.
The Fulton Theatre
12 N. Prince St., Lancaster
Based on the classic poem, the show brings together Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Santa, Frosty the Snowman, and more. Through a magical visit to Toyland, Charlotte discovers the true meaning of family and the holidays. Prices range from $11-21.

Magic & Wonder: A Magical Merry Christmas
Through January 1, 2020
Bird-in-Hand Stage
2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand
Master illusionist Brett A. Myers and his cast combine amazing illusions, comedy and holiday music. There’s also audience participation and live animals in this family-friendly show that spreads the Christmas spirit on a journey of joy, hope and celebration for all ages. You can make it a meal-and-show, or opt for show only. Tickets start at $29 for adults and $14 for children ages 4-12.

Miracle of Christmas
Through December 28, 2019
Sight and Sound Theatre
300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks
This performance will take you back to Bethlehem as the original Christmas story unfolds all around you on stage with massive sets and live animal. Tickets start at $69 for adults and $31 for children ages 3-12.

Christmas Magic Lantern Show
November 29 & 30; December 7, 14, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27 & 28. See website for show times.
Magic Lantern Theater
3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand
Take a trip through the holiday season with theatrical readings of iconic stories like “A Christmas Carol” and poems like “The Night Before Christmas,” with fascinating visual images, heartfelt music and great storytelling. The show lasts 90 minutes. Tickets online are $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children ages 4-12; at the door, $19.95 for adults, $13.95 for children ages 4-12.

A Celtic Family Christmas
December 11, 7:30 p.m.
The Majestic Theater
25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg
Ushering in the Yuletide spirit with a lineup of holiday favorites intermingled with classic Celtic songs and dance, the show promises to be a joyous celebration with the MacMaster-Leahy clan. Tickets start at $39.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The All-New Christmas Eve and Other Stories
December 13, 4 & 8 p.m.
Giant Center
550 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey
The rock band’s concerts feature giant video screens, an amazing pyrotechnics display and huge laser show. Tickets start at $46.

Hershey Symphony’s Holiday Spectacular

December 14, 2 & 8 p.m.
Hershey Theatre
15 E. Caracas Avenue, Hershey
The Hershey Symphony’s famous “Holiday Spectacular” concerts have it all — an orchestra, choruses, hand bells, favorite music, and even Santa. Tickets start at $20.





Harrisburg presents annual holiday parade this Saturday

On Saturday, November 23 at 12 p.m., the annual Holiday parade in Harrisburg will kick off from Market and Front Streets by the Riverfront. The parade will feature marching bands, dance and step teams, giant parade balloons, floats and more.

The route will continue along Second Street, then down North Street and back up back down Front Street to complete the loop. Market Street from the West Shore will be closed to through traffic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a map of the parade route and full details, please visit the event website.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be food trucks and carnival games. After the parade, families can see Santa and enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa at Strawberry Square.

Each year, the parade attracts more than 10,000 attendees. Four hours of free street parking is available using the “LUVHBG” code in the ParkMobile App. The code is only available for utilizing the ParkMobile app for street parking. Additionally, $10 special event parking is available at the Market Square parking garage.

The title sponsor of the Holiday parade is Visit Hershey & Harrisburg.

Central PA fall festivals on tap for this weekend

The forecast promises a beautiful fall weekend, perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Lucky for us, there are lots of fall festivals throughout Central Pennsylvania on tap.

Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest
Adams-Ricci Community Park
100 E. Penn Drive, Enola
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: FREE
This event attracted more than 45,000 visitors last year. They’ll have live music, dance and and martial arts demonstrations, a car show, food trucks and lots of fun activities for children.

Stewartstown Fall Fest 2019
Stewartstown Community Fairgrounds
16 College Avenue, Stewartstown
Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: FREE
They’ll have music, fine arts and crafts, food, dance performances, games, bounce houses, the Ravens’ mascot, and even helicopter rides.

Garden Spot Village Fall Festival
Garden Spot Village
433 S Kinzer Avenue, New Holland
Saturday, Oct. 12, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission: FREE
It’s their 23rd annual Fall Festival, where they’ll have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, a country store featuring handcrafted furniture and collectibles, a silent auction, children’s activities including pumpkin decorating and train rides, live music, a Train Room Open House and much more.

Boehm’s Chapel Annual Apple Festival
13 W. Boehm’s Road, Willow Street
Saturday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: FREE
It’s the 34th annual Apple Festival held throughout Boehm’s United Methodist Campus. They’ll have homemade apple butter, dumplings, nuggets, and homemade apple ice cream for purchase, plus hot and cold luncheon foods. Door prizes will be drawn every half-hour. Additionally, vendors will be on hand, across the campus, selling hand-crafted wares.

Fall Fest at Leg Up Farm
4880 N. Sherman St., Mount Wolf
Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: FREE
This annual community event features activities for kids, craft and food vendors, a silent auction, equine interactions and more. Parking is offsite and free shuttle service is available from Leg Up Farmers Market, Central York High School and Northeastern Middle School.

Harvest Days Festival
Landis Valley Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $12, children 6-11, $8, ages 5 and younger are free.
It’s Landis Valley’s oldest and largest family event. They’ll have demonstrations, exhibits, live music and activities, as well as horse-drawn wagon rides and a children’s discovery tent. They’ll also demonstrate making apple butter and cider. Kids activities include pumpkin decorating.


WITF celebrates ‘Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting’ with community event Saturday

Families can head “to where the air is sweet” this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a..m. to 2 p.m. at the WITF Public Media Center, 4801 Lindle Road in Harrisburg. Children and families will engage with Sesame Street-themed activities, designed with the show’s mission in mind: to help children grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Kids can make their own rubber ducky, count to 50, make their own letter of the day, and shop for healthy foods in “Hooper’s Store.” Families may pre-register at witf.org/events for a timed pass to take a picture with Walkaround Super Grover 2.0.

To make the day extra-special, all children and parents are welcome to connect to the Harrisburg Transfer Center and ride free via Route 20 to the WITF Public Media Center. All buses in the CAT service system connect to the downtown Transfer Center. Families wishing to attend from any stop in Cumberland and Dauphin counties should schedule a trip to the Transfer Center to connect with Route 20, then ride free from downtown to WITF and back again. The Route 20 buses that will stop at WITF will start at Market Street Transfer Center at 8:15 a.m. and will run every 35 minutes. The last pickup from WITF is scheduled for 2:40 p.m.

There will also be a regular Route 20 bus, following its normal schedule from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., that does not stop at WITF. Riders are encouraged to ask their driver if that bus will take them to Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting. All passengers on Route 20, no matter their destination, will ride for free.

Families can register for the event, and see the Route 20 timetable, at witf.org/events


CONTEST: Tickets to Disney on Ice Road Trip Adventures

A new Disney on Ice show, “Road Trip Adventures,” will head to Hershey’s Giant Center for seven performances from October 17-20, 2019. And we have a family pack of four tickets to give away!

“Road Trip Adventures” has been created to allow families to participate in an immersive road trip to create a multi-generational experience with stories brought to life through inventive, theatrical performances. Regardless of where families sit in the Giant Center, they can become part of the narrative through a variety of participatory elements built into the production, including in-audience dance moments, a version of Road Trip Karaoke, and Toy Story 4 carnival games.  Throughout it all, more than 50 guests will be placed at the center of the action on the ice when families are invited to ride in small groups in a vehicle driven by Mickey Mouse or one of his pals, stopping at favorite Disney destinations, such as Motunui, the North Mountain and Metroville.

Families and friends will journey together alongside their tour guides as their memories are captured to form a larger-than-life scrapbook of adventures on video screens integrated into the set. Action on the ice will include The Incredibles saving the day as Dash’s speed brings fire to the ice and thrilling aerial bungee enhances Elastigirl’s powers; and Woody and the gang joining forces with Bo Peep to find new pal, Forky.

Tickets for this show start at $17.85 (processing fees apply), and are available at Giant Center Box Office. They can be purchased online at HersheyEntertainment.com or TicketMaster.

One lucky Central Penn Parent reader will receive a FREE family-four pack of tickets to Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures, for Thursday, October 19 at 7 p.m.!

Contest rules:

  • Must be at least 18 years old to enter
  • One entry per email address.
  • By entering, you agree to receive Central Penn Parent’s enewsletters.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Deadline to enter is Sunday, September 29, 2019; winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Monday, Sept. 30.
  • Contest is for four (4) tickets to Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures, for Thursday, October 19 at 7 p.m.

Complete rules.

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