96.1 SOX Holiday Happenings

Check out the great holiday events happening around the Susquehanna Valley:


FAMILY FUN

HERSHEY SWEET LIGHTS
November 15 thru January 1
11 Boathouse Road, Hershey

 

SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP PARK TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, November 22  from 5:45pm to 8pm
Visit and treats from Santa, music, and celebration

 

STRASBURG RAILROAD
November 23 thru December 23
“Santa’s Paradise Express”, “Night Before Christmas Train”, and “Christmas Tree Train”.
https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/ for details

 

NEW CUMBERLAND TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Sunday, November 24 at 5:30pm
Elkwood Park
6th and Bridge Streets, New Cumberland

 

YULETIDE AT WHEATLAND:  CHRISTMAS BELOW STAIRS
November 25 thru December 30
Yuletide traditions of years past at President  James Buchanan’s Wheatland.  Learn how his domestic servants celebrated the holidays in the mid-1800s.

 

MAYOR’S TREE LIGHTING AND TUBA CHRISTMAS
Friday, November 29th from 5pm – 9pm
Entertainment, Santa Claus, Lighting of Lancaster’s Christmas Tree, Tuba Christmas Music and more

 

EPHRATA TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, November 29 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Main Street, Ephrata
Santa’s House, Horse-drawn wagon rides, Toyland, Barrel Train, Food trucks, Vendors, Cookies and more.

 

HANOVER CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, November 29 from 9am to 11am
Center Square, Hanover
Santa leads the annual parade and then takes residence in Santa’s Cabin

 

DOVER TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, November 29th at 7pm
On the square

 

MECHANICSBURG TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, November 29th from 5:15pm to 7pm
Main & Market Streets
Santa, caroling, kids’ activities

 

CHRISTMAS MAGIC: A Festival of Lights
Friday, November 29 thru Tuesday, December 31st
Rocky Ridge County Park, York
Over 600,000 twinkling lights illuminate the woodland scenery.  Half-mile walking trail features holiday scenes and displays, heated pavilions, trains, Santa Claus and light refreshements.  Advance tickets required
https://yorkcountypa.gov/parks-recreation/events/christmas-magic/124-parks-recreation/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=311&Itemid=476

 

HANOVER TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Saturday, November 30 starting at 6pm
Center Square, Hanover
Carolers, cocoa and community

 

RED LION CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Saturday, November 30th from 6-8pm
Fairmount Park
Tree lighting at 7pm. Join Santa, bring him your letters and enjoy hot chocolate

 

HOLIDAY TOY TRAIN DISPLAY
Weekends starting November 30th thru January 12th from 1pm to 5pm
Miniature Railroad Club of York
381 Wheatfield Street, York
Over 1,200 feet of track on a 2,700 square foot layout.

 

STEWARTSTOWN RAILROAD SANTA EXPRESS
Weekends November 30 thru December 22
19 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Stewartstown
http://www.stewartstownrailroadco.com/train-rides/

 

EPHRATA CLOISTER CANDLELIGHT OPEN HOUSE
November 30 from 5pm to 8:30pm
Sights, sounds, and crafts of the past and present from local artisans. Music from Ephrata Cloister Choir and light refreshments

 

SPRING GROVE COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING
December 5 from 7pm to 9pm
Wellspan Family Medicine
430 North Main Street

 

GETTYSBURG CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, December 6 at 6pm
Downtown Gettysburg

 

CHRISTMAS IN GETTYSBURG
December 6 thru 8
Family friendly holiday events thru-out the downtown

 

LITITZ CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
December 6 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Lititz Springs Park
Carol singing and lighting of Community Christmas Tree

 

DILLSBURG LIGHT UP NIGHT
December 6 at 7pm
Baltimore Street & Harrisburg Pike
Santa, caroling, and kids’ activities

 

STEAM INTO HISTORY SANTA EXPRESS
Weekends December 6 thru December 22
Main Street, New Freedom
http://www.steamintohistory.com/

 

FREE FIRST FRIDAY FILM AT APPELL CENTER IN YORK “THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS”
Friday, December 6 at 6:30pm
50 North George Street, York

 

LIGHT UP YORK
Saturday, December 7 from 12pm to 7pm
Continental Square
Entertainment, music, children’s activities, demonstrations, trains, live reindeer, the tree lighting ceremony and Santa Claus

 

LITITZ HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 7 from 10am to 3pm
Downtown Lititz
Free admission, children’s activities, rain or shine

 

CAMP HILL TOYS FOR TOTS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
Saturday, December 7 starting at 4pm
Tree Lighting at Borough Hall  with Santa and entertainment

 

HERSHEY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Saturday, December 7 from 2pm to 6pm
Chocolate Town Square
Santa, music, hot cocoa & cookies, entertainment, kids’ activities

 

ELIZABETHTOWN HOLIDAY PARADE
Saturday, December 7 starting at 4pm
Annual parade up Main Street

 

MOUNT JOY WINTERFEST &TREE LIGHTING
Saturday, December 7 4pm to 7pm

 

MANHEIM CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Saturday, December 7 from 5pm to 6:30pm
Market Square

 

CHRISTMAS IN KUTZTOWN
Saturday, December 7 from 12pm to 5pm
Main Street, Kutztown
Entertainment, music, children’s activities, Santa, and the tree lighting ceremony

 

RAILROAD MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA
December 7 & December 14
“Home for the Holidays” and “Christmas with the Conductor” parties
https://rrmuseumpa.org/

 

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS AT LANDIS VALLEY MUSEUM
December 7 & 8 from 11am to 4pm
Learn how early PA German families celebrated Christmas. Concerts, children’s activities, and Belsnickel!

 

COLONIAL CHRISTMAS AT ROCK FORD PLANTATION
December 7 from 2pm to 3pm
Geared for children 4 and up.  Lots of activities, games and light refreshments

 

HUMMELSTOWN TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Sunday, December 8 at 5:30pm
On the Square with Santa and entertainment

 

CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Monday, December 9 at noon
Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf invite all to join them for a special holiday message, school choir performances and Santa Claus

 

EPHRATA CLOISETER: CHRISTMAS AT THE CLOISTER
December 9 & 10 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Performances at 6:30pm and 8pm. Seasonal readings and holiday music. Advance tickets are required

 

LITITZ ANNUAL CAROL SING
December 12 from 7pm to 8pm
Moravian Church Square

 

LITITZ CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR
December 13 from 5pm to 8:30pm
1792 Johannas Mueller House
137-145 East Main Street Lititz
Find out how Christmas was celebrated centuries ago

 

DOVER – HOLIDAY CARRIAGE RIDES
Saturday, December 14 from 5pm to 7pm
Ketterman Park
1730 Butter Road

 

CHRISTMAS AT ITALIAN LAKE
December 14 from 11am to 6pm
December 15 from 12pm to 5pm
2960 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg
Lighting of a 45-foot tall Christmas tree, choirs, caroling, sleigh rides, Santa and Mrs.Claus, holiday market, and ice skating. Free to the public

 


HOLIDAY SHOPPING

 

LOG HOUSE CRAFT SHOW
November 29 thru December 1 from 10am to 4pm
The Log House
332 West King Street, East Berlin

 

CHRISTMAS at the LEBANON VALLEY EXPO HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW
November 29 Noon to 6pm
November 30 & December 1 10am to 4pm

 

FORTY ELEPHANTS VINTAGE AND HANDMADE MARKET
November 30 & December 1 from 10am to 4pm
The Masonic Center of Lancaster
213, West Chestnut Street, Lancaster

 

CHAMBERS HILL CHRISTMAS CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW
December 1 from 10am to 4pm
Chambers Hill Fire Department
6400 Chambers Hill Road, Harrisburg

 

PENNSYLVANIA CHRISTMAS & GIFT SHOW
December 4 thru 8
PA Farm Show Complex
2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg

 

BRIGHT SIDE OPPORTUNITIES CENTER CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
December 6 from 5pm to 8pm
515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster

 

LEBANON VALLEY EXPO CENTER HOLIDAY LIGHTS & XMAS MARKET
Fridays thru Sundays from November 29 thru December 22
80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon

 

CHRISTMAS AT THE DELTA-CARDIFF VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
December 7 from 9am to 4pm
500 Main Street, Delta

 

BRECKNOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
December 7 from 9am to 2pm
261 School Road, Denver

 

GAP LION’S CLUB CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
December 7 from 9am to 2pm
Gap Fire Hall
Pequea Avenue, Gap

 

LANCASTER EASTSIDE MARKET HOLIDAY ARTS MARKET
December 7 from 9am to 3pm
Eastern Market Building
308 East King Street, Lancaster

 

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW & COOKIE WALK
December 7 from 9am to 2pm
18 Quarry Road, Leola

 

GIFTS THAT GIVE HOPE FAIR
December 7 from 10am to 3pm
1875 Junction Road, Manheim

 

HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CRAFT SHOW
December 7 from 9am to 2pm
6260 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg

 

NEW OXFORD SOCIAL CLUB WINTERFEST CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
December 7 from 8am to 2pm
200 West Golden Lane, New Oxford

 

SACRED HEART CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
December 7 from 8am to 2pm
1031 Sprenkle Road, Spring Grove

 

EASTERN YORK MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTERFEST ARTS & CRAFTS
December 7 from 9am to 3pm
746 Cool Creek Road, Wrightsville

 

ASBURY CHURCH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR
December 7 from 9am to 2pm
340 East Market Street, York

 

COVENANT MORAVIAN CHURCH HOLIDAY BAZAAR
December 7 from 9am to 2pm
901 Cape Horn Road, York

 

KENNARD-DALE MUSIC BOOSTERS CRAFT SHOW
December 14 from 9am to 3pm
17945 Barrens Road North, Stewartstown

 

KRAYBILL MENNONITE SCHOOL XMAS CRAFT FAIR & CELEBRATION
December 14 from 9am to 3pm
598 Kraybill Church Road, Mount Joy

 

GARDEN SPOT FIRE RESCUE SANTA’S WORKSHOP
December 14 from 9am to 1pm
339 East Main Street, New Holland

Question of the Day

Dec 6

Q: In 1965 an astronaut smuggled a sandwich onto his spacecraft. What kind was it? A: Corned beef

Dec 5

Q: Scientists want to use parts of this critter to create a bio-degradable plastic substitute… A: Crustaceans (shells from the crabs, lobsters, shrimp we eat)

Dec 4

Q: 42,000 animals of this kind are on a dating app in the U.K… A: Cows