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Ask most people these days and they’re probably spending their Sundays doing a handful of things like - going to church, watching football or getting errands done to start off the school or work week.

But, everyone is really looking for something fun to do (who wants to do laundry, anyway?).

Here are a more than a few reasons to have fun in downtown York this Sunday. From food to drinks, open mic and stores, there are many options.

Take a look, then make an effort to hop in the car and go!


Every day, White Rose Bar and Grill has a food and drink special, but many agree that Sunday takes the cake.

Every Sunday from 2 to 10 p.m., pop in for a half-price burger.

That’s every burger -- from the regular burger with lettuce, onion and tomato to the Chesapeake, which is covered in crab dip; the White Rose covered in pulled pork barbecue; and the Boss, which has anything you want that’s listed on any other burger.

So yes, you could get half off a Boss burger with crab dip, pork, blue cheese, thousand island dressing, bacon, jalapenos, lettuce, onion and tomato.

I’m not saying you want to get all that, but you could. And it would only cost you about $7.50.

Arrive during happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and your drinks are half off, too.

Sing along

Maybe you want to join in. Or maybe you just want to watch.

Every Sunday night, Holy Hound Taproom hosts an open mic night. If you’ve never been to an open mic in York before, definitely try it out.

Lead by Aaron Lewis, each night brings a mix of old and new singers and all genres of music.

If you’re inspired to sing and don’t have your guitar, you’ll have no trouble finding one to borrow either.

You might also be surprised by the vast talent York has to offer.

Get twisted

While many stores are closed in the Market District on Sunday, York City Pretzel Company is not.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or when they sell out), come down for hard or soft pretzels. Choose beer cheese or mustards. Or maybe even some
cinnamon nuggets with vanilla dipping sauce.

You don’t have to choose just one. Plus you can get a Sprecher’s soda (root beer on tap) or lemonade to wash it all down.

Grab brunch

While York Central Market isn’t open, there are places to grab brunch.

Inside market, Mezzogiorno is open with weekend breakfast specials from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

White Rose is open for brunch as well.

Otto’s Kitchen and Cocktails has brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Some of the wineries in York County are open Sunday. Check out the Mason Dixon Wine Trail website to find a new spot and check their hours.

The same goes for breweries -- Liquid Hero is open noon to 5 p.m., so you can fill those growlers ahead of some football or grab a seat for the game.

Nearby, BrewVino is open for food, drinks and with several TVs you’ll have a chance to catch some of the game.

Go shopping

Sunrise Soap Company is open seven days a week.

Stop by to grab some soaps, they’re three for $14 and stick around to see if they’re making any soap. It’s a chance to see them in action.

56 Urban Provisions is also open over in Royal Square. Grab some essentials and some other cool items now on display after their revamp into a general store. They have everything from diapers to tampons, cat litter to dog treats, and of course, food and drinks for you.

Catch a show

Check some of the York venues to see if there are any shows going on.

The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center often has something tapped - from the York Symphony to upcoming Citizen Cope and Peppa Pig Live! A
handful of holiday shows are coming in December. Check the website for more.

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