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7 things to do in York, Harrisburg this week

Dec. 7

Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge: Springettsbury Township: Walk a half-mile trail lined with 600,000 lights, visit Santa, and view holiday scenes from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 31 at Rocky Ridge County Park, 400 Deininger Road. Christmas Magic is closed Dec. 24 and 25. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 59 and older, $6 for children 4 to 12, and free for children 3 and younger. Discount tickets are available. Call 717-840-7740 or visit for details.

Dec. 8

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: Spring Garden Township: Gamut Theatre Group will present its highly acclaimed educational outreach production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at 10 a.m. December 8 at the Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. This delightful Shakespearean comedy features fairies, young lovers, and a crew of bumbling players trying to perform a play for the King and Queen's wedding celebration. Admission is free. For details, visit

Dec. 9

Miracle on 34th Street: Marietta: Is Kris Kringle the true Santa? Find out Dec. 4 through 6, or Dec. 9 through 13 during a performance of Miracle on 34th Street at Susquehanna Stage Company, 264 W. Market St. Kringle is hired to play Santa at Macy's department store where his joyous spirit and magical ways begin to transform non-believers. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/children 18 and younger. For details, visit

Dec. 10

Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club: Spring Garden Township: Delight in a 30th anniversary screening of everyone's favorite coming-of-age dramedy, The Breakfast Club, followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A with Molly Ringwald herself at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave. Detention has never been more fun, especially when one is getting the inside scoop from Molly Ringwald. Find out where the stars are now. Tickets are $10 and $45. For details, visit

Dec. 11

The Night Before Christmas Train: Strasburg: Make family memories at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Strasburg Railroad, Route 741 East. Passengers will experience the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve as the train rolls along. Trains begin boarding at 6:30 p.m. The Night Before Christmas Train will also run Nov. 27, and Dec. 4 and 18. For tickets and additional information, visit

Dec. 12

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: York: Will the church or town survive when the orneriest kids in town, the Herdmans, unexpectedly show up at Sunday School and end up taking over the annual Christmas pageant? Laugh along as everyone learns the true meaning of Christmas with select showtimes Dec. 4 through 20 at Dreamwrights Youth and Family Theatre, 100 Carlisle Ave. Tickets are $10 and $14. Visit for details.

Dec. 13

Toys come alive in The Nutcracker: Harrisburg: Be delighted by the dazzling costumes, charming sets and accomplished dancers set to the magical music of Tchaikovsky at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 during Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet's production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker in the Sunoco Performance Theatre at the Whitaker Center, 222 Market Street. For details and ticket information,