One event on November 30, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 1, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 2, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 4, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 5, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 6, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 7, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 8, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 9, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 11, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 12, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 13, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 14, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 15, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 16, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 18, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 19, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 20, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 21, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 22, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 23, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 24, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 25, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 26, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 27, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 28, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 29, 2018 at 5:30pm
One event on December 31, 2018 at 5:30pm
Christmas Spirit Light Show is teaming up with Clipper Magazine Stadium in Downtown Lancaster, PA to bring a unique holiday experience to a whole new level. In addition to the drive-through light show, you will now be able to walk through a brand new holiday attraction: Christmas at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Christmas Spirit Light Show is an exciting, one-of-a-kind Christmas light display that you and your loved ones will enjoy from the comfort of your vehicle. As you journey through our…
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2018
Celebrate Yuletide at Wheatland this holiday season at LancasterHistory.org! Tour President James Buchanan’s Wheatland, and be part of sparkling holiday displays that take you from James Buchanan’s early Victorian era to the dazzling days of the 1920s when the house was owned by the Willson family. Ticket includes a festive holiday and history-themed guided tour of Wheatland and admission to LancasterHistory.org’s self-guided museum exhibitions. $17 Adults; $8 Children (6-13); Free for Children 5 and Under Yuletide at Wheatland opens November…
One event on December 15, 2018 at 3:00pm
One event on December 15, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on December 16, 2018 at 5:00pm
One event on December 20, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on December 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on December 22, 2018 at 3:00pm
One event on December 22, 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on December 23, 2018 at 3:00pm
CO-PRESENTED WITH SERVANT STAGE COMPANY | Enjoy an original adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic! Based word-for-word on Dickens’ masterpiece and featuring original songs, A Christmas Carol is a faithful rendition of this enduring tale of redemption, charity and the true spirit of Christmas – a fun-for-the-whole family, fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present and Future! Tickets are free/required for this production. Donations welcome. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 at 7 P.M. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 at 3 P.M. & 7…
Clipper Magazine Stadium … the home of the Lancaster Barnstormers … is dressing up for the holidays! Join us for Christmas at Clipper Magazine Stadium presented by Faulkner Infiniti of Mechanicsburg. Featuring the Christmas Spirit Light Show with hundreds of thousands of color changing lights, it will truly be a Winter Wonderland! This drive through journey will be choreographed with your favorite Christmas carols to bring a multi-sensory experience like no other. The stadium, which will be open on the weekends, will…
Bundle up and join the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion and Music For Everyone for hot chocolate and live music in Penn Square on Friday Dec. 21st! Live music includes an appearance by Big Fat Meanies and the Music For Everyone Community Chorus/Big Boy Brass. There will be visits with Santa at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square from 6 – 9 pm. (This will be the last visit with Santa at the Marriott for the season!) There will also be carriage rides…
Get your picture taken with Santa on December 21st from 6-9 pm. Located at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, pictures are $5 or you may take your own for free. Music Friday: Winter Edition will also be from 6-8pm featuring live music and hot chocolate in Penn Square. We will also have space heaters in the Square to keep everyone warm!
One event on November 30, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on December 7, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on December 14, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on December 21, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on December 28, 2018 at 6:30pm
Join in on the holiday fun in Lancaster City with horse drawn carriage rides! Rides will start from the Fulton Bank building at Penn Square and will cost $5 per ride for adults and $2 per ride for children 12 and under. Rides are first come, first serve. Rides are around 15mins starting from Queen St. to Orange to Duke to Vine and back to Queen.
BUiLDiNG CHARACTER presents “Ladies Night Out,” our monthly event coinciding with Music Friday. It’s the Ladies Night Out/Music Friday everyone is talking about!! Join BUiLDiNG CHARACTER for the monthly Ladies Night Out. •Open late until 9pm. •FREE 5-minute chair massages by Jim Baldwin •Free drink samples and sweet treats •Plenty of great shopping at BC’s 50+ vendors offering recycled brand-name clothing, handcrafted jewelry, handmade accessories, gifts, cards and art.
Celebrate the Season! Join Music for Everyone Community Chorus and Big Boy Brass for a festive Holiday Concert and Sing-a-Long under the stars at the Pop-up Park on Prince Street in downtown Lancaster. The concert will feature creative arrangements, world music, and New Orleans style big brass sound. A traditional Holiday Sing-a-Long will immediately follow. Everyone is welcome to share in this free, lively and joyous community event. For more information, please click here.
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 10, 2019
Enjoy Live Music at Thorn Hill’s Lancaster Tasting Room! Every Friday night we have a live band that plays while you sip Thorn Hill wine and enjoy our delicious cheese plates. This event is every Friday Night from 7 pm to 10 pm. It is open to the public and has no cover charge. No need to make reservations.
The hustle and bustle of holiday prep is finally over and you’re ready to seek music of the season. QuintEssentially Brass will be performing holiday favorites, all to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with a free-will offering. A wonderful reception of punch & cookies will cap-off the evening. For more information, please click here.
An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely
Join lululemon every Saturday morning at their Showroom for a complimentary sweat from 9-10 am. Each month we’ll feature a different local studio/gym (find the deets on our Facebook page). We provide the mats, you bring your friends and your best downward dog!
One event on December 15, 2018 at 9:00am
One event on December 22, 2018 at 9:00am
Creatively Lancaster is invading the mall with handmade goods this December! Shop small, support local and get all your holiday shopping done in one place at the Creatively Lancaster December Makers Markets – Dec 8, 15 & 22 in the former Bon-Ton space at Park City Center. At the Creatively Lancaster Makers Market you will find a wide assortment of talented makers – artists, hobbyists, crafters, creators, bakers, designers, upcyclers, and more! We’re more than just a shopping destination. We’re…
Come in between 9am- noon for a holiday breakfast buffet and then say “hi” to Santa on the rooftop deck! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lancaster Fire Company, Mounted Police, and the K9 unit. Children under 3 are FREE. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase separately. ~We would like to give a special Thank You to Leveled Up Luxe Rentals for the furniture donations and also to the Mounted Police, Fire Company, and K-9…
One event on December 20, 2018 at 3:00pm
One event on December 21, 2018 at 3:00pm
Enjoy hot cider & songs of winter with our favorite singer-songwriter while you shop or just sit for a spell. Our shop will be open until 6pm this evening. This event will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster with a suggested donation of $5-20 per person.
The Lancaster Illustration Guild hosts our 4th Sunday meetups, where artists can find each other and discuss resources, projects, techniques, or just hang out. Others can use this time to find illustrators for work, perhaps for games that they themselves are developing.
Whether you’re putting the finishing touches on a prototype or want to run some ideas past other enthusiasts, the 4th Sunday Game Maker Social is intended as a meetup for game developers. Playtest, brainstorm, take advantage of our crafty stockpile, and meet artists from the Lancaster Illustration Guild during their own meetup.
Come and enjoy an evening of celebration, music, worship, reflection, and fellowship, as we gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Our Christmas Eve service includes a time of candlelit reflection, and a traditional lovefeast of sugar cake and chocolate milk or coffee. There will be music provided by our pianist as well as our vocal and handbell choir. All are welcome. Prelude music begins at 5:30 and the service begins at 6PM. No tickets necessary.
Period of candlelight reflection and traditional Moravian Christmas Eve Vigil with Lovefeast
One event on December 27, 2018 at 4:00pm
Step back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs as beautiful music fills the air. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between 4 pm to 7:30 pm (due to closing at 8 pm) and tour the mansion at their own pace. $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+)…
Looking for something fun to do with the family during the holiday break? Come to Penn Stone on December 27 and participate in Rock Painting! We are inviting families to join us for your chance to participate in this latest craze. We provide the rocks and the materials, you bring your creativity! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lancaster Family YMCA. Light refreshments for children will be provided. Space is limited, click here to register.
Journey back to a time when Christmas Day was only the beginning of the season! Learn about 18th-century Yuletide traditions and customs as beautiful music fills the air. Bring your friends, family, and guests to celebrate the season during this popular annual event! Yuletide Tours are conducted like an “Open House.” Visitors may arrive anytime between 10 am and 2:30 pm (due to closing at 3 pm) and tour the mansion at their own pace. No reservations required. Admission is…
. . . and the Wise Ones came with gifts of bath soap, toothbrush, and a hand towel, along with nail clippers and wide-toothed comb to complete hygiene kits to share all over the world. LaLaLuna presents a concert of holiday music in a variety of styles, from light classical to pop and jazz. Admission is free, but please bring 1 or more of these new items for hygiene kits for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC): – individually packaged adult-size toothbrush…
Christmas Spirit Light Show is teaming up with Clipper Magazine Stadium in Downtown Lancaster, PA to bring a unique holiday experience to a whole new level. In addition to the drive-through light show, you will now be able to walk through a brand new holiday attraction. Christmas Spirit Light Show is an exciting, one-of-a-kind Christmas light display that you and your loved ones will enjoy from the comfort of your vehicle. As you journey through our mile-long track, you will…
One event on December 30, 2018 at 6:00pm
One event on December 30, 2018 at 4:00pm
A joint production with the Lancaster Marionette Theatre, this approximately one-hour show will be staged in the mansion and will be a fun, whimsical and touching celebration of the life and times of General Edward Hand and his family featuring the talents of “Man of the Theatre” Robert Brock. The Unrestored Room on the second floor of Rock Ford will be transformed into a theatre, complete with lighting and seating, and additional rooms will be open and lit theatrically. See…
“We begin from a place of remembering.” Recognize the turning of the year & dance in community towards the new year! Led by our beloved Yasmin. Suggested donation: $5-20/person. Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster. 717-290-1517.
10 PM – MIDNIGHT: Ring in 2019, with a free concert with One Too Many, lowering of the Red Rose, and fireworks at midnight! Event is free to the public. For more info, click here.
Bathe in ancient healing vibrations of bells, drum, rattle, crystal bowls & Angela Wenger’s angelic vocal toning. Relax, recline, & heal mind, body & soul as a sacred space is created in this special concert. Note: the shop will only be open 01/01 for this special event
An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely
There’s nothing like a First Friday in Lancaster! Join in Lancaster’s highly popular arts extravaganza each and every First Friday, 5-9pm. You’ll be swept up in the creative energy that pervades the city. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances and perhaps a few surprises as you walk our attractive streets lined with trees and distinctive architecture. Unique boutiques and excellent restaurants complement the art galleries, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, professional theater, symphony orchestra, and art college that comprise Lancaster’s arts community.…
One event on February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm
Pacifico Silano, PCA&D Photography major from the Class of ’08, is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture, the circulation of imagery and LGBTQ identity. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he received his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited in group shows, including at the Bronx Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; and ClampArt, New York City. He has had solo shows at ClampArt, New York City and…
Join us at historic 1854 First Reformed Church for 30 minutes of majestic organ music on the mighty vintage 1958 Allen Organ. Our resident organist, Larry Hershey will play a concert of classics that will refresh your soul and inspire your spirit. View the inspiring permanent ecclesiastical art collection, including the Rothermel painting on the grand staircase, 16 stained glass windows, the painted sanctuary dome, and the carved chancel furniture. Relax, refresh, and be inspired.
Somewhere between a concert and cocktail party, this less than 60-minute intimate performance ‘in the round’ is preceded by a festive reception featuring local desserts and adult beverages. Concerto Night will feature Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets, Handel’s Concerto for Oboe No. 2, Tchaikovsky’s Andante Cantabile for Cello, and Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings. Ticket Information: Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at artsmu.com.
This month’s Stories in the Barn will have a winter theme. The program will be held in the historic bank barn on the grounds of Rock Ford Plantation. Following the story, children will participate in a fun activity. Stories will relate to Early America. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely
Each third Friday of the month, the City of Lancaster is host of Music Fridays. Performances abound throughout Downtown as retailers, restaurants, and attractions host musicians and extend their hours and host live music. Each month brings new entertainment! The City of Lancaster Office of Promotion (LOOP) and Music For Everyone are hosting a special concert series for Music Fridays. During the fall and winter months concerts will be held indoors. During the spring and summer months, concerts will be…
One event on January 20, 2019 at 12:00pm
Create a Vision Board with artist, Nancy Warble! As the New Year begins, it is a good time to clarify your goals, your dreams and desires. A visual affirmation for your spirit, a Vision Board is a creative way to focus your intention on manifesting what you truly want to be, to have, or to do in your life. Nancy Warble will guide us through this process with guided meditation, quiet contemplation, and creative collage. Choose either Saturday or Sunday.…
Mnozil Brass has established itself as the world’s premier brass ensemble and will be exploring the depths of their instruments to entertain you in the brand-new show, Cirque. This talented septet enters the ring to combat the monkey business of daily life with music and humor while transforming the stage into a musical flea circus. Mnozil Brass are strong believers that the earth is round and diligently go out of their way, traveling the globe on a mission of bringing…
One event on February 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
One event on February 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on February 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
CO-PRESENTED WITH THE PEOPLE’S SHAKESPEARE PROJECT Macbeth, “full of sound and fury,” is one of the most iconic of Shakespeare’s tragedies. It is the story of a husband and wife craving the power of the throne and willing to go down some very dark and lonely roads to maintain that power. It is a story filled with magic, greed, treason, guilt and eventual madness, with some of the most glorious poetry ever written.
Celebrating the classic children’s book and Academy-nominated film, this GRAMMY award winning, classically trained percussive quartet takes you on a multi-media journey to the open sea with their score that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.
One event on April 5, 2019 at 5:00pm
Bruno Miguel is a Brazilian artist who makes art from found objects. Miguel has a talent for transforming junk into art in a most playful way and is He is influenced by Brazilian Tropicália, International Pop Art, and Rio Carnival. Miguel earned a degree in Fine Arts and Painting from the School of Visual Arts at Federal University in Rio de Janeiro.He has had solo exhibitions at Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro (2010); Museum Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro…