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November 2021

Cyber Monday

November 29
Lancaster City Visitor Center, 38 Penn Square
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Support local, small businesses this holiday season by shopping online! There are endless opportunities to find unique, eclectic gifts at Lancaster City’s local shops, boutiques, galleries, and more.

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December 2021

Speak the Dark, work by Mairin-Taj Caya at curio.

December 3 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Curio. Gallery & Creative Supply, 106 W. Chesnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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A title formed by an inward search of the heart and mind that has yielded many secret, hidden, and otherwise unspoken scenes. “I'm communicating an inner world. This work focus is coming through the dark of the subconscious, through time, and memory, into a spotlight.” Mairin-Taj is a storyteller. Someone with an ability to weave the threads of our past with those of our present. Enchanting and educating, her visual expressions feel ancient and familiar, yet somehow contemporary and fresh.…

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First Friday in Lancaster City

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2021

Lancaster City Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

Experience First Friday in Lancaster City! Join in Lancaster City’s highly popular arts celebration each and every First Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. 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 city streets lined with trees and distinctive architecture. Unique, local shops and excellent restaurants complement the art galleries, artisan studios, museums, performing groups, professional theater, symphony orchestra, and art college that comprise…

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First Friday @ the Lancaster Science Factory

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Lancaster Science Factory, 454 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Every First Friday the Lancaster Science Factory offers free admission from 5 - 7pm. Explore over 70 interactive exhibits for kids in grades K - 8 and their families! This program is possible through the generous support of PPL.

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Mayor’s Tree Lighting

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn Square, Penn Square
Lancaster , PA United States
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The City of Lancaster will kick off the holiday season with the Weekend The holiday classic returns! The Mayor’s Tree Lighting will have you feeling merry and bright. Join us for the arrival of Santa, the lighting of the tree, entertainment from Big Boy Brass, and more!

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“Eric Dyer Pulse and Flow: Art of the Modern Zoetrope”

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 204 North Prince Street
Lancaster , PA 17603 United States
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The Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is proud to present "Eric Dyer Pulse and Flow: Art of the Modern Zoetrope," running through January 12, 2022. Dyer, a Baltimore-based artist, "reinvents" and reimagines the zoetrope, a 19th-century optical device. This interactive exhibition features installations by Dyer which are meant to be activated by the viewer. Dyer’s innovative art combines photography, sculpture, and technology that’s both modern and more than a century old to bring sequential static images and…

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We The People: Local Artisans Makers’ Market

December 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Ware Center – Millersville University, 42 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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Original art makes the best gifts! Support Lancaster artists and buy local at our pop-up holiday market that is sure to have something for everyone on your list. Emerging and innovative artists include: Brian Crowl, Charlene Randolf, Kayla Gibbons, Keisha Finnie, Louis Logan, Lunga Bechtel, Malcom Corley, Jan Hamby and more. Handmade pottery, jewelry, batiks, scarfs, ornaments, and holiday themed knickknacks will be offered from pioneering artist, including representatives from Lancaster Creative Factory and Lancaster Designer Craftsmen Chapter of the…

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On The Naughty List

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

Prima Theatre, 941 Wheatland Ave, Suite A
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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A fresh and exciting in-person experience, mashing up a holiday concert with a comedic and provoking TED talk. The brand-new show features two singers and a speaker supported by projections, special effects, and set elements from Atomic Design of Rock Lititz. "On The Naughty List" promises enlightening revelations on the classic Christmas story and a rousing good time to energize your season. The show’s premise is that people on “the naughty list” change the world, which begs the question what…

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“ORGANIC REFLECTIONS: ADVENT EDITION”

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Reformed Church, 40 E Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Free

First Friday Organ Concert Celebrates the Music of Advent Celebrating the spirit of Advent, organist Larry Hershey will return to the mighty vintage 1958 analog Allen organ on First Friday, December 3, 2021 for “Organic Reflections: Advent Edition”. The 30 minute concert will be held at 8 PM in the historic 1854 First Reformed Church, 40 E Orange Street in downtown Lancaster. Mr. Hershey has announced a program titled "Advent Longing" with music including “Sleepers Awake” (Wachet Auf) from Cantata…

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Light Up Southeast

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crispus Attucks Community Center, 407 Howard Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Join Crispus Attucks, Community Action Partnership, and the Southeast Lancaster community as they host Light Up Southeast! See the community Christmas tree and dazzling display of lights throughout the neighborhood.

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On The Naughty List

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

Prima Theatre, 941 Wheatland Ave, Suite A
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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It's that special time of year when we gather with the people who annoy us the most, eat food we know will tip the scale, and tell stories of an old guy who breaks into the house, eats your cookies, and kisses your momma. What could possibly go wrong? Join us for a laugh-out-loud look at the season, with fresh takes on classic songs, and enlightening revelations on the historic holiday stories that just might change everything.

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Central City Orchestra LIVE at Tellus360

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tellus360, 24 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Free

"Dance Naked Sundays" are BACK at Tellus360! Join Central City Orchestra for a night of great music... Brides and Grooms, be sure to RSVP!!​ As always, there is NO COVER to attend!

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Lancaster Shops Late

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Penn Square, Penn Square
Lancaster , PA United States
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Lancaster Shops Late is a night where retailers are encouraged to stay open into the evening, bringing visitors downtown to dine and of course, shop! Participating locations will be open until 9 pm or later.

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Santa in the City

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on December 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 10:00 am

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The Lancaster City Bureau of Fire will escort Santa around Lancaster City as he visits all the neighborhoods! Full schedule and routes will be posted soon at VisitLancasterCity.com/holidays

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On The Naughty List

December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

Prima Theatre, 941 Wheatland Ave, Suite A
Lancaster, PA 17603 United States
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It's that special time of year when we gather with the people who annoy us the most, eat food we know will tip the scale, and tell stories of an old guy who breaks into the house, eats your cookies, and kisses your momma. What could possibly go wrong? Join us for a laugh-out-loud look at the season, with fresh takes on classic songs, and enlightening revelations on the historic holiday stories that just might change everything.

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