Spread seasonal cheer this winter while supporting local artists and craftsmen at the annual Holiday Pop Up Market. You’re invited to the heart of downtown Lancaster to Molly and Nick’s shared studio space for an afternoon of shopping, conversation, and festivities. Get your friends and family together before the holidays! Check out the Facebook event here.
One event on December 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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 be immersed and surrounded by hundreds of thousands of color-changing lights, animated and dancing in harmony with your favorite Christmas classics. Our show is a breathtaking holiday experience that you and your loved ones will never forget. Come join us! Tickets can be purchased at the…
EXPERIENCE ALL OF INTRIGUE, THE DRAMA, AND THE ELEGANCE… We invite you to indulge your senses at THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, a signature benefit in support of the Lancaster Public Library. The Queen of the Night, takes its theme from the best selling, historical drama of the same name written by Alexander Chee. Guests will be will be transported to 19th century Paris in an event like no other in support of the Lancaster Public Library! The evening will…
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The Temptations. The Jackson 5. The Supremes. Motown shattered barriers and continues to inspire every generation to move to the same beat. Don’t miss this exciting concert celebration of the most beloved songs from Hitsville USA.
Join us at Yorgos on December 8 from 9am to noon for a yummy buffet breakfast with Santa! Santa will arrive on a fire truck and will climb the ladder to our rooftop patio to greet the kids! Ticket prices are $20 for adults, children under 10 $8 and children under 3 are free! Proceeds will benefit the Lancaster City Mounted & K9 Units and the Lancaster Fire Department.
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The 18th Annual Art in a Box exhibition features student artworks from schools participating in the Demuth Foundation’s free education program called Art in a Box, which teaches these aspiring artists about Charles Demuth’s pioneering artwork and life in Lancaster. This year, around 75 local elementary and middle school students will display their Demuth-inspired artworks. The Art in a Box exhibition will run from November 17 – December 22, 2019. Check our website at www.demuth.org for a listing of our…
Celebrate the holidays with Trees Galore, a beloved museum tradition! This year’s theme is Holiday Feasts. Highlights include: • Holiday Feasts-themed and holiday-themed original artwork by Lancaster area artists available through a silent art auction • Mini-trees decorated by local companies and artists available for bidding • Holiday Gift Shop featuring handmade and locally sourced items for all of your gift-giving needs, plus a Holiday Pop-Up by Jen Kindig Join us for our opening reception on Friday, November 29, from…
An exhibition of artwork by senior Fine Art students from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design will be on view on the second floor of the Lancaster Museum of Art. Join us during First Friday on December 6 from 5 -8 pm for our opening reception! This exhibition will be on view from December 7 – 22, 2019. Please check our website at www.lmapa.org for our open hours.
The award winning Dulcet Guitar Duo comprises Caroline Kubach & Alex Pollock. Graduates of the Classical Guitar Performance at Rowan University, Caroline and Alex have performed throughout the Delaware Valley and recently won First Place in the Texas A&M University Guitar Ensemble Competition.
Get a sneak peek of NYE in Lancaster City featuring the rockin’ One Too Many! Join the Lancaster Office of Promotion at Tellus360 on Sunday, December 8th from 5:30 – 6:30pm. SAVE THE DATE for N.Y.E. in Lancaster City on December 31st in Binns Park! We’ll drop the Red Rose, have an awesome concert by One Too Many, and a fireworks finale at midnight! Find more information on Lancaster City for the Holidays 2019 at: visitlancastercity.com/lancaster-city-for-the-holidays/ For this event, we’ll…
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Tour the festive halls and rooms of President James Buchanan’s Wheatland this holiday season and discover historic Christmastime traditions and customs. Yuletide at Wheatland will take you “below stairs” to learn about the those who also lived at Wheatland with Buchanan and his family, the domestic servants, and how they would have celebrated the holidays in mid-19th century America. From advent calendars to mistletoe, enjoy merry and popular Christmas decorations cherished by the German and Irish Wheatland servants at Yuletide…
This family-friendly performance, now in its 8th season with the Arts at Millersville, features evocatively-sung Irish and Scottish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing. Seasonal photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich Celtic historical traditions and a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas with these fine artists from Ireland, Scotland and the U.S.
An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until December 22, 2019
Experience The Holiday Magic inside The Ballpark. Each night you can experience these festive activates: Breathtaking decorated trees as you stroll around the stadium in Christmas Tree Lane. Vote for your favorite trees and help area non-profit organizations receive helpful donations. Picture with Santa Story Time with Mrs Claus Warm up on the suite level and enjoy holiday movies Roast your own S mores* Frozen Room with characters Reindeer (12/13 and 12/21 only)*
Designed for writers and artists in any genre, this generative workshop invites participants to interact with the PCA&D Main Gallery Exhibition “Erick Antonio Benitez: Esta tierra es tu tierra” and develop new work. Esta tierra es tu tierra is an immersive multimedia installation focusing on Benitez’ travels throughout multiple cities on the U.S./Mexico border. Video projections, soundscapes, and found objects illustrate Benitez’ encounters, recreating the sights, sounds, and sentiments of the border for viewers in the Northeast who are far…
The annual Lancaster Shops Late night is Thursday, December 12th, 2019, 6-10pm! Lancaster Shops Late is a special night where retailers are encouraged to stay open into the evening, bringing visitors downtown to dine and of course, shop! There will be roaming entertainment, and warm beverages & treats at select locations. Presented by the Lancaster Office of Promotion and Lancaster City Alliance. For more information, go to: visitlancastercity.com/lancaster-city-for-the-holidays/lancaster-shops-late/ Lancaster Shops Late started in 2017 with an idea from local artist…
Join the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, in an intimate and unique holiday concert you will never forget. Experience a mix of both song and dance with a line-up of familiar Christmas and classic Celtic tunes as the duo, accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians and their children, warm your heart with their red hot holiday spirit! The Paloma School of Irish Dance will be performing as part of a special pre show event at…
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019
PAGE MATCH is an on-the-spot writing tournament for fans of Wrestlemania, the Literary Death Match, and generative workshops. Eight writers will compete in three rounds of 10-minute freewrites (guided by a prompt from us), and the audience will vote on who moves forward. Come watch writers flex their subconscious like a muscle and compete to be crowned Lit Champion of Lancaster. THE CONTESTANTS: – Volta – Limerick McDadbod – Carla “The Priestess” Christopher – Coral “The Sagittarius Mermaid” Bello –…
“Nothing short of remarkable…they quite simply bring whatever they sing to glorious life.” Founded in 1999 in Germany, the award-winning a cappella embodies the rich choral tradition of its hometown of Leipzig, the city so closely associated with Bach and Mendelssohn. Calmus captivates both audiences and critics with its charming stage presence, flawless technique, and entertaining presentation.
Stop by for free samples of delicious local cookies! The Lemon Street Market kitchen will be baking cookies this year — stop by and give them a taste! We’ll also have samples from local Cobblestone Cook and Slow Rise Bakery. Mmm… cookies. See the Facebook event here.
Welcome! Alexandria is celebrating her first book publication, “Ember,” with a book launch and signing. All are welcome to attend this family-friendly event. Join us Saturday, December 14th from 1-3 pm to celebrate this long-awaited event — she cannot wait to share it with you! Reminiscent of a curious, yet familiar childhood, “Ember” engages its viewers with radiantly entertaining illustrations and illuminates a narrative of wonder. Book Summary An energetic flicker illuminates a sleeping child’s bedroom. Joy and wonder are…
An artist based workshop lead by a local small business owner that teaches artists and artisans how to produce their own gallery exhibition. Each attendee will leave with a better understanding of not only HOW to start producing their own shows but WHY it’s an important tool to add to their skill set.
Dress in your favorite Christmas themed garb and barhop all over downtown Lancaster. Your donation goes to support the horses and canines of the Lancaster City Police Department. Your $10 donation buttons gives you no-cover at all participating bars. $30 gives you a button AND a collectible 10th Anniversary Santa Stumble Scarf. Costume Contest at The Village Nightclub at 8pm. There will be prizes for Best Costume, Best Group, and Most Original. Prizes so far are a New Belgium/Timbuk2 messenger…
Ignite your senses this holiday season with the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of international master percussionist Pablo Batista. Based in Philadelphia, Batista has performed, recorded and toured the world for 3 decades with some of the biggest stars in R & B, jazz, Latin, pop, and gospel music. His ensemble will thrill you with a tropical take on traditional songs and holiday favorites infused with the sounds of bomba, plena and rumba. The Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 7:30 p.m.…
Stop by to learn more about our local spotlight vendor: Patterson Maple Farms of Westfield, PA. Proud 5th generation sugarmasters, the Patterson family produces the finest quality maple syrup, cream, candy, sugar, and more, for anyone who enjoys the pure taste of nature’s premium sweetness. Visit the store between 11am -2pm to learn more about the Patterson’s pure Pennsylvania maple products (since 1920!) & try a taste of something sweet. See the Facebook event here.
Join us for two special events in one night! Bundle up and head to Penn Square for “Music Friday Winter Edition” featuring Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band, and stop in the Lancaster City Visitor Center for “Frost & Flix” for a movie showing and cookie decorating! Reservations are needed for Frost & Flix, register for frostandflix.eventbrite.com. Music in Penn Square will be from 6-8pm. For more information on Lancaster City for the Holidays, go to: visitlancastercity.com/lancaster-city-for-the-holidays/ Frost & Flix is…
Join us for two special events in one night! Bundle up and head to Penn Square for “Music Friday Winter Edition” featuring Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band, and stop in the Lancaster City Visitor Center for “Frost & Flix” for a movie showing and cookie decorating! Reservations are needed for Frost & Flix, register for frostandflix.eventbrite.com. Music in Penn Square will be from 6-8pm. For more information on Lancaster City for the Holidays, go to: visitlancastercity.com/lancaster-city-for-the-holidays/
The fabulous music of Quintessentially Brass returns for their 21st annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 20 at 7:30 pm at First Reformed Church in downtown Lancaster. No matter how stressful your week, the music of Quintessentially Brass will put you in the holiday spirit. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. QuintEssentially Brass will be performing holiday favorites, all to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with a free-will offering. Over the…