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What's happening this weekend in York

York Dispatch

 

Sue Speak, of Hanover, sits with her 1-year-old Bullmastiff foster dog Maddie, while touring Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge County Park on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in Springettsbury Township. Amanda J. Cain photo

Christmas Magic: A Festival of Lights continues through Dec. 31 at Rocky Ridge County Park. The 33rd annual event is a half-mile walking trail that meanders along a wooded hilltop decorated with almost 600,000 Christmas lights, along with holiday scenes, animation, a G-gauge train display, food and Santa Claus in five heated pavilions. Times: 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 ages 4-12, 3 and under free, $7 seniors 60+, group rates available. Benefits the York County Department of Parks and Recreation. Information: www.yorkcountyparks.org or 717-840-7443.

Follow Santa's journey around the world with www.noradsanta.org. Starting at 2 a.m. Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command will track the world's most famous elf as he prepares for his flight, then videos will be available on the site as Santa Claus makes his annual trip around the world. This is the 61st year NORAD has tracked Santa, and countdown activities are available at the site now. Follow the flight on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Google+ at @noradsanta.

Get out of the house during the holiday break for Family Day with the York History Center, Wednesday at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St. The event runs 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and offers the chance to make a log cabin, walk through a cardboard cityscape of York, design party masks, make a pet rock, build a marble race, explore the museum and enjoy music and stories from Matt Dodd. Free. Information: www.yorkhistorycenter.org or 848-1587, ext. 301.

 

A Night in Neverland teen dance on Dec. 28 will feature a Peter Pan theme.

Teens can take a trip into the world of Peter Pan with A Night in Neverland, 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, 100 Carlisle Ave. The dance, planned by a group of teens at the theater, will feature themed refreshments, music and dancing as well as a peaceful space called the Treehouse with games and comfy chairs. Tickets: $12, dress semi-formal, themed outfits encouraged. Information: www.dreamwrights.org or 848-8623.

A taste of Broadway comes to York as Emily Rozek and Julie Reiber of "Wicked" join the Pennsylvania Philharmonic for "Wicked Divas," 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pullo Center. Tickets: $41-37. Information: pullocenter.york.psu.edu.

From left, brothers Ryan, 5, and Brady Shoff, 8, of Columbia, look at train sets at the Susquehanna Valley Garden Railway Society display, during Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge County Park Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in Springettsbury Township. Amanda J. Cain photo