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What's happening in York this weekend

York Dispatch
Christmas Magic's half-mile walking trail through Rocky Ridge County Park.

Who hasn't wanted to hit a golf ball in a library? Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place in Hanover, invites everyone to do just that, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24. Mini Golf at the Library will wind from the children's department through the teen and adult sections and end in the Bare Center for a 19th hole with face painting, raffles and mini bowling. Information: 717-632-5183.

 

The biggest light show in York County begins Nov. 24 as Christmas Magic: A Festival of Lights opens at Rocky Ridge County park. The annual extravaganza features a half-mile trail decked out with lights, animations, trains, entertainment and food, along with stops at enclosed, heated buildings. Times: 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 24-Dec. 31, closed Dec. 24 and 25. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 4-12, under 4 free, seniors 60+ $9. Information and weather closings: www.yorkcountypa.gov.

 

Check out the magic of the elaborate model train layout at the Miniature Railroad Club of York's Annual Holiday Open House, open Nov. 25-Jan. 14. The 2,400-square-foot layout takes freight and passenger trains over 1,200 feet of track through scenes from around Pennsylvania during the 1960s and '70s. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Address: 391 Wheatfield St. Donations accepted. Information: 717-434-4277 or www.mrrcy.org.

James Stewart and Donna Reed in Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” airing Saturday and Dec. 24 on NBC.

Get in the Christmas spirit as the Capitol Theatre presents "It's a Wonderful Life" at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. The 1946  classic stars James Stewart and Donna Reed. Tickets: $7. Information: www.appellcenter.org.

The York Symphony Orchestra will present its Holiday Pops Spectacular at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, on the Strand Theatre stage at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. The show of holiday favorites will also feature the Gettysburg Children's Choir. Tickets: $5-$45. Information: www.appellcenter.org.

B- The Underwater Bubble Show plays Nov. 28 at the Strand Theatre.

 

Get a look at the the colorful  world of Bubblelandia with B — The Underwater Bubble Show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, on the Strand Theatre stage at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, 50 N. George St, York. The all-ages show features lasers, snow cannons, bubble tornadoes, fog and gigantic smoke rings to captivate the audience. Tickets: $33.75-$39.38. Information: www.appellcenter.org.

Celebrate a classic as the Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, presents the  Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker 25th Anniversary tour at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The show features over-the-top production, world-class dancers and hand-crafted costumes. Tickets: $28-$102. Platinum tickets, which include a meet and greet, backstage guided tour and merchandise, are available for $175. Information: http://pullocenter.york.psu.edu.

York College students will take the directing reins for "Directors Fest: A Night of 8 Short Plays," Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Perko Black Box Theatre in the Waldner Performing Arts Center at the campus. The student directors will take on everything from comedy to social commentary over the course of the evening. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations: www.ycp.edu/theatre or 717-600-3868.