What's happening in York this weekend

York Dispatch

York City hosts a Community Family Game Night, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Voni Grimes Gym, 125 E. College Ave. The night features a variety of board games and chess as well as a meal. Youth and families will be able to take home a game from the event, and the York City Police Department is providing a bike to be given away. Free.


The biggest light show in York County ends Sunday at Christmas Magic: A Festival of Lights in 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: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29. through Sunday, Dec. 31. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 4-12, under 4 free, seniors 60+ $9. Information and weather closings: www.yorkcountypa.gov.

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Check out the magic of the elaborate model train layout at the Miniature Railroad Club of York's Annual Holiday Open House, open through 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.

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Welcome 2018 with New Year's Eve festivities through downtown York. A Kids Countdown will have family-friendly entertainment 5-8 p.m. at Central Market, and some market vendors will have food and drinks for sale. At 10 p.m,, a DJ dance party begins on Continental Square, ending with the White Rose drop at midnight and a fireworks display. Information: www.yorkcity.org.

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Pianist Peter Bottros will lead a seven-piece orchestra for a Shine Concert New Year's Eve Celebration, 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at First Assembly of God Church, 2270 Susquehanna Trail. Bottros will perform traditional holiday songs as well as other music in the style of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Tickets: $27.03. Information: www.facebook.com/events/2006958672925390/ 

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Ring in the New Year the traditional way, with "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. The film screening includes a live shadow cast onstage and event grab bag, and the VIP package comes with a pre-show party, Champagne toast, costume contest and Virgin Ritual at 8 p.m. Tickets: general admission $25, VIP option $40. Information: appellcenter.org

"Stomp" comes to the Strand Theatre Jan. 4.


The international percussion show "Stomp" comes York Thursday, Jan. 4, with a high-energy performance using everything except traditional percussion instruments. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets start at $43.88. Information: appellcenter.org.