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Christmas Magic returns to York: What to expect this year and how to buy tickets

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

York County's annual Christmas Magic show is returning: a merry and bright sight for the upcoming holiday season.

The 39th annual show will run Nov. 25 through Dec. 30 — with the attraction closed on Dec. 24, 25 and 31.

The holiday event welcomes guests to journey through a half-mile of woodland trails packed with sparkling Christmas lights and iconic holiday scenes.

The ADA-accessible trail is located at Rocky Ridge County Park, 3699 Deininger Road.

Tickets this year can only be purchased via online reservation. Attendees must reserve a specific time to arrive but can stay as long as they would like, according to York County Parks.

Toys for Tots Nights are planned for the opening weekend, on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. Donations of unwrapped toys for children will be accepted by volunteers at the site.

Reservations are required, and no walk-ins will be permitted.

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Tickets to Christmas Magic launched Tuesday and can be purchased online by visiting www.ChristmasMagicYork.com.

According to the county, the display is sensitive to snow, rain, ice and fog. Cancellations will be announced after 1:30 p.m. on the day of the reservation, and credits will be issued on the following business day to allow visitors to reschedule.

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Admission for adults, seniors and children ages 15 and up will cost $10. For children 6 through 14, admission is $5.

Children under the age of 5 will have free admission.

Joe Carbaugh, a group leader with York County Parks, secures a light display to a tree while setting up for Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge Park in Springettsbury Township, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Dawn J. Sagert photo
Christmas Magic Program Director Nancy Heiser talks about the mural on display created by artist Teanna Byerts, as crews work to setup Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge Park in Springettsbury Township, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Dawn J. Sagert photo
Group Leader Randy Grove, with York County Parks, works to set up Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge Park in Springettsbury Township, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Dawn J. Sagert photo