The Six - December 2015

The Six Wherein we dish up Central PA’s top events


Michael-Ray-inset-1215Jingle Bell Jam

Put a little country music in your holiday playlist at the Jingle Bell Jam at the York Expo Center on December 6. Bro-country music star Michael Ray headlines the show, which also features Lindsay Eli and Leah Burkey. Tickets are $10.




Creative-York-inset-1215Monster Drawing Rally

The Monster Drawing Rally gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of local artists. Watch as local artists create a work of art from start to finish in an hour or less and then bid on their work during the silent auction portion of the event. Also, enjoy food, drink and live music. Creative York hosts the Monster Drawing Rally at the Central Market House in York on December 10 from 6-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.



Hershey-night-xmas-inset-1215Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Do you want to add some more thrills to your holidays? Hersheypark hosts Christmas Candylane from December 4-6, 11-23 and 26-31. New for 2015, four of Hersheypark’s rollercoasters – the sooperdooperLooper, Laff Trakk, Wildcat and Cocoa Cruiser – speed through the cool winter air. Say “what up” to Santa, enjoy the sparkling of more than 4 million lights, go ice skating at Rudolph’s Skating Pond, and grab some chocolate treats for everyone on your holiday gift list.



Holiday-Events-inset-1215Holiday Events

Central PA knows how to celebrate the holidays. There’s plenty of opportunities
to warm up with the spirit of the season and indulge in a few cups of cheer
under the glow of twinkling lights. Check out our list of Central PA’s holiday events.




New-Years-Eve-Inset-1215New Year’s Eve

Forget Times Square, count down the final seconds of 2015 and celebrate 2016 in Central PA with a variety of falling objects, including red and white roses, a strawberry, a pickle, a wrench and even Pac Man. Check out our New Year’s Eve list to see everything that’s happening on December 31.





Grab a snowtube, head to AvalancheXpress and relive the glory days of your childhood on the slopes of Heritage Hills. The season starts on December 23 and special holiday hours run through President’s Day. Visit the AvalancheXpress website for rates, ice skating combo packages and hours.




And four more…


Bandit Bazaar Holiday Market
The Bond, York
December 5
Looking for some holiday steals this season? Head over to the Bandit Bazaar Holiday Market at The Bond in the Royal Square district in downtown York on December 5 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Peruse more than 45 arts and craft vendors selling everything from homemade jewelry to DIY screen-printed T-shirts. Enjoy live music, food from some of Central PA’s best food trucks and craft cocktails.
more info


Books on Tap
Federal Taphouse, Lancaster
December 9
Do you enjoy finely crafted stories with your craft beer? Do you frequent as often as you check in on Untappd? Then Books on Tap is for you. Lancaster’s monthly meet-up is for both kinds of nerds: book and beer.  Grab and pint and discuss literature with fellow book worms and beer geeks. December’s event features the The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.
more info


Santaland Diaries
Open Stage of Harrisburg
December 17-23
Are you tired of The Nutcracker? Need a new holiday show? Try Santaland Diaries – David Sedaris’ hilarious holiday play stars Stuart Landon as David/Crumpet the Elf. Have a cup of holiday cheer and order a Crumpetini from the cash bar and take an “elfie” with Crumpet after the show.
more info


Trees Galore 2015 Closing Party
December 18
Lancaster Museum of Art
Your final chance to make your bids at the silent auction featuring holiday-themed works of art made by local artists. Some serious tree-decorating skills are on display as well as a holiday gift shop for your last minute shopping needs.
more info


What events are you excited about this month? Let us know…



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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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