Holiday countdown: First Friday and a Christmas classic

Welcome, November. Tonight is First Friday in downtown York, with plenty of city shops and restaurants offering discounts, live music and more. This month’s theme is Holiday Open House. Read up on the different places you can check out on the FlipSide blog.

If you’re looking for full-on Christmas spirit, Harrisburg has you covered: “A Christmas Story” is on stage at the Whitaker Center. Love it or hate it, it’s a holiday classic. Even if you don’t watch the movie’s Christmas Day 24-hour marathon on TBS each year, you’ll remember the famous scenes from the film — the leg lamp, Ralphie’s friend who gets his tongue stuck to a flagpole, the very pink bunnie pajamas. And anyone who doesn’t recognize “You’ll shoot your eye out!” is no friend of mine.

The show opens tonight at 8 at the Sunoco Performance Theater, located inside the Whitaker Center at 222 Market St. Tickets are $15 to $25. If you can’t make it tonight, mark your calendars for a later date.

The show also runs:
>> Friday, November 11 & 18 — 8 p.m.
>> Saturday, November 5 & 19 — 4 p.m.
>> Sunday, November 6, 13 & 20 — 2 p.m.
>> Saturday, November 12 — 8 p.m.
>> Thursday, November 17 — 7:30 p.m.

See whitakercenter.org for details and to buy tickets, or call 214-2787.


Smart is showcasing something different each day of the holiday season. Some days it will be an event, such as a play or craft bazaar. Other days it will be a recipe you can serve during Christmas dinner or a suggestion for entertaining the kids. We’ll give tips to survive the holidays — all 61 days of them. View past posts by clicking on “Holiday countdown” under “Things to do” at the top of the homepage.

Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.

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  1. November 9, 2011

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