Holiday Happenings to Celebrate the Season

Christmas is here. With it brings everything from classic movies to new original live theatre for everyone to enjoy.

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Posted by on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Hershey always has something going on. Whether that is Christmas Candy Lane or seeing Rudolf come to life on the Hershey Theatre stage.

For the adults, The SantaLand Diaries will get you in the Christmas spirit with out sacrificing the little edginess we crave.

Join us for Cocktails & a Show on Dec. 19!

Something I know I will be doing is heading to Midtown Cinema for one of their classic movies with a stop at ZeroDay Brewing for a crowler of Grievance to sip on during the flick.

There is so much going on around us. Get out there and celebrate the season!


The Santaland Diaries

Open Stage of Harrisburg
Dec. 17-18, 21-23 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 19 Happy Hour starting at 8:30. Discount tickets!!
Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices $25-35

2015 Christmas Show

American Music Theatre
Now-Dec. 31
Tues. & Sun. 3 p.m.; Wed. 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.; Thur. 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7:30

A Christmas Story at the Dutch Apple Theatre

Now- Dec. 31 (Please check specific dates)
Matinee- 11: 45 lunch, 1:15 Show.
Evening- 6:00 Dinner, 7:30 Show
Twilight: 5:30 Dinner, 7:00 Show

A Chocolate Avenue Christmas

Now-Dec. 27 on select dates
Matinee: 12 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Adults: $55.95 Children: $29.95 (Under 2 are FREE)

A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol

Now-December 20
Wednesday and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
All tickets: $8

Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Hershey Theatre
Dec. 8-9 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices range $20-60

The Nutcracker- Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet

Hershey Theatre
Saturday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 20, 2 p.m.
Ticket Prices run $25-55

Brass Triumphant in Concert

Fort Hunter
Dec. 20, 2 p.m.
Free Admission

For the Whole Family

Christmas at Fort Hunter Mansion Tour

Now-Dec. 23
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.
Adults: $5, Senior Citizens: $4, Students and Children: $3

“Kids Only” Holiday Shop

Fort Hunter
Saturday and Sundays now- Dec. 20
12:30-4:30 p.m.

Festival of Trees

Fort Hunter
Saturday and Sundays now- Dec. 28
12:30-4:30 p.m.

Fort Couture – Christmas Tree Dresses

Fort Hunter
Saturday and Sunday now-Dec. 20
12:30-4:30 p.m.

Santa’s Reindeer and Mrs. Santa

Fort Hunter
Saturday, Dec. 12
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Toy Train Exhibit

Fort Hunter
Saturday and Sundays now-Dec. 20

Cars and Christmas

AACA Museum
Now-Jan. 4 during normal business hours (9 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
Adult $12, Senior (65+)- $11, Child (4-14) $9

Breakfast with Santa Claus

HERSHEY’S Chocolate World
Saturdays and Sundays now-Dec. 20
Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate House

HERSHEY’S Chocolate World
Now-Dec. 24
Normal business hours

Holly Jolly Trolley

HERSHEY’S Chocolate World
Selected days now-Jan. 1
Visit their website for specific departure times and dates

Sweet Lights Trolley

HERSHEY’S Chocolate World
Selected days from now-Jan. 1
Visit their website for specific departure times and dates

Holiday Trains and Trees Display

Whitaker Center
Now-Jan. 4
Free with Science Center Adults $16, Children (3-17) $12.50

Holidays at Mount Hope

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Now-Dec. 23
Varying prices and times

Little Elves Workshop

The Hershey Story
Saturday and Sundays now-Dec. 27-31 and Jan. 1

Holiday Movies

Midtown Cinema Holiday Movie Series

Midtown Cinema
Christmas Vacation: Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m. $3
A Christmas Story: Dec. 19 & 20 at 2 p.m. $5
White Christmas: Dec. 19, 21 & 25 at 7 p.m. $5
It’s a Wonderful Life: Dec. 20 & 24 at 7 p.m. $5

Cinema Holiday Film Series

Whitaker Center
A Christmas Carol 3D: Dec. 11 – 13

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Between holiday specials on TV and everything going on around us, it never feels there is a dull moment.

I always say, if you’re bored around here, it’s your own damn fault.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Holiday Parties at Mulligan’s Cafe & Courtyard

Earlier this fall, Mulligan’s pulled a mulligan (yes, I’ve been saving this forever) and reopened from its former sports bar-ish digs to Mulligan’s Cafe & Courtyard.


Mulligan’s new look is the perfect setting for your holiday party — and there’s still time to book.

The new Cafe & Courtyard offers a unique setting for your next event. The venue is now 100% non-smoking, and they offer a variety of catering options no matter the size of your party.

There are four hot buffet options: Traditional, Classic, Premier and Supreme. Each level includes two entree selections, three side options, dinner rolls and nonalcoholic beverages, including coffee, tea and soda.

For a sit-down meal, Mulligan’s also offers duet plate options with many of the same style menus.

And for the cocktail party, a hefty serving of hors d’oeuvres from hummus and stuffed mushrooms to boneless wings, Swedish meatballs and cocktail shrimp.

Discover the new Mulligan’s Cafe & Courtyard — Call (717) 232-8900 to book your party today.

Categories: Harrisburg, Holiday, LivePA

Giveaway: The Kitchen at HMAC

Have you eaten at The Kitchen at HMAC yet?

Last week, I posted about their new brunch menu — but they’ve also added a traditional English Sunday Roast to their repertoire.

The “Sunday” Roast will be available on Saturday and Sundays. The dish includes traditional roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, brussel sprouts, gravy and bread pudding — all for $14.

Read more on The Kitchen at HMAC.

This week, we’re giving away a $30 gift card (which should cover the English Pot Roast for two, if you desire).

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Steelers Week 13: Cheers, Jeers and Fears

Last week’s game left me with some mixed feelings. On one hand, I was actually pretty pleased that the Steelers were able to put up 30 points in Seattle. The final outcome was less fulfilling.

With a win right in our hands, it was hard to see it slip away.

A combination of blown calls, bad calls and a hurt QB led to their demise. This week’s game should be a little easier to handle.

Indianapolis isn’t the same team we thought they would be at the outset of the season. So here are our cheers, jeers and fears for the Sunday night title in The Burgh.


It’s nice to know that when Pittsburgh goes up against a good defense that they have have weapons to play through it.

Markus Wheaton emerged as the number one target for Big Ben last week when Bryant and Brown couldn’t get open. Bryant had a career day against the Seahwaks “elite” secondary when he went for over 200 yards and a touchdown.

Honestly, who do you cover on this team?

Pick your own poison.


Tomlin’s game management.

Sure, at the time kicking a field goal when you’re down 27-32 with less than five minutes seems like the right thing to do.

It wasn’t the winning thing to do.

After you kick the field goal you are putting the game in the hands of the god-awful secondary who wasn’t showing any signs of life until that point.

I’m not sure if Tomlin thought this group was going to step up, but he got his answer when Russell Wilson hit a 80-yard bomb to put the game out of reach.

Never put the game in the hands of this defense. Wipe the look off your face, Mike. You know exactly what you did.


Taking down Seattle would have been huge. Not only would it have firmly put the Steelers in the wild card spot, it would have also been a huge confidence boost.

My fear is that this loss could snowball into this being a lost season.

My only real fear with the team is the secondary. I can’t stress enough how terrible they are. It scares me so much that every time the ball is in the air, I think it is going to be a touchdown.

Offense is great. Special teams are great. The front seven is really good. Even if the defensive backfield was just okay, this would be a scary team.

Any team with a half decent receiving core and a capable quarterback will torch this team. Look what Manziel did.

All that being said, I’m not too worried about Sunday night against the Colts. Matt Hasselbeck is 90-years old and this front seven will get after him.

The Colts were big Super Bowl favorites coming into the season. Andrew Luck was poised for a break out year with the best group of wide receivers he has had. The defense was supposed to be great in a very weak division.

Well, reality hit them hard and they are now fighting for a playoff spot with Houston, who has a hard time fielding a team.

A Sunday night game in Pittsburgh after a loss spells disaster for this Colts team.

Pittsburgh rolls 38-14 to get back in the wild card spot.

Also, Ben throws for almost 500 yards.

Categories: Pennsylvania, Sports

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