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**2011 UPDATE: CLICK HERE for current list**

Wondering what bars and restaurants are open on Christmas Eve and Day in the greater Harrisburg area? Well, you've come to the right place.

As in recent years, you'll find there are a variety of options for eating and drinking on both nights.

Below is a round-up of some local taverns and eateries that are planning to have some holiday hours this year, and I'll continue to update as I know more. If you know of any additions, please e-mail me or add them in the comments. Happy Holidays!

  • The Cellar will be accepting reservations all day on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day.
  • All Downtown After Dark properties – both Hardware Bars, Bourbon Street Saloon, Sam Bucca's, Sawyer's, Reflex and Egypt – are CLOSED on Christmas Eve. All open at 8 p.m. on Christmas Day.
  • ABC closes at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day.
  • Fenicci's in Hershey is open all day Christmas Eve, 11 a.m. to midnight; Bar opens Christmas Day at 4 p.m. with limited menu.
  • Molly Brannigans is closing at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve through Christmas Day. They are, however, serving breakfast to the homeless from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Christmas Eve morning. Stop by and volunteer to help.
  • All 3 Arooga's locations will close Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. (but the food service stops at 5 p.m.). They re-open on Christmas Day at 5 p.m. Food will be available until midnight; all well drinks are $4 and domestic drafts are $2 from 10 p.m. to midnight.
  • The Brick Haus always has the longest availability over the holiday. They're open 4:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. Christmas Eve (they may even open earlier) and from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Christmas Day.
  • At Flinchy's, the kitchen closes at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, but the bar is open all night – plus, live music from the Kenton Shelly Band! Closed Christmas Day. Bar opens at 8 p.m. on Christmas Day (no food).
  • Raspberries at the Hilton Harrisburg is serving a holiday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults are $30; seniors are $27; children 5-11 are $16. Call for reservations: 233-6784.
  • Dragonfly is closed Christmas Eve; Latin night events on Christmas night.
  • Taj Palace in downtown Harrisburg is open full hours both days – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Garrason's Tavern hosts its 7th Annual Christmas Eve Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; They reopen Christmas Day at 9 p.m. with $2 Miller Lite bottles and $5 bomb shots
  • Hollywood Casino has the Luv Gods – no cover charge – starting at 8 p.m. on the Roof (the bar, not the real roof) on Christmas Day.
  • Stallions hosts its Candlelight Christmas Eve party. Party starts at 7 p.m. on the lower level – no cover charge and free food – dance floor opens at 10 p.m.
  • Brewhouse Grille is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Christmas Eve and 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Christmas Day.
  • The Center City G-Man has DJs Bazooka & Pfarrcyde on Christmas night, starting at 9:30 p.m.
  • The White Hill Cafe is open both days. Hours 10 a.m. (?) to 2 a.m. (tip care of @EdGrohl).
Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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