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Holiday Happenings in Harrisburg Hershey

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The holidays have always been a time to spend with family and unsurprisingly our area offers plenty of family friendly ways to do that.

From broadway musicals to breakfasts with Santa this list should be your guide to finding the perfect  holiday outing for everyone.

The 2014 Christmas Show
American Music Theatre
Now to Dec. 29
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

It’s A Wonderful Life
The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
Now to Dec. 23rd Matinee 11:45 a.m., Evening 6 p.m.
Dinner and a show ticket price $49-$55 and some $32 tickets available as well

A Chocolate Avenue Christmas
Hershey Lodge
Select days now through Dec. 28 with shows at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Lunch will be served before the noon shows and dinner prior to the evening shows.
Adults 13 and up $55.95 and children (3-12) $29.96.

A Popcorn Hat Christmas Carol

Gamut Theatre

Now to Dec. 20

Wed. & Thurs. 10:15 a.m. and Saturdays 1 p.m.

All tickets $8

Christmas at Fort Hunter Mansion Tours
Fort Hunter
Now to Dec. 23
Tues.- Sat.- 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sundays-12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Adult $5, Senior Citizen $4 and Children $3

Kids Only Holiday Shop
Fort Hunter
Weekends now to Dec. 14

Festival of Trees and Toy Train Exhibit
Fort Hunter
Weekends now to Dec. 21, 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Cars & Christmas
AACA Museum
Now to Jan. 4 during normal business hours, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Adult $12, Senior 65+ $11.0, Child (4-14) $9.00

Annual Food and Toy Drive at the AACA Museum
AACA Museum
Now to Dec. 30

Hershey’s Holiday Chocolate House
HERSHEY’S Chocolate World
Now to Jan. 1
Pictures with Santa in front of the Chocolate House Now to Dec. 24

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus
HERSHEY’S Chocolate World
Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 21
Starts at 8 a.m.

Hershey Trolley Works Christmas Trolley Adventure
HERSHEY’S Chocolate World
Daily; times vary.
Purchase tickets at Chocolate World $8.95

HERSHEY’S Chocolate World offers many other Christmas-themed specials during the holiday season including creating personalized chocolate bar wrappers.

Holiday Trains and Tree
Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts
Now to Jan. 4
Included with the price of admission Adults $16, Children (3-17) $12.50

A Dickens of a Christmas
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Now through Dec. 23
Wednesday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Performance only tickets are $18.95 weekends and $16.95 weekdays.
Lunch and a show $31.95 and dinner and a show $42.95

Half-Price Little Elves Workshop
The Hershey Story
Dec. 13, 14, 20-23, 26-31, 2014 and Jan. 1, 2015
Check out the activities here!

Elf: The Broadway Musical
Hershey Theatre
Dec. 9-11 7:30 p.m., Dec. 12 8 p.m., Dec. 13-14 2:30 & 8 p.m.
Prices: $25, $58, $73 and $78

Holiday Strings Concert
Fort Hunter
Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
Free Admission

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts
Dec. 13-14
Saturdays 1 and 5 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.

Santa’s Reindeer and Mrs. Santa Visit
Fort Hunter
Dec. 13 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Puppet Place Puppet Show
Fort Hunter
Dec. 20, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Free Admission

The Santaland Diaries
Open Stage of Harrisburg
Dec. 18-20 & Dec. 27 8 p.m., Dec. 21& 28 2 p.m., Dec. 22-23 7:30 p.m.
Admission $25-35 and $21 Student tickets

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Hershey Theatre
Dec. 20-21
Saturdays 1 and 5 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.

Brass Triumphant in Concert
Fort Hunter
Dec. 21, 2-3 p.m.
Free Admission

James Werner
Author: James Werner

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