HOW TO: Have a holly jolly local holiday

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The holiday season is in full swing!

Lights are up; trees are decked; Christmas playlists are on repeat.

We’re rounding up some of the best highlights of the season so you can have the holliest, jolliest season of all!

Plus, be sure to check out Hope’s list of local holiday entertainment — taking in local holiday-themed theatre or live music is sure to set you into the spirit.


Top Holiday Picks

Cocoa Creek Chocolates – Merry Mechanicsburg
Saturday, Dec. 7

Enjoy the holidays at Cocoa Creek Chocolate and Brittle Bark! Featured items include Mint Merlot Truffles, Peppermint Bark, Chocolate-Covered Orea Cookies, and more!

Check out more holiday sweets + treats at Cocoa Creek! Their store is adorably decked out for the holidays right now and they have a lot to grab for gifts and stocking stuffers.

The HBG Flea – two chances to shop!

Shop local at The HBG Flea at Strawberry Square on Saturday, Dec. 7 and at st@rtup Harrisburg for the Mini-Flea during 3rd in the Burg on Friday, Dec. 20!

Breakfast with Santa at Greystone Brew House
9-11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14

Bring the kids to enjoy Breakfast with Santa complete with a breakfast buffet, cookie decorating, and the Big Guy in Red!

Boozy Holiday Bash & Milkshakes at Midstate Distillery
4-10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13

Make the season merry + bright at Midstate with Boozy Milkshakes, 20% discount on everything, and a special drink for the evening!

Open Stage – Multiple shows

Hope already covered these in her cant-miss events, but it’s worth repeating. A Christmas Carol is a classic and Who’s Holiday is a fun change of pace show to spice up the holidays!


For the #famsquad

Shake off the bah-humbugs, throw on your matching ugly sweaters, and get ready to take a family photo at one of these fun events!


Fort Hunter Mansion

Every year, the 200-year old historic Fort Hunter Mansion gets decked-up and shows-out for the holidays. With a variety of events running all season long, there is no better time than the holidays to experience one of the area’s most historic sites.


What are you doing this holiday season?

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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