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York City Light Up Night

Friday, December 4, 2015
5-8 p.m. in Downtown York



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Mark your calendar and save the date for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Continental Square. The evening will get started with activities at multiple locations, and conclude with a visit from Santa and photos courtesy of Tyler Brown Photography, LLC. at Martin Library.   Our event MCs will be Liz Bell and Chris Tyler of WARM 103.3.

The 2015 Continental Square Christmas tree was donated by Sam and Sally Fringer of York New Salem. Jackson Crane and Lobar Construction donated their services to assist with the removal and delivery of the tree. 


Additional details will continue to be updated here as confirmed.


Our event hashtag: #LUNyork

The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m. at Continental Square.

This year's Light Up Night will include:

-- Holiday Showcase at Continental Square featuring several local performance groups, including Greater York Dance, Weary Arts Group, William Penn High School's Dance Ensemble, members of the William Penn High School Music Department, and more to be announced shortly
-- Mudhook Brewing Co. and Central Market York will be selling Strathmeyer Christmas Trees in Cherry Lane (parking spaces will be reserved nearby so you can easily load up your tree on the way home)
-- Yorshoppes is holding a Winterfest Craft Fair in Cherry Lane (Friday & Saturday)
-- Mezzogiorno will hold a Dinner with the Elves for youngsters at Central Market York
-- Central Market York will present a special shopping area for youngsters to purchase small gift items for family members
-- Toys for Tots of York, PA will be collecting new, unwrapped toys
-- Salvation Army - York, PA will have complimentary hot chocolate
-- Members 1st Federal Credit Union will be at Continental Square .. stop by and spin the prize wheel
-- York First Moravian Church is adding additional times for its Christmas Putz display (6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15)
-- Christ Lutheran Church will hold an open house and all are invited
-- Crafts and visits with Santa at Martin Library (6:45 to 8:00)
-- Tyler Brown Photography, LLC will be at Martin Library and providing free professional photos with Santa (6:45 to 8:00)
-- Weary Arts Group will present teen-friendly musical entertainment inside the offices of Downtown Inc

In addition, Light Up Night will serve as the next College Town Takeover meet-up event. We welcome students and representatives from York College of Pennsylvania, Penn State York, and HACC - York Campus.

Sincere thanks to our sponsors:
Shipley Energy
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
York Sprint
WARM 103.3
Senior Life
Block Business Systems

Light Up Night takes place during First Friday, so many downtown locations will be open late for your shopping and dining pleasure.

Please check back for additional details as the date nears.

We hope to see you on Friday, December 4th. Please invite your family and friends to join you in Downtown York, PA,

Happening at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center on December 4:
-- Jazz in the City (5:00 in the Studio)
-- Danu: An Irish Christmas Gathering (7:30pm in the Strand)
-- Edward Scissorhands (9:00 in the Capitol)


To receive updates, please like our page on Facebook or follow @YorkCityEvents on Twitter.

For more information, please email or call 717-849-2217

Street closings for Light Up NIght (4:30 to 7 p.m.):

Market Street will be closed from Pershing to Duke Streets

George Street will be closed from King to Philadelphia Streets

Light Up Night occurs on a First Friday, and many downtown shops, including Central Market, will have extended hours and special promotions. Click here for details from Downtown Inc.

Important Reminder: Pets are prohibited within York City Special Event areas. Please do not bring pets with you.