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Families are invited to a "Winter Break and Make" at York County Heritage Trust's Agricultural and Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess St., York, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. This free event will feature special displays throughout the galleries, live demonstrations and hands-on activities. Information: 717-848-1587 ext. 301 or www.yorkheritage.org.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a "Marshmallow Hike" at Rocky Ridge County Park from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, in the Hidden Laurel Picnic Area. Afterwards, warm up inside with hot chocolate and a warm fire. This event is free, but participants are asked to register. Information: 717-428-1961.

Reggae-rock band The Substance will perform at Fat Daddy's, 2510 E. Market St., York, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. Tickets: $5. Information: 717-755-8843 or www.fatdaddys.com.

The York Ecumenical Choral Society presents its annual "Festival of Lessons and Carols" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at St. John Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St., York. There is no charge for admission; a freewill offering will be taken. Information: 717-244-5020.

The York Social Dance Studio and York's premier swing band, Unforgettable Big Band, have partnered to present a swinging New Year's Eve dinner and dance party at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at York's historic Valencia Ballroom, 142 N. George St., York. Tickets: $40-$70. Information: 717-659-1308 or http://yorkswingingnye.eventbrite.com.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in downtown Gettysburg with free entertainment, arts for children, music and fireworks beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Information: 717-334-5006 or www.adamsarts.org.

The 3rd annual New Year's Eve at the Turkey Hill Experience, 301 Linden St., Columbia, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. The family-friendly event will feature free outdoor games, activities, live music and special visitors. The local Columbia No. 1 Fire Department will drop a Turkey Hill Dairy Ice Cream cone to welcome the new year. Information: 1-888-986-8784 or www.turkeyhillexperience.com.

Flute and Friends Duo presents four candlelight concerts at York Friends (Quaker) Meetinghouse, 135 W. Philadelphia St., at 7, 8:15, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. The Duo will give an informal concert of baroque and light classical music. Beverages and snacks will be available. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 717-515-0631.

The Gettysburg Big Band Orchestra will provide a mix of ballroom, swing and Latin music for the New Year's Eve Gala at the Grand Ballroom of the Historic Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St., York. Doors open at 7 p.m., dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m., and the band starts at 9 p.m. Guests attending the dance only should arrive after 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$75. Information: 717-751-2475.

Ski Roundtop Mountain Resort, 925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry, celebrates 50 seasons during its New Year's Eve Celebration Tuesday, Dec. 31. Live music will be performed by Tuckahoe Ridge from 9 p.m. to midnight. Lifts will remain open until 11:30 p.m. Fireworks from the summit will be presented at midnight. Information: 717-432-9631.


This weekend is packed with holiday basketball tournaments all over the region. In York County, Susquehannock, Red Lion, York Tech and West York will play host to boys' tournaments, while Eastern York, Northeastern, Central York, Hanover and York Suburban will play host to girls' tournaments. For the complete schedule, turn to the sports section.

The Dallastown Swimming Invitational is set to start at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Get tickets

Tickets are on sale now for moe. with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Tickets: $38. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.mystrand.org.