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A free, nature-themed Christmas scavenger hunt is open to all ages from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Drive, Springfield Township. Participants will follow clues indoors and out. Bring a digital camera or cellphone with a camera to record answers. Information: 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

The first of three Marshmallow Hikes at Rocky Ridge County Park, 3699 Deininger Road in Springettsbury Township, lasts from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. A naturalist will lead the free hike from the Hidden Laurel parking area. Hot chocolate around the fire will follow. Pre-registration is requested. Information: 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

Shank's Mare and the Horn Farm Center will offer a free program on planting a winter salad garden from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the outdoor outfitters, 2092 Long Level Road south of Wrightsville. Cider and snacks will be available. Information: 252-1616 or www.shanksmare.com.

The annual Christmas Magic: A Festival of Lights is open through Dec. 31 at Rocky Ridge County Park, 3699 Deininger Road in Springettsbury Township.


The festival features a half-mile walking trail with new and classic displays of Christmas lights, animated scenes, trains and more as well as food and live music Admission: $5-$8. Information: 840-7443 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

The annual Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Co. model train display is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21; 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23; and 9 p.m. to midnight Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) at the Arthur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St., Glen Rock. The show features four working layouts in a variety of scales. Admission is free; donations benefit the fire company. Concessions and raffle tickets will be sold. Information: www.grfd.org or 235-7754.

The Miniature Railroad Club of York's 69th annual open house features up to 14 trains running at once from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at 381 Wheatfield St., York. The club requests donations at the door: $2 for children ages 6 to 12 and $5 for ages 13 and older. Information: www.mrrcy.com or 458-2932.

The Red Lion Train Station Model Railroaders' 10th annual Holiday Open House, featuring an all-new three-rail layout, continues from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad's Red Lion Train Station, 73 N. Main St., Red Lion. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Information: www.redlionpa.org or 244-1912.


“A Late Quartet,” starring Christopher Walken and Philip Seymour Hoffman, is the next film in the Capitol Cinema series. The R-rated film follows a string quartet on the verge of destruction and runs 105 minutes. Screenings start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $7. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

York native Tim Warfield leads a top-notch group of musicians for an All-Star Jazzy Christmas show featuring carols familiar and obscure at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St. Tickets: $20-$35. Information: 846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

The Glen Rock Carolers will warm up with a concert at 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at Zion Lutheran Church on the corner of Hanover and Water streets in the borough. As midnight falls and Christmas morning arrives, the carolers will walk the streets, singing carols as they've done for more than 16 decades. Information: www.glenrockcarolers.org.


Two teams that are expected to contend for the York-Adams League Division I boys' basketball title will collide on Friday night when York High plays host to South Western. The varsity game is expected to start around 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21.

Two traditional York-Adams League Division I wrestling powers will face off on Saturday night when Dallastown invades Spring Grove. The varsity match should start around 7 p.m. Dec. 22.