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DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre opens "Miracle on 34th Street" on its stage, 100 Carlisle Ave., York, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Additional performances will run Dec. 7-8, 13-15, and 20-21. A special playlet and breakfast with Santa will be offered at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 14, and 21. Tickets: $8-$12. Information: 717-848-8623 or www.dreamwrights.org.

"A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas" opens at the York Little Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. This new theatrical and spirited version of Charles Dickens' classic tale will run Dec. 6-8 and 12-15. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. Tickets: $12-$25. Information: 717-854-5715 or www.ylt.org.


York City will host its annual Light Up Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Continental Square in downtown York. This year's celebration will feature children's activities, live musical and dance entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony, and more. Immediately following the tree lighting, Mayor Bracey will read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Santa Claus will make an appearance and be available for photos in Martin Library, 159 E. Market St., York. All activities are free and open to the public. Light Up Night is held during First Friday events, so many downtown merchants will offer extended hours and promotions. Information: 717-849-2217.

The York Symphony Chorus and Chamber Singers with York Symphony Chamber Ensemble will present "A Singing Christmas Card," a program of choral musica for the holiday season, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Market St., York. Tickets: $10-$15. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.yorksymphony.org.

The Holiday Home Tour to benefit the Mason-Dixon Public Library and Stewartstown Historical Society will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Six home tour sites are available and some will offer shopping opportunities. The Stewartstown United Methodist Church, 26 S. Main St., will sponsor a soup and sandwich luncheon as well from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets: $15-$20. Information: 717-993-6572.

York College's music division will perform their most popular concert of the year, the annual Holiday Festival Concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Waldner Performing Arts Center, 441 Country Club Road, York. This event is free and open to the public.

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will present "Animals in Winter" from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Nature Center at Nixon County Park, 5922 Nixon Road, Springfield Township. There is no fee for the program and registration is not required. Information: 717-428-1961.

Instruments and voices come together at York Catholic High School's Christmas Concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the high school's auditorium, 601 E. Springettsbury Ave., York. This event is free and open to the public. Information: 717-846-8871 ext. 31.

Delta Area Community Senior Center will hold its 11th annual Christmas Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Peach Bottom Recreation Building, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta. More than 40 tables filled with hand-crafted items will be available. The day will begin with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., and lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. until sold out. All proceeds to benefit programming at the center. Cost: $4-$5. Information: 717-456-5753.

Students from York College's music division, along with the York College Prep Community Music School, will present a recital of Spanish music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the DeMeester Recital Hall located in the Evelyn and Earl Wolf Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

The York Audubon Society will present a "View from our Kayaks" by Karen Lippy and Deb Kline at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at the Lutheran Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1907 Hollywood Drive, York. Through photography, Lippy and Kline will present a water-level journey as they explore the birds and ecology of Codorus State Park and other locations over the seasons.  This program is free and open to the public. Information: 717-755-0740.

Hummingbird Ridge Winery will host "Credence Clearwater Revival Tribute" from 5 to 8 p.m Saturday, Dec. 7, at their wine tasting room, Newberry Commons, Newberry Township. The winery's 4th anniversary party will feature free wine tastings and free admission. Information: 717-315-0209.

Learn the history of downtown York's historic churches from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, on the "Churches of York" walking tour. Tickets: $12. Information: 717-849-2331.

Spend a candle-lit evening at Dill's Tavern enjoying the sounds of Greenwood Muse from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Dill's Tavern and Plantation, 227 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg. Try your hand at colonial card games, sample refreshments, and enjoy the ambiance of the tavern-historical clothing is encouraged. This event is BYOB and open to guests 21 and over. Tickets: $10. Information: 717-802-1540 or www.dillstavern.org.

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The Irish Tenors bring their Premier Irish Holiday Celebration Tour to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. Geroge St., York, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998. Their performance will include Christmas classics. Tickets: $46-$67. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams comes to the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, 50 N. George St., York, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Tickets: $35.50-$81. Information: 717-846-1111 or www.mystrandcapitol.org.

Weekend Sports

York-Adams League basketball teams begin their 2013-2014 seasons on Friday and Saturday with tournament action throughout the region. In York County, Central York, York Suburban, Hanover, Northeastern and York High will play host to boys' tournaments, while Spring Grove and Red Lion will play host to girls' tournaments.

The Dover Swimming Invitational is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Among the teams scheduled to compete are West York, Susquehannock, New Oxford, Spring Grove and the host school.