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First Friday: Light Up Night

First Fridays in Downtown York, PA

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First Friday Sponsor: WellSpan Health (Beaver Street) 
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2015 Light Up Night presented by Shipley Energy: Continental Square
Tree Lighting at 6:15PM
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.

MCs will be Liz Bell and Chris Tyler of WARM 103.3.

Additional details will continue to be updated here as confirmed, and posted on

Event hashtag: #LUNyork

Winterfest Craft Fair (Cherry Lane Park) 
Visit a variety of craft and gift vendors just in time for the holidays! There will also be Christmas trees for sale!

Downtown Beer Sampling
Beer Samplers from The Beer Ace
York City Pretzel Company
Foster’s Flower Shop
Sunrise Soap Company
Sweet Melissa’s Dream
The Rooted Artist Collective
Baron Von Schwein
The Parliament

Beer Samplers from Brewery Products
Healthy World Café
Historic York Inn
Holy Hound Taproom
Nuts About Granola
White Rose Bar and Grille

The Market District

Creative York (10 North Beaver Street)
YorkArts will be closed for renovations.

Camera Center of York (23 North Beaver Street)
4x6 in-store kiosk prints made in minutes for 19¢ each, until 9:00pm.

Fosters Flower shop (27 North Beaver Street)
Come enjoy hot chocolate while checking out our “ Winter Market”…fresh evergreens, wreaths, decorators, berries, and wreaths.

Esaan Thai Restaurant of York, PA(30 North Beaver Street)
Stop in to try one of our specials for First Friday or simply enjoy your favorite Thai dish! Follow with authentic house-made gelato. Reservations recommended. BYOB.

Sweet Melissa's Dream (38 North Beaver Street)
Stop by Sweet Melissa’s for a warm drink and some great holiday shopping! Remember to shop small, shop local! Free gift with purchase over $30.00 (while supplies last). 

White Rose Bar and Grill(48 North Beaver Street)
Happy Hour from 4:30–6:30pm. Enjoy ½-priced drinks and ½-priced food specials at our bars.

Kimmans (57 North Beaver Street)
The Big Guy, Santa, is visiting us. Drop off your letter to Santa and receive a return letter.

St. John Episcopal Church (140 North Beaver Street)
St. John Episcopal Church will host the Hershey Handbell Ensemble on Friday, December 4, at 7:30 PM. This auditioned ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich, will present a holiday concert using their seven octaves of Malmark Handbells, Handchimes and other assorted instruments. A freewill offering will be received and a reception will follow in the Parish Hall of the church. A Cookie Walk will be held from 6 PM to 7:30 PM prior to the Hershey Handbell Choir Concert, immediately following the concert and on Saturday, December 5 from 10 AM to 12 Noon in the Parish Hall. From gingerbread to shortbread, snickerdoodles to date bars to tea cakes, all of our cookies are home baked and just in time for the holidays. St. John is located at 140 N. Beaver Street in York. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the church. For more information please call the church office at 848-1862.

CrossFit York (147 West Philadelphia Street)
First Friday Free Workout at CrossFit York, 6:30 pm – 7:30pm!
Sign up for an introductory package (1 month of unlimited instruction), you'll receive $25 off. 

Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art, LLC (122 West Philadelphia Street)
Light up your home or business walls with fine art photography and graphics. Shop Local Holiday sale! 20% off all artwork in inventory by d. g. walczyk & Shawn Young through December.
CreativeYork@CityArt (118 W. Philadelphia Street)
YorkArts@CityArt will be closed for renovations.

Heidelberg UCC York, PA(47 West Philadelphia Street)
Drop by Heidelbean Coffee House for Live Music, lots of coffee, snacks, free Wi-Fi, and good conversation.

Just Cupcakes (44 West Philadelphia Street)
Just Cupcakes is open 10am-9pm on First Fridays.

Indigo Bleu(39 West Philadelphia Street)
Come celebrate the holiday at Indigo Bleu and find that unique gift you’re looking for.

Rudy Collective (25 East Philadelphia Street)
Philip E. Smith, Opening reception - A personal travelogue in textiles. Exhibit and demo of traditional Afghanistan weaving and contemporary textile designs. Talk and demo 6:30 P.M. 

The Yorktowne Hotel (48 East Market Street)
The OffCenter Grill and the Yorktowne Salon and Spa are collaborating to offer patrons an amazing deal. Anyone participating in either establishment will receive 15% off the other establishment.(Dine in the restaurant get 15% off a service in the spa and vice versa).

Richard R. Reilly, Attorney at Law (54 North Duke Street)
Cookie Bake and Christmas Fun. Decorate and Bake fresh cookies in our cozy and magical location, while enjoying holiday favorites played on the piano. Join us for the sights, sounds, and smells of the season!  

York First Moravian Church (39 N. Duke Street) 
The Christmas Putz at First Moravian Church is a 20 minute sight and sound experience featuring Biblical narrative and traditional hymns with 15 scenes depicting the story of the birth of Jesus. Showings are at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15. There is no charge.

Garber & Garber (40 South Duke Street)
Open House with light refreshments. 

Junior League of York (166 West Market Street) 
$1 off a purchase of $10
$5 off a purchase of $25
Light Refreshments will be served.

Holy Hound Taproom (57 West Market Street)
Open at 4pm every First Friday! Join us for 30 rotating taps of craft beer!

Alfano's Downtown Stylists (51 West Market Street)
free haircuts for kids with donation of a new toy for Christmas toy drive
Make your own ornament station kids
Hot chocolate for kids (and kids at heart)

My Girlfriend's Wardrobe (41 West Market Street)
Tons of great Holiday Gifts under $30!

York City Pretzel Companyit (39 West Market Street)
We’re open until 9 p.m! 

Baron Von Schwein (35 West Market Street)
Beer sampling by The Beer Ace
Live music by Macy K

Central Market York

Kids Shoppes in Central Market
Kids can shop for friends and family in special shoppes 5-9PM

Live Christmas music by: Cross Roads Connected

Christmas Caroling

Bair's Chicken
Open to help you light up your tastebuds as we celebrate the holiday season.

Mudhook Brewing Co. (34 North Cherry Lane)
Featuring brews such as the Redeye Irish Ale, Hook Bender Double IPA and Deep Sea Stoudt. 

Pepper's Grille at Central Market
We are teaming up with Gift Horse Brewing again and handing out samples of their Gingerbread Stout for Light the Night

Dinner with the Elves (5-8PM) 

Simply Soup
2 Cups of Soup, 2 Drinks and 1 Toasted Cheese Sandwich all for $10

JR's Fries
OPEN and partnering with Liquid Hero Brewery for First Friday. We're gonna infuse our Famous Pulled Pork BBQ with Liquid Hero's Stout Beer, it's delicious and only available that night at our Stand.

George Street

Healthy World Cafe (24 S. George Street)
Stop by and warm up at Healthy World Café with live music, fresh art, and beer samples from Brewery Products. We'll be debuting flavored hot chocolate and hot coffee, as well as a seasonal shared plate / appetizer… all in addition to our full menu, with harvest-inspired dishes from our farmer friends — wraps, soups, salads, hummus and our signature cookies. Live music byJefrey Woodall. 

DiCarlo's Pizza - York, PA (24 North George Street) 
DiCarlo's will be having a beer sampling by Brewery Products. 10% off to York College, Penn State York and HACC students sporting their college’s gear. 

Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center(50 North George Street) 
First Friday film: Edward Scissorhands, 9PM
Strand Studio: Jazz in the City, 5PM

Tutoni's (108 North George Street)
Grab a bottle of Allegro Wine or Wyndridge Cider and see what creations our Chefs will cook up. Reservations recommended.

The Left Bank Restaurant & Bar (120 North George Street)
Bar only: 1/2 price LB calamari plus other special Chef inspired appetizers! $2 off select wines by the glass and draft beers. 5–7pm.

Elks Lodge #213 - York, PA (223 North George Street)
Live music by Mama Tried 7-11PM. $10 per ticket and dinner available 5-9PM. 

Liquid Hero Brewery (50 East North Street)
Featuring brews such as American Hero, Schweet Ale, and Irregardless IPA.

The Stadium Grille Of York (133 North Duke Street)
Try our pizza, wings, or sandwiches. Dine in or carry out!

Royal Square District

Stop by the Royal Square District for December's First Friday and stroll down the lighted streets as you visit your favorite shops. We'll also help you take care of some items on your Christmas list! The shops will have holiday activities for the whole family, hot chocolate and treats galore! Get in the holiday spirit with live music throughout the neighborhood and plenty of cheer!

Prime Art Supply Co. (128 East King Street) 
December 4th will be Prime Art Supply's one year anniversary! To celebrate we have planned a week of #primegivingdays where a new deal will be offered each day during the first week in December INCLUDING 25% off everything in the store on First Friday. Check our Facebook page for a full list of sales.

HIVE artspace(126 East King Street)
Stop by HIVE artspace for the Opening Reception for "Artful Giving," a showcase of affordable original art and artisan-made goods for Holiday giving, offering an alternative to the same old boring cookie-cutter gifts. Plus, Open House in the upstairs studios, hosted by HIVE Resident Artists Fiel Patricio and Mark Broomell, and Liette Monic will be available for Channeled Tarot Readings... perhaps you would like a glimpse at the New Year!

The Parliament Arts Organization (116 E. King Street)
Stop by The Parliament Arts Organization to check out their exhibit "Type as Art" and check a few people off your christmas list with prints from your favorite local artists! In addition we'll have plenty of tasty treats & hot drinks! While you're at it sample a few beers provided by Beer Ace!

King's Courtyard Artist Collective (124. E. King Street)
Stop by King's Courtyard Artist Collective and check out their newest exhibit "Gifts Galore: Unique Gifts To Fill Your List"! Make sure not to miss live Americana music by J.D. Floyd from 7:00p - 7:30

Antiquita Glassworks (120 E. King Street)
Come check out their live demo "From Fire to Ice" as they create small hand blown showmen, snowflakes & icicles!

WeCo York PA

York Blue Moon(361 West Market Street) 
Purchase one appetizer, get one free every First Friday.
The York Emporium (343 West Market Street) 
Visit downtown York’s only used book and curiosity shop! Over 500,000 titles to peruse. 

YorkSocial DanceStudio (324 West Market Street) 
Every Friday we hold a social swing dance with complimentary beginner lessons. Drop-in classes are available at 7:45 and 8:30 in various swing styles; Dance kicks off at 9:15 and goes until midnight. 

The Waterway York (220 West Philadelphia Street) 
1st drink free from 2–8pm First Fridays. 
Ironic (256 W. Philadelphia Street) 
Free gift wrap for the first 25 gifts. We are selling locally grown poinsettias. Just in for the holidays, try our Egg Nog Latte! 

York YMCA(90 N. Newberry St.) 
First Friday at the York YMCA makes fitness a little easier! Save money on Massage, Personal Training, and Personal Nutrition Coaching when you purchase your package on the first Friday of the month. Schedule your appointments within 60 days of purchase. Contact Paige Nenstiel for more information at

Roosevelt Tavern (50 North Penn Street) 
$5.00 Poached Mussel Pot (Normal Price $11) 
$2.00 Off Crab cake Sandwich

Earlier Event: December 4
Winterfest Craft Fair
Later Event: December 4
St. Patrick Parish Carollers Caroling