Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Magic 2013: A Festival of Lights at Rocky Ridge


Rocky Ridge County Park kicks off the holiday season on November 29, 2013 with its 30th annual Christmas Magic, A Festival of Lights.  Christmas Magic 2013 is a half mile trail with hundreds of thousands of lights on display, holiday scenes and also includes train displays, heated pavilions, Santa and more.  

Christmas Magic 2013 is held from November 29, 2013-December 31, 2013 (excluding December 24 and 25); Monday-Friday from 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 5-9pm.


The cost for Christmas Magic is Adults $8, Ages 4-12 $6, Under 4 is free, Seniors (60+) $7, Groups of 12+ adults $7 each, Groups of 12+ kids $5 each.  They only accept cash. 

Come hungry: visitors will be able to snack on food from local vendors including cocoa, cookies and cider from Brown's Orchard, fries from Bricker's, plus BBQ, nachos, funnel cake, chicken strips and much more, sold by the York County Parks Friends.

What's New for 2013:
-A New Santa Claus scene
-Larger G-gauge train display by Susquehanna Valley Garden Railroad Society.
-LED lighting
-More outdoor props
-New trail themes
-New Light-O-Rama synchronized lighting trail
-New section of paved trail


There are also special days throughout the event.  There is nightly live entertainment (see the schedule of performers below).  On November 29th and 30th the park is partnering with Toys for Tots.  Bring in a brand-new, still in the package toy on one of those two days and receive a Buy-One-Get-One Free admission for Christmas Magic.  Toys should be brought to the Ranger shack near the parking area.  Pet Night is Wednesday, December 4 during normal Festival hours.  Bring your pets along and get a photo with Santa for $5.  Regular admission rates apply.  The rain date is December 5th.  Non-essential pets are not permitted any other nights.  On December 10th at 10am The School of Culinary Arts will display ice sculptures.  These will be on display nightly for as long as the weather permits.   

Nightly Live Entertainment Schedule:
Nov. 29                        Lou Ann Jones- Vocal
Nov. 30                      Shrewsbury Assembly of God Bell Choir    
Dec. 1                        Sommer Garner Voice Students
Dec. 2                        Country Rockers- Band
Dec. 3                        Gloria’s Strings
Dec 4                        Linda Huber- Autoharpist
Dec. 5                       White Rose Chorus
Dec. 6                       Kayla Kroh- Vocal
Dec. 7                       Colby Joines– Acoustic Guitarist
Dec. 8                       Wetzel Robertson- Vocal
Dec. 9                       Spring Grove School District Choral Groups
Dec. 10                     The Chapelmen- Quartet
Dec. 11                     Mary Snow– Celtaic Trio
Dec 12                       Linda Huber- Autoharpist    
Dec. 13                      Soul Purpose– Duo
Dec. 14                      Keil Holland- Acoustic Guitarist
Dec. 15                      Suzanne Gates- Blues
Dec. 16                      Saints and Singers– Men’s Chorus  
Dec. 17                      Potter’s Clay Drama Group– Christian School of York
Dec. 18                      Madalynn Alt- Baton Twirler
Dec. 19                       Keith Andrew Grim- Acoustic Guitarist
Dec, 20                       Kayla Kroh- Vocal
Dec. 21                        Sweet Life Music Duo    
Dec. 22                       Sommer Garner Voice Students
Dec. 23                       Keith Andrew Grim- Acoustic Guitarist
Dec. 26                       Don Ryan Trumpeters
Dec. 27                       Colby Joines- Acoustic Guitarist
Dec. 28                       Country Rockers- Band
Dec. 29                       Leap of Faith- Band
Dec. 30                       Wetzel Robertson- Vocal
Dec. 31                       Lou Ann Jones- Vocal

Rocky Ridge County Park is located at:

3699 Deininger Rd, York, Pa 17406



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