Due to the renovation of KidsPlace and the new STEM Design Studios, the Harsco Science Center will be closed from October 7 through November 4, 2019 (Sunoco Performance Theatre, Select Medical Digital Cinema, the WondersStore, and our Box Office will continue regular operating hours during this time).
Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Light Up the Night

Community Tree Lighting Service

November 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us in AMP lobby (off of Market Street entrance)  for our annual tree lighting event and the unveiling our holiday village filled with the gingerbread house display, and festive holiday decorations, featuring beautifully decorated trees and wreaths from local businesses. We'll be crowning the winners of our  gingerbread house contest and Santa himself will be making an appearance to hear holiday wishes and to take the annual photo with the littles! Thanks to Strike a Pose Entertainment. Enjoy live music, lite refreshments and fun activities for the kiddos. 

Get a first glance at our holiday exhibit(ion) in fun, Whitaker Wonderland, featuring a sock skate rink and snowball pit. and our new giant snowman build!

A "pop up holiday bar" (cash only) will be available in AMP lobby and will feature a special holiday cocktail along with call brands and bottled beer. Grab a drink and check out the decorations or purchase a ticket to Theatre Harrisburg's Hunchback of Notre Dame in Sunoco  Performance Theater.

We'll also be offering a special deal on Whitaker Center Family Memberships - stop by the Box Office for details and to purchase and check off some gifts from your list!

This event and the Whitaker Wonderland exhibition inside Harsco Science Center are generously presented by

Additional sponsorship and ice cream treats for this event provided by 


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