Still looking for some great family-friendly fun this holiday season? Take a trip to Harrisburg’s Whitaker Center–home of the Select Medical IMAX Theater, Sonoco Performance Theater, and the Harsco Science Center–for some fantastic options that won’t break your bank.
Holiday Trains and Tree Display
The Center’s famous Holiday Trains and Trees display has returned with its artfully decorated trees and fascinating train displays, all which will surely brighten the spirits of children and adults alike. Admittance is free with Science Center admission.
Steve Bisop, Vice President of Science and IMAX® Programs, describes the display as “Beautiful [with its] Christmas trees, chugging model trains, and hands-on activities for kids… Trains and Trees has become a popular holiday tradition for thousands of Whitaker Center visitors.”
Holiday Trains and Trees is reminiscent of a time and when winter was actually peaceful, full of light and colors and simpler definitions of happiness. Even if we aren’t lucky enough to see a white Christmas this year, Trains and Trees will draw you into their world and make you feel as if you’re really a part of their miniature wonderland.
If you find yourself looking for a way to relax after the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, stop by the Select Medical IMAX Theater and enjoy one of their featured movies. The theater itself is amazing, with Central PA’s largest movie screen–six stories tall!–and each sits high and comfortable for a prime viewing experience. The theater is a local favorite for opening nights (especially if the movie is in 3-D) and the theater is generally kept very neat and clean.
This holiday’s features:
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – See the fourth of this series before it is even released in other theaters! The Kremlin has been bombed, and the blame has fallen on the IMF. As a result, the president initiates Ghost Protocol, and accuses Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of placing the bomb in an attempt to incite a global nuclear war. Now in order to clear the IMF of terrorism charges, Ethan assembles a new team to uncover the truth by using every high-tech trick in the book.
Born to be Wild 3D – A heartwarming documentary of orphaned orangutans and elephants and the kind individuals who rescue and raise them.
Legends of Flight 3D: A New Generation – A documentary exploring the creation of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as well as a look into classic 20th Century aircraft.
Lewis and Clark: The Great Journey – Join the famous adventurers as they take their historic expedition into the West.
Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 7:30 PM at the Sonoco Performance Theater
Tickets – $31.50 and $35.50
Get the Led Out, who are known as “The American Led Zeppelin,” not only effectively emulate the sound of classic Zeppelin hits, but also pull you into a visual performance that will certainly leave you feeling “Dazed and Confused!” The talented musicians are Paul Sinclair (lead vocals/harmonica), Paul Hammond (electric and acoustic guitars/mandolin), Jimmy Marchiano (electric and acoustic guitars/vocals), Billy Childs (bass guitar/vocals), and Adam Ferraioli (drums/percussion) and Andrew Lipke (keyboards/electric and acoustic guitars/vocals/percussion). All of the band mates personally name Led Zeppelin as a strong musical influence, and their performance is a homage to them in return for such inspiration.
Be sure to check out www.whitakercenter.org for more updates on fun and activities that are available year round!
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