The Annual Christmas Magic Returns

By Alexander Schor


York has many places and opportunities for people wanting to have fun as the weather gets colder and the holidays approach.

One such activity is Christmas Magic which is held annually at Rocky Ridge County Park.

Every year the park strings thousands of lights, signs, Santas and train displays. According to,

Christmas Magic is a half-mile walking trail accessible to anyone that meanders along a wooded hilltop through nearly 600,000 Christmas lights, holiday scenes and five enclosed heated pavilions. The spirit of the holiday is displayed by using animation, displays, visits by Santa Claus, food, a G-gauge train display and an O-gauge train display.”

Each year over 40,000 people go to Christmas Magic at night to see the lights and scenes that were set up by the York County Department of Parks and Recreation over many weeks.

Admission is not free, however. According to, it costs adults ten dollars for admission. The YCDPR has made admission much easier this year by opening online ticket sales so that there is less of a crowd at the entrance.

The park is also hosting various charity events. They are encouraging visitors to bring canned foods as well as stuffed animals for the food bank and Toys for Tots respectively.

Christmas Magic will be open from Nov 23 – Dec 31. They will be open from 6-9 pm on weekdays and 5-9 on the weekends.

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