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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Market holds Ugly Sweatshirt Contest

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Winter has arrived – well, at least on the calendar! Today is expected to be partly cloudy with a high of 54. It will be a perfect day to head Downtown for last minute Christmas shopping. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater and head over to Central Market for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest today.

Lancaster Central Market’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest starts at 1 p.m. Prizes will be provided by Lancaster Brewing Company, Penn Cinema, The Pressroom, The Busted Bean, and TMB Clothing. While at Central Market today, be sure to pick up your Central Market mugs, t-shirts and gift certificates.

Start your morning though with Breakfast with Hip Santa! Join Hip Santa until 11 a.m. at Commonwealth on Queen, 301 N. Queen St. Afterwards, you can still visit Santa at BUiLDiNG CHARACTER from 12-5!!

The Lancaster Parking Authority is sponsoring free two hour metered parking from 17 to 24 December.

Take a break from Christmas shopping and wrapping and all the bustle. De-stress with a yoga session this morning at Tellus360, 24 E King Street. Class is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

There is something special about train displays around the Christmas holidays. The model train display is a huge annual holiday train and village display held in the Citizens Bank Building on Penn Square. When you enter the building, do not enter the bank. But rather take the elevator to the second floor. There is no set admission fee but donations are appreciated. The display will continue today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Take in a show while you are Downtown today. The Fulton Theater will present “Twas the Night Before Christmas” today. Mary Poppins is also at the Fulton Theater through 29 December. The Fulton is located at 12 N. Prince Street. For show times, and to reserve your tickets, go to

Don’t have your tree yet? Lancaster has that covered too. Cylo’s Holiday Tree Farm will feature fresh cut Douglas and Frazier firs, priced under $40, from Clipper Magazine Stadium’s front parking lot. The trees will be available today 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The Barnstormers’ team store will also be open, offering seasonal merchandise, stadium gift cards and special holiday ticket packages. There will also be holiday musical performances from area youth choirs and visits from Cylo Claus. Tomorrow is the closing day.

Today is also the last day for the Rescue Mission Fund Drive. Last year, nearly 500,000 meals were served through the Water Street Mission, the York Rescue Mission, the Lebanon Rescue Mission and Bethesda Mission. For more information, including drop off locations and specific needs, see

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