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Top 3 things to do in Harrisburg during Christmas vacation

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Leading up to the holidays, families may want to get out there and do something other than shopping. Look no further than the Harrisburg city limits. As one of the major cities in Pennsylvania, the city offers a refreshing amount of diversity when it comes to Friday night or Saturday afternoon entertainment.

Island Vacation

This isn’t necessarily the kind of island one will find in the Caribbean, but City Island, in the heart of Harrisburg, provides activities to fill a whole day. The island has family fun activities like baseball, miniature golf, batting cages and carriage rides.

Even in December, the area holds plenty to enjoy. Families can spend the afternoon strolling the island by foot, train or Mustang and stop for a few quick games in the arcade or batting cages. If a couple wants the day to turn into an evening, grab that special someone and hop in the beautiful carriage rides for a tour of the entire city.

Embrace Your Inner Science

One of downtown Harrisburg’s favorite locations for all ages is The Whitaker Center. The center is “a place to discover it all.” From an IMAX theatre to interactive science and art displays; this building offers something for everyone. The Whitaker Center is known for its three floors of imagination exhibits that encourage hands on experiments, exploring and discovering. The center also hosts an array of special events and exhibits including art displays, shows and seminars.

Have a Good Laugh

No matter what kind of entertainment people tend to enjoy, almost everyone likes to laugh. Right in downtown Harrisburg, people can find themselves in stitches on the weekends. The 2nd Street Comedy Club has people talking as one of the popular late night hotspots in the city. With tickets typically around $10-15, visitors can have a relaxing evening out with extremely enjoyable entertainment.

From historic landmarks to late-night hotspot restaurants, the city of Harrisburg is the ideal place to plan a day trip, likely to turn into an all evening affair.


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