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Visit PA to Enjoy the Spirit of the Holiday Season

first_img Holidays,  The Blog The holidays have arrived and Pennsylvania has plenty to keep you in the spirit of the season while giving you a break from the usual hustle and bustle. Bundle up, hit the road, and pursue your happiness at the various charming attractions open now across the state.Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights, York, York CountyWarm up with some hot chocolate and enjoy a stroll through 600,000 Christmas lights, holiday scenes, train displays, and more during Christmas Magic – A Festival of Lights at York County’s Rocky Ridge Park. The half-mile walking trail, accessible to anyone, wanders through a forest nestled on a quiet mountaintop. The annual holiday celebration has earned acclaim in The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Wall Street Journal. The event runs through December 31, but is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.Shadrack Christmas Wonderland, Prospect, Butler CountyThe second annual Shadrack Christmas Wonderland at Big Butler Fairgrounds in Prospect is the world’s largest drive-through, fully synchronized light and music show of its kind. Featuring hundreds of thousands of environmentally friendly LED Christmas lights, guests can sync their radio with the show and watch the lights dance in perfect harmony with the music. Shows are held nightly through January 8.Winter Lights Spectacular, Schnecksville, Lehigh CountyDuring the holiday season, the Lehigh Valley Zoo transforms into the Winter Lights Spectacular. The winter wonderland boasts giant snow globes, “snowballs” for children to toss, and milk and cookies with Santa. The annual event will be open Wednesday to Sundays through January 1, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.Hershey Sweet Lights, Hershey, Dauphin CountyExperience NOEL in Hersheypark, a breathtaking light show featuring more than 200,000 dancing lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas music. Nightly shows take place every half hour starting at 5 p.m. in The Hollow of Hersheypark. For those who want to stay warm in the car, explore Hershey Sweet Lights. This two-mile wooded driving path provides a twinkling journey where visitors can view more than 600 animated displays.Illuminaire Nights in Scenic Skippack Village, Skippack, Montgomery CountyThe annual Illuminaire Nights in scenic Skippack Village takes an already picturesque main street and dusts it with extra holiday charm. Hundreds of candles line the pathways and retail spaces of this alluring Montgomery County spot, where shoppers and carolers tap into the warm feeling of the holidays. See the spectacle Wednesdays and Fridays until December 23.Winter Flower & Light Show at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, Allegheny CountyGet into the spirit of the holiday season at the Winter Flower & Light Show at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh. Go on a magical stroll through the vibrant holiday light displays throughout the Conservatory, and marvel at the holiday decor illuminating the Outdoor Garden. This enchanting celebration of the winter season will be open until January 8.Koziar’s Christmas Village, Bernville, Berks CountyThe night sky above Pennsylvania’s Americana Region is brightened each holiday season thanks to the beautiful light displays of Koziar’s Christmas Village in Bernville. Koziar’s is an extraordinary seasonal attraction filled with delightful displays, a train, a kissing bridge, and thousands of twinkling lights. Koziar’s is open seven nights a week through January 1.Overly’s Country Christmas, Greensburg, Westmoreland CountyMake a new holiday memory at Overly’s Country Christmas. In Greensburg, the event features a Christmas Village for visitors to explore that’s filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols around the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa, take a horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride, and shop for gifts in the General Store.To stay connected with more holiday ideas, follow Pennsylvania’s updates on our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube) and use the hashtag #PAHolidays to help spread the word about this special time of the year. Or signup for our monthly newsletter for PA road trip ideas and events that are happening across our great state. December 07, 2016 Visit PA to Enjoy the Spirit of the Holiday Season HOLIDAYS SHARE TWEET By: First Lady Frances Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Flu frenzy

first_imgJessica Zhou | Daily TrojanStudents line up for free flu shots at Hahn Plaza outside of Tommy Trojan on Wednesday afternoon. The Engemann Student Health Center sponsored the outreach by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department to vaccinate faculty, students, staff and the surrounding community.last_img

LeBron James and Odell Beckham Jr. discuss a double standard some athletes face during debut of ‘The Shop’

first_imgThe season premiere of “The Shop,” a show airing on HBO and produced with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted, featured James and athletes such as Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors and Candace Parker of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks discussing a variety of topics in a barbershop setting.During the first episode, James and Beckham touched on a situation they believe is a double standard for African-American athletes while out in public because of how they are sometimes portrayed even if they handle a situation the same way many well-known white athletes would.“When you’re growing up in sports or hip-hop, whatever the case may be, all you hear is like, I want to be the best,” James said. “Whoever’s the best, they do it their way, whatever the case may be. And then, when you do it your way, and you win, it still ain’t enough.“It still ain’t enough. And, and, and that’s for us as African Americans because I believe if the greatest quarterback in the world, he’s a white quarterback, if it’s Brady, if it’s Rodgers, if it’s Manning. And we’re doing the same sh*t, the same exact sh*t, I’m talking about the phone is on. We’re like, ‘Yo, get that f–king phone out of my face. I’m with my family.’ If we’re out with our family, and we say that sh*t, and somebody posts it, and if Aaron Rodgers or one of those guys say that sh*t, and they post it, somebody’s going to be like, ‘Hey you guys should respect Aaron Rodgers.’ Reaction to the premiere: Just watched the first episode of @KingJames new show The Shop on @HBO and I HIGHLY recommend it.Watch it, listen closely, and learn from these very real and important conversations. ✊🏽#TheShopHBO— Reesa (@reee_suhh) August 29, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“They’re going to say to us, ‘Oh, you guys are f–king d—heads,’” James said.“I had it happen the other day. I didn’t want to take a picture. Like, I’m like I’m really in a rush, I’ve got to go,” Beckham said. “I get on Twitter, it’s like, oh, yeah, I’m a Giant season ticket-holder for thirty years. I’m like, ‘first of all, you’re twenty-something.’“And then, it’s like, oh, he’s an a–hole, he didn’t want to take a picture. It’s like… To me, I be feeling like, I tell people this all the time, I really feel like a zoo animal. Like that’s where life’s gone for me. You know, you used to take your kids to the zoo and we used to be like, you know, I want to see the lions or let’s go see the lions. And you go out there, and the lions are laid out. You know what I mean? And it’s like, why aren’t they doing lion stuff, you know what I mean? Like I’ve got people who call out, Odell! Dance! Like, I’m a show punk, a show monkey or something. Like I’m a puppet, you know what I mean? And it’s like to me, that doesn’t feel good, but it’s like, damn, that’s what life became. But, can you ever really detach from that?”Both athletes will play their upcoming seasons for teams in the nation’s two largest media markets. James signed with the Lakers as a free agent this offseason while Beckham just signed a five-year extension with the Giants worth $95 million despite missing 12 games in 2017. With $65 million guaranteed in the deal, he became the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. .@KingJames foray into media along with @mavcarter is going to change the game. People have been craving for more connection to athletes off the court. But this feels authentic and raw in a way interviews never can. They got women in the barber shop. Inclusive. It’s radical.— Melissa (@MelissaSulewski) August 29, 2018last_img read more