Lancaster County Events - January, 2008

Here is a listing and description of some of the special Lancaster County events taking place in January of 2008.

The dates, times, and admission prices are accurate as of the time of this posting. However, it is possible that changes may occur as the year progresses.

Therefore, please check back periodically to see if there have been any updates. We plan to list more events as information becomes available.


3rd Friday's A Charm - On every third Friday of the month, the shops of downtown Ephrata invite you to a special celebration. The monthly event serves as the perfect introduction to this Lancaster County city as well as something to look forward to for regular visitors.

Enjoy great deals on shopping, exciting entertainment, delicious local food and so much more. New events will be held each night.

Ride the Red Rose Historic Trolley to your favorite downtown destination for only 25 cents.

  • Location: Throughout Ephrata
  • Phone: (717) 738-5060
  • Date: January 18, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Lancaster City

A Lancaster Christmas - Discover how Christmas traditions have evolved over time. Historically-recreated settings depict the many changing ways that Christmas has been celebrated for each decade from 1850 through 1960. There will also be a special tribute to F. W. Woolworth's first 5 & 10 store, established 125 years ago in Lancaster, PA.

  • Location: Lancaster Quilt and Textile Museum, 37 North Market St., Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: 717-299-6440
  • Date: November 17, 2007 to January 12, 2008
  • Time: 9:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $6.00 for Adults; Free for Children

In Tuscany - Fine Art exhibit focusing on the beauty of romantic Florence and the Tuscan region of Italy. There will be an Artist Reception on Friday, January 4, 2008 from 5:00-8:30 p.m

  • Location: Gallery dePaul, 226 North Arch Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Phone: (717) 299-6846
  • Date: December 7, 2007 to January 26, 2008
  • Time: All day
  • Admission: Free

First Friday - It is always a great time to visit Lancaster City on the first Friday of each month. Experience the downtown as 0ver 60 galleries, museums, shops, and restaurants extend their hours.

  • Location: Downtown Lancaster City
  • Phone: (717) 509-ARTS
  • Date: January 4, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Local Artist Exhibition - View the art from four very talented local artists in four separate exhibitions: Shalya Marsh will present her clay sculptures; Thomas Scullin presents his paintings; Erik Miley presents his sculptures; and,Claire Giblin presents her painting. There will be a reception Reception Friday, January 4, 2008 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

  • Location: Lancaster Museum of Art, 135 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: 717-394-3497
  • Date: January 5, 2008, 2007 to March 2, 2008
  • Time: Museum hours are:
    Mondays through Saturdays: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; and,
    Sundays: Noon until 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free. However, $2 donations per person are suggested

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra: Classic Concert Series - Celebrate the 60th anniversary season of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Tango Meets the Blues. Unique concert series featuring: Marcelo Nisinman, bandoneon - The tango’s emotionally charged past and present will come together as South America’s leading bandoneon player, Marcelo Nisinman, returns to perform one of tango king Astor Piazzolla’s greatest works; Corky Siegel, harmonica - America’s master of the blues harmonica returns for the world premiere of his original composition; Ottorino Respighi - colorful and evocative tone poems will transport you to Italy; Graeme Koehne - Australia's preeminent contemporary classical composer will present the American premier of his innovative, entertaining new work.

  • Location: Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: (717) 291-6440 ext.235
  • Date: January 11, 2008 to January 13, 2008
  • Time:
    Friday, January 11, 2008: 8:00 PM followed by a reception where you can meet the musicians;
    Saturday, January 12, 2008: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    Sunday, January 13, 2008: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Tickets range from $21 to $58

STOMP - STOMP is a movement, of bodies, objects, sounds—even abstract ideas. But what makes it so appealing is that the cast uses everyday objects, but in non-traditional ways. There’s no speech, no dialogue, not even a plot.

STOMP started stomping on the streets of Brighton, England. Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas the creators of STOMP were a group of street performers commonly know as “buskers.” Busking is an old custom in the UK, dating back to booth theatres erected at village fairs in the Middle Ages.

Luke and Steve updated this historical custom and created a modern symbiotic marriage between movement and music.

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 15, 2008, 2007 to January 17, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $49.50

Three Dog Night - Live performance from great 1970's classic rock super group with 21 hit singles and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975.

“One” became the band’s first Top Ten hit in 1969, while “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” hit number one a year later. “Joy to the World” became the group’s biggest hit in 1971, spending six weeks on top of the pop charts, and their streak continued with their final number one, 1972’s “Black and White” and their final Top Ten, 1974’s “The Show Must Go On.”

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 20, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $45.00

Bus Stop : Enjoy the famous play in which William Inge’s sparkling dialogue vividly brings to life a busload of colorful characters forced to spend the night at a 24-hour roadside diner.

  • Location: Fulton Theater, 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608
  • Phone: 717-397-7425
  • Date: January 24, 2008 – February 10, 2008
  • Time:
    Evening shows usually begin at 7:30 PM or 8:00 PM
    Matinees usually begin at 2:00 PM. Call for details.
  • Admission: Tickets range from $20 to $45 depending on whether you purchase a student ticket, regular ticket, or senior ticket. The price also depends on the placement of your seats. Please call for details.

Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge; Emil Stucchio & The Classics; and, The Shangri-Las - Live performance.

The Brooklyn Bridge, led by Johnny Maestro, was formed on Long Island in 1968. They are best known for their trademark strong vocal and horn arrangements. Their many hits include "The Worst That Could Happen," "Welcome Me Love, " "Blessed is the Rain" and "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Emil Stucchio & the Classics are known for such hits as "Till Then, Life is but a Dream," "The Way You Look Tonight," and others.

Along with the Shirelles and the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las were the greatest girl group of the 1960's. Their number one signature hit is "Leader of the Pack."

  • Location: American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Phone: (717) 397-7700 or(800)648-4102
  • Date: January 26, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $40.00


Lovin' Litiz Every Second! - A great way to see historic downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania is to visit on the second Friday of every month when the town erupts for a special celebration for everyone.

Join downtown merchants in a lively evening of shopping, live music performances, art exhibits, poetry readings, jewelry shows, special dinner menus & local food tastings, and much more.

  • Location: Downtown Lititz
  • Phone: (717) 627-1919
  • Date: January 11, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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