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Celebrate the Holidays at Whitaker Center

  • From: Nov 16, 2017 – Jan 28, 2018 - Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
  • 222 Market St.
    Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Times: See website for showtimes and dates
  • Admission: See website
  • Phone: 717-214-ARTS (2787)

With events in all three Whitaker Center venues, we’ve got plenty of holiday fun to unwrap. Holiday films, seasonal performances, and our newest holiday exhibit Whitaker Wonderland come together to give your family a trip they’ll never forget.

Holiday Kick-Off Event | November 16

Join us as we unveil our festive gingerbread house display, holiday decorations, and visit with Santa. Take a first look at Whitaker Wonderland in Harsco Science Center as we will offer special admission pricing for the evening.

Whitaker Wonderland

This year's holiday exhibit, Whitaker Wonderland offers indoor winter fun for the whole family! Take a few laps around the sock skate rink, dive into the snowball pit, and take the Cranky Cars for a spin! All this festive fun is included with Harsco Science Center admission and is open November 17, 2017 - January 28, 2018.

Gingerbread House Contest | November 17-December 31

Put your decorating skills to the test and enter our first ever Gingerbread House Contest. Your masterpiece will be on display for the public to enjoy all holiday season.

Sweets & Treats | November 25

Delight in hot chocolate, cider, brownies, and more as part of your Harsco Science Center admssion.

Proudly presented by HARSCO

Ugly Sweater Party | December 5

Show off your best holiday apparel - the uglier the better! This after-hours event for our 21+ guests will include entertainmnet, refreshments, a holiday film, and prizes for the best (worst?) attire.

Holiday Films

Experience an old favorite like never before or start a new tradition with our Holiday Film Series. From black and white classics to new 3D experiences, there’s something for everyone each weekend. Our Select Medical Digital Cinema, with a four-story screen and immersive sound quality, is the only way to see your holiday favorites. Check back soon for film series movies and showtimes!

Holiday Performances

Sunoco Performance Theater becomes a winter wonderland each December with performers and musicians guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. For 2017, don't miss classical crossover trio Simply Three on 12/13 and masters of the mash-up - The Company Men on 12/14!

Science with Santa | December 17

Enjoy a morning visit with the jolly man in red! Guests will enjoy breakfast refreshments, a complimentary photo with Santa, and access to Harso Science Center

Science Center Admission

Whitaker Wonderland is included with standard Science Center admission

  • Adults - TBA
  • Juniors (ages 3 to 17) - TBA
  • Members - FREE*
  • *Please visit the Box Office for details

Holiday Film Series Admission

  • Adult- TBA
  • Junior ages (3-17)- TBA
  • Members- Discounted*
  • *Please visit the Box Office to purchase

Celebrate the Holidays at Whitaker Center
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  • Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • With events in all three Whitaker Center venues, we’ve got plenty of holiday fun to unwrap. Holiday films, seasonal performances, and our newest holiday exhibit Whitaker Wonderland come together to