Through January 7 | Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown
The first in a new series of Eye on The Iconic exhibits at Winterthur features the replica coronation gown from episode 5, Smoke and Mirrors, of the Netflix series The Crown. The coronation dress worn by Elizabeth II is iconic – one of the most celebrated dresses of the 20th century and a symbol of a celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Also running through the first part of January is Yuletide at Winterthur, an exploration of Henry Francis du Pont’s former home splendidly decorated for the holidays. Discover holiday traditions from the 1800s to the early 20th century, view a full-room scene of Clement Moore’s Christmas classic A Visit from St. Nicholas and be amazed at the evolution of Christmas trees over the decades from the 1880s to 1960s. And, in celebration of the Royal Splendor exhibit, the yuletide tour will re-create trees enjoyed by Queen Victoria’s family at Windsor Castle. 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE. Information: 800-448-3883 or winterthur.org.
January 13 | 8th Sierra Club Polar Bear 5K Trail Run/Hike
The Sierra Club–Lancaster Group invites runners and hikers to participate in its popular 5K Trail Run/Hike. The 3.1-mile route winds through the park on well-maintained trails (with some hills). Leashed dogs are welcome. Money raised supports the club’s efforts in Lancaster County and will aid the group’s “green project” grant program, which over the past two years has awarded grants of up to $500 to 20 Lancaster County organizations. The club’s free outdoor activities and educational programs are designed to help people better appreciate, protect and preserve the environment. 1050 Rockford Rd. 10 a.m. Information: lancastersierraclub.org, facebook.com/sierraclublancaster or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 14-15 | Dancing with the Stars: Live – Light Up the Night
If you enjoy watching ABC’s Dancing with the Stars from the comfort of your home, imagine watching it live in Lancaster. This year’s show will feature ballroom and contemporary dances from the hit show, including spectacular group numbers and dazzling duets. Audience members will watch thrilling performances from some of their beloved cast members (cast subject to change). Joining the tour will be season 25 Mirrorball Trophy winner Jordan Fisher and third runner-up Frankie Muniz. 2425 Lincoln Hwy. East. Information: 717-397-7700 or amtshows.com.
- Kinzer Fire Company: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3521 Lincoln Hwy. East, Kinzers.
Information: 717-442-4121 or kinzerfire.com.
- Lititz Church of the Brethren: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 300 W. Orange St., Lititz.
Information: 717-626-2131 or lititzcob.org.
- Fivepointville Fire Company: 11 a.m.-sold out | 1087 Dry Tavern Rd., Denver.
Information: 717-445-4933 or fivepointvillefire.net.
- Robert Fulton Fire Company: 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy., Peach Bottom.
Information: 717-548-8995 or rffc89.com.
- Lancaster Church of the Brethren: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 1601 Sunset Ave.
Information: 717-397-4751 or lancob.org.
- St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | 10 Delp Rd.
Information: 717-569-9211 or stpeterslutheran.org.
- St. John’s Episcopal Church: 1-5 p.m. | 239 E. Market St., Marietta.
January 6-13 | 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show
The Farm Show’s famous Legen-Dairy milkshake is turning 65 this year. In honor of this milestone, the PA Farm Show Food Court will open Friday, January 5, from 1-3 p.m. Celebrity servers will join the birthday festivities and help highlight the Fill A Glass with Hope® Challenge to encourage attendees to donate to the campaign that provides milk to Feeding Pennsylvania food banks and the families they serve. Geo. W. Weaver & Sons, Inc. Moving and Storage will match $1 for every milkshake sold during this time period, up to $2,500, and is challenging other businesses to join them to pour fresh milk across the state to children and families in need. Entertainment will be provided by The Voice contestant Olivia Farabaugh. 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg. Information: 717-787-2905 or farmshow.pa.gov
January 14 | FUN 101.3 Wedding Show
If a wedding is in your future, January is the month to do your homework, as it’s filled with shows and other wedding-related events. One such show is being presented by FUN 101.3 and sponsors Dream Weddings and Envy Studio. Sixty vendors will be on hand at the Eden. A runway fashion show will feature gowns and tuxedos from Tiffany’s Bridal Boutique, Blush Bridal and Central PA Tuxedo. Fabulous prizes, too! 222 Eden Rd. 12-3 p.m. Fashion Show, 3:15 p.m. For information and to register, visit fun101.3.com.
January 7 and 14 | Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day!
Trolley is pulling into South Central Pennsylvania with Daniel Tiger and all of his friends. Based on the hit PBS show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, this musical production will entertain audience members from young to young at heart. Now in its third year of touring, Daniel invites guests on an all-new adventure in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where he will learn what it takes to be King. Listen to captivating new songs and enjoy magical surprises. The legacy of Mister Rogers lives on with Daniel Tiger, who shares and teaches valuable lessons on friendship, kindness, helping others and more. January 7, 2 p.m., at Santander Performing Arts Center, 136 N. 6th St., Reading. Information: 610-898-7299 or santander-arena.com. January 14, 2:30 and 6 p.m., at Hershey Theatre, 15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey. Information: 717-534-3405 or hersheyentertainment.com.
January 20-21 | Stop the Bleed. Save a Life.
Susquehanna Valley EMS (SVEMS) and the East Hempfield Township Police Department want you to be prepared and learn what to do to “stop the bleeding.” With recent acts of violence throughout the country, both departments want the public to be aware and know what to do during an emergency situation. SVEMS will teach participants the hands-on skills needed to provide immediate care to someone with life-threatening injuries. Knowing what to do can be the difference between life and death. The event is free and open to the public. 950 Church St., Landisville. January 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m. January 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Information: svems.org/stop-the-bleed-registration.
January 14 | Caputo Brothers Creamery Brings ‘Butcher of Panzano’ to Central PA
The world-famous butcher, Dario Cecchini, is bringing his artistry to PA, thanks to David and Rynn Caputo of Caputo Brothers Creamery. Dario has been featured on several television shows and in many well-known publications. His family has been in the butchery business for eight generations, and his philosophy of “no waste” will be the topic of his presentation: Tuscany, Nose to Tail – an Afternoon with world-famous butcher Dario Cecchini, where Dario will carve a pig on stage while putting on a lively presentation full of storytelling. 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York. Information: 717-505-8900 or pullocenter.york.psu.edu.
January 6-7 & 12-15 | Christmas Layout at the Choo Choo Barn
The magic of Christmas continues at Traintown USA®, where the Groff family carries on their tradition of decorating the miniature homes and businesses along the tracks for the holidays. The display will also include more than 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles, decorations, lights and snow-covered landscape. Be amazed as 22 operating trains meander through the 1,700-square-foot model train layout. 226 Gap Rd., Strasburg. Information: 717-687-7911 or choochoobarn.com.