Shop Small Saturday at Central Market York

Shop Small Saturday at Central Market York

Central Market will be open until 4PM

Small Business Saturday is a holiday shopping tradition that happens every year on the
Saturday after Thanksgiving. Founded by American Express in 2010, this nationwide
movement helps bring attention to the importance of supporting small businesses in
communities across America.



Holiday Gift Wrapping

Holiday Gift Wrapping

Spartan Central (York College Student run Store @ Central Market) will be offering gift wrapping for Central Market customers during the holiday season.

Dates & Times:

Nov. 25 10-2pm
Dec. 2 10-8pm
Dec. 9 10-2pm

Fee is $2. Free gift wrap with purchase from Spartan Central.

The gift wrapping table will be in the main dinning area near Take 5 Expresso Bar.  

December First Friday: Light Up the Night

December First Friday: Light Up the Night


a Downtown Inc event

EVERYONE is invited to attend First Friday in Downtown York, presented by WellSpan Health!

First Friday is a celebration of Downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots. From 5:00PM - 9:00PM, downtown shops and restaurants host special events, offer refreshments & promotions, and sponsor live entertainment.


Central Market Schedule

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.           WVYC York College Radio (Music) phila. seating area

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.           Pop-up Vendor: Paintings by Suzanne Rende

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.           Pop-Up Vendor: Marshmallow MBA

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.           Heritage Hills: Holiday Demo Performance Kitchen

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.           Paint with Lola Paint Night   SOLD OUT

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.          Holiday Dance Performance by Main Act Dance Studio
                                      phila. seating area

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.           Acapella Group: Rhapsody York College (Music)
                                      phila. seating area

Time TBD                      Pop-Up Vendor: York County History Center – Pecan Sale


Main Act Dance Studio;717-881-4473

Downtown York's newest non-profit dance studio. We are located at 47 W. Philadelphia St at the Heidelberg UCC. Our Mission is to provide professional dance instruction and instill an appreciation for the art of dance , in a safe, family friendly studio environment. We are excited to start enrolling your students and we look forward to being a positive and fun addition in the growing downtown York art world! Check out our website in the bio for registration info! .

Light Up York

Light Up York

Market will remain open until 8pm!

Event page on City of York

DATE: Saturday, December 2, 2017 (NOTE: New day for 2017)
TIME: 12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM

Please check back for updates to be posted in the near future.

(some related downtown events will be starting earlier and ending later)

Spend the day in downtown York enjoying a variety of FREE family-friendly activities

  • Scavenger hunt (with prizes!) and fun photo props
  • Holiday entertainment, workshops, and tours
  • Matinee and evening movies in the Capitol Theatre (Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer showing 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.)
  • Hands-on art activities, face painting, balloon twists
  • Miniature Railroad Club of York will have a Thomas display at the Rex/Laurel Fire Co.
  • Gingerbread-themed Escape Room at the Rex/Laurel Fire Co.
  • Human Snow Globe photo station at the Studio
  • Photos with Santa at Martin Library (3 to 5 p.m.; must be in line by 4 p.m.)
  • Holiday Flea (12 noon to 8 p.m.)
  • Lighting of the York City Christmas Tree … AND MORE!
Merry In The Market

Merry In The Market

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Schedule of Events: (check back for updates and additions)

All events are free of charge to the community

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Popup Holiday Vendors
Vendor Specials

11:00 AM
Reading of "The Night Before Christmas" (before Santa arrives) provided by The York County Literacy Council

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Photos with Santa* by Digital Ephemera Photography
Kids' Craft

*Photos with Santa provided by Digital Ephemera Photography. They have been photographing weddings, portraits, and commercial work since 2008. They're proud to volunteer their time to Central Market York and many other great organizations. Photos will be available on their Facebook page for free download on Sunday, December 17th - You also have the option to purchase a 4x6 print for $5 (cash only) day of the event.

New Year's Eve Kids' Countdown

New Year's Eve Kids' Countdown

Market vendors to be open: Mezzo, Corner Cabinet, T &K Nuts and Candy and Take Five Expresso

Events Page on City of York page

  • Kids Countdown – 5 to 8 pm, with complimentary hats and noisemakers, family-friendly entertainment including a kids dance party with DJ, photo backdrops and props, glitter tattoos, face painting, and a balloon drop countdown.
  • Select Central Market vendors will be open with food and beverages for sale.
  • WARM 103.3’s Chris Tyler will serve as MC for the event.
  • At 10 pm D.J./Dance Party at Continental Square.
  • At midnight, watch the white rose drop, followed by a fireworks display at Continental Square.