Weekend holiday events in York, Chester and Lancaster counties COMMUNITY THEATRE
Keystone Substance ● Abuse Services Holiday Open House will be 4-6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Keystone Youth Center, 1668 Herlong County, Rock Hill. Details: 803-324-1800.
Habitat for Humanity ● of York County will host a holiday drop-in, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Emmett Scott Center, 810 Crawford Road, Rock Hill. The event celebrates those who help build homes, community and hope. Food and drinks provided by Habitat board members, staff and volunteers. Details: [email protected]countyhabitat.org.
JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM
St. John’s United Methodist Church presents Journey to Bethlehem, a walk-through interactive pageant of the Christmas story, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7-8 at the church on South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill. Follow the Holy Family alongside more than 500 cast and crew. Free.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Fort Mill Dance Team’s annual Breakfast with Santa is 8:30 and 10 a.m. Dec. 8 in the R Wing Commons at Fort Mill High School. There will be food, crafts, stories, photos with Santa and a holiday market. Tickets: $12 adults; $8 children. Tickets at Breakfast with Santa — Fort Mill High School.
The annual Cookie Walk at Woodland United Methodist Church will be 9 a.m. until sold out Dec. 8 at the church, 801 N. Cherry Road Rock Hill. Boxes to fill with cookies are $ 7. Other baked goods and cookbooks will be on sale. Proceeds to missions.
FOOD FOR FINES
The York County Library’s annual Food for Fines program runs through Dec. 31. Patrons with overdue fines get $1 off for each nonperishable food item donated. It’s for overdue fines only; not lost or damaged materials. Food goes to local pantries. Items must be unopened, in original packaging and with current expiration. Items needed include canned fruit, soup, vegetables, tuna, chicken, pasta rice, mashed potatoes, boxes of macaroni and cheese, cereal and baby food. No bottled water, ramen noodles, household items or toiletries. All libraries will accept donations.
Holiday traditions from the 18th and 19th centuries come to life 3-9 p.m. Dec. 8 at Candlelight Christmas Tours at Historic Brattons- ville in McConnells. Visitors can dance along with historically-dressed interpreters to fiddle music of the era, watch historical cooking over open hearths and try candle dipping and other hands-on activities. There will be Christmas stories in the barnyard and a campfire. Concessions available. Brattonsville will be closed those days until 3 p.m. Brattonsville Road will be closed 2:30-9:30 p.m. Follow detour signs. Admission: adults $10; seniors $8; ages 4-17 $6.
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Yorkville Historical Society annual holiday tour of homes and sites in the historic district of York is 3-7 p.m. Dec. 8-9. The tour features: 110 E. Liberty St., 16 W. Liberty St., 9 Kings Mountain St., 229 Kings Mountain St., A.R.P. Church, 70 N. Congress St., and Downtown Music at 71 N. Congress St. There will be a bonus open house at 219 E. Liberty St. (no ticket required). Tickets are $10 in advance online; $15 for ages 13 and older, and $10, ages 4-10, the dates of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at YorkvilleHS.com or during the tour at Greater York Chamber of Commerce, 23 E. Liberty St.
Rock Hill Community Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical “Annie” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 13-15 and 3 p.m. matinees Dec. 8-9 and 16 at the theater, 546 Cherry Road. The production, directed by Susan L.D. Smith, features a multiage cast and a live Sandy. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $2 matinee discount; available at Rockhilltheatre.org.
“Holiday Jazz in a Sacred Space” with the David Pankey Trio and guest saxophonist Galvin Crisp Jr., 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road, York. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Crisp has performed with internationally known vocalists Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson, jazz pianist Les McCann and saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Donation: $12 adults, $5 teens, free for ages 12 and younger. Donations help maintain church properties. On sale will be angels, tree ornaments, candle holders and other items made of reclaimed wood from the church. Details: 803-3661302 or 803-487-0617. Send news and photos (JPEGs) to communi[email protected] heraldonline.com or 132 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730. Deadline for Thursday column is 5 p.m. Monday. Deadline for Sunday column is 5 p.m. Wednesday.