Usher in the holiday season at the biggest First Friday celebration of the year.The holiday season marches on in York this weekend with a bash that will light up the entire downtown. Plus, you can enjoy a day of history or a night sipping on some wine as you create an artistic masterpiece. Here are three ways to spend your weekend in York County, PA.

Friday: Light Up York ushers in the holiday season

The biggest First Friday celebration of the year will cap this week with Light Up York. The city will light its 30-foot Christmas Tree on Continental Square, with family-friendly entertainment, complimentary hot chocolate and other holiday activities planned.

Because it's First Friday, Central Market House and downtown businesses will keep their doors open later than usual. It's a great time to kick off the holiday season and find some one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list!

This year's tree lighting will also feature the sealing of a time capsule celebrating York's 275th anniversary.

Saturday: Explore York's history - all 275 years of it

Given that Friday marks the sealing of the time capsule, Saturday's a perfect time to check out the York County History Center's York City: 275 Years of History exhibit.

You'll learn about the significant events, people and everything else that helped shape the historic city, once home to the Continental Congress.

Sunday: Paint a masterpiece; sip some wine

End your weekend on a relaxing note at Pinot's Palette, where you can bring a bottle of wine to enjoy as you paint a holiday masterpiece.

Sunday's painting features an adorable owl surrounded by falling snowflakes - the perfect painting to add some cheer to the winter season! The fun runs from 7-9 p.m.