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PWG – Monthly Write-In

Welcome to the Parlour Writers’ Guild, a monthly Write-In for authors and poets hosted by The Dark Parlour. Bring your favorite writing accessories (laptop, pen & pad, quill & ink) and settle in for an evening of literary socialization and wicked word counts.

The Dark Parlour features six rooms full of magic, history, and interesting things to spark your creative wordsmithing. During PWG Write-Ins, we will keep the caffeine flowing while you congregate with fellow writers for friendly competitive word count bragging rights, sharing of techniques, creative flow, and more.

The Dark Parlour provides lounging areas for writing, power for laptops, unlimited coffee, tea, and water, and a unique atmosphere for bringing your story to life.

Meeting every second Tuesday. More days will be added, depending on interest.

118 E King St

York PA 17401

Tuesday September 12th
Tuesday October 10th
Tuesday November 14th
Tuesday December 12th

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

RSD Sidewalk Sundays

If you are a creative who currently exhibits in The Dark Parlour on a semi-regular basis, then your are cordially invited to participate in the Royal Square Sidewalk Sundays. 

Royal Square Sidewalk Sundays will feature creatives making, creating, and demonstrating their talents on the sidewalks in front of participating Royal Square District businesses from 1-4PM on Sunday afternoons, weather permitting.  Sidewalk Sundays are NOT a vendor event but are designed with the intention to bring more people into the Royal Square District and the Royal Square businesses on Sunday afternoons.  Artists are encouraged to direct visitors into the businesses to see their work(s) currently installed in the businesses that may be purchased.

Royal Square Sidewalk Sundays will be limited to the number of participating artists each week depending on available space and participating Royal Square District businesses each week.  Complete this form in its entirety if you are interested in participating and sharing your passion for the pieces you create.  A calendar will be created from the information gathered from all interested creatives identifying which Sundays and Royal Square business each creative has been assigned to.

Creatives must supply their own small table and chair.  Demonstration displays should not obstruct the view of the business or entry way into the business and should allow for pedestrian use of the public sidewalk.

Please email creativesonking@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

118 E King St

York PA 17401

Sunday August 27th
(Labor Day Weekend) Sunday September 3rd
Sunday September 10th
Sunday September 17th
Sunday September 24th

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

York of the Dead III – Zombie Bar Crawl

When there’s no more room on the streets, the dead will enter bars and grab a drink…

Join the Fang Around event committee for a zombie bar crawl on Friday the 13th! Stumble, moan, grunt, and search for “MORE BRAINS!” into various bars and restaurants of Downtown York, PA! Zombie up and get down.

We will begin our route in Royal Square District and crawl our way into various Downtown York bars, ending at Lovedraft’s Unplugged!

Don’t want to do your own makeup? Schedule an appointment with Fang Around Drag Performer Scarcity for a custom zombie look! Get your look done in The Dark Parlour prior to the kick off of the crawl. Appointments available starting at 4:00pm. Please allow up to 30 minutes for your look to be completed.


Check the discussion tab for additional details, routes, participating locations, and drink specials.21+ Only. Please drink responsibly, and arrange a DD or driving services.

Overnight Accommodations in Downtown York:
The Yorktowne Hotel
Grace Manor B&B

118 E King St

York PA 17401

Friday October 13th


Spooky Threads: An Adult Thread Painting Class

Join Kate of Kate Rush Art to create a spooky thread painting to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

This is an intro class where you will learn the basic stitches used in creating an image using embroidery floss as a medium.All supplies are included in the cost. Supplies include a 3 inch embroidery hoop, embroidery fabric, needle, embroidery floss, needle threader, fabric stabilizer and assorted patterns to choose from.

Ages 18 and up.
Cost (including supplies) $80

This workshop is being held inside The Dark Parlour located at 118 East King Street.

Adult workshops are BYOB for 21+.

Free parking is available in the large parking lot on the corner of South Queen Street and East King Street.

Sunday October 15th

4pm – 6pm

Saints and Sinners

Some of us are Saints.
Some of us are Sinners.

Join us for a closed-door Pop-Up Goth night featuring live music, dancing, and a good goth time. Costuming encouraged.

SEGLOCK – Lancaster, PA Horrorpunk
ARCANON – Baltimore, MD Metal
DJ STYGIAN – Lancaster, PA Goth

Limited Capacity.
$10/ Advance
$12/ Door

BYOB for 21+.

Free parking is available in the large parking lot on the corner of South Queen Street and East King Street.

Sunday October 22nd

5pm – 10pm

Holiday Horrors: Gingerbread House Competition

Calling all bakers and artists for entries to the 2023 “Holiday Horrors” Gingerbread House Competition being held in conjunction with the Krampusnacht Festival in the Royal Square District on December 16, 2023.

Please read the information below in its entirety prior to entering. We are accepting entries through December 1st.

Dates to remember:

Set-up: Friday, December 15, 2023 5-9PM

Display/Judging Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023 10AM-5PM

Pick-up: Sunday December 17, 2023 Noon-2PM

Location of People’s Choice Judging:

2023 Krampusnacht Festival – The Bond Building – Royal Square District

Entry fee: $10

Theme: “Holiday Horrors”


Create a unique Gingerbread sculpture to participate in Royal Square’s Krampusnacht celebration. Individuals or teams aged 18+ may create a “Holiday Horrors” themed Gingerbread Sculpture that should not exceed 18” in height, 24” in width, and 18” in depth. Each sculpture should be constructed primarily from edible ingredients, but structural elements such as toothpicks or wire can be included, but should not be visible in the final design. Gingerbread Sculptures should be entirely original in design and construction, meaning no purchased gingerbread house kits or prefabricated components. Visitors during the Krampusnacht festival will vote for their favorite Gingerbread Sculpture, and the winning creation will take home a monetary prize.


Pre-Registration required. Fee of $10 per Gingerbread Sculpture to be entered

Gingerbread sculpture can be created by an individual artist or team of artists aged 18+.

Should not exceed 18” in height, 24” in width, and 18” in depth.

Gingerbread Sculptures should be entirely original in design and construction, meaning no gingerbread house kits or prefabricated components.

Gingerbread Sculptures are required to be dropped off/Installed Friday December 15th, from 5-9PM.

Judging and display will be from 10AM-5PM December 16th. Awards will be announced at 6PM, after the Krampuslauf & Holiday Cryptid Parade

Pickup is Sunday, December 17th from 12-2PM

Monetary prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places based on People’s Choice.

Holiday Horrors can be: An interpretation of a Holiday Horror movie, a look at the 12 Days of Christmas Parody song, your own interpretation of what a Holiday Horror might be, and more!



Fang Around’s Krampusnacht & The Dark Holiday Market

Don’t know what’s going on? Then you should Fang Around and Find Out!

Downtown York’s premier alternative block party hosted by The Dark Parlour in Royal Square District returns for our third annual Krampusnacht & The Dark Holiday Market!


It’s #FreeToFangAround so come on out for a special winter festival in the heART of Downtown York with merchants, galleries, restaurants, guest appearances, a holiday cryptid walking parade, vendors, entertainment, family friendly activities, and MORE!


SPONSOR FANG AROUND! Learn more here!

This event will be updated periodically with confirmed vendors and entertainment. Check back frequently, and be sure to follow Fang Around, The Dark Parlour, and Royal Square District on all socials. Don’t miss a beat. Subscribe to the FA Newsletter, and bookmark the website!

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Vendor Hours & Family Friendly Entertainment/Activities

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Krampuslauf & Holiday Cryptid Walking Parade

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Evening Adult Entertainment

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Afterparty