Christmas in Lancaster

Celebrate Christmas in Lancaster County

The Christmas season is a blessed time of the year. Throughout Lancaster County, we have many special ways to help you experence and celebrate this special holiday season. This year, try to create some special Christmas memories.

For day by day holiday events throughout November and December, please see our Calendar of Events.

For local Christmas messages and Christmas Eve worship services, see our directory of Lancaster County Churches.

While you’re at it, you can plan ahead for a special holiday dinner at a Lancaster County Restaurant. See our listings of which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Celebrate the Christmas season Lancaster style:

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-898-1900

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is a year-round theatre presenting live musicals performed by professional performers selected from national auditions and a live orchestra with a buffet of classic American cuisine. Group rates for parties of 16 or more and Children's Theatre shows four times each year. Hotel and theatre packages available. Visit website

Dutch Winter Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park®, 2249 Lincoln Hwy. East
(Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 1-866-FUNatDW

Celebrate the magic of the season at Dutch Winter Wonderland with rides, entertainment, reindeer, and the Royal Light Show, a spectacular display of thousands of twinkling lights dancing to music! Open weekends and select days through December 30. Free parking. Visit website

Kitchen Kettle Village at Christmas

3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538

Stroll through a Village of 42 shops, restaurants & lodging built around our "world famous" canning kitchen. Get into the spirit of the season with special holiday entertainment and activities the Friday nights until 9pm & Saturdays between Thanksgiving & Christmas. Open Monday - Saturday 9-6 (Nov. - April 9-5).   Visit website

National Christmas Center

3427 Lincoln Highway East (US. Rt. 30), Paradise, PA 17562, 717-442-7950

National Christmas Center Family Attraction/Museum; Santa arrives November 22nd and visits through December 24th. Life-sized indoor exhibits capture the magic of Christmas memories, history, and traditions. Woolworth's 5&10, walk-through animated storybook village, "Journey to Bethlehem", Christmas around the World, and more! Gift shops on-site. Seating available throughout.  Visit website

Share the Blessing

Share The Blessing is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families in need - and who live in Susquehanna Valley - enjoy the holiday season. We facilitate this through the collection of food, clothing, gifts and monetary donations that are used, in full, to provide hope and assistance to local families during a very blessed time of the year. Visit website

Water Street Ministries

210 S. Prince Street, P.O. Box 7267, Lancaster, PA 17604, 717-393-7709

The Water Street Turkey Drive will help provide over 28,000 meals to the hungry over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Donate a turkey, change a life.Their mission is to advance the Kingdom of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing rescue and renewal services in the City and County of Lancaster and other areas. They strive to meet the many needs of the hungry and homeless in Lancaster County by offering a variety of services that provide structure, stability, security, self-discipline, and hope. Visit website

Tuesday, November 4 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Christmas Show at American Music Theatre

American Music Theatre: November 4 - December 30, 2014 - It's back! The magical, musical Christmas Show is back at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster. The Christmas Season always has a special magic and aura all its own. The…

Categories: American Music Theatre, Christmas Holiday events, Entertainment, Live Theater, Musical events

Friday, November 21 - Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dutch Winter Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland: November 21 - December 21, 2014 - Celebrate the season at Dutch Winter Wonderland! Make holiday memories at A Kingdom For Kids! as you enjoy rides and attractions, games, festive entertainment, cookie decorating, The Royal Light Show, and…

Categories: Children & Family, Dutch Wonderland, Entertainment, Musical events

Friday, December 5, 2014

Choo Choo Barn’s Canned Food Fridays

Admission to the Choo Choo Barn’s gigantic model train layout is FREE for those help the community by participating in Canned Food Fridays. The annual food drive returns to the Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg, PA, on December 6, 13…

Categories: Charity events, Children & Family, Strasburg

Friday, December 12, 2014

Lititz Second Friday – December

Main Street Lititz: December 12, 2014 - The 2nd Friday of every month Historic Downtown Lititz would like to invite you to Second Friday Lititz. Each month Downtown Merchants are happy to announce great family activities and entertainments, free and…

Categories: Entertainment, Lititz events, Sales & Discounts

Friday, December 12, 2014

Choo Choo Barn’s Canned Food Fridays

Admission to the Choo Choo Barn’s gigantic model train layout is FREE for those help the community by participating in Canned Food Fridays. The annual food drive returns to the Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg, PA, on December 6, 13…

Categories: Charity events, Children & Family, Strasburg

Friday, December 19, 2014

Choo Choo Barn’s Canned Food Fridays

Admission to the Choo Choo Barn’s gigantic model train layout is FREE for those help the community by participating in Canned Food Fridays. The annual food drive returns to the Choo Choo Barn in Strasburg, PA, on December 6, 13…

Categories: Charity events, Children & Family, Strasburg

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