Christmas in Lancaster – Celebrate the Christmas Season!

Celebrate Christmas in Lancaster County, PA


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


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Below are a listed a number of Christmas activities and items you won’t want to miss. Also, see our previous posts about Christmas lights in Lancaster and our video showing Winter in Lancaster County.

Nativity in Lititz, PAAlso, check out our Christmas event calendar for Lancaster, PA.

Looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree? See a variety of local Christmas tree farms in Lancaster County.

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

Dining Out Over the Holidays

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 will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas EveChristmas DayNew Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Celebrate the Christmas Season in Lancaster County:

Share the Blessing

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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

Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

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Christmas arrives at the Strasburg Rail Road this November.  Special holiday trains include the Night Before Christmas TrainSanta's Paradise Express, and Santa's Christmas Trolley, and The Christmas Tree Train.  Tickets are on sale.   Visit Website

Water Street Ministries

210 S. Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17604, 717-393-7709

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Water Street’s Christmas Cheer Gift Tag Program: many homeless men, women, and children will be spending their Christmas at Water Street Mission. Help spread the Christmas cheer when you gift someone at the Mission with a gift off of their wish list. Visit to learn how to give a gift to someone in need this holiday season.

The Amish Farm and House

2395 Covered Bridge Drive,    Lancaster, PA 17602,    717-394-6185

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Create a new Christmas tradition with our popular Amish Christmas Cookie Tour every Friday and Saturday Nov. 27th through Dec. 19th. Enjoy Christmas cookies and make memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to our cookie tour, join us on Dec 19th for our second annual Santa and Goats event.    Visit Website

Koziar’s Christmas Village

782 Christmas Village Road,    Bernville, PA 19506,    610-488-1110

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A recipient of ABA's Best of the Best Award. Enjoy family fun that has entertained visitors for over 70 years! Walk through train displays and scenes of every Christmas story, unique shops with Christmas treasures, and visit with Santa. Experience a spectacular view of a million Christmas lights. Take home wonderful Christmas memories.  Visit Website