December Events in Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster, PA Events Calendar – December Events

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Lancaster County Events During December 2020

 

Thru Dec 19 – OzPrima Theatre, 941 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603,  717-327-5124. oin your favorite characters in this new immersive theatrical concert. Follow the yellow brick road for an exciting musical and visual experience with some delightful Prima twists.

Dec 20 A Christmas CarolServant Stage Company – 717-455-0255.  Servant Stage’s original adaptation of this holiday classic is returning once again. A faithful rendition of Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday tale of redemption, charity, and the spirit of Christmas, A Christmas Carol is a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future!

Thru Dec 30 – The 2020 AMT Christmas Show: DECK THE HALLS American Music Theatre2425 Lincoln Highway East Lancaster, PA 17602, 800-648-4102, 717-397-7700. When the holidays arrive, the familiar sounds of the season are always at American Music Theatre.  The critically acclaimed Christmas Show has become an enjoyable tradition for many, and is renowned as Lancaster’s most beloved holiday show.  

Thru Dec 31 – Pinkalicious the MusicalDutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-898-1900. This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast.

Thru Dec 31 – Queen EstherSight & Sound Theatres, 300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572,  800-377-1277.  Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, QUEEN ESTHER is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects, and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production!

Thru Jan 2 – The Christmas Tree ShipBird-in-Hand Stage, 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike,  Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505,   800-790-4069. A ship. A storm. And a Christmas tale of heroic proportions. This heart-warming inspirational new musical is based on the true story of Herman Schuenemann, known as Captain Santa, who goes down with his ship on a storm in Lake Michigan – leaving his widow to raise their daughters, run the family shipping business and continue her husband’s mission of giving away thousands of Christmas trees to the less fortunate of Chicago.

Thru Jan 2 – Duane Laflin’s Comedy JubileeBird-in-Hand Stage, 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike,  Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505,   800-790-4069. A ship. Ready to ride a riotous wave of nostalgia? This high-energy variety show will have you laughing all the way. Kick back, relax and enjoy a delightful mix of comedy and your favorite tunes from the ‘50s – including classic country favorites and old-time rock ‘n’ roll.

Thru Jan 3 – Elf the MusicalDutch Apple Dinner Theatre, 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-898-1900. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

Dec 3 – 12 – Best Kept Secrets Tour: 12 Shops of Christmas TourBest Kept Secrets Tour, Throughout Lancaster County, 717-721-9409. A unique shopping adventure–featuring 12 wonderfully festive, off-the-beaten-path shops (and a restaurant & vineyard). Set up like a home or garden tour you will travel place to place, in your own vehicle, enjoying the amazing holiday decorations, unusual gift ideas, valuable coupons, door prizes, games, gifts, refreshments and Christmas spirit the businesses have planned for you.

Dec 4 – Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538.  Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie.

Dec 4 – Santa’s Christmas Trolley – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666. Santa is stepping out of his busy workshop to take a very special trolley ride aboard the Strasburg Rail Road this Christmas season! Make your child’s visit with Santa an especially unique memory to be cherished for a lifetime.

Dec 4 – The Night Before Christmas Train – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666. All aboard for Strasburg Rail Road’s Night Before Christmas Train! Passengers aboard this train enjoy the childlike anticipation of Christmas Eve, recall the old-fashioned nostalgia of Christmas past, and delight in the magic of an authentic steam train during the holidays.

Dec 5 – Breakfast with Santa and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538. Add some fun to your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie at The Harvest Cafe.

Dec 5 – Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538.  Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie.

Dec 5 – 6 – Christmas Tree Train – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666. For that special Currier and Ives Christmas experience, take a ride aboard Strasburg Rail Road’s Christmas Tree Train! Travel by authentic steam train to Leaman Place Grove where you can choose a pre-cut Frasier Fir tree and have it delivered back to the station.

Dec 5 – 6 – Santa’s Paradise Express – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666.  Santa Claus welcomes you and passengers of all ages aboard America’s oldest operating railroad for a truly magical steam train and Christmas experience!

Dec 11 – Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538.  Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie.

Dec 11 – Santa’s Christmas Trolley – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666. Santa is stepping out of his busy workshop to take a very special trolley ride aboard the Strasburg Rail Road this Christmas season! Make your child’s visit with Santa an especially unique memory to be cherished for a lifetime.

Dec 11 – 12 – The Night Before Christmas Train – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666. All aboard for Strasburg Rail Road’s Night Before Christmas Train! Passengers aboard this train enjoy the childlike anticipation of Christmas Eve, recall the old-fashioned nostalgia of Christmas past, and delight in the magic of an authentic steam train during the holidays.

Dec 12 – 13 – Santa’s Paradise Express – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666.  Santa Claus welcomes you and passengers of all ages aboard America’s oldest operating railroad for a truly magical steam train and Christmas experience!

Dec 12 – Breakfast with Santa and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538. Add some fun to your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie at The Harvest Cafe.

Dec 12 – Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538.  Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie.

Dec 12 – Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538.  Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie.

Dec 18 – Santa’s Christmas Trolley – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666. Santa is stepping out of his busy workshop to take a very special trolley ride aboard the Strasburg Rail Road this Christmas season! Make your child’s visit with Santa an especially unique memory to be cherished for a lifetime.

Dec 18 – Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538.  Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie.

Dec 18 – 23 – The Night Before Christmas Train – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666. All aboard for Strasburg Rail Road’s Night Before Christmas Train! Passengers aboard this train enjoy the childlike anticipation of Christmas Eve, recall the old-fashioned nostalgia of Christmas past, and delight in the magic of an authentic steam train during the holidays.

Dec 19 – Breakfast with Santa and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538. Add some fun to your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie at The Harvest Cafe.

Dec 19 – Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538.  Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie.

Dec 19 – 20 – Santa’s Paradise Express – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666.  Santa Claus welcomes you and passengers of all ages aboard America’s oldest operating railroad for a truly magical steam train and Christmas experience!

Dec 21 – 23 – Santa’s Christmas Trolley – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666. Santa is stepping out of his busy workshop to take a very special trolley ride aboard the Strasburg Rail Road this Christmas season! Make your child’s visit with Santa an especially unique memory to be cherished for a lifetime.

Dec 24 – Santa’s Paradise Express – Strasburg Rail Road, 301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666.  Santa Claus welcomes you and passengers of all ages aboard America’s oldest operating railroad for a truly magical steam train and Christmas experience

 

 

 

Here is a list of special and annual events that happen throughout Lancaster every year:

  • Holidays
  • Mud Sales – People come from all over the surrounding area (even out of state) to buy things at one of these sales.
  • Fairs & Festivals – There are numerous community fairs and festivals taking place in Lancaster County, PA all year long.
  • Fridays in Lancaster County – Every Friday night there are special events scheduled in one of our local towns.

 

 

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