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    Shop local in Lancaster City for the holidays

    Make your list and grab your walking shoes—it’s time to set out on a shop-local journey and spread some holiday cheer along the way as you support local Lancaster City retailers this holiday season.


    The 2023 Lancaster City Holiday Retail Trail was created by Fig to encourage everyone to support small businesses this holiday season in partnership with City of Lancaster, Discover Lancaster, Fulton Bank, and Willow Valley Communities.



    Can’t find it? You can download and print your Retail Trail here.



    Bring your printed guide along as you do your holiday shopping around Lancaster City. At participating stores, ask for a sticker to place on one of 12 circles on your Retail Trail. When you gather all 12 stickers, take your guide to Miesse Candies at 118 North Water Street to redeem for a delicious chocolate elf through December 23.


    Select local businesses will have a hidden elf on a shelf. If you find it, take a picture for a chance to win brand new Fig merch. Tag @figlancaster in your photos to enter, and you may also get featured on Fig Lancaster’s Instagram!



    Find giftable items and get your trail stickers at participating retailers across Lancaster City. Look for these festive ground decals at participating stores for an extra special season of gifting this year.






    Plan your shopping trips around these city events:


    Mayor’s Tree Lighting


    Spend Black Friday shopping local before joining Mayor Sorace in Penn Square for the annual Tree Lighting on November 24.



    Christmas Spirit Lights Show at Clipper Magazine Stadium


    Rest your feet after a day of collecting stickers with a drive through the lights at Clipper Magazine Stadium from November 24 to December 31.



    Tuba Christmas


    End your route at Ewell Plaza with Tuba Christmas, a Lancaster City holiday favorite returning December 1.



    Menorah Lightings


    A community event for all, attend the Menorah Lightings in Penn Square each night from December 7–14.



    Art Market


    Shop for unique gifts from local makers at the first-ever holiday Art Market at Ewell Plaza on December 8, where artists will be hosting pop-up gifting stops.



    Light Up Southeast


    Make your way southeast on your sticker-collecting journey to end the day at the annual Light Up Southeast celebration.



    Santa in the City


    Spend the day buying local in Lancaster City on December 8, 9, and 16, and you may spot Santa spreading holiday cheer.