Lancaster County Holiday Happenings

Celebration is in the air, and we’ve partnered with Discover Lancaster to showcase some winter events across Lancaster County to make memories for a lifetime. Lancaster County is known for its vibrant art scene, sense of community, and family adventure spots—enjoy all the goodness it has to offer this season by joining in the fun.

Celebration is in the air, and we’ve partnered with Discover Lancaster to showcase some winter events across Lancaster County to make memories for a lifetime. Lancaster County is known for its vibrant art scene, sense of community, and family adventure spots—enjoy all the goodness it has to offer this season by joining in the fun.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

November 8—December 30

Inspired by the warm, cherished memories of family Christmases spent together with loved ones, Home for the Holidays is a live, original musical experience that’s bound to leave you and your family in the Christmas spirit.

American Music Theatre: 2425 East Lincoln Highway, Lancaster


WHITE CHRISTMAS

November 17—December 31

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming adaptation is an uplifting musical celebrating family, holiday traditions, and counting your blessings.

Fulton Theatre: 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster


ELF THE MUSICAL

November 18–December 31

Based on the 2003 hit movie, this modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as Buddy wins over his new family and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre: 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster


DUTCH WINTER WONDERLAND

November 19–December 31

Decorated in thousands of lights and holiday ornaments, Dutch Winter Wonderland becomes a true winter marvel that you won’t want to miss out on this holiday season.

Dutch Wonderland: 2249 East Lincoln Highway, Lancaster

CHRISTMAS TRAINS

November 19–December 24

A Christmas tradition for over 60 years at the historic Strasburg Rail Road, you can choose from five festive train experiences—Night Before Christmas, Christmas Caboose Charter, Christmas Tree Train, Santa Claus Limited, and the Santa’s Paradise Express.

Strasburg Rail Road: 301 Gap Road, Ronks


CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM

November 26–December 11

Saturdays & Sundays

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas on the Farm at Barnyard Kingdom, where they deck the halls for family fun. Giant slides, fire pits, barnyard animals, elf scavenger hunt, and more. Train rides to the Christmas Tree fields for U-Cut Trees are included with admission!

Barnyard Kingdom: 211 South Donnerville Road, Lancaster


ILLUMINATION: AN IMMERSIVE HOLIDAY CONCERT

December 2–17

A mesmerizing music and sensory experience featuring powerhouse singers, synchronous instrumental solos, and Pentatonix-style a cappella caroling amidst the candlelit theatre-in-the-round.

Prima Theatre: 941 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster


SCOOTIN’ WITH SANTA

December 3–18

This holiday season Santa Claus has traded in his sleigh for a 50cc Scoot Coupe and leads the way through the back roads of Lancaster County. Join Santa as he travels over the bridges and through the woods with exceptional views of the countryside.

Strasburg Scooters: 246 North Decatur Street, Strasburg


2023 FIRE & ICE FESTIVAL

February 17–26

Fire & Ice is a 10-day festival that spreads fun throughout the entirety of historic downtown Lititz. With wow-worthy ice sculptures, kids events, yummy food, and downtown shopping—this year is going to be the best one yet.

Historic Downtown Lititz


Discover Lancaster is the official destination marketing organization for Lancaster County, whose focus is on generating the nearly $3 billion in economic impact that tourism brings to the county annually. Discover Lancaster works with more than 500 industry partners to grow that number every year. Their partners include hotels, B&Bs, attractions, tour providers, restaurants, retail shopping, and visitor services. All of these businesses contribute to the Lancaster County experience.

In addition to their marketing efforts, they manage a Visitors Center which features informational materials, a retail shop, and an art gallery. Travel Consultants assist guests with inquiries and guide them to curating the perfect itinerary for their Lancaster visit.

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