christmas in lancaster pa

Christmas in Lancaster, PA: Book an Extended Weekend Stay & Get Festive!

While it’s not likely Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will experience a white Christmas (based on information provided by The National Centers for Environmental Information), the probability of Lancaster experiencing a super festive holiday is high.

Christmas in Lancaster, PA, promises to be event-filled starting Dec. 1 and continuing through the New Year. It’s the perfect time of year to plan an extended weekend stay at AmishView Inn & Suites, where you’ll start each day with an amazing hot breakfast, one of the best buffets experienced by travelers and sure to keep you well-sated for a day filled with activities.

Christmas Events in Lancaster PA

Ziplining for the Holidays: One of the most unique ways to celebrate Christmas is by ziplining through hundreds of holiday lights. Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center in Lancaster County (approximately a half-hour from AmishView Inn & Suites), offers a Christmas experience that includes four adventure packages to enjoy light displays across the property. Visitors have the option to also drive-thru or walk-through light displays. There’s also a wildlife center on-site and a café serving hot cocoa.

Live Christmas Theater: Sight and Sound Theatres brings bible stories to life and its current performance, “Queen Esther,” is no exception. You can experience this riveting story from the Old Testament now through Dec. 23. Located only 12 minutes from the Theatre, AmishView Inn & Suites is an ideal choice for your Lancaster County stay. (And make plans to revisit when Sight and Sound presents “David” in 2022!)

American Music Theatre, just a 9-minute drive from AmishView, presents “The 2021 Christmas Show: Winter Wonderland,” through Dec. 30. It’s a live-music production featuring sacred and secular songs to help ignite the holiday spirit.

Christmases Past: Feeling nostalgic? See a large selection of Christmas memorabilia at the interim National Christmas Center, a little more than a half-hour from AmishView Inn, at the Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown. Read Celebrate a Nostalgic Christmas in Lancaster County for more ideas.

Christmas Train Rides: Santa himself climbs aboard a historic steam train at Strasburg Rail Road to greet families as they travel down the tracks to Paradise, PA. You can even opt to send a letter to Santa and place it in the North Pole Express mailbox on site. Christmas trains run through Dec. 24.

For a more extensive listing of Christmas events in Lancaster, PA, visit the Discover Lancaster website.

Unique Gifts Found in Lancaster

Lancaster County and the City of Lancaster provide amazing opportunities to find unique Christmas gifts for those on your list.

We recommend you visit The Quilt Shop at Miller’s where you’ll find beautiful Amish Wall Hangings, ranging in size from 20” x 20” to 45” x 45”. These colorful wall hangings are handmade from plain fabrics. They are often made of cotton, but The Quilt Shop at Miller’s also carries the wool wall hangings, which are more difficult to find, and gorgeous handmade quilts. The shop is less than a 10-mile drive from our boutique hotel.

Looking for something more contemporary? Madcap & Co. in downtown Lancaster has a large inventory of unique gift items, some of which celebrate the area. You can find a variety of gifts, large and small, from a Lancaster County, PA, Homemade Dutch Stroopie Candle to entire Lancaster County Gift Packs loaded with items specific to the area. The shop is a 20-minute drive from AmishView Inn & Suites.

Read Holiday Shopping in Lancaster County for more venues to explore, including local malls.

Plan your holiday stay at AmishView Inn & Suites to enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a bed & breakfast with the amenities of an upscale Lancaster, PA hotel while you explore the festive celebrations throughout Lancaster County!