Things to do in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster County, PA events calendar

Find special events and one-of-a-kind things to do in Lancaster County all-year long.

With so much going on in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, it's impossible to see all the great local events during your visit. Special events in Lancaster, PA and neighboring towns run year-round, ensuring that you'll always experience unique festivals, fairs, exhibits, theater & concerts when visiting us in Lancaster County.

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Polar Express 3D

This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an an adventure which f...

Harrisburg, PA
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5DEC thru 14DEC

Frozen 3D

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and...

Harrisburg, PA
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5DEC thru 14DEC

A Christmas Carol 3D

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Harrisburg, PA
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5DEC thru 14DEC

Santa's Skyview Flights!

Come out and get an early look at what Santa will be seeing from his sleigh on Christmas Eve! A hot air balloon ride is the only way to get exactly the same view as Santa Clause! In honor of these ...

Bird-in-Hand, PA
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5DEC thru 25DEC

Green Holly & Gray Potatoes

It's Christmas and the family has gathered to tell Mom and Dad it's time to move into a retirement community. Mom and Dad have other plans. Don't worry, everyone will find their Christm...

Paradise, PA
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5DEC thru 28DEC

The 2016 Christmas Show: Winter Wonderland

This feel-good holiday event celebrates both the magic and the meaning of Christmas. Witness a beautiful Christmas town, an enchanting trip to the North Pole, powerhouse vocals, dazzling scenery, a...

Lancaster, PA
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5DEC thru 30DEC

Yuletide at Wheatland

Join LancasterHistory.org for a historical performance that captures a moment in time, taking us back to the holiday of 1867 when President James Buchanan celebrated the holidays with friends and f...

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5DEC thru 30DEC

Christmas Layout at the Choo Choo Barn

Celebrate the holiday season as the Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA® to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display. For the sixth year, the Groff family continues ...

Strasburg, PA
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5DEC thru 31DEC

Sight & Sound Theatre's Samson

Sight & Sound Theatres Presents: SAMSON - The world's first superhero ... the strongest man who ever lived.... He killed a lion with his bare hands and defeated a thousand soldiers ... but ...

Strasburg, PA
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5DEC thru 31DEC

"Our Christmas Dinner"

Create a new holiday memories that will be fun for the whole family when Our Christmas Dinner debuts on the Bird-in-Hand Stage. Expect the unexpected when an unlikely mix of strangers and ...

Lancaster, PA
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5DEC thru 31DEC

Holly Jolly Christmas

Bring out the holiday spirit with this most enjoyable musical filled with dancing, holiday favorites, and a visit from the big guy in red himself! We guarantee this show will make your holiday holl...

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5DEC thru 31DEC

Cars & Christmas

Our celebration to get you into the holiday spirit featuring dozens of themed decorated Christmas trees, unusual vehicles, vintage toys and cars, Hess Truck display, Model Train exhibits, Sammy the...

Hershey, PA
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5DEC thru 31DEC

2SP Brewery Release Party

We are extremely excited to welcome 2SP Brewery into the Central PA market. Join us on Tuesday, December 6th at 5pm as we tap 4 of their beers. We were fortunate enough to get a few very limited pr...

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6DEC

Pop-In for Play: I Spy

Enjoy extra play and learning during this indoor drop-in program! You'll spy a good time make your favorite colored handband in this Make-it, Take-it workshop. Designed for adults and children ...

Lancaster, PA
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6DEC

“Days of the Belsnickel” Dinner Tours

A fun-filled holiday evening of shopping, dining, touring, and heckling with the Belsnickel, the cranky PA German Christmas character who brings presents to the good kids and switches to the bad on...

Lancaster, PA
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6DEC

Trust Concert: New York Polyphony

Welcome Christmas with Grammy-nominated Classical vocal quartet, making their second appearance at The Trust. 

Lancaster, PA
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6DEC

Pub-Style Team Trivia

Team trivia every Tuesday night by Cheaters Never Prosper Trivia. DJ Sid puts on a great show!
Come with your team, drink some great craft beer, eat great food and win prizes with your t...

Lancaster, PA
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6DEC thru 27DEC

Jingle Arrgh the Way!

A mysterious message left in the crow's nest of the ship- "If it's a treasure you will know, seek the land of Christmas snow"- brings Captain Braid Beard and the gang back to Nort...

Lancaster, PA
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6DEC thru 31DEC

Holiday Trains & Trees

Holiday Trains & Trees annual exhibit is the perfect indoor activity for the whole family to enjoy. With over a dozen spectacularly decorated trees, several working model train sets, decoration...

Harrisburg, PA
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6DEC thru 31DEC

Fun and Fascination: Trees in Late Fall

Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will continue classes for preschool and early elementary children with a fall series on the natural world. Actual activities will vary from class to class but will incl...

Lancaster, PA
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Turkey Hill Experience

Turkey Hill Experience

Fun for all ages! Learn how our ice cream is made, invent and taste your very own ice cream flavor in our Taste Lab, star in your own commercial and get free samples of iced tea and ice cream!

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Christmas In Hershey

Christmas In Hershey

Enjoy two million twinkling lights, rides for all ages, and festive entertainment, as the magic of the holidays comes to life at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane!

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