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.

Our Lancaster County, PA Events Calendar below allows you to select a date range to search for things to do during your visit. You can also enter keywords or filter events by categories or by the part of the county where the event is being held.

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Lovin' Lititz Every Second

Downtown Lititz Second Friday event takes place from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Shops and other venues offer great family activities and entertainment. Free and open to the public, every month rain or shi...

Lititz, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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9DEC

Christmas Ball

Step back in time with old-time costumes and dances. This event features a live orchestra and dance instructor as well as a DJ with modern dances. 
This event features prizes, giveaw...

Lancaster, PA
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Downtown Lancaster region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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9DEC

Winter Fair

The Winter Fair, free and open to the public, will have complimentary photos with Santa, a caricaturist, face painting, ornament and yamaka decorating, Kwanzaa-style bracelet making, great music an...

Millersville, PA
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River Hills region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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9DEC

Michael Clipman & Tom Singer in the Cafe

Michael Clipman and Tom Singer along with Sam Frantz, offering lyrical songs with pulse-driven world rhythms and reinterpreted covers. Cafe serves until 8:30 pm. On the menu--soups, salads, quiches...

Ephrata, PA
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9DEC

Christmas Caroling with What the Dickens

Fridays, December 2 & 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Join 'What the Dickens' as they carol around property, stopping at Casey Jones' Restaurant and other locations. End the evenin...

Ronks, PA
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Amish & PA Dutch Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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9DEC

Comedian Mike Cannon

Stitches Comedy Club is Lancaster's Premier Place for Comedy. We always bring you the funniest comedians touring the country. You have seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Last Comic Standing and Showt...

Lancaster, PA
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9DEC thru 10DEC

Holiday Tea

Celebrate the holiday season with tea at the Inn at Twin Linden. 
Two seatings will be held each day at noon and 2:30 PM, December 7 through 11. 
Parties of 6 or more ...

Narvon, PA
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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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9DEC thru 11DEC

Miracle on 34th Street

Single mother, Doris Walker, is determined not to fill her 6 year old daughter, Susan's head with such romantic notions as believing in Santa, and is not impressed to find out that Macy's S...

New Holland, PA
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9DEC thru 11DEC

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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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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9DEC 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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Next-door Neighbors region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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9DEC 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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9DEC thru 14DEC

The Night Before Christmas Train

The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on the Night Before Christmas Train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. On board, a reader dress...

Ronks (Strasburg), PA
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9DEC thru 16DEC

Oliver!

A young boy born into the gritty world of 19th century London's poor laborers is surrounded by poverty and some unscrupulous personalities. Based upon Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver ...

Ephrata, PA
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Small Towns & Northern Countryside region of Lancaster County Pennsylvania

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9DEC thru 17DEC

Christmas Market and Village of Lights

An outdoor festival with music and dancing lights, singing Christmas trees, Peek-A-Boo cottages, Christmas crafts, bonfires, hot chocolate and more!

Paradise, PA
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9DEC thru 23DEC

Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie

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. Th...

Intercourse, PA
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9DEC thru 23DEC

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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9DEC 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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9DEC thru 28DEC

Antique & Art Sale

Sale Event - EVERY Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Everything in the mall is on sale with discounts starting at 20% off purchases over $50. 

Columbia, PA
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9DEC thru 30DEC

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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9DEC thru 30DEC

Sky Zone Lancaster GLOW Jump

Every Friday at Sky Zone Lancaster, the main lights will go off and black lights turn on and the DJ will crank the music up! Guests jump and bounce their way through our Open Jump, Dodgeball Courts...

Lancaster, PA
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9DEC thru 30DEC

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Join us for a Kitchen Kettle Christmas

Join us for a Kitchen Kettle Christmas

Friday nights & Saturdays - Thanksgiving thru 12/23. Enjoy live musicians, cookie decorating, s'more making, plus great shopping from homemade jams to premium olive oils & more!

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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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