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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Rides start from Fulton Bank at Penn Square (N. Queen Street) $5 for adults, $2 for children (12 and under) for one ride.

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15DEC thru 22DEC

Scootin' with Santa

Santa has traded in his sleigh for a 50cc Scoot Coupe and leads the way through the back roads of Lancaster County in search of the ever elusive “Amish Christmas Lights”. Join Santa as ...

Strasburg, PA
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15DEC thru 23DEC

Dutch Winter Wonderland

Celebrate the magic of the season at Dutch Winter Wonderland with rides, entertainment, and thousands of twinkling lights! Dutch Winter Wonderland occurs Saturdays (3 pm-9 pm), Sundays (3 pm-8 pm),...

Lancaster, PA
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15DEC thru 30DEC

A Christmas Carol

BAH! HUM-BUG! The timeless classic has been reimagined just for the Fulton! Coldhearted Ebenezer Scrooge encounters spirits of Christmases past, present and future to discover loves and lives he ha...

Lancaster, PA
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15DEC thru 29DEC

Doughn’t You Love Herbs?!

Come sample various herbs and learn all about their history as medicines and spices with Naturalist Ellen Blazer. You will have an opportunity to choose your favorite herbs and add them to your own...

Lancaster, PA
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16DEC

Snowman Gourd Painting Party

Paint Your Own Gourd with a Snowman theme! There will be a few examples to inspire you and Ruth from More Than a Gourd will guide you through the process! Cost: $37 also includes 1 wine glass (or y...

Ephrata, PA
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16DEC

Pacifico Salino

Pacifico Silano, PCA&D Photography major from the Class of ’08, is a lens-based artist whose work is an exploration of print culture, the circulation of imagery and LGBTQ identity. Born i...

Lancaster, PA
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17DEC

Munchkin Science – Nature Crafts

Come enjoy nature crafts with Naturalist Ann Strauss. Munchkins will make a variety of crafts that celebrate animals, trees, winter, and more. We will use glue, paint and creativity! Come dressed t...

Lancaster, PA
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18DEC

Cupcake Decorating Class

Join us as we walks through a 1 hr cupcake decorating workshop demonstrating step-by-step how to decorate 4 cupcakes that are Winter and Christmas themed! Reservations are required. $25 per person....

Lancaster, PA
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20DEC thru 23DEC

Holiday Concert and Sing-a-Long

Celebrate the Season! Join Music for Everyone Community Chorus and Big Boy Brass for a festive Holiday Concert and Sing-a-Long under the stars at the Pop-up Park on Prince Street in downtown Lancas...

Lancaster, PA
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21DEC

Music Jing-A-Long

Time to haul out that Holiday swag and loosen up those vocal chords because the 4th Annual Holiday Music Jing-A-Long at Characters Pub is happening on Friday, December 21 from 10 PM til midnight. A...

Lancaster, PA
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21DEC

Holiday Concert - QuintEssentially Brass

The hustle and bustle of holiday prep is finally over and you're ready to seek music of the season. QuintEssentially Brass will be performing holiday favorites, all to benefit the National Mult...

Lancaster, PA
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21DEC

Music Friday Winter Edition

Bundle up and join us for hot chocolate and live music in Penn Square! Music Friday Winter Edition is in partnership with Water Street Mission. Bring a canned food item to the event and it will be ...

Lancaster, PA
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21DEC

Holiday Toddler Time with Santa!

Please join us for this very special holiday edition of our Toddler Time Program! We look forward to welcoming you into our festive Holiday Candyland where we will have storytime, FREE crafts, FREE...

Lancaster, PA
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21DEC

Gingerbread House Decorating

Bring the family and decorate a pre-built gingerbread house with all the frosting, sprinkles, fondant and toppings from our kitchen pantry! Decorating kit includes decorating instructions from our ...

Lancaster, PA
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22DEC

Polar Express

Polar Express movie plus activities for children, a hot chocolate bar, readings of the story and fun science experiments. Ticket price includes the museum.

Lancaster, PA
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22DEC

Santa and Goats

Santa and his fellow sidekicks are coming to the farm! Take a picture with Santa and our furry little goats in front of the Christmas tree on December 22nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Pictures with Santa a...

Lancaster, PA
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22DEC

Santa’s Paradise Express

Strasburg Rail Road welcomes Santa during Santa’s Paradise Express. Santa will climb aboard the historic steam train to greet families as they travel down the tracks to Paradise, PA and back....

Ronks (Strasburg), PA
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22DEC

December Full Moon Tour

Our Full Moon Fundraiser Events are a bit different. The event features a roaring bonfire (weather permitting), live entertainment and self-guided tours. Guides are stationed at each pack throughou...

Lititz, PA
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22DEC

Christmas Eve Lovefeast & Candlelight Vigil

Come and join us for an evening of celebration, reflection, worship, music, and fellowship, as we gather together to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. Our service will include music by our very a...

Lancaster, PA
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24DEC

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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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