Fall is coming to an end this month, so make the most of outdoor activities before winter arrives and start preparing for holiday shopping and attractions. Get ready for the holiday season with our guide to local businesses and family-friendly attractions.
Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville | Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | October 26th - November 11th Margaritaville – where people go to get away from it all…and stay to find something they never expected! This funny, yet heartwarming, musical tells the story of a part-time bartender/ singer who falls for a career-minded tourist and features the most loved Jimmy Buffett classics
The 2023 Christmas Show: The First Noel | American Music Theatre | November 7th - December 30th Witness the magic and splendor of our holiday celebration as AMT presents “The First Noel” featuring incredible singers, astonishing dancers, wondrous costumes, breathtaking sets, and all the endearment of a perfect fireside family moment!
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe | The Trust Performing Arts Center | November 25th - December 16th This amazing 45-minute production was created by renowned Broadway actress Le Clanché du Rand and toured by the Lincoln Center. Join the Pevensie children in their fantastic journey through the wardrobe where they meet all of your favorite characters from Narnia.
A Christmas Carol: The Musical | Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | November 17th - December 30th Even for a grumpy old miser like Ebenezer Scrooge, it’s never too late to change. But when he’s visited by three ghosts – Christmas Past, Present, and Future – he discovers his selfish ways and greets Christmas morning with a new found happiness, and through the enduring love of Tiny Tim, learns to spread goodwill and be happy.
Our Christmas Dinner | Bird-in-Hand Stage | October 26th - December 30th It’s Christmas and times are tough for the Davidsons. George lost his job and Jackie has empty boxes under the tree in hopes that his unemployment check arrives in time to buy gifts to fill them. The check doesn’t—but unexpected guests do: a soft-spoken Amish farmer and his outspoken wife whose buggy is stuck outside in a snowdrift.
Winter Wonderland | Magic & Wonder Theatre | November 8th - December 31st You'll journey to the wonder of the "North Pole", see toys come to life in "Santa's Magical Workshop", all while remembering the True reason for the season. This one-of-a-kind Christmas show fuses together the fun and wonderment of the Christmas season with comedy, dynamic circus arts, and grand illusions.
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Fulton Theatre | November 17th - December 30th An Old Testament story told entirely through song, Joseph… follows the story of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph ingratiates himself with the Egyptian noble Potiphar but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh.
Miracle of Christmas | Sight & Sound Theatres | November 4th - December 30th Journey alongside Mary and Joseph, a flock of surprised shepherds, and three wisemen—along with their camels! There may be no room at the inn, but God has a lowly stable prepared as the angels announce the coming of the Messiah!
There are more ways than just visiting holiday attractions. You can also start your holiday shopping early by checking out craft markets, outlet centers, and local businesses. Get into the Holiday spirit and pick up gifts early this year by exploring local craft markets and businesses.
Colder weather doesn’t mean that outdoor dining has to end. Lancaster restaurants have found creative ways to keep their guests cozy and warm while safely seating them outside. Here’s a round-up of restaurants that are offering some special outdoor seating options.
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Head out to the cool town of Lititz on Second Fridays for restaurants, galleries, and extended hours for local shops.
On the First Friday of every month, head downtown to Lancaster City to check out the popular arts extravaganza with street performances, art galleries, music, shopping, and more. Take the kiddos with you to check out over 70 interactive and fun exhibits at the Lancaster Science Factory for free from 5-7pm on First Fridays! Looking for a night out without the little ones? While not free, Tiny Townoffers Kid's Night Out where you can explore First Friday while the kids enjoy playtime, crafts, pizza, and more.
You can even turn it into a night out on the town by checking out some downtown dining!