Posted: 10/19/2021 | by Jessica

Things to Do in November in Lancaster, PA

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10+ Things to Do in November in Lancaster, PA

November embraces fall fun in Lancaster, PA but also marks to beginning of the holiday celebrations. Whether you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit or are still holding on to the excitement of fall, there are plenty of events for you this month in Lancaster!

Take in the Crisp Fall Air:

What happens to the leftover pumpkins? Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is hosting their annual Pumpkin Madness Festival on November 6th to make use of, then demolish this year’s leftover gourds. With plenty of pumpkin-themed activities, your family will love this event paying homage to fall ending with a fireworks display. You can also find a similar fun event at Barnyard Kingdom's Pumpkin Demolition Day!

Meet the adorable residents of Eastland Alpacas during their annual open house, November 6-7, and 13-14. You can get up close and personal with the cuddly alpacas, take wagon rides, and shop for the coziest socks and mittens made from alpaca wool.

You can also head out to Nissley Vineyards through November 13th for Capturing Fall! Local seasonal beers, fall cocktails, lawn games, and more! On Saturdays you can enjoy food trucks and live music in addition to the fun.

All aboard the Strasburg Rail Road's Christmas Tree Train! Rides offered November 26-27 and December 3-4 take you on a trip to Leaman Place Grove. Choose a pre-cut tree to have delivered back to the station and enjoy a campfire.

Gifts Galore:

Start your holiday shopping or find the perfect memento of your visit.

For one-of-a-kind Christmas items from local artists and craftspeople, be sure to visit Kitchen Kettle Village. Explore dozens of shops to find that perfect gift while enjoying the vibrant energy of the Village. You can also explore great deals at tons of high-end shops with Tanger Outlets. Explore more shopping here.

Kick-off your holiday shopping by supporting fantastic local businesses on Small Business Saturday on November 27, 2021. Wander the city and small towns by foot looking for great gifts for everyone on your list.

Take a Tour:

Before sitting down to a delicious and filling Thanksgiving meal, take a spin around the county on a scooter or scoot coupe with Strasburg Scooters Tours. Their Thanksgiving Day Tour takes place at 9:00 AM, and is a great way to experience the country side before a hearty family supper.

Join the Amish Farm and House for a Christmas Cookie Tour on Fridays and Saturdays, November 19th through December 13th. This tour visits three authentic Amish homes where you can sample homemade Christmas cookies, learn about Amish Christmas traditions, as well as taking a tour of the Amish farmhouse and visiting with the farm animals.

Stroll the grounds of the Ephrata Cloister by candlelight and visit with craftsmen, listen to music, and take in the history during the Candlelight Open House.

Catch a Show:

The holiday season is right around the corner, and many theatres and attractions begin their winter-themed events this month.

For fun and warm holiday spirits, enjoy The Christmas Tree Ship at Bird-in-Hand Stage from October 28th through January 1st.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is ringing in the holiday season with Miracle on 34th Street November 11th through December 23rd, as well as their delicious food!

Fulton Theatre is offering two upcoming shows! Cinderella takes the main stage November 9th - January 2nd, and Snow White runs 11/20 - 12/18 for the family series.

You can also join the American Music Theatre for Winter Wonderland running November 9th through December 30th

A Dash of Holiday Spirit:

Head to Hersheypark for tons of holiday fun! The Sweet Lights display runs November 19th through January 2nd, offering 2+ miles of Christmas lights to drive through. You can also enjoy Hersheypark's Christmas Candylane. Enjoy over 5 million lights decorating the park, visits with Santa and Hershey characters, TREEville at the Boardwalk, and your favorite rides!

You can also have some family fun this season with Dutch Winter Wonderland, select dates November 20th - December 31st, at Dutch Wonderland.

Join Kitchen Kettle Village for Christmas fun throughout November and December! Have dinner with Mrs Claus and Yummie on November 26th or 27th, or Fridays and Saturdays December 3rd - December 18th. Mrs Claus will tell stories, give gifts and take photos during dinner. You can also have some Holiday Family Fun with Santa & Friends November 27th or December 4th, 11th, and 18th with food, scavenger hunts, stockings, visiting Santa and more! On November 26th, you can also take a Holiday Tasting Tour of Kitchen Kettle Village's delicious foods.

You can check out more events in Lancaster County here.

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