Posted: 11/23/2020

10+ Things to Do in November in Lancaster, PA

From scarecrow to mistletoe, we have you covered.

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 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.

Meet the adorable residents of Eastland Alpacas during their annual open house, November 7 -8 and 14 - 15. 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.

Howl at the moon at the Wolf Sanctuary’s monthly Full Moon Tour, held on November 7. After you visit with and learn about the wolf packs that live there, warm up by the bonfire and take in the crisp fall air.

All active and retired military personnel with a valid ID can enjoy a free buggy ride at Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides on Monday, November 11, as a thank you for your service.

All aboard the Strasburg Rail Road's Christmas Tree Train! Rides offered November 27-28 and December 4-5 take you on a trip to Leaman Place Grove. Choose a pre-cut tree to have delivered back to the station. If you decide to ride the evening train, you will see the grove illuminated with Edison-style lights.

Give Thanks:

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. 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.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with family over a delicious meal in Lititz. At Lititz Springs Inn & Spa Restaurant, guests can enjoy the Thanksgiving Buffet featuring turkey, beef and seafood in Inn’s elegant dining room. Call ahead to guarantee your place at the table.

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.

Kick-off your holiday shopping by supporting fantastic local businesses on Small Business Saturday on November 28, 2020. Wander the city and small towns by foot looking for great gifts for everyone on your list.

A Dash of Holiday Spirit:

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 GÜT Life! Christmas with the Yoders & Nick! at Bird-in-Hand Stage this season, on stage from October 30 through January 2.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is bringing the seasonal favorite, Elf the Musical, to their stage, paired with their scrumptious buffet dinner, November 12 through January 3.

Hershey Park has their annual Sweet Lights display, now through January 1. Drive through 2-miles of forest to see incredible light displays while listening to classic holiday music from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Penn Square fills with holiday and community spirit during the Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas on November 29. Lancaster Central Market is open late for tasty treat and hot cocoa.

Santa visits Kitchen Kettle Village November 28 for the Holiday Family Fun with Santa & Friends extravaganza. All children under 10 can join in the village-wide scavenger hunt and get their contactless photo with Santa.

So whether you’re enjoying the final moments and events of fall or getting in the holiday spirit, there’s plenty to do in Lancaster. For a complete list of events, visit our complete online events calendar.


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