Posted: 02/03/2022 | by Olivia

Things to Do this February in Lancaster, PA

There is something for everyone taking place this February in Lancaster County!

Live ice carving at wilbur chocolate in Lancaster PA during Lititz Fire & Ice Festival

From Valentine’s Day to Fasnacht Day, there’s plenty to do in Lancaster this February for both locals and visitors alike. Turn up the romance with a date night at one of our theaters or special events, or skip the chilly weather and spend some time being active with one of our many indoor adventures. With events for the whole family, this is your guide to some of the best happenings in town.

Arts & Culture

It may be chilly outside, but the theatres in Lancaster, PA are warm and ready to entertain. Book your tickets for one (or two) of the great shows on stage this February. The Sound of Music is taking over the main stage at the Fulton Theatre, and Singin' in the Rain is coming to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre!

An activity that includes painting & wine can make for a romantic date night or fun day-out with the gals. Painting with a Twist guides you step-by-step as you create a masterpiece. BYOB to the studio or order to Twist at Home kits to bring the studio to you!

Valentine’s Day Fun

Grab your sweetheart, gal pals or family and head to Kitchen Kettle Village for the Spread the Love Tasting Tour! Receive generous samples and personalized service, as well as bites of history about the Village on this self-guided tasting experience throughout the Village. It makes the perfect Valentine's Day treat.

There is lots to do in Lancaster for Valentine's Day, start planning your celebration today!

Commemorate Black History Month

Take a tour with LoKal Experiences to commemorate Black History Month. The Lancaster History and Craft Beer Walk takes you to the Stevens & Smith Historic Site for an up-close look at history right in downtown Lancaster. Tie history and beer together for an experience you won't forget!

Take a Staycation

Book a Bed & Breakfast with a loved one! Curl up by the fire with a loved one, cozy up in a blanket, and read a good book, enjoy slow and simple conversations, or just listen to the silence. Book a Bed & Breakfast to cozy up in this winter in Lancaster. There is plenty to do for date night in Lancaster, PA to enjoy a full weekend with your sweetheart!

Take advantage of our Lancaster Staycation promotion and book a romantic getaway for 22% off. Whether it's a Monday through Friday hiatus or weekend adventure, there is a warm place for you to stay in Lancaster County. From cozy bed and breakfasts to high rise hotels downtown, relaxation and rejuvenation are calling this February!

Awesome Events

Head to Lititz from February 18th - 27th for the Lititz Fire & Ice Festival where the community gathers for ice sculpture displays and a family-friendly festival. It’s also a great time of year to experience the shopping offerings in the charming small town.

Join the Strasburg Rail Road for a variety of February events. Relax with live entertainment, cocktails and light fare during Le Train Cabaret, running February 11th & 25th with other upcoming dates. Enjoy wine & cheese pairings as you travel to Paradise, PA onboard the Wine & Cheese Train select Fridays & Saturdays. Figure out the clues left by Sherlock Holmes and outwit Dr Moriarty on this 60-minute Escape Room on the Train on select Fridays & Saturdays. On Thursdays and Fridays, take a ride on the L.O. & S. Motorcar! On February 19th, take an open-air ride onboard the Long John Limited.

Head to Nissley Vineyards through February 26th for Fire & Spice. Throughout this event you'll be able to enjoy wine tastings, local craft beers, meats & cheeses, a seasonal cocktail, games and more. On Saturday afternoons there will even be live music!

Head into Mount Joy, PA on February 25th for the Chocolate Walk & Wine Tasting! Enjoy walking through the shops and restaurants on Main Street while enjoying delicious chocolates & wines found at various locations.

February 5th is National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and some of Lancaster's ice cream shops and creameries are offering special hours to make sure you can celebrate!

On February 21st, take a special President's Day Tour of James Buchanan's home, Wheatland, and learn all about the challenges the 15th US President faced early-on in his presidency.

Towards the tail end of February, mud sales will begin popping up around Lancaster county. Head out in the morning to find some unique pieces and delicious foods.

March 1st is Fasnacht Day, so make sure you swing by a local bakery for yours!

A variety of events are happening Lancaster County this month, so take advantage of the offerings and explore this month!

Spend Some Time Indoors

If the weather gets too cold for outdoor activities, there's plenty of indoor fun to be had! Lancaster has kid friendly indoor activities and a lot of things to do on cold days for people of all ages.

Bundle Up & Get Outdoors

Venture out to one of the scenic trails in Lancaster County. The wide-range of distances and types can fill the entire month of hiking, biking, or running outdoors without taking the same route twice. Need to get the kiddos out of the house? Lancaster County Central Park hosts kid-friendly programs that are the perfect combination of education and fun!

However you choose to spend your time in Lancaster this February, you'll be sure to have fun all month long!

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