Posted: 02/12/2021 | by Olivia

Things to Do this February in Lancaster, PA

Beat the cold weather with these fun Lancaster activities.

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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.

Enjoy the 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, from Queen Esther at Sight & Sound Theatres and Happy Days at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre to Josiah for President at Bird-in-Hand Stage and World of Wonder at Magic & Wonder.

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

Those with a sweet tooth will love Chocolate-Covered February in nearby Hershey, PA. Chocolate-inspired events will be held throughout the month, from family-friendly chocolate lab classes to a chocolate bar making event. It’s a wonderful treat for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

Grab your sweetheart, gal pals or family and enjoy our newest event! Receive generous samples and personalized service, as well as bites of history about the Village on this self-guided tasting experience throughout Kitchen Kettle Village. It makes the perfect Valentine's Day treat.

Find more Valentine's Day ideas here!

Commemorate Black History Month

Take a tour of the Origins of the Underground Rail Road! In honor of Black History Month, Lancaster County Historian Randolph Harris is offering customized private tours of Underground Railroad sites in Lancaster County in support of African American Heritage. Some of the earliest anti-slavery events in our nation's history happened in Lancaster County and in other areas of the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. Columbia is considered to be one of only three places in America where it is claimed that the name Underground Railroad began to be used in the 1830s to describe the secretive system of transporting formerly enslaved people to freedom. A donation of 25 percent of your fee will be made to the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania. To schedule a tour, call 717-808-2941, visit or email

Take a tour with LoKal Experiences to celebrate 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!

Book a B&B

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. For more winter date night ideas, click here.

Awesome Annual Events

Head to Lititz from February 12th – 20th for the Lititz Ice Walk 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 of the charming small town.

Here in Lancaster County we celebrate the day before Lent begins with fasnachts! Fasnachts are not your typical donut, but donuts that are made with mashed potatoes! They are square in shape, with no hole, filling, frosting, or sprinkles. If you have never tried one, we highly recommend that you do. They are delicious!

Want to get your fasnachts on the go? Bird-in-Hand Bakery and Cafe hosts their Fasnacht Day drive-thru tent February 15th 3pm-6pm & 16th 6am-9am for a quick donut pit stop. Tents are located at the Bakery (2715 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand), and near the Lancaster Shopping Center on Route 501.

Oregon Diary is back again for their Famous Fasnachts Day Drive-Thru from 5:30am – 10am on Tuesday, February 16th. Choose from Plain, Powdered, Glazed or Sugar Fasnachts in Dozen, Half Dozen, and Individual. Drive-thru is held under the carport – no need get our of your vehicle. Pay by cash or card!

Spend Some Time Indoors

The weather is frigid, so what’s there to do to burn off some pent-up energy? Plenty! Come check out some of the locations here to start off the new year with active, healthy activities that will keep you busy all day long.

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! Find more events in Lancaster, PA.

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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