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Snow problem! Plenty to do despite the cold.
It’s always good to try something new, and embrace new challenges each year. To ring in the new year, why not explore, try some activities you haven’t done before, or perhaps, take your family to try an experience you did as a child. There are so many things to do in Lancaster this winter, you’ll fill up every weekend. Below we have compiled a list of are our top things to try in January.
See a Show
See a Broadway quality show at Lancaster prices this January! From quaint theatres in PA Dutch Country to the recently renovated Fulton Theatre in Downtown Lancaster, there's a wide variety of shows and theatre experiences to be had this month. For a list of upcoming shows, click here.
If you are a snow-bunny at heart, one of the most popular winter attractions in Central PA is AvalancheXpress Snow Tubing. Bundle up and beat your family’s cabin fever by heading over to the hills for some great outdoor fun.
Whether you venture out on your own or join a Naturalist Guide in Lancaster County Central Park, you are sure to see the beauty and splendor of our County in winter. The Lancaster County Park Environmental Center offers year-round events and activities for adults and children to learn about the wildlife around them.
Experience The Arts
Engage your inner artist with Painting with a Twist. Bring your beverage of choice and the studio will provide all the art materials you'll need to create a masterpiece. You can also experience the fun from the comfort of your own home with a "Twist at Home Kit". Each kit contains everything you need to complete your artwork, including video instructions, a painting surface, paint, brushes, a disposable apron and more!
Main Street Mount Joy presents their annual Festival of Arts January 28th & 29th. Peruse the quaint shops in Mt. Joy and meet and greet with the local artists that will be featuring their wonderful works of art. Make an entire weekend of the event with an overnight stay in the town!
Savor Seasonal Flavors
Many of the restaurants in Lancaster change their food and drink menus seasonally to feature local ingredients that are currently being harvested. You might wonder, what can be harvested in January - actually a lot! Root vegetables such as beets, potatoes, and carrots are all in season and make for delicious, hearty dishes to share. Whether you are looking for fine dining, international fair, or a warming PA Dutch meal Lancaster has got you covered. Enjoy delicious cuisine by ordering take-out or sitting outside - find unique outdoor dining options in Lancaster County.
Experience Something First Hand
Lancaster has a number of great places for children to learn in a truly hands-on, interactive way. Depending on your child’s age and interest, try heading to Tiny Town or The Lancaster Science Factory for a day full of learning and fun. The North Museum of Nature and Science has developed STEM learning activity packs for at home educational fun!
Tiny Town has the following events this month:
Try a New Look
New year, new you! Spend the day shopping at Tanger and The Shops @ Rockvale to add some new pieces to your closet and shake up your wardrobe. Also, be sure to check out our many independent boutiques around the county for one-of-a-kind items.
Experience the Amish & Agriculture
It’s always important to learn about new cultures that are different from our own. Whether you are a “from here” or a “come here” there is a lot we can all learn from and about the Amish community. Try one of our many Amish and Farmland tours that are available around Lancaster County to learn about a new way of life.
If farm and agriculture peaks your interest, you won't want to miss the 106th Annual PA Farm Show January 8th - 15th. The complex in Harrisburg is just a short drive from Lancaster County. Venture out to experience the tastes, sights, smells, and shows of authentic Pennsylvania.
Hold onto the Holiday Spirit
The start of the New Year doesn't mean the Holiday Spirit has to end.
Although the weather in Lancaster is often beautiful, the rain shouldn't put an end to the fun.