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Posted: 01/14/2020 | by Katie

What's New in Lancaster County?

Plenty of new traditions to add to your visit.

Lancaster County already offers so many different things to do for groups, families, couples, and millennials what more could we add? Trust us, there is more! We have many great shows, exhibits, and experiences coming in 2020 that will make first-timers and veterans alike want to see and explore our great corner of Pennsylvania. Read below to see what strikes your fancy.

On Stage

If you love theater, we have a show for you! New for 2020, Sight & Sound Theatres will be showing the story of Queen Esther- one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament with magnificent sets, special effects, gorgeous costumes, and live animals.

American Music Theatre proudly presents the 2020 World Premiere AMT ORIGINAL: BRITAIN’S BEST! From the icons of the British Invasion to the mega-stars of today, BRITAIN’S BEST will feature show stopping musical hits that span decades and thrill music lovers of every age.

In addition to Broadway caliber shows, the Fulton Theatre has planned a significant expansion which is slated for completion in November 2020. The expansion will occupy the whole block and include four performance spaces.

Fun for all ages, the Magic & Wonder Show will be moving to their own venue- the Magic & Wonder Theater. This new space will allow for larger and more astonishing illusions including dynamic aerial acts. Groups can be amazed by Brett and his team from April through December.


For those who want to experience the traditional activities and flavors of Lancaster County in a unique way, try an intimate experiential tour with LoKal Experiences. From a tour and meal with an Amish family, to in-home baking classes, or a history and craft beer walk, LoKal is sure to have something for everyone. Choose from a dozen tours to find the one that is right for you.

In Downtown Lancaster, you can check out the newly opened Decades - a six-lane boutique bowling alley and arcade with a full-service restaurant and bar. It is in the historic Stahr Armory in Downtown Lancaster making it a 90-year old 15,000 square foot gymnasium filled with amusement and cocktails.

New to nearby Hershey, PA, Hersheypark is unveiling their 15th roller coaster – Candymonium. It’ll be in their new Chocolatetown area, and will be the tallest, fastest, and longest coaster for the park.

Rock Ford Plantation is opening the John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts, located on the fully renovated second level of their 18th century Bay Barn. It will feature what is believed to be the largest single collection in the United States of early Lancaster County (circa 1760 to 1820) furniture, tall case clocks, silver and portraiture.


If you have kids, consider staying at the Cartoon Network Hotel, right next door to Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park. This hotel is the first Cartoon Network Hotel in the country, and will have an indoor arcade, kids play area, outdoor amphitheater, and movie screen! (Plus a coffee lounge and wine bar for adults.)

The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square in Downtown Lancaster opened an entire second tower featuring 110 new rooms, plus two new restaurants – Plough and the Exchange.

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