Posted: 11/10/2023

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Lancaster, PA for the Holidays

Lancaster County, PA is a magical destination during the holidays!

While Lancaster is an amazing place to live and visit year round, it’s extra special during the holiday season. Experiences, shops, and restaurants get in the holiday spirit, and share in the celebration. Joy and good cheer fill the streets of Downtown Lancaster and our charming towns, while shoppers find the perfect gifts.

Holiday Events

Santa greeting a family on a train in Lancaster, PA.

The holiday season in Lancaster County is full of themed attractions and fun events for young or old to enjoy.

Christmas tree illuminated in green and red lights in Lancaster, PA

Experience holiday lights and cheer from the comfort of your own vehicle!

Find special events and one-of-a-kind things to do in Lancaster County all-year long. Search for seasonal festivals, wine and food events, local music...

Authentic Lancaster Cuisine

Farm-to-Table cuisine is a way of life here, with homemade and hand-crafted delights filling tables and tummies.

Coffee Spots & Cafes in Lancaster County

Check out these top spots for coffee in Lancaster County.

Warm & Hearty PA Dutch Dishes in Lancaster County

A PA Dutch meal is good for the soul. Enjoy an authentic meal in Lancaster this season.

Macaroon shop window

Picture-perfect desserts that are worth sharing.

Festive Family Fun

Family fun at Urban Air Adventure Park. Photo Credit: Discover Lancaster / Gabe McMullen

Lancaster has the perfect thing to do with your out of town visitors. No matter if you are an outdoor adventurer or a...

Experience the holiday spirit with these kid friendly events and adventures!

Whether you’re planning some free fun ahead of time or are looking for a quick way to fill a few hours while you’re...

Indoor adventures to revive your spirit.

Holiday Shopping

Shop the latest styles, homemade crafts and unique gifts.

Give the Perfect Lancaster County Gift

Great gifts for all the people on your list!

Friends walking past local shops in the Lancaster county area.

Lancaster is home to many indie retailers, between boutique shops and handmade goods you’re sure to find something you’ll love or a great...

Where to Find Hand-Crafted Furniture in Lancaster, PA

Unique and homemade pieces that are perfect for your home.

Lancaster Countryside

Experience the Outdoors

an illuminated patio with outdoor heaters and enclosed dining spaces in Lancaster

A wonderful mix of holiday cheer and indoor fun for your winter trip to Lancaster.

Do they celebrate Christmas like we do?

Getting outside during the winter can be hard, but we know that for outdoor adventurers its a must. Find everything to do this...

Tour over 25 covered bridges in Lancaster, PA.