National Christmas Center 2024

Event Details

Nov 22 - Dec 29

More info to come for 2024.

Enjoy treasures from Christmas past at The National Christmas Center!

Until its permanent home is ready, visitors can now enjoy over 18,000+ square feet of nostalgic Christmas décor in lights, trees, stores, and renowned artifacts at the National Christmas Center which is housed a short distance from Stone Gables Estate. Seventeen-foot-tall, real-life buildings with artistic architectural features depict the streets of Columbia, Pennsylvania as they were in the 1950s. Featured storefronts include a walk-in Woolworth's Store, a Boy’s Toy Store, a Girl’s Toy Store, the Sweet Shoppe featuring Klein Chocolates, Miesse Candies, Byers Bakery, and much more!

Peer in the windows of shops which include Joe – The Motorists’ Friend, Eichhorn’s Store for Men, Watt, and Shand, Dave Barton’s Barbershop, The Train Store, and more!

Old favorites such as the animated Tudor Towne which tells the story of forgiveness, a “choir” of over 900 Gurley candles, Pennsylvania handmade Byers’ Choice carolers, Santa’s from around the world, over 1,000 nativities from around the world depicted in their native culture, and much more will bring back many nostalgic memories and joys of childhood gone by.

New to the National Christmas Center collection is the Toy Soldier store with over 5,000 hand-painted soldiers as part of the world’s finest collection of brass and wood models including ships, planes, trains, and automobiles. Also new to the National Christmas Center collection is Anastasia’s Doll Emporium, a collection of the finest dolls and dollhouses around the world. Antiques such as Santa’s, scales, popcorn machines, barber chairs, and more will bring back fond memories.

Another must-see on display is a world-class builder's model of the Titanic in the Titanic Museum. The Titanic model is 22 feet long, 9 feet tall, and weighs 5,500 lbs. It has eight miles of fiber optic lighting and was constructed according to the original plans of the original Titanic ship. This is a one-of-a-kind display with original plans and photos.

For more information about the National Christmas Center, please visit our website.


  • Starting November 24, 2023 and running until December 29, 2023
  • Closed Sundays and Mondays
  • The last day for the National Christmas Center this season is December 29, 2023


  • Adults (18+) = $22
  • Child (5-17) = $12
  • Child (4 and under) = Free

Bus tours please call 717-902-9791

Note: The National Christmas Center is wheelchair accessible; however, the shuttle may not be handicap accessible. If you have accessibility needs, please leave a note in "Comments" when booking.

Your Ticket Includes: With the purchase of your ticket, our gift to you this Christmas is a pass for one 8-passenger vehicle of The Christmas Village at Ironstone Ranch. December 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Parking & Address: IMPORTANT!!

  • Location for shuttle services for transportation for the National Christmas Center:
  • 48 Industrial Road, Elizabethtown PA, 17022. Please Park in the parking lot, load the coach bus, and take a 5-minute trip to the National Christmas Center. Shuttles will be running every half hour.

Duration: There is a lot to see! We recommend that you allow approximately two hours for your museum experience. Picture-taking is permitted.

Comfort Facilities:
Restrooms are available in the museum.

Weather Cancelations: To find out if we have canceled any event due to inclement weather, keep a close eye on your email, check our social media, and/or please call 717.902.9791. Related refunds will be issued within 7-10 days.

Disclaimers: Parking for the National Christmas Center is off-site. Limited handicap parking for those in wheelchairs is available upon request. Please call 717-902-9791. No smoking or pets are allowed on shuttle buses or in the museum. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to allow Stone Gables Estate and/or its representatives to use any photos taken for promotional or advertising purposes. You also consent to a subscription to our e-newsletter. Stone Gables Estate and/or its representatives are not responsible for lost or stolen items. About Stone Gables Estate: Stone Gables Estate is home to the historic Ironstone Ranch, The Star Barn Village, St. Michael’s Vineyard, the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad, the Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge, and much more. The property encompasses 280 scenic acres and includes a working horse ranch along with numerous settings other event settings. Stone Gables Estate is a Biblical, faith-based ministry/business. Its mission is to donate 100% of its net profits to aid abandoned children worldwide through Brittany’s Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. "Events with a Purpose". For more information about Stone Gables Estate, check out our website! For Assistance: Please email us at or call 717-902-9791. We experience a very high call and email volume due to Christmas inquiries. We will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

National Christmas Center 2024

LOCATION: Stone Gables Estate

ADDRESS: 48 Industrial Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022

  • CONTACT: 717-902-9791
  • TIME: 9:00 AM