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Christmas Tour

Local shopping, theatre, drive-through light shows, Christmas and heritage attractions.

As part of your planning during this time, please call or check the website & social media of these properties for their most current operational information.

Kitchen Kettle Village Photo Credit: DiscoverLancaster.com

DAY ONE

KITCHEN KETTLE VILLAGE | 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534

Add one of our new holiday-only group tours for an extra-special visit! Fill your gift bag with treasures and treats for you (or to give), and make your own whoopie pie with Holidates. Allow 1.5 hours

CHRISTMAS AT THE CARTOON NETWORK HOTEL | 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602

Celebrate the holiday season with your favorite cartoons! Stay overnight during the week and receive free admission for one vehicle to Holiday Lights at Dutch Wonderland or stay during the weekend for 50% off one vehicle's admission. Whether you're a hotel guest, or not, stop by to decorate your own gingerbread house, make an ornament, or even create your own fake snow! This group-friendly hotel is a hot spot for families and cartoon-enthusists. Allow 2 hours

HERSHEY FARM RESTAURANT | 240 Hartman Bridge Rd, Strasburg, PA 17572

Before or after your meal, decorate your own gingerbread man with unlimited icing and unusual decorating items. Each will be judged by the head chef. The winner receives a prize and everyone takes home their gingerbread. Allow 2 hours

TANGER OUTLET CENTER | 311 Stanley K Tanger Blvd, Lancaster, PA 17602

Enjoy shopping at stores where you will find savings of 30-70% off retail prices and no sales tax every day! Be sure to register your group ahead of time to receive valuable coupons. Don’t forget to visit the 25+ new stores that open in the Fall 2017 such as Under Armour, North Face, H&M, and Michael Kors. Allow 2 hours

DAY TWO

ELF THE MUSICAL AT DUTCH APPLE DINNER THEATRE | 510 Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601

Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy dinner and a show at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre! Allow 3 hours

YULETIDE AT WHEATLAND | Zoom

Tour President James Buchanan’s Wheatland virtually this year for Yuletide at Wheatland! Join a tour guide, in real-time over Zoom, to traverse the festively decorated halls and rooms of the 1828 mansion. From the comfort of your home, learn about the public and personal life of James Buchanan through the lens of Yuletides and traditions past. Allow 1 hour

DOWNTOWN LANCASTER

A hub of art, culture, shopping and dining, historic Downtown Lancaster is a vibrant city packed with activities for locals and visitors alike. The city is situated in the center of Lancaster County, and its seven square miles are packed with art, museums, historical attractions, restaurants and cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques. Be sure to check out the Christmas tree in Penn Square, and all the windows dressed in Holiday Style. Allow at least 2 hours

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Downtown Lancaster is the epicenter of it all, providing the perfect contrast of modern life to the rustic allure of surrounding Amish country.