10+ Things to Do in November in Lancaster, PA
November embraces fall fun in Lancaster, PA but also marks to beginning of the holiday celebrations. Whether you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit or are still holding on to the excitement of fall, there are plenty of events for you this month in Lancaster!
Take in the Crisp Fall Air:
What happens to the leftover pumpkins? Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is hosting their annual Pumpkin Madness Festival to make use of, then demolish this year’s leftover gourds. With plenty of pumpkin-themed activities, your family will love this event paying homage to fall.
Meet the adorable residents of Eastland Alpacas during their annual open house, November 2-3 and 9-10. You can get up close and personal with the cuddly alpacas, take wagon rides, and shop for the coziest socks and mittens made from alpaca wool.
Howl at the moon at the Wolf Sanctuary’s monthly Full Moon Tour, held on November 9. After you visit with and learn about the wolf packs that live there, warm up by the bonfire and take in the crisp fall air.
For all active and retired military personnel, enjoy a free buggy ride at Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides on Monday, November 11, as a thank you for your service.
Before sitting down to a delicious and filling Thanksgiving meal, take a spin around the county on a scooter or scoot coupe with Strasburg Scooters. Their Thanksgiving Day Tour takes place at 9:00 AM, and is a great way to experience the country side before a hearty family supper.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with family over a delicious meal in Lititz. At the General Sutter Inn, guests can enjoy either the Thanksgiving Buffet or Ala Carte menu featuring turkey, beef and seafood in Inn’s elegant dining room. Call ahead to guarantee your place at the table.
Start your holiday shopping or find the perfect memento of your visit.
For one-of-a-kind Christmas items from local artists and craftspeople, be sure to visit Landis Valley Museum Store’s Holiday Open House on November 30 & December 1. Browse items including Belsnickels, ornaments, Pennsylvania German paper stars, books, and more! Visitors can also learn how to make paper stars or punch a tin ornament.
Kick-off your holiday shopping by supporting fantastic local businesses on Small Business Saturday. Wander the city and small towns by foot looking for great gifts for everyone on your list.
A Dash of Holiday Spirit:
The holiday season is right around the corner, and many theatres and attractions begin their winter-themed events this month.
American Music Theatre presents The 2019 Christmas Show: Joy to the World, November 1 through December 30, for a feel-good holiday event that celebrates music, magic, and the meaning of Christmas.
For inspiration and warm holiday spirits, enjoy A Christmas to Remember at Bird-in-Hand Stage this season, on stage from October 30 through December 28.
If you love the classics, the Fulton Theatre is bringing Peter Pan to the stage in Downtown Lancaster, November 12 through December 29.
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is bringing the seasonal favorite, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, to their stage, paired with their scrumptious buffet dinner, November 14 through January 4.
For families, Dutch Wonderland’s holiday event, Dutch Winter Wonderland, kicks off on November 23 for twinkling lights, themed-rides, and holiday spirit for all.
Penn Square fills with holiday and community spirit during the Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas on November 29. Lancaster Central Market is open late for tasty treat and hot cocoa.
So whether you’re enjoying the final moments and events of fall or getting in the holiday spirit, there’s plenty to do in Lancaster. For a complete list of events, visit our complete online events calendar.