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10+ Things to Do in November in Lancaster, PA

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 3 and 11. 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 24. 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.

Give Thanks:

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.

Gifts Galore:

Start your holiday shopping or find the perfect memento of your visit.

The Artisan Fair at Spooky Nook Sports builds on the tradition of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, and features crafts and fine art from 100 local and national fine artists and craftspeople. November 10 and 11, the artists gather under one roof to display functional pottery, handmade jewelry, designer clothing, glass art, and more!

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 24. 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. Free two-hour parking is available as you wander the city 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 2018 Christmas Show: The First Noel, 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 November 6 through December 29.

If you love the toe-tapping Christmas classics, the Fulton Theatre is bringing 42nd Street to the stage in Downtown Lancaster, November 13 through December 30.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is bringing the seasonal favorite, A Christmas Carol, to their stage, paired with their scrumptious buffet dinner, November 15 through December 30.

For families, Dutch Wonderland’s holiday event, Dutch Winter Wonderland, kicks off on November 17 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 23. 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.