Lancaster County Christmas Holiday Shows

This holiday season, celebrate with one of the greatest family traditions - theater!

Some of the nation’s most acclaimed theaters call Lancaster County home, and at this time of year their stages come alive with holiday celebration. Music, dance, comedy, and drama can be found celebrating the season on stages large and small around the county. Make plans to take in a show or two as part of your holiday plans in Lancaster County!

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The 2019 Christmas Show: Joy to the World | American Music Theatre
November 1 - December 30
The ringing of church bells in a quaint town square set the scene for Joy to the World, AMT’s newest holiday spectacular. Evoking the revered holiday nostalgia of hometowns all across the US, our stage will transform into a small-town winter carnival brimming with family and friends. Featuring scenes filled with entertaining elves, dramatic dancing, sensational singing, and grand moments galore. Awe-inspiring music and dance, phenomenal voices, and light-hearted holiday humor are the ingredients for this season’s all-new extravaganza.

Miracle of Christmas | Sight & Sound Theatres
November 1 - December 28
This holiday season, travel back in time to Bethlehem as the original Christmas story unfolds all around you. Journey alongside Mary and Joseph, a flock of surprised shepherds, and three wisemen – along with their camels! Experience MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS as it comes to life on stage with massive sets and live animals in this cherished holiday production from Sight & Sound Theatres.

A Christmas to Remember | Bird-in-Hand Stage
October 30 - December 28, 2019
In this holiday musical, Matthew and Mary face challenges as owners of a thrift store and caregivers for an elderly parent. Intriguing characters and unique situations reveal unexpected treasures in the most unlikely places.

Magic & Wonder: A Magical Merry Christmas | Bird-in-Hand Stage
November 6 - January 1 
Experience a show specifically for the Christmas season. Brett and his cast combine amazing illusions and heartwarming comedy with the best of the holiday spirit. Create lifelong memories as you rediscover the wonder and the true magic of Christmas.

Peter Pan | Fulton Theatre 
November 12 - December 29 
Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved family favorites of all time. This high-flying musical follows Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn | Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
November 14 - January 4
Based on the classic film with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Holiday Inn is a whole year of holidays in one wonderful musical! It features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy, and a parade of Irving Berlin hits including Blue Skies, Easter Parade, Steppin’ Out With My Baby, Heat Wave, Cheek to Cheek and many more! Celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July in this heartwarming, high energy, tap dancing extravaganza!

"A Christmas Journey" Magic Lantern Show | Amish Experience Theater 
November 29-30, December 7, 14, 21, 23-24, & 26-28
Experience Christmas in a re-creation of a Victorian Magic Lantern Show, before there were movies. Live Showman, spectacular images, music and all your favorite holiday stories as you have never seen them before, using an authentic 1890’s wood and brass magic lantern from England.

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