Bundle up the kids, grab a travel mug of hot cocoa and head out into the wintery wonderland of activities that York County has to offer. There are plenty of holiday attractions in York, PA, as well as the surrounding communities, that can help your family get in the holiday spirit.
See Dazzling Displays at Christmas Magic
A classic York County tradition, Christmas Magic at Rocky Ridge County Park is the place to be between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. More than 600,000 twinkling Christmas lights guide visitors on a half-mile walk through the park and into Santa’s workshop. Check out the train display, whisper your wish list into Santa’s ear and listen to nightly entertainment featured in the snack bar. Many municipalities offer Buy One Get One admission discounts to the display, and canned items will be collected for the York County Parks Food Drive.
Watch “The Nutcracker” Come to Life
The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center is gearing up for another holiday season with the MidState Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Featuring dancers from Greater York Dance, children of all ages bring the stage to life in this classic Christmas festivity in York, PA. Performances set for December 12 and 13 make it a Christmas festivity you don’t want to miss.
Steam Into Christmas Past
Bring the kids to Steam Into History’s Steam into Christmas Past holiday attraction in New Freedom, York, PA. Every Saturday and Sunday between December 12 and 27, visitors can ride the train into Glen Rock (aka the North Pole) while hearing “The Night Before Christmas” as the train gets ready to pick up Santa Claus and his elves. Each child receives a gift on the one-hour train ride that will become part of your holiday activities in York, PA.
Take a Sweet Escape to Christmas Candylane
Nearby Hershey, PA offers a holiday staple in the form of Christmas Candylane. The amusement park comes to life each winter with holiday lights, visits from Santa Claus and select rides open during this wintery season. Bring the whole family to enjoy the light displays and sip on Hershey’s signature hot chocolate.
Visit Gettysburg’s Holiday House Tour
Set for December 12, Gettysburg’s Holiday House Tour is a great way to see the historic homes, mansions, barns and Christmas lights of Gettysburg, PA. Learn about Gettysburg’s traditions as a historic town that has gained popularity over the years as place to escape to the past.
Get in the German Holiday Spirit in Lancaster County
Celebrating its roots, Lancaster County offers several opportunities to get into the Christmas spirit by bringing back the traditions of Germany. Take a lantern tour at the Ephrata Cloister or enjoy cookies and hot cider at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. Cap the day off with a display of holiday cheer at Dutch Wonderland’s Christmas lights in Lancaster, PA.
Make the Holidays Feel Like Home
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