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Come experience beautiful Lancaster County, situated in the rolling green countryside of southeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you’re here to explore Amish country as a family, or enjoy a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, Lancaster County has something for everyone.

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The picturesque quality of Lancaster County’s lush fertile land makes it the perfect destination for the road-tripper and photography enthusiast alike.

After a fun day of discovery, dine at one of Lancaster County’s premier restaurants and get a restful night of sleep at one of many comfortable accommodations.

Kids can take a ride on the enchanting Strasburg rail road, and history buffs will enjoy the abundant notable sites.

Wake up and do it all over again the next day!

Come and Visit Lancaster County for the Weekend.

Lancaster County, PA is a remarkably diverse community with rolling hills, glorious farmland, and an artsy metropolis. During your visit, make sure you do these things!

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Nov23
4 - 8:30pm
Price: $39/person

Christmas Village at Refreshing Mountain Retreat Center

Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center | website | Stevens, false 17578 event website

You have never experienced Christmas lights like this before!  New for 2018, load up your car with family and friends and come join us at Refreshing Mountain where we’ll help you experience Christmas in lots of exciting new ways. Zip through the treetops on our Ziplines and Elevated Obstacle Course decked with thousands of Christmas lights. Stroll through our Christmas Village where our Cabins will be covered in lights and trimmings. Join in singing carols around a campfire as you sip on a complimentary homemade hot chocolate & even stay overnight in one of our cozy, Christmasy cabin suites.

Book Now and join us November through December for a Christmas experience like none other! Get your holiday cheer as you fly through lighted zipline and adventure courses while sipping hot chocolate or spending the evening in one of our decorated Christmas Village cabins suites!

What is included: Flying V Ziplines (2 ziplines) in Christmas Lights, 22 Elevated Obstacles with Christmas Lights, Ca

Phone: (717) 738-1490
Nov24
10am - 5pm
Free

November Holiday Makers Market

Spooky Nook Sports | website | Manheim, false 17545 facebook

Kick off the Holiday shopping season on Small Business Saturday at the November Makers Market! Get all your shopping done early this year. With 100 talented local vendors in one place, you're sure to find something for everyone on your list!

At the November Makers Market you will find a wide assortment of talented makers - artists, hobbyists, crafters, creators, bakers, designers, upcyclers, and more! We're more than just a shopping destination. We're a community of creatives and we invite you to join in on the fun! Shop small and support handmade this holiday season on Nov 24th, 10 AM - 5 PM at Spooky Nook Sports. FREE admission and FREE parking! Watch for vendor previews and follow the fun on Instagram & Facebook: @creativelylancaster

Nov27
7 - 9pm
$10.00

Exclusive screening of Billboard

Zoetropolis Theatre | Lancaster, false 17603 event website

Exclusive screening of Zeke Zelker's movie Billboard

Nov27
12 - 2pm
Free

PCE Lecture

ELizabethtown College, Leffler Chapel | website | Elizabethtown , false 17522 event website

The man in the red suite seems to be firmly entrenched in the modern Christmas, but this has not always been the case. In northern Europe, demons and threatening characters were part of the cast of midwinter festival traditions for centuries. Dr. Tara Moore, the author of Christmas: The Sacred to Santa, will tell the story of how the wild men of Europe became the domesticated and commercialized, and how they eventually turned into our modern Santa Claus.

Phone: 7173611000
Nov28
11am - 12pm
Free

Native American Heritage Lecture Series

Elizabethtown College, Esbenshade Hall | website | Elizabethtown , false 17522 event website

American Indians had an unexpected relationship to both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Today, they possess equally complicated views on how we remember that conflict. My goal is to demonstrate how American Indian history helps us see the Civil War in new ways.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is a historian and documentary film producer who is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She is an Associate Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and Director of the Center for the Study of the American South. She writes on topics including American Indian history, Southern history, religion, music, and foodways. Her second book, The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, was published by UNC Press in September 2018. The book is a survey of Lumbee history from the eighteenth century to the present, written for a general audience. Her first book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation, was also publish by UNC Press in 2010.

Phone: 7173611000
Nov28
4 - 6pm

Trivia Night

Thorn Hill Vineyards | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

Come out for a fun night of Wine & Trivia!

The questions range from sports to movies to history! The first & second place winners win prizes!
This is always a fun event that has been going on at the Tasting Room, so join in on the fun!

Enjoy Thorn Hill wines!

Phone: 717-299-3688
Nov29
10:30am - 3pm
$18

The Snow Queen

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | website | Lancaster, false 17601 event website

November 29 – December 30, 2019

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. Dare to enter a world where flowers sing, animals talk, and riddles yearn to be solved. With an original pop-rock score, alluring ballads, urban steam punk flair, and the enigmatic Snow Queen, you’ll soon see this is not your average bedtime story.

Phone: 717-898-1900
Nov30
9:45am - 12pm
$32-$37

The Nutcracker

LMS Calvin & Janet High Performing Arts Center | Lancaster, false 17602 event website

Join our young heroine, Clara, through a magical journey where she battles an evil rat king, travels through the snowy forest, and encounters new friends of all kinds in the land of sweets. Don't miss this Christmas classic, featuring the Donetsk Ballet Company of Donetsk, Ukraine. Tickets are on sale now. Email vynutcrackertickets@gmail.com or call 717-201-1122

Nov30
11am - 3pm
$75

Junior League of Lancaster's 16th Annual Author's Luncheon Featuring Alice Hoffman

Marriott Penn Square | Lancaster, false 17604 event website

The Junior League of Lancaster
Proudly Presents Bestselling Author,
Novelist, and Short Story Writer

Alice Hoffman

Friday, November 30, 2018
Program starts at noon (doors open at 11am)
Lancaster Marriott At Penn Square

Tickets are $75 per person ($35 for students) and include lunch, author’s presentation, raffle, silent auction, book signing and cash bar. Books will be available for purchase and to be signed at the event.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.jllancaster.org/authors-luncheon/

Dec1
1 - 3:30pm
$32-$37

The Nutcracker

LMS Calvin & Janet High Performing Arts Center | Lancaster, false 17602 event website

Join our young heroine, Clara, through a magical journey where she battles an evil rat king, travels through the snowy forest, and encounters new friends of all kinds in the land of sweets. Don't miss this Christmas classic, featuring the Donetsk Ballet Company of Donetsk, Ukraine. Tickets are on sale now. Email vynutcrackertickets@gmail.com or call 717-201-1122 for reservations.

 

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Ronks, PA
 

Katie's Kitchen

Ronks, PA
 

Strasburg Country Store & Creamery, The

Strasburg, PA
 

Uncle Leroy's Ice Cream & Candy Kitchen

Strasburg, PA

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View the Geese at Middle Creek and Visit the Wildlife Museum There

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

Bucket, Self-Guided Tour, Wildflowers, Birds, Hunting, Fishing
website | map it | (717) 733-1512 | 100 Museum Road, Stevens, Pennsylvania, 17039

The Visitors Center is closed Mondays and from Thanksgiving through January 31. Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. The facility is handicapped accessible and has public restrooms and ample parking. Vending machines with drinks and snacks also are found in the Visitors Center.

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