It’s an Amish Country Christmas with all the trimmings in Lancaster, PA. Join us for this overnight escape filled with holiday spirit.
Day 1: Pennsylvania Dutch Holiday (L, D)
Step back in time to the spirit of Christmas past, for a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Holiday at the Landis Valley Village and Farm. Considered by many to be the “best kept secret in Pennsylvania,” Landis is a working farm and an authentic crossroads village.
Learn early Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas practices and legends while touring the historic village with costumed guides. Delight in Old World holiday traditions, Amish decorating, open hearth cooking and more! You’ll even learn about Der Belsnickel, the Dutch version of St. Nick. A cranky character always on the lookout for who’s naughty and nice, he could be lurking around any corner!
Savor a traditional Amish, home-cooked meal in the historic 1856 Landis Valley Tavern, with live entertainment. Please dress for the weather and wear suitable walking shoes.
Day 2: Miracle of Christmas (B)
At the National Christmas Center, discover the many holiday traditions that had their roots in turn-of-the-century Pennsylvania Dutch observances. At the busy North Pole, see hand blown glass ornaments being made, learn about Santa through the ages, step into life size depictions of Santa’s Workshop, Miracle on 34th Street and more!
Next, find the perfect gifts for this Christmas! Shop the specialty boutiques and handcrafted items at Kitchen Kettle Village, with lunch on your own.
This afternoon, it’s The Miracle of Christmas! This one of a kind, awe-inspiring experience makes a triumpant return to the famous Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA.
From your center orchestra seating, go back in time and witness the greatest birth in history. Be surrounded by the bustling village of Bethlehem as camels, horses, donkeys and villagers pass by. Be transported to the hillside where legions of angels descend upon the shepherds to proclaim, “The Savior is born!”