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Unique Christmas Experiences in Amish Country

A Christmas Weekend in Amish Country

Are you looking for a festive Christmas town to visit this year? Something with that small-town feel? You’ve come to the right place. There may be no place like home for the holidays, but we are sure our list of activities will get you in the holiday spirit.

We’ve done all the work and created a weekend itinerary; all you have to do is pack the car and put “Amish Country” in the GPS!

Friday afternoon:

  • Start the weekend off with a bang! Hop on our spacious passenger vans as we take you through the beautiful Amish countryside. We will make stops at 3 Amish homes where you’ll get to enjoy homemade Christmas cookies. Our Amish families will welcome you into their homes, share their holiday traditions with you, and send you home with handwritten recipes. Who wouldn’t want to eat Christmas cookies for two hours? Amish Christmas Cookie Tour Tickets & Info

 

Saturday morning:

  • Kitchen Kettle Village is the ideal place to find a Christmas gift for your loved ones. With so many stores to choose from, there is a locally made gift for everyone on your list. We suggest going on a Saturday to enjoy their special Santa Event. Kids can enjoy getting their picture taken with Santa, a fun scavenger hunt, and sweet treats. Tickets for the Santa event are required, but shopping is open to the public.

Saturday afternoon:

  • Strasburg Rail Road’s Night Before Christmas Train transports you back to yesteryear and the nostalgia of long-ago Christmas’s. Wear your jammies and get cozy and enjoy as you enjoy milk and cookies on your way back to the station. The Rail Road has several different event options so be sure to check out their website.

Saturday evening:

  • Drive through Christmas lights are so last year! It’s all about ziplining through the lit-up trees this season. Our friends at Refreshing Mountain have put together a spectacular zip line course all decked out in Christmas décor and lights. (P.S. They also have drive-through Christmas lights for those afraid of heights!!)

 

Sunday morning:

  • Hershey’s Chocolate World is having Breakfast with Santa! Join Santa for a buffet breakfast and learn how things are done at the North Pole. You need to get up early for this spectacular event.
  • Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz is a quick interactive stop in the lovely town of Lititz. Learn how to roll a pretzel! Pick up some gifts in the retail store and stroll around Lititz looking for that unique hard to find a gift.
  • Everybody loves ice cream (even when it’s cold outside)! If you still have room after a big breakfast and soft pretzels, head over to the Turkey Hill Experience. Learn all about how ice cream is made and create your own personal flavor.

    Special Events:

    On Saturday, December 19th we are celebrating the holiday season with our Santa & Goats event. From 11-3p.m. you can get your picture taken with Santa and our goats, snuggle with our donkeys, and jump on a hayride. Purchase some last-minute Christmas gifts from our vendors.

    Places to Stay:

    There are several lovely Bed & Breakfasts in Amish Country. Check out our list to see who we recommend.

    If you’re more of a hotel traveler, we recommend Country Inn of Lancaster and the Eden Resort. 

    *Please be mindful that masks are required to be worn at all attractions. Reservations are necessary for events. Please see individual websites to reserve your tickets. Events will sell out so don’t delay in booking!

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