Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lancaster, PA

at 2260 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, 17602 United States

Country Inn & Suites Lancaster offers a great location near Amish Country attractions.


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lancaster, PA
2260 Lincoln Hwy E
Lancaster , PA 17602
United States
Contact Phone
P: (717) 299-4460
Website

Description

The Country. It's not just a place - it's a feeling that comes from being treated like family. As our guest, you don't just stay in our hotels, you live in them for a little while. Our comfortable atmosphere makes it easy to stay productive when taking your office on the road. And when you stay with us on vacation, we make sure your family feels like part of ours. We invite you to experience our hotel. Because, when you do, you'll be sure to say, "I love this Country."

Specialities

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General Info

-Complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast -Free high-speed Internet access -Read It & Return Lending Library -Club Carlson

Reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

Donna H.

Stayed here one night this time, (it has been years since last stay). Was not disappointed, excellent location, entire property was clean! Room was... Read more

Diane S.

Was there with 5 girlfriends this April. We all loved it! The words friendly and helpful don't even begin to describe the staff. Rooms are immaculate and... Read more

Cindy M.

We stay here anytime we want to take my son to Dutch Wonderland. We literally walk across the street. The rooms are always clean and well maintained.... Read more

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Run, Ride Soar Weekend Village Of Bird-in-Hand September 5-7 Join us for the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Fun Run, and Rotary Bicycle Ride, plus hot air balloon rides, Amish pasta and pizza. This event is open to the community with proceeds benefiting the Bird-in-Hand Fire Company. (717)392-0112 www.bihhalf.com

Published on 2014-08-30 15:04:39 GMT

Jay Leno September 21 American Music Theatre Come hear acclaimed TV late night show host, Jay Leno, a stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, car builder, philanthropist, and Emmy-award winner. Tickets range from $86 - $118. 800-648-4102 www.amtshows.com

Published on 2014-09-18 16:35:46 GMT

Mascot Gathering September 20 Shady Maple Smorgasbord Join the fun at Shady Maple from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Farm Market entrance. Meet Shady Maple's mascots, "Whoop-e-pie" and "T-bone Steak," Auntie Anne's mascot, "Twisty," Rita's "Ice Man," Isaac's mascot, "Philbert the Flamingo," and more. This will be a great opportunity for photos. 717-354-8222 www.shady-maple.com

Published on 2014-09-18 16:27:59 GMT

Market Lights Up the Night September 20 Lancaster Central Market This is a one-of-a-kind fundraising gala celebrating the 125th anniversary of Central Market. There will be lots of food, live music, open bar, live and silent auctions, and more. The cost is $125 per person. 717-735-6890 www.centralmarketlancaster.com

Published on 2014-09-18 16:03:40 GMT

Bill Cosby American Music Theatre September 7 Comedian Bill Cosby's stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, and spawned a string of hilarious, best selling, award winning comedy albums. With hit TV-Shows like I Spy and The Cosby Show, along with feature films and best-selling books. Bill Cosby is quite simply a national treasure with the unique ability to touch people's hearts. Tickets are $69. 800-648-4102 www.amtshows.com

Published on 2014-09-05 14:36:44 GMT

Lancaster Craft Beerfest Downtown Lancaster September 6 Come enjoy an amazing selection of unique beers. There will be dozens of options from some of the best breweries around. There will also be great food and live music to enjoy. All of this will be conveniently located at Binns Park and Lancaster Square Park. 717-735-0823 www.lancastercraftbeerfest.com

Published on 2014-09-05 14:31:39 GMT

Apple Harvest Gala Intercourse Canning Company September 5 -30 Celebrate Back-to-School and the fall season with an array of tasty apple products. We're serving up a variety of samples including special apple-flavored dishes, apple sauces, and apple butters along with delicious teas and coffee. 717-768-0156 www.facebook.com/CanningCompany

Published on 2014-09-05 14:23:56 GMT

First Friday Downtown Lancaster September 5 Join in Lancaster's highly popular arts extravaganza this Friday from 5:00-9:00 PM. Galleries, museums, art studios, stores, and restaurants extend their hours to host new exhibits, grand openings, and events. (717) 291- 4758 www.lancastercityevents.com

Published on 2014-08-30 14:29:22 GMT

Hairspray Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Now - September 20 It's 1962 in Baltimore with teens, sock hops, and the ultimate feel-good family show piled bouffant-high with laughter and romance. Tracy is a big girl with big hair, a big heart, and a big passion to dance. This show features upbeat and memorable songs. (717) 898 -1900 www.dutchapple.com/content/hairspray.asp

Published on 2014-08-30 14:14:48 GMT

Waltz Outdoor Movie Night Waltz Vineyards Estate Winery August 23 Come out for an evening of great wine and an outdoor movie. Pack a picnic or check our website for food vendor availability. No pets or other alcoholic beverages allowed. Bring your own chairs/blankets. Admission is $10. (717) 664-9463 www.waltzvineyards.com

Published on 2014-08-17 16:01:59 GMT

Wags & Whistles Fall Show Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania August 21 All aboard for absolutely fabulous fall fashions and a tail-wagging good time at the Wags & Whistles Fall Fashion Show. Canines will share the catwalk with models showcasing fashions courtesy of Tanger Outlets Lancaster, including DKNY, Eddie Bauer, Kenneth Cole, Aerosoles, Dress Barn, Aeropostale and more. Tickets prices range from $10-$12 and include the fashion show, Tanger Outlets Lancaster swag bag with coupons, post fashion show meet and greet, light refreshments, and more. (717) 687-8628 www.rrmuseumpa.org

Published on 2014-08-17 15:50:27 GMT

National Aviation Day Open House Lancaster Airport Terminal August 19 Come learn what goes on at an airport and what it takes to keep it up and running. Get a close-up look at an airport fire truck. Sit at the controls of a flight simulator. Learn how to pre-flight and aircraft and sit in the pilot's seat of a real aircraft. Explore the mechanics of flight, charting an aeronautical course, and much more. This self-guided event allows you to spend as much or as little time as you choose. This free event is fun and educational for the entire family. (717) 569-1221 www.lancasterairport.com

Published on 2014-08-17 15:41:37 GMT

Yanni American Music Theatre August 19 This live show will feature music from Yanni's new album "Truth Of Touch," which is the composer's first album of original studio music in almost a decade. Yanni is returning to his roots with a live performance that will deliver old and new fans the very best of Yanni and his music. Ticket range from $66 - $90. (800) 648 -4102 www.amtshows.com

Published on 2014-08-17 15:33:58 GMT

Elizabethtown Art Walk August 8-9 High Street and Market Street, Elizabethtown This two day event runs Friday, August 8 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm to Saturday, August 9 from 11:00am to 5:00pm, rain or shine. The Art Walk will feature local artists, live music performances, food trucks, and children's activities. Artists will be set up in shops along High and Market Streets. Visit our website for a list of the artists and musicians. 717-361-0899 www.facebook.com/VisitElizabethtownPA

Published on 2014-08-04 16:34:23 GMT

Vendor Fair August 8 St. Anne's Retirement Community From 10:00am - 4:00pm, Vendors will be selling items from companies such as Silpada, Pampered Chef, Avon, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, and more. This event is free and open to the public. 717-285-5443 www.stannesrc.org

Published on 2014-08-04 16:22:26 GMT

44 Plays for 44 Presidents August 7-9 Crystal Park, Lancaster 44 Plays for 44 Presidents tells the story of the US through 44 short scenes that chronologically outline some of our Presidents' greatest successes and failures. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for this free outdoor event. (717) 723-8355 www.creativelancaster.org

Published on 2014-08-04 16:15:50 GMT

Music of the Night American Music Theatre Now - October 11 American Music Theatre's orchestra, singers, and dancers will reprise show-stoppers from Andrew Lloyd Webber's hits such as "The Phantom of the Opera," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Cats," "Evita," and more. (800) 648-4102 www.amtshows.com

Published on 2014-07-29 17:32:58 GMT

Fall Harvest Fair September 13-14 Alexander Schaeffer Farm Enjoy fresh cider, apple butter, PA German food, crafts from 1800's, farm events. 717-949-2244 www.hsimuseum.org

Published on 2014-07-29 17:25:29 GMT

Lancaster City Restaurant Week March 23-29 Lancaster City Restaurants The purpose of this event is to showcase Lancaster City’s increasingly extraordinary dining. This year over 30 restaurants will be participating by offering unique specials, great prices, and/or prix fixe menus to diners. Check the website for participating restaurants and their specials for the week. (717) 291-4758 lancastercityrestaurantweek.com

Published on 2015-03-20 00:44:46 GMT

The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash March 22 American Music Theatre Johnny Cash’s music spanned 50 years and crossed musical genres. The Man in Black is a tribute to this legend. Shawn Barker not only bears a striking resemblance to Johnny Cash, but delivers a pure and vintage portrayal. If you’re a Johnny Cash fan, don’t miss this heartfelt tribute! Tickets are $26. (800) 648-4102 amtshows.com

Published on 2015-03-20 00:44:08 GMT

Spring Happenings March 21 Country Barn Farm Market Come celebrate the beginning of spring with the Country Barn from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM! Enjoy a gardening workshop, children’s gardening activities, and baby farm animals. Call (717) 872-5591 to make your reservation. (717) 872-1554 countrybarnmkt.com

Published on 2015-03-20 00:43:58 GMT

Night at the Museum Family Sleepover March 20 National Watch and Clock Museum What happens after the National Watch and Clock Museum locks its doors each night? Does the mouse run up the clock, does the grandfather clock begin to talk, or does time really fly? Find out! Admission includes a scavenger hunt through the Museum, a craft, souvenir patch, a snack, and light breakfast. Register by calling (717) 684-8261, ext. 237 or email education@nawcc.org. Space is limited to 80 participants. For children 6-12 with adult chaperone. The cost is $20/child and $12/adult. (717) 684-8261 nawcc.org

Published on 2015-03-20 00:43:48 GMT

2015 Garden Spot Village Marathon/Half Marathon April 11 Garden Spot Village The 7th annual Garden Spot Village marathon, a 26.2 mile USA Track & Field certified and Boston Marathon qualifier course, winds through the beautiful farmlands of Lancaster County. Runners and spectators are welcome! (717) 355-6000 gardenspotvillagemarathon.org

Published on 2015-03-17 13:49:19 GMT

Manheim Rock-N-Glow 5K and After-Party May 30 Downtown Manheim Market Square Come for live music, delicious food, and family activities. The 5K race will begin at 9:00 PM. The after-party will include awards, dancing, and fun. (717) 665-1762 manheimdowntown.org

Published on 2015-03-17 13:48:57 GMT

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 17 Wyndridge Farm Enjoy a wee taste of Ireland from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Wyndridge Farm. The menu will include Potato Leek Soup, “Colcannon” Salad, Celtic Wraps, Cottage Pie, Traditional Irish Corned Beef, Irish Stew, assorted desserts, and more. RSVP is required. The price is $28/person, not including tax or gratuity. (717) 244-9900 wyndridge.com

Published on 2015-03-15 00:36:34 GMT

Inspire April 14 - October 9 American Music Theatre Inspire features beautiful songs in the style of Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Celtic Women and many others. This show will is guaranteed to uplift, enchant, and inspire! (800) 648-4102 amtshows.com

Published on 2015-03-15 00:36:16 GMT

2015 Garden Spot Village Marathon/Half Marathon April 11 Garden Spot Village The 7th annual Garden Spot Village marathon, a 26.2 mile USA Track & Field certified and Boston Marathon qualifier course, winds through the beautiful farmlands of Lancaster County. Runners and spectators are welcome! (717) 355-6000 gardenspotvillagemarathon.org

Published on 2015-03-15 00:36:03 GMT

Josiah for President April 1-November 28 Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Stage This musical is about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who ends up on the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. (800) 790-4069 Bird-in-Hand.com

Published on 2015-03-15 00:35:47 GMT

Build a Blue Bird Box March 16 Lancaster County Parks Environmental Center Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez to build bird houses to attract wildlife to your own backyard. Learn about the life cycle of the bluebird and other nesters. Please bring a hammer. All ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $8.00/builder and $1.00 per assistant. Pre-registration required. (717) 295-2055 lancastercountyparks.org

Published on 2015-03-15 00:35:30 GMT

Pop-in for Play: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? March 18 Hands-on House, Children’s Museum Jump into the pages of a favorite fairy tale as you help the three little pigs build their homes of straw, sticks and wood before the NOT-TOO-SCARY Big Bad Wolf tries to knock them down. Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. Pop in anytime. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission. (717) 569-5437 handsonhouse.org

Published on 2015-03-13 14:14:14 GMT

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 17 Wyndridge Farm Enjoy a wee taste of Ireland from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Wyndridge Farm. The menu will include Potato Leek Soup, “Colcannon” Salad, Celtic Wraps, Cottage Pie, Traditional Irish Corned Beef, Irish Stew, assorted desserts, and more. RSVP is required. The price is $28/person, not including tax or gratuity. (717) 244-9900 wyndridge.com

Published on 2015-03-13 14:13:54 GMT

Build a Blue Bird Box March 16 Lancaster County Parks Environmental Center Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez to build bird houses to attract wildlife to your own backyard. Learn about the life cycle of the bluebird and other nesters. Please bring a hammer. All ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $8.00/builder and $1.00 per assistant. Pre-registration required. (717) 295-2055 lancastercountyparks.org

Published on 2015-03-13 14:13:41 GMT

“It’s Spring Week” Annual Event March 14-22 Crossroads Antique Mall Throughout the week, special discounts and light refreshments will be offered as well as a gift certificate drawing. Open 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. (717) 520-1600 crossroadsantiques.com

Published on 2015-03-13 14:10:48 GMT

Warehouse Sale March 12-14 Ten Thousand Villages First-quality overstocked items will be 50-75% off, and up to 90% off on Friday and Saturday. Look for the Bonus Section with a $5 fill-a-bag deal. (717) 721-8400 ephrata.tenthousandvillages.com

Published on 2015-03-13 14:10:21 GMT

“It’s Spring Week” Annual Event March 14-22 Crossroads Antique Mall Throughout the week, special discounts and light refreshments will be offered as well as a gift certificate drawing. Open 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. (717) 520-1600 crossroadsantiques.com

Published on 2015-03-09 13:17:50 GMT

AQS QuiltWeek® March 11-14 Lancaster County Convention Center Experience four days of quilts and fun. Shop the Merchant Mall, browse quilts on display, and take classes to learn the best quilting techniques. (270) 898-7903 americanquilter.com

Published on 2015-03-09 13:17:30 GMT

The Return: A Tribute to the Beatles March 8-9 Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre The Return is a tribute to the Fabulous Four - the one and only Beatles! This show is dedicated to the early years of the group. Enjoy songs like “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Days Night,” “Love Me Do,” “Saw Her Standing There,” “All My Loving,” and so many more! Dinner is at 6:00 PM and the show will follow at 7:30 PM. (717) 898-1900 dutchapple.com

Published on 2015-03-09 13:17:01 GMT

Manheim Rock-N-Glow 5K and After Party May 30 Downtown Manheim Market Square This event will showcase live music, delicious food, and family activities. The 5K race will begin at 9:00 PM. The after party will include awards, dancing, and fun for all. (717) 665-1762 manheimdowntown.org

Published on 2015-03-04 15:26:54 GMT

AQS QuiltWeek® March 11-14 Lancaster County Convention Center Experience four days of quilts and fun. Shop the Merchant Mall, browse quilts on display, and take classes to learn the best quilting techniques. (270) 898-7903 americanquilter.com

Published on 2015-03-04 15:26:36 GMT

Pop-in for Play: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? March 18 Hands-on House, Children’s Museum Jump into the pages of a favorite fairy tale as you help the three little pigs build their homes of straw, sticks and wood before the NOT-TOO-SCARY Big Bad Wolf tries to knock them down. Adults and children participate and learn together during this classroom activity. Pop in anytime. No pre-registration required. FREE with regular admission. (717) 569-5437 handsonhouse.org

Published on 2015-03-17 13:48:43 GMT

Velocity 2015 September 17 Tellus360 An evening to celebrate the City of Lancaster with local food tastings, live performances, gallery exhibitions, an electric fashion show, and VIP rooftop party. (717) 725-5783 velocitylancaster.com

Published on 2015-09-11 18:23:47 GMT

Global Wednesday September 16 Citronnelle Take a culinary trip around the world at Citronnelle. Enjoy a fabulous $39 prix-fixe global menu prepared by Chef Rafael. This menu features authentic cuisine from different regions of France and all over the world. This Wednesday will feature dishes inspired by Loire Valley in Central France. (717) 208-6697 citronnellepa.com

Published on 2015-09-11 18:23:31 GMT

Lancaster Barnstormers Home Game September 14 Clipper Magazine Stadium The Lancaster Barnstormers will play Southern Marlyand Blue Crabs at 7:00 PM. Enjoy a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet at Hess’s Pig Roast along with picnic favorites for $20. Advanced ticket purchase is required for buffet special. (717) 509-4487 lancasterbarnstormers.com

Published on 2015-09-11 18:23:20 GMT

From the Earth - The 18th Century Kitchen Garden September 13 Rock Ford Plantation Members of the garden committee will hold tours of the kitchen garden, highlighting the 18th century heirloom vegetables and herbs and the history of their use. Eighteenth-century methods of preserving foodstuffs for use in the winter will also be discussed along with a kitchen demonstration. (717) 392-7223 rockfordplantation.org

Published on 2015-09-11 18:23:04 GMT

Run, Ride and Soar Weekend September 12-13 Bird-in-Hand Thousands of runners, cyclists and hot air balloon enthusiasts have discovered unforgettable ways to experience the rolling Amish farmlands. This event includes a half marathon, bike ride, balloon fest, and a bike and balloon race. (610) 308-3993 bihhalf.com

Published on 2015-09-11 18:22:34 GMT

Founder’s Day Block Party September 12 Ephrata Cloister This event combines exclusive thematic upstairs tours of the 1743 Sisters House, family make-and-take activities, a silent auction, food trucks, live music, special exhibits, story time with staff of the Ephrata Public Library, and an opportunity to learn about local non-profit communities in the Ephrata area. (717) 733-6600 ephratacloister.org

Published on 2015-09-11 18:16:43 GMT

The 2015 Denver Fair September 9-13 Denver Memorial Park Enjoy rides, games, food, bingo, a petting zoo, and animal and art exhibits. Free midway act and music on the main stage every night. Partake in family fun at the 2015 Denver Fair. (717) 336-4072 thedenverfair.com

Published on 2015-09-03 19:28:47 GMT

Labor Day All You Can Play September 7 Laserdome The first 100 players per session can play unlimited for only $22. This grants you four hours of unlimited play. Laserdome is able to take advanced reservations for groups that have 8 or more people. (717) 492-0002 laserdome.com

Published on 2015-09-03 19:28:29 GMT

37th Annual Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival September 4-6 Long’s Park This year’s exhibitors hail from 29 states and Canada. Come experience artist demonstrations, an art raffle consisting of donated artists’ work, craft beer and fine wines along with scrumptious food from local restaurants – all while jazz musicians perform on a small stage in the Susquehanna Style Bistro. (717) 735-8883 longspark.org

Published on 2015-09-03 19:28:09 GMT

Annual Whoopie Pie Festival September 5 Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn The annual Whoopie Pie Festival features more than 100 different Whoopie Pie flavors and is located in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. 717-687-8635 whoopiepiefestival.com

Published on 2015-09-03 19:27:45 GMT

The Elephant Man September 3-19 Ephrata Performing Arts Center The Elephant Man first debuted in 1979 and enjoyed a 916-show run. Bernard Pomerance’s 1977 play, The Elephant Man, explores the life of Joseph Merrick as he struggles to lead a normal life in the face of severe physical deformity. Tickets are available online and in the box office. (717) 733-7966 ext. 1 ephrataperformingartscenter.com

Published on 2015-09-03 19:26:54 GMT

Global Wednesday at Citronelle September 2 Citronnelle Take a culinary trip around the world at Citronelle with a $39 prix-fixe global menus. Chef Rafael will cook Turkish cuisine. This restaurant is BYOB and advanced reservation is required. (717) 208-6697 citronnellepa.com

Published on 2015-08-30 15:58:07 GMT

53rd Annual Community Art Exhibition Now-August 23 Lancaster Museum of Art This exhibition celebrates the vast amount of artistic talent found throughout Lancaster County. Any artist (age 16 and older) residing or working in Lancaster County was welcome to submit original artwork to this juried exhibition. Artworks by 114 artists were entered this year, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed media. (717) 394-3497 lmapa.org

Published on 2015-08-21 13:06:00 GMT

Lancaster Barnstormers Home Game August 24 Clipper Magazine Stadium The Lancaster Barnstormers will face the York Revolution. Enjoy a two-hour all-you-can-eat buffet of Hess’s Pig Roast along with picnic favorites for $20. Advanced ticket purchase is required. (717) 509-4487 lancasterbarnstormers.com

Published on 2015-08-21 13:05:46 GMT

Movie Monday August 24 Bube’s Brewery Come enjoy a beer and watch a movie with friends. The movies are held in the The Bottling Works, which is a restaurant and tavern in the original bottling plant of Bube’s Brewery. (717) 653-2056 bubesbrewery.com

Published on 2015-08-21 13:05:35 GMT

Long’s Park Music Series Outdoor Concert August 23 Long’s Park Amphitheatre Socks in the Frying Pan, a young trio from County Clare, blend Irish traditional melodies with an innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish. Performance is scheduled rain or shine at 7:30 PM. (717) 735-8883 longspark.org/summer-music-series

Published on 2015-08-21 13:05:25 GMT

The Elephant Man Now-September 19 Ephrata Performing Arts Center The Elephant Man first debuted in 1979 and enjoyed a 916-show run. Bernard Pomerance’s 1977 play, The Elephant Man, explores the life of Joseph Merrick as he struggles to lead a normal life in the face of severe physical deformity. Tickets are available online and in the box office. (717) 733-7966 ext. 1 ephrataperformingartscenter.com

Published on 2015-09-11 18:24:02 GMT

An Evening of Fine Art Shopping December 17 Lancaster City Enjoy gifts, fine art, festive drinks and food. Many galleries are offering free gift bags and event-only discounts! Thirteen participating galleries. (717) 394-7737 figlancaster.com

Published on 2015-12-13 17:54:17 GMT

Reindeer Round-up December 12 & 18 Hands-on House Meet Rudolph and his relatives who call the top of the world home. No elf experience is necessary to become a part of the “team” that takes care of Santa’s reindeer. Adults and children participate and learn together. POPin anytime during the planned time. No pre-registration required. (717) 569-5437 handsonhouse.org

Published on 2015-12-13 17:53:49 GMT

Dutch Winter Wonderland December 5-30 Dutch Wonderland Dutch Winter Wonderland is the perfect place to celebrate the season and create special memories as a family. Enjoy themed rides, tasty holiday treats, or watch our dazzling Royal Light Show featuring hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights that dance to your favorite holiday tunes. Don’t forget to share your wish lists with Santa through December 20. There’s fun waiting around every corner for kids of all ages at Dutch Winter Wonderland! (866) 386-2839 dutchwonderland.com

Published on 2015-12-11 20:39:58 GMT

Magic Lantern Show December 5-31 Amish Experience Theater at Plain & Fancy Farm Join us as we step back in time and become part of a Victorian family’s traditional Christmas Eve celebration. The family is very excited and you will be, too, as Grandpa tells fabulous Christmas stories with the help of the amazing Magic Lantern. Classic Christmas stories and poems and much more will fill you with the Christmas spirit. You’ll sing along with some of your favorite carols and laugh out loud at the “Parade of Toys,” and the story of an out-of-control giant snowball! (717) 768-8400 amishexperience.com/magic-lantern-shows/christmasshow

Published on 2015-12-11 20:39:42 GMT

Night Before Christmas Train December 4, 11, and 18 Strasburg Rail Road The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on this special train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. On board, a reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read aloud the classic poem, “The Night Before Christmas.” At the station visitors can enjoy storybook readings of holiday classics aboard a heated stationary Caboose and a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a selfpropelled motorcar. (866) 725-9666 strasburgrailroad.com

Published on 2015-12-06 17:48:39 GMT

Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie December 4-5, 11, and 18 Kitchen Kettle Village Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie. The evening features storytelling with Mrs. Claus and Yummie, a gift from Mrs. Claus and photo opportunities all in the cozy setting of the Kling House Restaurant, the home of Kitchen Kettle Village. (800) 732-3538 kitchenkettle.com

Published on 2015-12-06 17:48:21 GMT

Canned Food Friday December 4, 11, and 18 Canned Food Friday Admission to the gigantic model train layout at the Choo Choo Barn is at least one non-perishable food item per person on Canned Food Fridays: December 4, 11, and 18 ONLY. Open 9am-8pm. VIsit with Santa from 3-8pm! (717) 687-7911 choochoobarn.com

Published on 2015-12-06 17:48:05 GMT

Dinner with Mrs. Claus and Yummie November 27-December 18 Kitchen Kettle Village Add some magic to the hustle and bustle of your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy dinner with Mrs. Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie. The evening features storytelling with Mrs. Claus and Yummie, a gift from Mrs. Claus and photo opportunities all in the cozy setting of the Kling House Restaurant, the home of Kitchen Kettle Village. (800) 732-3538 kitchenkettle.com/events

Published on 2015-11-22 17:23:23 GMT

Candlelight Open House November 28 Ephrata Cloister Take a leisurely stroll through the candlelit grounds of historic Ephrata Cloister. Visit with friends and family to discover the sights, sounds, and crafts of the past and present in a relaxed evening under the stars. Meet local craftsmen keeping the tradition of handmade art alive. Enjoy music by the Ephrata Cloister Chorus. Get a sneak peek at Lantern Tours. Admission is $5 for everyone age 3 and above. (717) 733-6600 ephratacloister.org

Published on 2015-11-22 17:23:03 GMT

Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas November 27 Penn Square The official kick off to the holiday season begins with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Penn Square. Tuba Christmas and evening hours for Lancaster Central Market add to the festivities. (717) 291-4758 visitlancastercity.com

Published on 2015-11-22 17:22:21 GMT

DIY Paper German Stars November 22, December 6 Lititz Historical Foundation Learn how to make paper German stars this winter at Lititz Historical Foundation. This class is held from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM and costs $15 per person. Cost includes registration fee, star kit and refreshments. Please call to register at 717-627-4636. (717) 627-4636 lititzhistoricalfoundation.com/events

Published on 2015-11-22 17:22:01 GMT

Thanksgiving All You Can Play November 25-30 Laserdome The first 100 players per session can play unlimited for only $22! This grants four hours of unlimited play. Laserdome is able to take advanced reservations for groups that have 8 or more people. For groups that have less than 8, Laserdome does a same day reservation and starts taking those as early as 8:30 AM. (717) 492-0002 laserdome.com

Published on 2015-11-22 17:21:49 GMT

Elf Now-January 3 Fulton Theatre Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities can no longer be ignored. Hoping to discover his true identity, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, move Dad off the naughty list and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. (717) 397-7425 thefulton.org

Published on 2015-11-22 17:21:12 GMT

Josiah for President Now-November 28 Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Stage Just in time for the political season comes this fun, powerful, and entertaining musical about a Lancaster County Amish farmer who gets spirited onto the national stage as a write-in candidate for President. Tickets are $35. Lunch and dinner packages are available. (717) 768-1561 bird-in-hand.com/on-our-stage

Published on 2015-11-17 19:09:21 GMT

Opening Reception: It’s a Small World November 20 Antique Automobile Club of America Museum Be one of the first to see the AACA Museum decked out for the holidays with dozens of themed trees, model train exhibits and more! Special attractions this year: It’s a Small World – Micro & Mini Cars exhibit; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang US National Broadway Touring Prop Car and a larger than life pedal car! Advance reservations are required. (717) 566-7100 x 100 aacamuseum.org

Published on 2015-11-17 19:09:01 GMT

Trust Concert: Angel Romero and Aeolus Quartet November 19 The Trust Performing Arts Center Hailed for his superior artistry as the Spanish maestro of the guitar, Angel Romero’s eminence in the music world as soloist and conductor is heralded by audiences and critics alike. Joining him will be the awardwinning Aeolus Quartet, a string quartet committed to presenting time-seasoned masterworks and new cuttingedge works with equal freshness, dedication, and fervor. (717) 208-7835 lancastertrust.com

Published on 2015-11-17 19:08:34 GMT

Tree Trimming Party November 19 Mio Studio First 25 customers will receive gift bags with goodies and gift cards with up to $25! Enjoy drinks and treats while decorating the tree; use our ornaments or bring your own. While here, check out new designs, Mio Studio jewelry and sculptures, and Amber Kane scarves and textiles. Bring your friends and enjoy a evening full of holiday cheer. (717) 394-6662 miostudio.com

Published on 2015-11-17 19:08:13 GMT

Holiday Shows: Elf and A Christmas Carol November 17-December 26 Fulton Theatre Take the whole family to see Elf live on stage from November 17 through January 3 and A Christmas Carol showing on Saturdays from November 28 through December 26. What a great way to celebrate the Christmas season with the entire family! (717) 397-7425 thefulton.org

Published on 2015-11-13 20:33:12 GMT

Tasty Tuesday November 17 Wilbur Chocolate Store Ever wonder what some of our most popular chocolate candies taste like? Now you can find out for yourself by enjoying free samples of various goodies offered throughout the entire day (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM). (717) 626-3249 wilburbuds.com

Published on 2015-11-13 20:33:00 GMT

The Science of Star Wars November 15 Lancaster Science Factory Awaken the force in your little Jedi at the ‘Science of Star Wars’ Sunday November 15 from 12:00-2:00 PM. Meet some of your favorite characters from the movies and learn that there is no such thing as luck as we complete hands on activities related to your favorite Star Wars scenes. (717) 509-6363 lancastersciencefactory.org

Published on 2015-11-13 20:32:46 GMT

Eastland Alpacas Fall Open House November 14-15 Eastland Alpacas Get up close and personal with cute and furry alpacas. There are over 100 alpacas to see including their cria (babies). Admission is free. Don’t forget to bring your camera! (717) 653-2757 eastlandalpacas.com

Published on 2015-11-13 20:32:34 GMT

Cranksgiving Charity Bicycle Ride November 14 Intercourse Bike Works Cranksgiving is a charity food drive on two wheels! We’ve mapped out a super scenic 30-mile spin with stops at 3 local grocery stores. You’ll ride through covered bridges, past Amish schools, and take in some of the most beautiful farmland views - all this for absolutely NO REGISTRATION FEE! We just ask that you purchase nonperishables at each of the three grocery stores. Rental bikes are available. (717) 929-0327 intercoursebikeworks.com

Published on 2015-11-13 20:32:21 GMT

Late Night First Thursdays: Celebrity Rides November 5 AACA Museum Sometimes it is the story behind a vehicle that makes it so unique, sometimes it is the vehicle itself – other times it’s both! Learn the tales behind the Museum’s collection of vehicles previously owned by some very famous individuals. View Betty White’s custom-ordered 1977 Cadillac Seville, Whitney Houston’s 1986 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limousine and more! (717) 566-7100 aacamuseum.org

Published on 2015-10-30 13:13:36 GMT

2015 Christmas Show: Deck The Halls November 3-December 30 American Music Theatre When the holidays arrive, the familiar sounds of the season are always at American Music Theatre. The critically acclaimed Christmas Show has become an enjoyable tradition for many and is renowned as Lancaster’s most beloved holiday show. (800) 648-4102 amtshows.com