1. Have a magical time at the Lititz Fire and Ice Festival.
  2. Grab a passport at a participating business, and take a trip through Wrightsville, Hellam, and Long Level on the Susquehanna Holiday Trail!
  3. Create magical memories on a half-mile hike through almost 600,000 twinkling lights at Christmas Magic A Festival of Lights in Rocky Ridge York County Park.
  4. Drive through the Christmas Spirit Light Show at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster.
  5. Santa Claus is coming to town! Take the whole family to visit Santa at various locations throughout Lancaster and York Counties.
  6. All Aboard! Ride the Christmas City Express at the Ma & Pa Railroad in Muddy Creek Forks!
  7. Enjoy a Holiday Show at the Fulton Opera House, Susquehanna Stage Company, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster County, or the Appel Center for the Arts in York County.
  8. Celebrate Yuletide traditions at President James Buchanan’s Wheatland or Historic Rock Ford this holiday to uncover what this festive time of year was like in early America.
  9. Go on an epic winter adventure! Zipline through Christmas lights at Refreshing Mountain Retreat, enjoy the slopes at Ski Round Top, or go sledding at York Heritage Hills Hotel.
  10. The next stop is the Ed King Memorial Model Train Open House at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society or Home for the Holidays at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
  11. Baby, it’s cold outside! Curl up with a book from Susquehanna NHA’s reading recommendations on Good Reads or discover river history online with our RiverRoots Blog.
  12. Honor those who served our country through Wreaths Across America in local cemeteries like Mount Bethel Cemetery and Zion Hill Cemetery in Columbia, Fairview Cemetery in Wrightsville, and many others!
  13. Try traditional cookies, like the sand tart, or try them all on an Amish Farm and House Amish Cookie Tour.
  14. Shop for your favorite holiday treats at Wilbur Chocolate Store & American Candy Museum in Lititz or Kitchen Kettle Village in Lancaster.
  15. Enjoy a wonderland of beautiful trees at Christmas Tree Tours at the Warehime-Myers Mansion and Festival of Trees at Goodridge Freedom Center.
  16. Sip Hot Chocolate at rivertown businesses!
  17. Get into the holiday spirit at the Historic Ephrata Cloister, singing carols in the historic 1741 meetinghouse for Christmas at the Cloister.
  18. Watch winter wildlife at one of the many nature preserves and parks along the river, or go migratory bird watching at the Conejohela Flats or Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.
  19. It’s Christmas time in the city! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting in York or Lancaster City.
  20. Get holly-jolly with Holiday Cheers at Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate or sip wine in a cozy outdoor igloo at Moon Dancer Winery.
  21. Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Visit a Christmas tree farm for all your natural decorative holiday trimmings or join SNHA for Natural Ornament Making on December 9th.
  22. Walk through a winter wonderland or try cross-country skiing at Gifford Pinchot State Park, Susquehannock State Park, or
    Samuel S. Lewis State Park.
  23. Take part in a holiday home tour like the York Twinning Association’ Twelfth Night Annual Holiday Tour, Marietta’s Christmas Candlelight Tour, or Mount Hope Mansion’s Victorian holiday open house.
  24. Go dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn carriage ride this holiday season.
  25. Don’t drop the ball! Countdown to the New Year with Lancaster’s Red Rose drop, York’s White Rose drop, or Dillsburg’s Pickle drop!