National Christmas Center (in Paradise, PA) Is a Holiday Paradise

December 8, 2014

Merry and bright is how Christmas should be—and that’s exactly what awaits you at the National Christmas Center in Lancaster County. I think it’s so appropriate that this festive attraction is in Paradise, PA, because it truly is a paradise for anyone looking to immerse herself in the holiday spirit.

The National Christmas Center offers enchanting indoor exhibits featuring the history and many traditions of Christmas found around the world. Its fifteen galleries and 20,000 square feet of life-sized, indoor exhibits display both the secular and the sacred ways people across the globe celebrate this time of year.

The lights. The music. The holiday ambiance will renew your fond memories of Christmases past while putting you in the spirit of the season for the Christmas just ahead. I truly believe it’s impossible to leave the center without a heart that’s filled with joy. It’s that magical!

You can even take some of the charm home with you to share with someone special by visiting the center’s gift shop, which is overflowing with handcrafted Christmas ornaments and figurines, books, and other holiday collectibles.

You’ll find the National Christmas Center at 3427 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30E) between Lancaster and Gap. It’s just 16 miles from the Historic Smithton Inn—an easy 35-minute drive from our location. From now up until Christmas, the center offers extended hours. Check out their website for their hours of operation, admission prices, and other details.

Why not start your season of cheer and good tidings now with a visit to this wonderful Lancaster County Christmas attraction?

By Rebecca Gallagher

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