Special Events, Unique Traditions, and Superb Shopping!
November 24, 2023
Mayor’s Tree Lighting
The treasured holiday classic returns! Join us for the arrival of Santa, the lighting of the tree, and live entertainment!
November 25, 2023
Small Business Saturday
Shop small for the holidays and support Lancaster City’s fabulous small business community!
November 27, 2023
Support local, small businesses this holiday season by shopping online! There are endless opportunities to find unique, eclectic gifts at Lancaster City’s local shops, boutiques, galleries, and more.
December 1, 2023
The Lancaster City favorite is back, filling Ewell Plaza with the sounds of spirited brass music.
December 7–14, 2023
The Jewish Community Alliance of Lancaster will ceremonially light the public menorah in Penn Square.
December 8, 2023
Lancaster Shops Late
Experience the once-a-year retail experience as Lancaster City’s shops, boutiques, and more stay open late into the night.
December 8, 9, & 16, 2023
Santa in the City
The Lancaster City Bureaus of Fire and Police will escort Santa through Lancaster City as he visits downtown and the neighborhoods.
December 8, 2023
Light Up Southeast
Join Lancaster’s Southeast community as they unveil colorful displays that sparkle and shimmer along the South Duke Street Mall.
December 31, 2023
New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the new year in Binns Park with live music and the return of the Red Rose drop.
Lancaster City for the Holidays is brought to you by
With Additional Support From
Community Action Partnership
Crispus Attucks Community Center
Jewish Community Alliance of Lancaster
Lancaster City Alliance
Lancaster Downtown Investment District
Lancaster Parking Authority
LNP + LancasterOnline