Experience the Magic! Lancaster City for the Holidays

Experience the magic of the holidays in Lancaster City! Enjoy treasured traditions, explore our fabulous small business community, and more!

Thanks for joining us!

Thanks for experiencing the magic of the holidays in Lancaster City! We’ll have information about 2024 available later this year. Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Special Events, Unique Traditions, and Superb Shopping!

November 24, 2023 • 5:00–8:00PM

Mayor’s Tree Lighting

The treasured holiday classic returns! Join us for the arrival of Santa, the lighting of the tree, and live entertainment!

Event Details

November 25, 2023 • All Day

Small Business Saturday

Shop small for the holidays and support Lancaster City’s fabulous small business community!

See Participating Businesses

November 27, 2023 • All Day

Cyber Monday

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.

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December 1, 2023 • 8:00PM

Tuba Christmas

The Lancaster City favorite is back with the sounds of spirited brass music.

Location Change!
The Ware Center
42 N. Prince Street

December 7–14, 2023

Menorah Lightings

The Jewish Community Alliance of Lancaster will ceremonially light the public menorah in Penn Square.

December 8, 2023 • 5:00–8:00PM

Holiday Arts Market

Experience the enchantment of Ewell Plaza’s inaugural outdoor holiday arts market, a festive haven where local artisans converge to showcase their exquisite crafts.

More Information & Participating Artists

December 8, 2023 • 5:00–8:00PM

Lancaster Shops Late

Experience the once-a-year retail experience as Lancaster City’s shops, boutiques, and more stay open late into the night.

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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.

See Details and Planned Routes

December 16, 2023 • 8:30–10AM
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

Breakfast with Santa

Come meet Santa in the lobby of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square! Enjoy pastries, coffee, and hot chocolate compliments of the Lancaster Marriott.

December 8, 2023 • 6:00–9:00PM
Crispus Attucks Community Center • 407 Howard Avenue

Light Up Southeast

Join Lancaster’s Southeast community as they unveil colorful displays that sparkle and shimmer along the South Duke Street Mall.

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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 Marriott at Penn Square
Lancaster Parking Authority
LNP + LancasterOnline