Lancaster City for The Holidays

Here in Lancaster City, we believe in holiday magic! Like many traditions in 2020, this holiday season will look a little different. The Lancaster Office of Promotion has adapted and reimagined the City of Lancaster’s holiday events and traditions to create something special for all families to enjoy. We'll be updating this page with more details soon, so check back for exciting news about the 2020 holiday season!

Special Events, Unique Traditions, and Superb Shopping!

November 28, 2020

Small Business Saturday

Shop small this holiday season and support Lancaster City’s fabulous small business community! Find the perfect gift for your loved ones at one of Lancaster’s eclectic shops, boutiques, galleries, and more!

See a list of shops

December 4 & 5, 2020 | Friday & Saturday

Weekend Winter Wonderland

The City of Lancaster will kick off the holiday season with the Weekend Winter Wonderland, December 4th & 5th, 2020. Get in the holiday spirit with Santa’s arrival to the city, mobile holiday performances, and more throughout the weekend!

See the weekend's events

December 4 & 5, 2020 | Friday & Saturday

Santa in the City

Each holiday season Santa makes his way to Lancaster City to visit with families. This year, Santa plans to keep everything merry and bright by making his way through Lancaster City’s neighborhoods. With the help of the Lancaster Bureau of Fire, the “Kringle Caravan” will escort Santa around the city to see Lancaster’s children.

View Santa's Events

December 10, 2020

Lancaster Shops Late

Lancaster Shops Late is a night where retailers are encouraged to stay open into the evening, bringing visitors downtown to dine and of course, shop! There will be roaming entertainment, and warm beverages & treats at select locations.

View Participating Stores

December 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2020 with New Year’s Eve in Downtown Lancaster City! Featuring fireworks and a countdown at midnight.

NYE Details

Reindeer Reader Series

All season long, the City of Lancaster and partners will release videos of Lancastrians reading holiday stories for children to enjoy.

Stay tuned for more details!