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!

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

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.

December 1, 2023

Tuba Christmas

The Lancaster City favorite is back, filling Ewell Plaza with the sounds of spirited brass music.

December 7–14, 2023

Menorah Lightings

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
Landis Communities
LNP + LancasterOnline