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National Christmas Center

3427 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562-9621
+1 717-442-7950
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Sad it will be closing

Read in the AAA magazine this place would be closing permanently after Jan 7, 2018. I decided to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Preston, Maryland
via mobile
Why didn't I visit sooner?

I read an article that this museum may close at the end of the year so I decided to stop in while I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tara B
United States
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Journey through the memories, History and traditions of Christmas in our 20,000 sqft Museum & Family Attraction. Replica of a Woolworth's Department Store, Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, Toyland Train Mountain, TudorTowne Animated Storybook Village, Santa's Workshop and so much more! (Last tour tickets sold 1 hour prior to closing)
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“woolworth store” (22 reviews)
“santa claus” (14 reviews)
“train room” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3427 Lincoln Hwy E, Paradise, PA 17562-9621
+1 717-442-7950
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Read in the AAA magazine this place would be closing permanently after Jan 7, 2018. I decided to drive 4 hrs and check it out. I paid my admission fee - went in with a frown on my face and doubts about life. I walked...More

Thank meanymer
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I read an article that this museum may close at the end of the year so I decided to stop in while I was in Lancaster for the day. What a beautiful museum. The displays were magnificent, clean, well maintained and a joy to see....More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lot to look at in this place. It takes you down memory lane in the beginning, lots of nostalgia Christmas things.

Thank srss96
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My best friend is 27 yrs old. A group of 11 of us went for her birthday and it was amazing. The youngest of our group was 22 and the oldest was her grandmother. It’s very handicap and stroller accessible but the rooms do tend...More

Thank Kamrin C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Old time fun shame this place is closing. Amazing amount of items in the collection. If you think $12.50 is expensive you won't enjoy this. If you are ok with price it is worth the hour you will spend here.

Thank Grayhare
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you like the Christmas Season at all this a MUST! What a wonderful place to enjoy all that is Christmas. It is good for all ages, which is really impressive that they are able to create an environment that caters to guests of all...More

Thank tlcoach14
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately, we didn't find out about the Christmas Center until very late. This attraction is incredible, but like one reviewer noted, it's due to close in January unless a buyer can be found before that. Personally, my wife and I believe that had they spent...More

Thank gary r
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is an extraordinary step back into a time of make believe and of Christmas past. Unfortunately, we arrived 2 hours before closing and we had to hurry through some of the exhibits; we could have spent another hour. So worth the cost of...More

Thank number3girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Save your money. This museum is scheduled to close in January 2018 and I am not surprised! The Woolworth room was neat to see as was the room with information and a few facts about Christmas from other countries but the rest is just a...More

Thank Mo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous collection of Santa and Christmas items from all over. My favorite room was the Woolworth room with thousands of items from way back. There is so much to see and kids and adults of all ages will find it delightful. I feel...More

Thank Laura H
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22 December 2016|
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Response from ElvesofSanta | Property representative |
Yes it is good for everyone of all ages!! Young and old...... Great family tradition!
Natalie G
1 September 2016|
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Response from RLD108 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response but maybe it will help others. Yes, you could do both, assuming open times don't conflict. It doesn't take that much time. Just depends how long you want to spend. I think kids enjoy seeing... More
9 January 2015|
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Response from Jean T | Reviewed this property |
no water taxi