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National Christmas Center

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Address: 3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562
Phone Number: +1 717-442-7950
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Journey through the memories, History and traditions of Christmas in our...
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)
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This was our second time visiting this museum. We really enjoy the Woolworth room. Brings back so many memories. There are numerous characters that move or perform some task. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was our second time visiting this museum. We really enjoy the Woolworth room. Brings back so many memories. There are numerous characters that move or perform some task. The train display is amazing! I especially liked seeing all the nativity sets from other countries. I believe children and adults will find many items of interest to look at. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place was recommended by family and we went with no expectations. The self-guided tour went on and on but continued to be interesting. Christmas from so many different angles. We wished we could have gone there with kids. We'll done.

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Milford, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Loved visiting the National Christmas Center.. Well worth the cost of admission.. Walking through the exhibit of Santa's from foreign lands I thought I saw some relatives.. lol... and the Woolworth 5 & 10.... what memories.. and not to forget the train exhibit.. I could spend hours in there... Thank you for all the work you have done to make... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Just didn't want to spend the $14 pp admission fee to tour the museum, so we bought ornaments instead. It was kind of disappointing to see some "Amish" themed ornaments were actually made in China! You would think this place would get with Amish artists and stock some locally made items. Lots of selection, worth the stop for souvenir.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I drove by the National Christmas Center several times, but never gave it much thought because the building from the outside doesn't look like anything that special. However, after driving by one day, I finally decided to Google it and find out what the place was all about, and their website intrigued me. I decided to take my toddler son... More 

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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The 5 & 10 room and some things from both mine and my aunt's childhood and the Christmas Story display was really cool. Also like the history walk through.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a nice place to buy christmas ornaments. they have a room with holiday displays, but charge an outrageous price for admission. Think it was maybe $ 12-$ 14 per person ! not really worth that much money , but some interesting and fun ornaments.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was not sure what to expect when I stepped into the National Christmas Center. What I found was a strange collection of Christmas displays. If you are really into the Christmas holiday or like off-beat attractions then this is for you.

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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So we weren't sure what to expect at the National Christmas Center. I was assuming it was a big Christmas store. I was obviously way off base in my assumption and glad that I was. It was $12.50 admission per person, which at first I was a bit taken aback by, but am glad we did it. The displays were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The National Christmas Center is a fantastic tour and display of all things Christmas! Every aspect of the Christmas experience is there for the young at heart of all ages to experience. There is so much to see and enjoy up close and personal! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit, will return on our next visit to Paradise,... More 

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Additional Information about National Christmas Center

Address: 3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562
Phone Number: +1 717-442-7950
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Paradise
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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