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National Christmas Center

3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums
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Jupiter, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Don't miss the authentic Woolworth's Store display & holiday houses & villages. Loved the opening story of Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus!

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Chestertown, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It was all great ! ANy one of any age who cares at all for Christmas will like it. But if you are a baby boomer or older -- you must go just to relive the experience of shopping at an old timey five and dime like a Wollworth's when they had wooden floors nad couters. I wanted to take... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Firstly, the National Christmas Center is a whole lot bigger than it looks. What you expect to be through in an hour takes at least two, so knowing this, the admission seems a little more worthwhile. The whole tour is filled with decorations and toys from all different eras, and though the animated critters and some of the displays feel... More

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent 2 hours there going from room to room. We enjoyed the display on Santa Claus and the nativities from around the world. A must see.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
79 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I went for our first time the day before Christmas. It was a wonderful Christmas experience! Easy to find with your GPS. Parking lot in front. Eat before you go as only coffee and cocoa available inside. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. Festive atmosphere. There are nostalgic exhibits for adults and mechanized exhibits for kids. You... More

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South Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This museum is so much more than I thought it would be--my family and I really enjoyed our visit here. There is so much to see!!!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

It was my first time visiting the Sunday before Christmas and it was incredible. I would have thrown another $12 at them had I had it on me. All the decorations and the nativity scenes brought such a warm feeling to my heart. My family enjoyed it immeasurably. AND we loved the Santa pictures we got after the tour.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Having lived within a hour of this place for about 60 years, I never really knew what it was all about. A cheap tourist trap? Certainly not. Took my family two days before Christmas and we all loved it. We spent one and a half hours roaming through, but you could spend lots more time if you really wanted to... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I agree with the other reviews that children want to race through or I overheard two children who looked about 8 or 9 complain that nothing in the Woolworths area could be bought or touched. I went with toddler grandchildren and they enjoyed some of the museum -- the animals in Tudor town and the Nativity where they could walk... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

As an adult, there was so much information, nostalgia, and details to study that you could spend an afternoon really enjoying each room. However, my kids (9 and 6) raced through it and could barely be bothered to read the signs or really look at all the intricate exhibits. I would recommend saving it for a rainy afternoon as there... More

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