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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
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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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If you love Christmas, especially the history of, this place is a must.

I would have give it 5 stars but I thought the admission price was a little expensive for this attraction. Having said that, this place is awesome. I won't spoil it because you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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New Jersey
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83 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have give it 5 stars but I thought the admission price was a little expensive for this attraction. Having said that, this place is awesome. I won't spoil it because you truly have to experience it. It provides a great history of Christmas from different places all over the world. Some great nostalgic pieces, especially the toys. A... More 

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USAFret
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful trip and a really fun time for all ages. From beginning to end it is nostalgic and fun. You will see exhibits and displays that will take you back to your childhood. The decorations and toys in the Woolworth's display and wonderful. The exhibits and dioramas are great. If you love Christmas, and who does not,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Love National Christmas Center. We try to get there every year. Between the beautiful Christmas displays and all the vintage decorations you can't help but reminisce about the old days. Can't say a single bad thing about it.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We took our 92 granny to this center and she loved it so much! She enjoyed all the various Santas, and animals, christmas stories, and the nativity scene. We loved seeing her so happy as we walked through this center together!

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We decided to take a trip and tour this spot this year after living many years only 20 miles from it. If you are interested in the history of Christmas & Santa, then be sure to stop here. Plus they have a ton of old antique Christmas and Santa artifacts on display. One of my favorite was a mini restored... More 

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Peru, Indiana
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

One of the best ways we've ever experienced to delve into the world of Xmas. Both secular and sacred, this is an amazing collection of the holiday tradition. From the 5 and 10, with its mind boggling volume of memorabilia, to the train room, which is a child's (and adults) fantasy come true; one is immersed in the season's magic.... More 

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Clarion, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We had so much fun looking at the vintage toys and decorations inthe first area. There was something for everyone with the Santas from around the world display as well as the Christmas Story areas.

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is great for young and old. Traveling down memory lane in the Woolworth store was memorable. Tudor town was nicely done for parents and children alike. Anyone who is a train buff will find a fantastic display. The nativity area was very well done.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This unimpressive low slung building holds a treasure trove of everything Christmas. From a unique storybook walk through to a life size walk through Bethlehem and everything in between, your eyes will light up with the millions of Christmas lights in every room. There is historical Saint Nick from numerous countries around the world, Woolworth's Christmas counters of the 1950's,... More 

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Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

You will be in awe of this attraction. The displays from Christmas past are exceptional. The decorations and gift shop are superb. The staff is informative. There is alot of walking - indoors.

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