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National Christmas Center

3427 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA 17562
717.442.7950
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Paradise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums
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English first
New Providence, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Have a Christmas feel in July, it is so special. Do give this beautiful place a visit, trains, Woolworth, antique Christmas items. Only one thing missing, Santa but we all know he is at the North Pole.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It was a nice walk thru, it's bigger then expected. If you like Christmas and trains, it's a very adorable place. Each corner brings something interesting.

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new york
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited with 4 adults and a 2 yr old. We were all amused. The Museum was definitely worth the $12.50 they charge. The Nativity scenes were breathtaking. We all really enjoyed it.

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to this place with some real Christmas fanatics thinking I was providing my friends with a special treat. The brochure I had picked up did not state up front that there was a charge to see the exhibits. We were so disappointed with the extremely high entrance fee (12.50 per person!). In addition, the store selection was very... More

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Staten Island, New York, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A wonderful and surpriseful Trip about the history of American Christmas. Children will also enjoy it. Our 4 Grandchildren loved it! and they were 6 & 4! Worth the trip!

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We weren't going to stop here but so much was closed because it was Sunday. Went inside and love the store. But then they have this whole other side that they charge to enter but wow was that amazing. We spent so much time walking and reading everything. Well worth the money an unexpected surprise.

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Central New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

At first look this place looks like it might be an out dated tourist trap! It is anything but that! When it comes to Christmas I am forever a child! The national Christmas Center brought me right back to ages 4-8! It felt like Christmas morning with each room I wondered through! I didn't want this to end! Each room... More

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am glad we are only a little over an hour away, because this place is going to become a new yearly holiday tradition for my family! My husband and I discovered this magical place on a weekend get away for our 40th wedding anniversary. We spent the afternoon and will be back again and again. This is the type... More

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you love Christmas, especially an old-fashioned, nostalgic Christmas, here is where it lives on: the decorations, the ornaments, the cards, the stories, the advertising, everything you can think of... and then some. The National Christmas Center is a wonderful combination of museum, attic, and our collective Christmas memories. This could be the Christmas wing of someplace like The Smithsonian,... More

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Smithtown, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Every size, shape & style of Christmas tree all lit for great photos. All showcases & displays are fully informational with dates, history & origin. Each decade of the past is represented with it's own special trees & ornaments. There are fugurines from all over the world, each dressed magnificently. The 50's, oh the 50's! Woolworth store recreation with actual... More

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