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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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Millsboro, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After passing the National Christmas Center several times on the way to and from Lancaster, we finally decided to stop in. We were surprised that it was a museum. We thought it was just a big Christmas themed store. I did think the price was a bit steep, but we are a Christmas loving family so we paid it. I... More

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Oneonta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My daughter had "googled" Things to do on Sunday while in Lancaster, PA. She was intrigued by what the synopsis read for the National Christmas Center, so the 4 of us gave it a try.......GLAD we did, as the experience brought back my youthful memories as we went from exhibit to exhibit during our self guided tour. In what we... More

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Jackson, New Jersey, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place is a must see if you are in the area, and a must go see if you are in love with Christmas. The admission is nothing considering the work that was put into this place and the cleanliness. My wife and I felt that it was at least to the caliber of walking through a ride at Disney... More

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Milroy, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I found this place by "mistake", and I'm glad I did!!! The "tour"-which you do at your own pace-is hard to describe, and suitable for ALL ages. From the history of Santa and Christmas traditions-here and around the world-to the story of the first Christmas (and taking the "journey" with Mary & Joseph), the figurines were so life-like, and the... More

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We enjoyed visiting this attraction, even in August it was great. The scenes were excellent. Brought back many memories of Christmas from yesterday when I was much younger. Enjoyed our conversation with one of the owners. Look forward to visiting again, hopefully near Christmas. Highly recommend.

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Dawson, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

As you take this tour you cannot help but let the Child in you come out!! Memories that you have long forgotten will start dancing in your head like the plum fairies...It was "OOOO" and "ah" the whole way thru. It is one of the great tresures of the area!!!

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Pottstown
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

This place is outstanding!! We got there at at 11:00 and left at 1:30 feeling like we did not see everything. Clean, well organized, easy access to the exhibits. It even has chairs to sit on along the way to take a rest. Amazing collections of everything Christmas. Well worth the entrance fee. Great place to take the children.

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York, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I agree with those who posted the admission price is high. But I must say my husband and I did enjoy wandering through the exhibits. I think for Baby Boomers this is a wonderful, nostalgic stop for us to revisit Christmas as we remembered. Photography is allowed. If you really interested in the history of the holiday as well as... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Entrance fee is nothing, considering all there is to see here and you go at your own pace and can stay here all day. Christmas around the world themes, the five and dime store room is my favorite, which is christmas through the eyes of a child for that time period, the dispays are impeccable. There is so much to... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

this is a great Christmas store and museum. We found some Amish style christmas ornaments that we were looking for. I suggest stopping by. Museum was $12.50

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